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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
9 November 2012



Press Conference

            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 ...

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... On 29 and 30 November, the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East in the General Assembly would be taken up.  ...

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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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