UN General Assembly 64th session will open on Sep. 15 with two issues on Azerbaijan

UN General Assembly 64th session will open on Sep. 15 with two issues on Azerbaijan
# 05 September 2009 08:21 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Viktoriya Dementyeva-APA. The 64th session of the General Assembly will open on 15 September 2009 and the general debate will take place on 23 – 26 and 28 – 30 September 2009.

There are two issues related to Azerbaijan included into the agenda. They are Item 14 – Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development (Resolution 62/249) and Item 18 - the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan (Resolution 62/243).

These two items had been deferred from the 63rd session agenda which took place a year ago.

The UN debate would feature statements by presidents, heads of state and government, prime ministers and kings, as well as foreign ministers, who will outline their views on various global developments.

Major global issues to be deliberated by the world leaders included the maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development, human rights, humanitarian assistance and the promotion of justice and international law.

It will also deal with promotion of justice and international law, disarmament, drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. There will also be discussion regarding organizational, administrative and other matters.

The session business includes follow-up on two recent UN initiatives -- reforming UN peacekeeping operations and naming and shaming governments that recruit child soldiers.

The climate summit will be an opportunity to try to coax China and other developing countries to accept an emissions caps in time for a planned December UN climate summit in Copenhagen.

The general debate is likely to delve into the growing likelihood that some UN members won’t be able to meet, by 2015, the Millennium Development Goals they set at a special summit in 2000. These are the eradication of hunger and poverty, achieving universal education, promoting gender equality, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensuring environment sustainability and developing a global partnership for development.

Several issues especially the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit and the 60 anniversary of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East will be on focus.

The UN General Assembly recently unanimously elected Libya’s Minister of Africa Union (AU) Affairs, Dr. Ali Treky, as the President of its 64th session.