Sixth Committee (Legal) — 73rd session

Observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly (Agenda item 172)

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Background (source: A/73/100)

The item entitled “Observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly” was included in the agenda of the seventy-second session of the Assembly at the request of Uruguay (A/72/194).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by five delegations (see A/C.6/72/SR.11). The Assembly decided to defer a decision on the item to its seventy-third session (decision 72/526).

Consideration at the seventy-third session

The Sixth Committee considered the item at its 14th meeting, on 15 October 2018 (see A/C.6/73/SR.14). For its consideration of the item, the Committee had before it a letter dated 11 August 2017 from the Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/72/194).

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Video   14th meeting (15 October 2018, 10:00am – 1:00pm)

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At the 14th meeting, on 15 October 2018, the Chair of the Committee announced that the Bureau had been informed that the delegation of Uruguay had requested that the Committee defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly until the seventy-fourth session of the Assembly.

At the same meeting, the Committee adopted, without a vote, a draft decision under which the General Assembly would decide to defer a decision on the request for observer status for the for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly to the seventy-fourth session of the Assembly.

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