Sixth Committee (Legal) — 75th session

Observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly (Agenda item 177)

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Background (source: A/75/100)

The item entitled “Observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly” was included in the agenda of the seventy-fourth session of the Assembly at the request of France, Germany and Turkey (A/74/291).

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by seven delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.19). The Assembly decided to defer a decision on the item to its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/528).

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 Chargés d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Missions of France, Germany and Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/74/291).

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

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At the 19th meeting, on 19 November, the representative of Germany requested, on behalf of the sponsors, that the Committee defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Organization of Employers 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 International Organization of Employers 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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