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Department of Public Information (DPI)
9 November 2012
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
PRESS CONFERENCE BY DIRECTOR OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL AFFAIRS DIVISION
Speaking at a Headquarters news conference, Ion Botnaru, Director of General Assembly and Economic and Social Council Affairs in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management ...
... On 29 and 30 November, the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East in the General Assembly would be taken up. ...
To a question on whether there were enough countries co-sponsoring the Palestinian request for upgraded membership, Mr. Botnaru said his office would address that issue only after a draft resolution was tabled with the Secretariat. States must first negotiate the issue, issue an “L” document and collect sponsors. Then, at the request of the sponsors, a plenary meeting would be scheduled. He said a draft text could emerge when the Assembly considered the question of Palestine and the Middle East. But generally, it was too early to answer the question.
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