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Sixty-seventh session

Observer Status for the European Organization for Nuclear Research in the General Assembly (Agenda item 170)

Summary of work

Background

The item was included in the agenda at the request of France and Switzerland.

Consideration at the sixty-seventh session

The Sixth Committee considered the item at its 11th and 25th meetings, on 16 October and 16 November 2012 (see A/C.6/67/SR.11 and 25).

Statements were made by the representatives of Switzerland and Brazil.

Support was expressed for the granting of observer status to the European Organization for Nuclear Research in the General Assembly.

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At the 11th meeting, on 16 October 2012, the representative of Switzerland, on behalf of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Demark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland introduced a draft resolution entitled “Observer status for the European Organization for Nuclear Research in the General Assembly” (A/C.6/67/L.6). Subsequently, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland joined in sponsoring the draft resolution. At its 25th meeting, on 16 November 2012, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/67/L.6 without a vote.

Under this draft resolution, the General Assembly would decide to invite the European Organization for Nuclear Research 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.