PRESS RELEASE

For the first time, the Group of Seven Plus (g7+) officially participate in-person at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in its capacity as Observer amid Covid-19 pandemic. It is a reflection over a decade of the group’s dedication, hard-work and commitment on peacebuilding and statebuilding agenda at the United Nations. The g7+ Secretariat thanks the leadership of the chairing country, Sierra Leone, host country of g7+ (Timor-Leste), g7+ member countries for their support and the non-g7+ member countries for their co-sponsorship and support.  

With the observer Status at the UN, it will serve as an avenue for the g7+ to provide collective perspective in the agenda and work of UN, particularly on building and sustaining peace and security, improving peacekeeping operations, COVID-19 Recovery, and the 2030 Agenda. The group will benefit in its close collaboration with the United Nations and its organs in their struggle to achieve lasting peace and stability.

The delegation of the Group of Seven Plus is led by Dr. Helder da Costa, General Secretary, accompanied by Ms Abie Kamara, Director of Aid Coordination, Ministry of Finance of Sierra Leone, and Ms Helche Silvester, Media & Communication Officer.

The decision to apply for the observer status was taken during the 5th Ministerial meeting of g7+ in June 2019. The Permanent mission of Sierra Leone to the UN on behalf of the g7+ members submitted the request to the UN Secretary General upon which the item was included in the agenda of the 74th session of the General Assembly. The g7+ Secretariat worked along with the Permanent missions of Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and other members in New York to galvanize support for the resolution. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 18 December 2019 adapted the resolution A/RES/74/196 granting g7+ an observer status at the UN.

 

 

Further information, please contact:  

Helche Silvester, Media and Communication Officer

Helche.silvester@g7plus.org| +670 78477323| www.g7plus.org | F: The g7+ | @g7plus

 

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