The Permanent Observers to the United Nations met on Friday, January 27th to discuss priorities for the resumed 77th session of the General Assembly. Counsellor Peter Mc Guire, Counsellor Felipe Grueso and First Secretary James Harrison Greenwood attended the meetings on behalf of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
H.E. Csaba Kőrösi, President of the General Assembly, very kindly hosted a meeting concerning the priorities for the resumed 77th General Assembly as part of three annual meetings set to be had between the PGA and the group of observers. These issues addressed include but are not limited to; the famine crisis; geopolitical differences; levels of cooperation between nations; the risk of growing and global rivalry; the weakness of nations/large populations of crisis management in particularly provisions of reducing the immediate risk and supply food chain; the development of new technologies in areas such as IT, AI and the financial sector.
In order to effectively respond to the previously listed issues, it was unanimously agreed that the following policies need to be at the center of discussions; a great science-based transformation; renewed economic thinking, such as new ways of measuring productivity, social capital, human capital and GDP; renewed social contracts to ensure no one is left behind; universal responsibilities in order to improve human rights; developing financial institutions to help lower LEDC’s; early-warning systems for all SDG’s to combat natural disasters, including global policies and environmental policies.
We would like to thank the President of the General Assembly for his time taken to support our missions in our work at the United Nations.