Sixth Committee (Legal) — 75th session

Observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly (Agenda item 179)

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Background (source: A/75/100)

The item entitled “Observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly” was included in the agenda of the seventy-fourth session of the Assembly at the request of China, Cambodia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam (A/74/293).

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 13 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.20). The Assembly decided to defer a decision on the item to its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/530).

Consideration at the seventy-fifth session

The Sixth Committee considered the item at its 19th meeting, on 19 November 2020 (see A/C.6/75/SR.19). For its consideration of the item, the Committee had before it a letter dated 16 August 2019 from the representatives of China, Cambodia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyzstan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/74/293).

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Video   19th meeting (19 November 2020, 3:00pm – 6:00pm) | Summary

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At its 19th meeting, on 19 November, the Chair of the Committee announced that the Bureau had been informed that the delegation of China, on behalf of the sponsors, had requested that the Committee defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly until the seventy-sixth 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 Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly to the seventy-sixth session of the Assembly.

Subsequent action taken by the General Assembly

This agenda item will be considered at the seventy-sixth session (2021).

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