Fourth Meeting of the 68th GA session in the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly

By Sonia Jagtiani and Alex Maresca
June 2014

On the 16th of May 2014, the ad hoc working group (AHWG) of the revitalization of the General Assembly (GA) met for the fourth thematic meeting of the 68th session. The subject of the meeting was on strengthening the Institutional Memory of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA). This article summarizes the key points made by three UN Secretariat officials, Member States and regional groups during this session.

Report on the Second Thematic Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Work of the Revitalization of the General Assembly

By Alex Maresca
May 2014

On the 4th of April 2014, the Ad Hoc Working Group (AHWG) on the revitalization of the General Assembly held its second thematic meeting of the 68th session. The subject of the meeting was the working methods of the General Assembly.

Report on the First Thematic Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Work of the Revitalization of the General Assembly

By Alex Maresca
May 2014

On the 21st of March 2014, the Ad Hoc Working Group(AHWG) on the revitalization of the General Assembly held its first thematic meeting of the 68th session. The subject of the meeting was the role and authority of the General Assembly in the UN system. This article summarizes the key points made by member states and regional groups during this session.

The creation of an Advisory Group to provide a basis for Security Council reform negotiations unsurprisingly meets opposition

Update on Security Council Reform: Creation of PGA’s Advisory Group and plenary meetings held on 7 and 8 November 2013
9 November 2013, by Lydia Swart

On 22 October, the President of the General Assembly (PGA), H.E. John Ashe from Antigua and Barbuda, distributed a letter announcing the reappointment of Afghan Ambassador Zahir Tanin as Chair of the intergovernmental negotiations and informing the membership that he had created an Advisory Group. He explained:

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