APA reports that the priorities of the 68th session were discussed at the briefing held by 68th General Assembly President John W. Ashe. He said that the United Nations begins to lay the groundwork for global sustainable development in the coming decades. The Assembly seeks to identify the parameters of the post-2015 development agenda.
Mr. Ashe said he planned to convene three high-level events and three thematic debates, ranging from role of women, youth and civil society and the contributions of human rights and the rule of law to innovative South-South partnerships and collaboration among developing nations.
Chairman of the General Assembly stressed the importance of reform implementation in the Security Council and said that this issue has been transferred from chairman to chairman for 20 years.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told journalist that the main priorities of the session agenda are peacekeeping and support for the countries facing changes and the situation in Afghanistan, Egypt and Mali.