Sixth Committee (Legal) — 73rd session

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly (Agenda item 169)

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Background (source: A/73/100)

The item entitled “Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly” was included in the agenda of the sixty-sixth session of the Assembly at the request of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey (A/66/141). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since the sixty-sixth session (decisions 66/527, 67/525, 68/528, 69/527, 70/523, 71/524 and 72/523).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided to defer a decision on the item to its seventy-third session (decision 72/523).

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 2 May 2011 from the Permanent Representatives of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/66/141).

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

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At its 14th meeting, on 15 October 2018, the Committee had before it a draft resolution entitled “Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly” (A/C.6/73/L.2). At the same meeting, the Vice-Chair of the Committee announced that the Bureau had been informed that the delegation of Kyrgyzstan, on behalf of the sponsors, had requested that the Committee defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly until the seventy-fourth session of the Assembly.

Also at its 14th 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 Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly to the seventy-fourth session of the Assembly.

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