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General Assembly: Meetings Coverage


Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered the Secretariat’s proposal to allot nearly $79 million for the 2023 activities of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals as it winds down its work investigating crimes committed during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.


Celebrating the forty years of marine multilateralism ushered in by the adoption of “the constitution of the oceans,” speakers in the General Assembly today underscored the need to continue that tradition with a binding instrument on sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.


Troubled by the ongoing humanitarian cost of global food insecurity, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today considered the Secretary-General’s proposal to support two initiatives — meant to keep food and fertilizers flowing to developing countries in 2023 — with a $10.9 million injection of funding.


Acting on the recommendations of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) and Sixth Committee (Legal), the General Assembly today adopted a total of 86 resolutions and 17 decisions on items ranging from the threat posed by nuclear weapons in a deteriorating international security environment to the restoration of confidence in the rule of law as a key element of multilateral and transitional justice.


​​​​​​​Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today expressed strong support for the Secretary-General’s request for $2.31 million for the creation of a Youth Office as they also voiced various concerns over the enterprise resource planning project — known as Umoja — and capital investment planning on information and communications technology (ICT).


​​​​​​​The General Assembly adopted five resolutions today, four by recorded vote, on the questions of Palestine and the Middle East, including a text that called on Israel to cease all actions contrary to international law that are aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.