Szeptember 13-án nyílt meg az ENSZ 66. ülésszaka, szeptember 21-23., ill. szeptember 26-30. között kerül sor a közgyűlés általános vitájára. Az alábbiakban e téren közlünk néhány háttéranyagot.

Assistant Secretary Brimmer on U.S. Priorities at United Nations, 07 September 2011

At this year’s General Assembly, we will work with the international community on the next steps for assistance to the transition in Libya. We will address the mounting humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, and peace and security in Sudan and South Sudan. We will devote high-level attention to the urgent global public health challenges posed by non-communicable diseases. And on the sidelines of the UNGA, we will co-host with Brazil the first head of state-level meeting of the Open Government Partnership, bringing countries together to strengthen governance through transparency and citizen empowerment.

State’s Brimmer: U.S. Goals for U.N. General Assembly,                                            15 September 2011

The United States sees the opening of the 66th Session of the U.N. General Assembly as a continuation of its commitment to robust engagement across the U.N. system.

Preview the Haiti Ministerial Meeting and the Panel Discussion on Women and Agriculture: Improving Global Food Security. Senior State Department Officials, September 18, 2011

We expect on behalf of the U.S. to be speaking to our own observations and investments with respect to Haiti, and in particular, what we see as needs in the rule of law, in governance area, particularly focusing on the ports, the police, and the need for civil reform.

USAID Fact Sheet: Horn of Africa Drought,  Posted on September 19, 2011

Outlines the extent of the drought-caused humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa and details U.S. aid to countries in the region.

Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases  through Multilateral Engagement at the United Nations. Remarks by Nerissa Cook, DOS Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, June 15, 2011

The U.S. Government is pursuing several initiatives in terms of what can be called “health diplomacy” across the United Nations system, to increase the involvement of key international partners in the global response to non-communicable diseases.

U.S. Priorities for the NPT and Moving Forward. Remarks by Marcie B. Ries, DOS Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, September 1, 2011

Challenges and threats to the NPT must be effectively addressed so that progress in one area is not undermined or negated by actions in another area. Countries with nuclear weapons will be reluctant to disarm when they perceive risks that additional states might acquire such weapons, one of the reasons nonproliferation compliance is so important. Conversely, the indefinite possession of nuclear weapons by some states can erode the willingness of non-nuclear weapon states to maintain or strengthen their commitments to forgo them.

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