NAN – The UN 69th General Assembly has adopted a resolution encouraging relevant stakeholders to strengthen their efforts to promote peace, human rights, democracy, respect for religious and cultural diversity and justice through education.
Among other items, the assembly, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in New York, also took action to fill vacancies in the Peace building Commission.
The resolution, titled “Education for Democracy,” which was adopted without a vote, also strongly encouraged Member States to integrate education for democracy, along with civics and human rights into their education standards.
They are also to develop and strengthen programmes and activities aimed at democratic values and governance.
By terms of another text, “International Strategy for Disaster Reduction”, the assembly decided that the international meeting that would take place in Sendai, Japan, from March 14 to March 18, would be known as the third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
The assembly, by another decision, relating to “Follow-up to the Outcome of the Millennium Summit,” decided that the opening plenary meeting of the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda on Friday, September 25, 2015 would begin at 11 a.m.
It said the first interactive dialogue would be convened from noon to 3 p.m.
In other action, the assembly, on the recommendation of the Administrative and Budgetary Committee, decided by acclamation to appoint Mr Seongmee Yoon as a member of the Committee on Contributions for a term beginning on Thursday, March 5, 2015 and ending on Sunday, December 31, 2017.
Proceeding to the next item o the agenda, the assembly elected, without a vote, Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, Malaysia and Morocco as members of the Organisational Committee of the Peace building Commission for a two-year term of office, beginning on Friday, January 1, 2016
It also took note of two documents by which it was informed of other vacancies filled in the commission.
From the group of leading financial contributors, Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands would serve two-year terms from January 2015.
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and Pakistan would serve from the troop-contributing countries for the same period.
It also took note of the information that the Marshall Islands had made the payment necessary to reduce its arrears below the amount specified in Article 19 of the Charter.