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PRESIDENT of the 64th Session
United Nations General Assembly

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United Nations, New York, 1 February 2010

Security Council reform

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, met with H.E. Mr. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, in his capacity as Chair of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Security Council reform.

Ambassador Tanin briefed President Treki on the latest round of negotiations held on January 19th and 20th.

President Treki reiterated his support for a transparent process driven by Member States to ensure progress in this area.

World Financial and Economic Crisis

President Treki met with the representatives of Norway and Zambia, the two co-facilitators for the working group on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and discussed with them the process for the follow up on the United Nations conference and its outcome.

UNRWA students from Gaza Strip meet with President Treki

President Treki received a group of 15 students of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The students from the Gaza Strip, all born in 1995, were accompanied by three teachers. Traveling to the United States as part of UNRWA’s human rights education programme in the Gaza Strip, the outstanding students also visited Atlanta and Washington DC.

After their meeting with Dr. Treki, some of the students stated that the visit was of major significance to them as it offered a unique and memorable opportunity to interact with a senior United Nations official and learn more about the work of the General Assembly in promoting human rights, peace and justice.

System-wide coherence

The first informal consultations of the plenary on System-wide coherence will be held on Thursday, 4 February 2010, at 10 am in Conference Room 1. The Report of the Secretary-General: Follow-up to General Assembly resolution 63/311 on system-wide coherence related to operational activities for development A/64/589, and the Report of the Secretary-General: Comprehensive proposal for the composite entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women A/64/588, are now available in all official languages.

The office of the President of the General Assembly has launched a page for System-wide coherence containing these documents as well as other reports and resolutions on the same subject.