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8 November 2000
Fifty-fifth General Assembly
55th Meeting (AM)
STRONGER COOPERATION BETWEEN INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION
AND UNITED NATIONS SOUGHT IN ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION
Common Objectives Stressed; Delegates Cite Peace and Security,
Democracy, Economic Growth and Development, Human Rights, Social Progress
By adopting, without a vote, a resolution on cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the General Assembly this morning welcomed the efforts made by the Inter-Parliamentary Union to provide for a greater parliamentary contribution and enhanced support to the United Nations and called for cooperation between the two organizations to be further consolidated.
IBRA DEGUENE KA (
) said among the main objectives of the United Nations and the Union was the promotion of development in poor countries. In that connection, the two organizations must cooperate in order to promote an equitable globalization that responded to the interests and aspirations of all peoples. In 1999, at the Berlin Conference, the Union had recognized the necessity for a revision of the international financial structure and had proposed that special initiatives be taken from which developing countries could benefit.
The report of the Secretary-General highlighted the extent and diversity of cooperation between the United Nations and the Union. During the last year, the Union had continued to deal with questions relating to disarmament, international peace and security, economic and social development, the environment, democracy, good governance and gender equality. During the Jordan Conference in April 2000, the Union had renewed its commitment to the disarmament work of the United Nations, and had encouraged the ratification of the comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as well as the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines.
As Chairman of the Committee of the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, he highlighted the remarkable role played by the Union in supporting the Middle East peace process. In that connection, cooperation between the United Nations and the Union was not only significant, but was converging, demonstrating the compatibility in the goals of the two organizations.
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