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Sixty-third session

Observer status for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the General Assembly (agenda item 156)

Summary of work

Background

The item was included in the agenda at the request of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Consideration at the sixty-third session

The Committee considered the item at its 25th and 26th meeting, on 5 and 14 November 2008.

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At the 25th meeting, on 5 November 2008, the representative of  Tajikistan,  also on behalf of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, introduced a draft resolution entitled “Observer status for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the General Assembly” (A/C.6/63/L.13). At its 26th meeting, on 14 November, the Committee adopted the draft resolution without a vote (A/C.6/63/L.13). Under this draft resolution, the General Assembly would decide to invite the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea to participate in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly in the capacity of observer and request the Secretary-General to take the necessary action to implement the resolution.