HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESS BRIEFING BY BRENDEN VARMA, SPOKESPERSON FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT MIROSLAV LAJČÁK
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO HOLD SECURITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS TOMORROW
- Tomorrow morning the General Assembly will meet to elect five-non-permanent members of the Security Council.
- Six Member States are running for the five available seats. Those six are Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia, the Maldives and South Africa.
- Indonesia and the Maldives are contesting the Asia-Pacific Group seat, while the other four candidates will run unopposed.
- A media stakeout will be set up outside the entrance to the General Assembly Hall for delegations wishing to speak to the press.
SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM TALKS CONTINUING TODAY
- Also related to Security Council, the intergovernmental negotiations (IGN) on Security Council reform are continuing today.
- Yesterday, Member States discussed the relationship between the Council and the General Assembly – as well as the size of an enlarged Council and the Council’s working methods.
- Today the talks are focusing on how best to advance the IGN process and move forward.
PRESIDENT TO RING CLOSING BELL AT NASDAQ MARKETSITE
- The President will be ringing the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square tomorrow afternoon.
- While there, he will highlight his high-level event on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be held this Monday at United Nations Headquarters.
- That event will aim to address the challenges and bottlenecks that block private investment towards SDG sectors. It will also examine the role of the UN in strengthening public-private partnerships.