UN General Assembly postpones closing date of its 64th session

15:10, September 14, 2010      

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The UN General Assembly decided on Monday to postpone the closing date of its 64th session, originally scheduled for Monday, to Tuesday.

Assembly President Ali Treki of Libya made the announcement at a supposedly last plenary meeting as members states dragged on consultations over a draft resolution on the European Union's participation in the United Nations.

In a plenary meeting on Sept. 18, 2009, the General Assembly decided that the 64th session will be closed on Monday, Sept. 13 2010.

"However, I should like to inform members that in the view of the ongoing consultation on the draft resolution ..., I would like to propose to the assembly that it postpone the date of closure of the current session to tomorrow, Tuesday," Treki told the delegates.

Earlier in the day, Treki wrapped up his year in office in a press conference with a call for continued efforts to reform the world organization.

"If we want the United Nations not to be at the periphery of the main challenges of today, its working methods should be improved," Treki said. "The role and authority of the General Assembly should be reinforced to its full potential in line with its Charter."

Treki's successor is Joseph Deiss of Switzerland, who will preside over the assembly's 65th session, which will open on Tuesday and extend until September 2011.



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