2011 Year of Transformation - UN General Assembly
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2011 has been a transformative year at the United Nations and the UN general Assembly - From being increasingly vocal on human rights to taking important decisions to tackle non-communicable diseases, the General Assembly (GA) had made great strides during its current session, GA President, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today told an end of year press conference at the United Nations in New York.
Pointing to the uprisings and popular protest movements that engulfed North Africa and the Middle East this year he said that under his presidency, the Assembly remained active in galvanizing the necessary global partnership to assist the governments and people undergoing the Arab Awakening.
Al-Nasser also highlighted his close collaboration and joint initiatives with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, with whom he embarked on two significant joint visits, to Libya in November and Somalia in December.
“We are demonstrating the UN working as one to achieve the best results for the benefit of groups and people in need around the world,” he stated.
Responding to whether he would mediate on the situation in Syria he said that the situation in that country was “very critical”.
He said that the UN General Assembly and Security Council were looking at the Arab League initiative and that if the Syrian Government didn’t fulfill its commitment on that Arab League agreement “the situation will come to the Security Council or maybe to the General Assembly”.
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2 mins
Country: United Nations
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- Muhamed Sacirbey (UNTV)
- Susan Sacirbey (UNTV)