UN General Assembly closes 64th session with call for "support, coordination and innovation"

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Marking the end of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly (GA) on Tuesday, outgoing President Abdussalam Ali Treki of Libya reflected on his tenure by calling for the continued "support, coordination and innovation" of the international community.

"One of the main priorities of my Presidency was to ensure that the General Assembly's deliberations and actions took place in the great spirit of cooperation and consensus-building," Treki said in a closing statement.

"I am glad that we fulfilled that promise," he said. "In my view, when decisions and actions are based on common understanding and collective interest, their implementation is far more promising.

"As the only international body with a truly global agenda, coupled with the status of chief deliberative, policy-making and representative organ of the United Nations, it is imperative that the General Assembly act with full support and engagement of its membership," Treki said.

Wrapping up his year in office, Treki praised member states for their commitment to multilateralism and collective action. However, he noted that "the task of effectively coping with the daunting challenges confronting us has not been easy."

"Our challenge is to utilize the full potential of the General Assembly corresponding to its charter functions and powers," he added, while calling on member states to enhance the role and authority of the GA.

Treki applauded members for the work initiated during the 64th session of the GA, including: the mandated review of the Human Rights Council, a high-level meeting on combating piracy off the coast of Somalia, the launch of the UN Global Plan of Action against Trafficking Persons, and the historic establishment of UN Women.

The outgoing president drew particular attention to the number of devastating natural disasters that occurred throughout the year.

"This year our planet has wreaked devastation and tragic losses across a number of countries. Indeed, the General Assembly responded to these crises in a rapid and timely manner," said Treki as he thanked the Assembly for convening a special plenary meeting in August to scale up relief efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan.

"These meetings demonstrated the continuing relevance of the UN as a major convening world body," he said.

Treki is succeeded by Joseph Deiss of Switzerland, who will preside over the 65th session of the Assembly that opens on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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