Sixth Committee (Legal) — 66th session
Observer Status for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in the General Assembly (Agenda item 172)
Summary of work
The item was included in the agenda at the request of Ethiopia.
Consideration at the sixty-sixth session
Statements were made by the representatives of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti.
Some delegations expressed their support for the granting of observer status to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in the General Assembly
Action taken by the Sixth Committee
At the 8th meeting, on 6 October 2011, the representative of Ethiopia, on behalf of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Sudan and Uganda, introduced a draft resolution entitled “Observer status for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in the General Assembly” (A/C.6/66/L.7). Subsequently, Argentina, Italy, Montenegro, Peru, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa and Spain joined in sponsoring the draft resolution.
At its 16th meeting, on 18 October, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/66/L.7 without a vote. Under this draft resolution, the General Assembly would decide to invite the Intergovernmental Authority on Development 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.