Processes requiring cofacilitators/chairs during the 71 session of the UN General Assembly

Processes requiring co-facilitators/ chairs during the 71 session of the UN General Assembly

 

Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Pursuant to Resolution 70/232 of 23 December 2015, Advisors conducted timely, inclusive, representative and transparent consultations with Member States, indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions from all regions of the world, and existing relevant mechanisms of the United Nations. On this basis, compilation of the views expressed during these consultations was circulated in July 2016, and included concrete recommendations on the way forward, which was subsequently issued in document A/70/990. In accordance with the above mentioned resolution, the compilation should form the basis for a draft text to be finalized and adopted by the Assembly during its current session.

Action required this session

Letter dated 27 September 2016, reappointed:

H.E. Mr. Kai Sauer (Permanent Representative of Finland )

H.E. Mrs. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee  (Permanent Representative of Ghana)

Dr. Claire Winfield Ngamihi Charters (Pacific region)

Dr. James Anaya (North America region)

Ad hoc working group on the revitalization of the work of the UN General Assembly

Resolution 70/305 decided to establish at the 71st session an ad hoc working group on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly open to all Member States “to identify further ways to enhance the role, authority, effectiveness and efficiency of the Assembly, inter alia, by building on the progress achieved in past sessions as well as on previous resolutions, including evaluating the status of their implementation” and “to submit a report thereon to the Assembly at its 71st session.”

Action required this session

Letter dated 24 October  2016, appointed:

H.E. Mr. Vladmir Drobnjak (Croatia)

H.E. Ms Lana Nusseibeh (United Arab Emirates)

Intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council Reform

The General Assembly decided in July to immediately continue intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform in informal plenary of the General Assembly at its seventy-first session.

Action required this session

Letter dated 26 October  2016, appointed:

H.E. Mr. Ion Jinga (Romania)

H.E. Mr. Khaled Khairi (Tunisia)

United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Resolution 70/303 of 9. September and Resolution 70/226  of 23 December 2015 request that co-facilitators be appointed (one developed country, one developing country) to oversee the preparatory process and to conclude the intergovernmental consultations on the “Call for Action” by May 2017.

Action required this session

Letter dated 24 October  2016, appointed:

H.E. Mr. Álvaro Mendonça e Moura (Portugal)

H.E. Mr Mr Burhan Gafoor  (Singapore)

Migration

Resolution 71/1 committed to launch, in 2016, a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration at an intergovernmental conference to be held in 2018 and invited the PGA to make arrangements for the determination of the modalities, timeline and other practicalities relating to the negotiation process.

Action required this session

Letter dated 24 October  2016, appointed:

H.E. Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho (Mexico)

H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber (Switzerland)

Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

A/RES/70/202, OP 16. Decides to consider, during its seventy-first session, the conduct of a midterm review, in 2019, on the progress made in addressing the priorities of small island developing States through the implementation of the Samoa Pathway.

Action required this session

Reappoint co-facilitators if necessary

Alignment of the Agenda of the General Assembly with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (including the SDGs)

Letter from facilitators of process in 70th session, Permanent Representative of Colombia  dated 9 September proposes further work aimed at strategically aligning the agenda of future sessions of the General Assembly with the 2030 Agenda, including the SDGs.

Action required this session

Take action to ensure momentum is maintained most likely involving General Committee

Informal consultative process on the law of the sea

In 1999 the GA established the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (the Consultative Process).

Action required this session

Reappoint co-facilitators as necessary (discussions ongoing in the context of the Omnibus Resolution)

Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons

A/RES/70/179 of 17 December 2015, OP 7. Requests the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly, in close cooperation with Member States, to take all appropriate measures to arrange the high-level meeting (in October 2017, immediately after the general debate)

Action required this session

Appoint co-facilitators to take action in resumed session.

Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole

Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects.

Action required this session

Co-facilitators (New Zealand and Barbados) to continue their work during the current cycle

Mandates and facilitators

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