- United States, New York
The IOLG has been granted special accreditation for the UNGASS : High-level Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nation in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, 3-4 December
Delegates Pass Measure by 150 in Favour to None against, with Three Abstentions
The IOLG participate in The special session of the General Assembly of the United Nation at the level of Heads of State and Government on 3 and 4 December in response to the COVID?19 pandemic that will be held in the headquarters of the UN in New York USA .
Adopting the draft resolution “Special session of the General Assembly in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID?19) pandemic” by a vote of 150 in favour to none against, with three abstentions (Armenia, Israel, United States), it decided that the opening segment will feature statements by its President, the Secretary?General, the Presidents of the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council, and the Chair of the Non?Aligned Movement.
In addition to a general debate, the special session will include a presentation by the heads of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other relevant United Nations entities, who will also lead an interactive dialogue on inter?agency efforts to address the global pandemic and its impacts.
The resolution stipulates that Member States can submit pre?recorded statements by their respective Head of State or Government, head of delegation or other dignitary, to be played in the General Assembly Hall during the opening and general debate, following introductions by their representatives physically present in the Assembly Hall.
By recorded votes, the Assembly rejected three draft amendments introduced by Armenia, Israel and United States.