Intergovernmental consultations on the modalities for the organization of the 31st special session of the United Nations General Assembly in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

General Assembly decisions S-31/4, S-31/5 and S-31/6

On 17 September 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Yashar T. Aliyev, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan
  • H.E. Ms. Louise Blais, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada
Alignment of the agenda of the General Assembly with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

General Assembly Resolution 74/303 of 4 September 2020, entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, paragraph 6

On 6 November 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Ms. Darja Bavdaž Kuret, Permanent Representative of Slovenia
Ad Hoc Working Group on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly

General Assembly resolution 74/303 of 4 September 2020, entitled, “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”

On 3 November 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-Chairs

  • H.E. Mrs. Egriselda Aracely González López, Permanent Representative of El Salvador
  • H.E. Mr. Michal Mlynár, Permanent Representative of Slovakia
Inter-Governmental Negotiations on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council

General Assembly decision 74/569 of 31 August 2020

On 30 October 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-chairs

  • H.E. Ms. Joanna Wronecka, Permanent Representative of Poland
  • H.E. Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar
Review of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

General Assembly resolution 74/298 of 12 August 2020 entitled “Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 67/290 on the high-level political forum on sustainable development, resolution 70/299 on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level and resolution 72/305 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council”

On 5 November 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators:

  • H.E. Mr. Alexander Marschi, Permanent Representative of Austria
  • H.E. Mr. Cheikh Niang, Permanent Representative of Senegal
Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture

Resolutions A/RES/72/276 and S/RES/2413 (2018), entitled “Follow-up to the report of the Secretary-General on peacebuilding
and sustaining peace”

On 13 October 2020, the President of the General Assembly and President of the Security Council appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Craig John Hawke, Permanent Representative of New Zealand
  • H.E. Ms. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
United Nations Global Counter Terrorism Strategy Review

General Assembly resolution 72/284 and General Assembly decision 74/556 of 20 May 2020, entitled “The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy”

On 5 November 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Agustín Santos Maraver, Permanent Representative of Spain
  • H.E. Mr. Mohamed Al Hassan, Permanent Representative of Oman
High-level meeting on HIV and AIDS

General Assembly resolution 70/266 of 8 June 2016, entitled “Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast Track to Accelerating the Fight against HIV and to Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030”

On 11 November 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Mitchell Peter Fifield, Permanent Representative of Australia
  • H.E. Mr. Neville Melvin Gertz, Permanent Representative of Namibia
Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

General Assembly Resolutions 54/33 and 75/239, entitled “Results of the review by the Commission on Sustainable Development of the sectoral theme of “Oceans and seas”: international coordination and cooperation” 

On 19 January 2021, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Ms. Isabelle F. Picco, Permanent Representative of Monaco
  • H.E. Mr. Viliami Va’inga Tōnē, Permanent Representative of Tonga
Scope and Modalities for the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

General Assembly resolution 74/2 of 10 October 2019 entitled “Political declaration of the high-level meeting on universal health coverage”

On 11 January 2021, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators:

  • H.E. Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of Guyana
  • H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane, Permanent Representative of Japan
United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

General Assembly Resolution 73/292, entitled “2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of
Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” and decision 74/548

On 8 December 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Martin Bille Hermann, Permanent Representative of Denmark
  • H.E. Ms. Keisha A. McGuire, Permanent Representative of Grenada
Review of the format of the Pledging Conference for Development Activities

General Assembly resolution 45/215 of 21 December 1990, decision 75/511 of 23 November 2020, and PGA letter dated 16 November 2020

On 10 December 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitator

  • H.E. Mr. Julio César Arriola Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Paraguay
Steering Committee on partnerships for SIDS

General Assembly resolution 70/202 of 22 December 2015 entitled “Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States” 

On 10 December 2020, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-chairs

  • H.E. Mr. Walton Alfonso Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda
  • H.E. Mrs. Vanessa Frazier, Permanent Representative of Malta
Intergovernmental negotiations on the modalities of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the progress achieved in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons

General Assembly resolutions 74/176 and 68/192 entitled “Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons”

On 27 January 2021, the President of the General Assembly appointed as Co-facilitators

  • H.E. Mr. Kaha Imnadze, Permanent Representative of Georgia
  • H.E. Mr. Enrique Austria Manalo, Permanent Representative of the Philippines