"Later in the session, the Assembly adopted an orally revised consensus resolution on “the United Nations in global governance”, acknowledging the importance of an inclusive, transparent and effective multilateral system to address urgent global challenges. In that vein, it welcomed the Assembly President’s proposal to designate that topic as the theme of the session’s general debate, and his plan to organize an informal thematic debate on global governance in 2011."
The "debate" meetings are:
In his opening statement of the 65th session of the General Assembly, the President (UN President Joseph Deiss, not Barack Obama insert mine)identified the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), global governance and sustainable development as his key priorities in office.
To support these priorities and complement other ongoing processes and discussions of the General Assembly, the President will organize the following informal events with a view to reaffirming the central role of the United Nations in global governance:
* Interactive Dialogue with G20 (October/November 2010)
* Thematic Debate on Disaster Risk Reduction (9 February 2011)
* Thematic Debate on Investment In and Financing of Productive Capacities in LDCs (11 March 2011)
* Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly with the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (16 March 2011)
* Thematic Debate on the Rule of Law (11 April 2011)
* Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development (19 May 2011)
* Thematic Debate on Green Economy (2 June 2011)
* Thematic Debate on Global Governance (28 June 2011)
* Interactive Dialogue on Responsibility to Protect (12 July 2011)"
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Please note that one of the first meetings is being held on 11 April 2011. It is the "Rule of Law". Have you heard that term before? Good, because this is the framework which will provide "legitimacy" to the coming meetings. Better yet, lets see what the President of the 65th Session says it is:
“The rule of law is a principle of governance which lies at the heart of the United Nations’ mission. It is an end in itself as well as a means to attain the fundamental goals of the Charter in the fields of peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. In the 2005 World Summit Outcome (A/RES/60/1), Heads of State and Government reaffirmed their commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter and international law and to an international order based on the rule of law, which is essential for peaceful coexistence and cooperation among States. They also acknowledged that the rule of law at the national and international levels is essential for sustained economic growth, sustainable development and the eradication of poverty and hunger. Since the 61st session of the General Assembly, the Sixth Committee has considered every year the agenda item “The rule of law at the national and international levels.”
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Now, lets see what is in store for you and me as AMERICANS from a government WE didnt vote for:
31 March 2011 - The United Nations and its General Assembly have a central role to play in shaping a global governance structure that is efficient, open and representative, the President of the 192-member Assembly said today.
“The United Nations enjoys unique legitimacy,” Joseph Deiss said in a lecture delivered in Geneva. “The UN is a Charter-based organization, with purposes and principles, membership and organs, and a budget that are clearly defined.”
At the same time, Mr. Deiss, who made reaffirming the UN’s central role in global governance the theme of last year’s General Debate in New York, added that there are several aspects to consider for the UN to fulfil its central role in the global governance system and thus avoid being marginalized.
First, a strong UN requires a decisive effort to revitalize the General Assembly, to reform the Security Council and review the work of the Human Rights Council.
A second aspect is to strengthen the UN’s economic bodies, particular the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Thirdly, it is necessary to find the appropriate means of communicating, consulting and cooperating with the new actors that have emerged from the private sector, civil society and academic bodies and think tanks, which are playing an increasing role in shaping today’s global world.
Mr. Deiss announced that he will convene an informal debate of the Assembly in June to further reflect on the architecture and the functioning of the global governance system.
“My vision is of a strong United Nations with a strong General Assembly, which should be the main forum for global debate,” said the President.
“With this condition fulfilled, Geneva – as a significant part of the United Nations system – will be in a position to serve as a platform to further shape and influence global governance in its areas of excellence, such as human rights, migration and trade.”
From the IMF:
"What is global governance?
The ideal of global governance is a process of cooperative leadership that brings together national governments, multilateral public agencies, and civil society to achieve commonly accepted goals. It provides strategic direction and then marshals collective energies to address global challenges. To be effective, it must be inclusive, dynamic, and able to span national and sectoral boundaries and interests. It should operate through soft rather than hard power. It should be more democratic than authoritarian, more openly political than bureaucratic, and more integrated than specialized.
Neither the concept nor the difficulty of global governance is new. After the First World War ended, the leaders of the victorious allies gathered in Paris in 1919 for six months of talks aimed at redrawing many of the world's national borders and establishing a permanent forum—the League of Nations—to deal with future issues and problems. More than 30 countries sent delegations to the Paris peace conference, but the four great powers of the winning side—France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States—dominated and controlled the proceedings.
A quarter of a century later, as the Second World War drew to a close, allied delegations gathered again to set up new institutions to replace the failed League and to prevent the economic disasters that had characterized much of the interwar period. From those storied discussions, most of which were held in and overwhelmingly influenced by the United States—at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire; at the Dumbarton Oaks mansion in Washington, D.C.; and in San Francisco, California—emerged the multilateral agencies that would mold economic and political relations for the next six decades: the United Nations, with its Security Council and its specialized agencies; the Bretton Woods institutions—the World Bank and the IMF; and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This model of global governance, in which the few countries that sat at the apex of the world economic pyramid invited others to participate without ceding much control, became the prevailing paradigm for the postwar era."
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Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
[without reference to a Main Committee (A/64/903)]
64/301. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming its previous resolutions relating to the revitalization of its work,
including resolutions 46/77 of 12 December 1991, 47/233 of 17 August 1993,
48/264 of 29 July 1994, 51/241 of 31 July 1997, 52/163 of 15 December 1997,
55/14 of 3 November 2000, 55/285 of 7 September 2001, 56/509 of 8 July 2002,
57/300 of 20 December 2002, 57/301 of 13 March 2003, 58/126 of 19 December
2003, 58/316 of 1 July 2004, 59/313 of 12 September 2005, 60/286 of 8 September
2006, 61/292 of 2 August 2007, 62/276 of 15 September 2008 and 63/309 of
14 September 2009,
Stressing the importance of implementing resolutions on the revitalization of
Recognizing the role of the General Assembly in addressing issues of peace
and security, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;
Recognizing also the need to further enhance the role, authority, effectiveness
and efficiency of the General Assembly,
Noting the important role and the activities of the Office of the President of the
1. Welcomes the report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization
of the General Assembly;1
2. Decides to establish, at its sixty-fifth session, an ad hoc working group
on the revitalization of the General Assembl y, open to all Member States:
(a) To identify further ways to enhance the role, authority, effectiveness and
efficiency of the Assembly, inter alia, by building on previous resolutions and
evaluating the status of their implementation;
(b) To submit a report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty-fifth session;
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