Sixth Committee (Legal) — 66th session
Observer Status for the Central European Initiative in the General Assembly (Agenda item 170)
Summary of work
The item was included in the agenda at the request of Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine.
Consideration at the sixty-sixth session
Statements were made by the representatives of Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece.
Action taken by the Sixth Committee
At the 4th meeting, on 4 October 2011, the representative of Serbia, on behalf of Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, introduced a draft resolution entitled “Observer status for the Central European Initiative in the General Assembly” (A/C.6/66/L.5).
At its 16th meeting, on 18 October 2011, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/66/L.5 without a vote. The representative of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia made a statement in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution (see A/C.6/66/SR.16).
Under this draft resolution, the General Assembly would decide to invite the Central European Initiative to participate in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly in the capacity of observer; and would request the Secretary-General to take the necessary action to implement the resolution.