OPENING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SESSION 67

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Each September with the opening of the new session of the General Assembly, the 193 member states elect a new president of that UN body. The countries rotate by regions, and for the 67th session the GA President will be Vuc Jeremic, former foreign minister of Serbia. The General Assembly holds its sessions from September to December working in six committees. Our work tends to focus on the Second Committee, which handles economic and financial matters, and the Third Committee, which focuses on resolutions relating to social, humanitarian, and cultural issues. The Working Group on Girls, for example, will contribute to the resolution on the Rights of the Child (focus on Indigenous Children), and the resolution on Trafficking of women and children. Also, the NGO Committee on Migration will be working with the Office of the President of the General Assembly to prepare for the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in the fall of 2013 and the preparatory civil society meetings in late spring of 2012.

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