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Sixty-third session

Observer status for the University for Peace in the General Assembly (agenda item 153)

Summary of work

Background

The item was included in the agenda at the request of Costa Rica.

Consideration at the sixty-third session

The Committee considered the item at its 11th and 25th meetings, on 21 October and 5 November 2008.

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At the 11th meeting, on 21 October 2008, the representative of Costa Rica, also on behalf of Chile, Colombia, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, the Philippines, Saint Lucia, Turkey and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), subsequently joined by Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Pakistan, Paraguay, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, introduced a draft resolution entitled “Observer status for the University for Peace in the General Assembly” (A/C.6/63/L.2). At its 25th meeting, on 5 November, the Committee adopted the draft resolution without a vote (A/C.6/63/L.2). Under this draft resolution, the General Assembly would decide to invite the University for Peace 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.