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The General Assembly “noted with satisfaction”, among other things, the contribution of the members of the SRSG to international peace and security when they were non-permanent members of the Security Council.

MIGUEL A. LOPEZ/LUSA

The General Assembly “noted with satisfaction”, among other things, the contribution of the members of the SRSG to international peace and security when they were non-permanent members of the Security Council.

MIGUEL A. LOPEZ/LUSA

A resolution encouraging cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) was adopted by consensus at the organization’s General Assembly, official sources said on Tuesday.

A total of 11 draft resolutions were adopted on Monday encouraging UN cooperation with various regional and international organizations, including the SRSG.

“The United Nations General Assembly approved yesterday [segunda-feira] consensus resolution on cooperation between the United Nations and the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries”, This was announced on Tuesday by the Portuguese mission to the UN on the social network Twitter.

The Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, spoke on behalf of the CPLP, presenting a draft resolution on “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries”.

According to the UN, the Angolan diplomat said that the CPLP is a space united by the common use of the Portuguese language, consisting of more than 300 million people on four continents, explaining that the project highlights the relevance of the Portuguese language in international communications.

Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira also emphasized the political importance and commitment of the community to promoting the use of the language in international and regional organizations.

The presented project also showcased the work done by the community and highlighted the acceptance of its new vision.

The text also highlights the importance of partnership and cooperation between the United Nations and other relevant organizations, including the SRSG, to improve coordination and cooperation in peacekeeping.

At the session, the General Assembly “appreciated”, among other things, “the contribution of the members of the SRSG to international peace and security when they were non-permanent members of the Security Council, as well as in the Peace Consolidation Commission and their country settings.”

The CPLP includes Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor.

Source: Observador

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