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Update on the United Nations' 72nd General Assembly

last modified Nov 01, 2017 02:21 AM
The 72nd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly took place in late September 2017. Publication of the resolutions reached is currently underway, addressing issues such as: promoting the sustainable development resolutions of previous General Assemblies; combatting international terrorism; and coordinating humanitarian assistance efforts.

The President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, noted after the session on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) that genuine progress has been made across Africa, driving the continent towards a reality where all citizens benefit from growth and development, institutions and infrastructure are strong, and good governance is common.

Fifteen states were also elected to three-year terms on the Human Rights Council – Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, and Ukraine.


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