Sixth Committee (Legal) — 75th session

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly (Agenda item 172)

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Background (source: A/75/100)

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, 72/523, 73/534 and 74/523).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to defer a decision on the item to its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/523).

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

Action taken by the Sixth Committee

At its 19th meeting, on 19 November 2020, the Chair of the Committee announced that the Bureau had been informed that the delegation of Azerbaijan, 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-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 Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States 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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