UN General Assembly session concludes

September 28th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) The 66th session of the UN General Assembly has concluded here, Xinhua reported.

The General Assembly session commenced last Wednesday, with the theme “The role of mediation in the settlement of disputes by peaceful means”.

During the week-long debate, representatives from 193 member states of the UN including more than 120 heads of state or government delivered speeches focused on achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, dealing with climate change and sustainable development.

In his closing remarks Tuesday, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th UN General Assembly, said that the member states now should turn attention to implementation of their commitments.

“In fulfilling our joint responsibilities, we must build consensus and sustainable solutions to global challenges,” he said. “I will be steadfast in my commitment to work in close cooperation with each of you, so we may strengthen out efforts through a united global partnership.”

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