UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly will meet in emergency session on October 26 to discuss the raging Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its President announced Monday in a letter to member states.
The Security Council has so far failed to agree on a resolution concerning the war due to the opposition from US-led Western states.
In the letter, the 193-member Assembly President, Dennis Francis, said he had received a letter dated Oct 19 from Jordanian UN Ambassador Mahmoud Hmoud and Mauritanian UN Ambassador Sidi Mohamed Laghdaf in their respective capacities as chair of the Arab Group and chair of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, requesting the resumption of the 10th Emergency Special Session as quickly as possible.
He said he also received a letter from the representatives of Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, as well as a letter from the representatives of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and Brunei, related to the same matter.
“I will convene the 39th plenary meeting of the 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on Thursday, Oct 26, 2023,” Francis added.