Convening for its seventy-second session amid a multilateral system overwhelmed by crises, the General Assembly heard world leaders defend diplomacy and dialogue while expressing a strong will to galvanize support to confront climate threats, resolve languishing conflicts and build a sturdy path towards sustainable development for all.
General Assembly Press Release
Following is the statement by the General Assembly’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People regarding the recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:
The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved 11 draft resolutions today, ranging from the protection of human rights when countering terrorism, to safeguarding access to drinking water and sanitation, and creating youth-effective policies.
On 28 September, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, as Chair by acclamation.
The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mouayed Saleh, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations Office at Geneva, as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Burhan Gafoor (Singapore) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) elected Tommo Monthe (Cameroon) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) elected Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela) on 31 May 2017.
The Third Committee (Social Humanitarian and Cultural) elected Einar Gunnarsson (Iceland) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Sven Jürgenson (Estonia) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
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