NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 23 October 2009
Periodic meetings between the Presidents of the Principal Organs
On 22 October 2009, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, HE Dr Ali Abdussalam Treki, met with HE Ms. Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations, in her capacity as President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
On 23 October, President Treki met with HE Mr. Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam and President of the Security Council for the current month.
HE Ms. Lucas briefed the President of the General Assembly on the work of the ECOSOC, particularly the follow up being undertaken by the ECOSOC on the Conference on the economic and financial crisis.
The President of the General Assembly and the President of the Security Council exchanged views on a number of important issues on the agenda of the two bodies, including the peace and security situation in Africa, the Middle East and other regions, peacekeeping and the process for the review of the Peace-building Commission as well as the annual report of the Security Council which is scheduled to be considered by the General Assembly during November.
The President of the General Assembly, the President of the ECOSOC and the President of the Security Council met in the context of periodic meetings held between the Presidents of the Principal Organs, as provided for in the relevant resolutions, to ensure enhanced cooperation and coordination in their work programmes in accordance with their respective responsibilities under the Charter.