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Belarus initiates recognition of International Association of Permanent Representatives in UN

Politics 01.02.2018 | 15:12
Andrei Dapkiunas and Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus
Andrei Dapkiunas and Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) - The draft joint Belarus-Honduras resolution on the recognition of the role of the International Association of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in the UN system was presented at the UN Headquarters in New York, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

The resolution is planned for adoption at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

The initiative was presented by Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, member of the Association Andrei Dapkiunas and President of the Association, Permanent Representative of Honduras to the UN Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake. The event was attended by Permanent Representatives to the UN, the UN high-ranking officials.

The goal of the resolution is to institutionalize the Association in the UN and reflect its role in establishing connections between the UN member states by building up trust and openness, thus contributing to the achievement of the purposes of the UN Charter.

Promotion of such non-confrontational and creative initiatives by Belarus supports the positive image of the country as a consistent donor of stability, openness and unity in the international arena.

The International Association of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations was founded in New York in 1988. The objectives of the Association are to serve as a forum between former and current Permanent Representatives to the UN, to liaise between them and to be a focal point for their participation in the activities of various international institutions and fora. Currently, it comprises more than 200 former and active heads of missions to the UN.

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