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President of the General Assembly
Mr. Harri Holkeri (Finland)

 News and Highlights from the President

7 September 2001

The Assembly met today, just a few days before its conclusion, in plenary to adopt a number of resolutions which had still been pending. Among the items considered was that on strengthening the UN system and revitalization of the work of the General Assembly, where the Assembly adopted a draft resolution submitted by the President. The resolution is an important step towards making the Assembly work more effectively and efficiently.

The President today hosted a luncheon for Ms. Louse Frechette, Deputy Secretary-General. The discussion focused on the reform of the Security Council, also issues relted to the World Conference against Racism were touched upon.

Mr. Holkeri met with H.E. Mr. Alfonso Valdivieso, Permanent Representative of Colombia, to discuss a range of issues, including the work of the Security Council.

Later in the day the President was the guest of honour in a reception, hosted by H.E. Ms. Marjatta Rasi, permanent Representative of Finland, on the occasion of closing the 55th General Assembly.


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