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Relations with the United Nations

Order 553 (1999)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 21 June 1999 (17th Sitting) (see Doc. 8431, report of the Political Affairs Committee (rapporteur: Mrs Severinsen). Text adopted by the Assembly on 21 June 1999 (17th Sitting).

The Assembly resolves to participate in the conference of speakers and presidents of all parliaments of the world to take place in New York in 2000 on the occasion of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the United Nations. Alongside this conference, a meeting of all parliamentarians from the Council of Europe member states present should be organised.

The Assembly instructs its Bureau to discuss with the Inter-Parliamentary Union the possibility of the IPU’s assistance in:

1 organising meetings of parliamentarians of Council of Europe member states in New York participating in the work of the UN General Assembly as members of their national delegations;
2 distributing selected Assembly documents in the United Nations.

Recalling its Order No. 500 (1994) instructing its Political Affairs Committee to hold a meeting of its Sub-Committee on Relations with the United Nations in principle once a year in New York on the occasion of the UN General Assembly, the Assembly confirms that this instruction, henceforth, applies to the Sub-Committee on Relations with Non-Member Countries.