GA President Appoints Facilitators for Upcoming Consultations: Ambassadors Maurer and Heller to Continue

On 4 October 2007 the President of the General Assembly H.E. Dr. Srgjan Kerim informed Member States that H.E. Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico and H.E. Ambassador Peter Maurer of Switzerland have agreed to continue to serve as facilitators to take forward the consultations on International Environmetal Governance.

General Assembly Opens Annual High-Level Debate: World Leaders Discuss Reform of the United Nations


by Ryan Marteney
4 October 2007

The annual high-level debate of the General Assembly opened on 25 September 2007. On its conclusion, on 3 October 2007, 189 Member States and two Permanent Observers had delivered statements on a wide range of issues, including reform of the United Nations. The following is an attempt to summarize some of the main points made concerning reform.

Center Hosts Panel Discussion on Global Environmental Governance

Center News and Events

21 June 2007

On 21 June 2007, the Center organized a panel discussion on Global Environmental Governance. The panel consisted of Mr. Benito Jimenez, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, Mr. Laurent Pic, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and Ms. Hilary French, Senior Advisor for Programs, World Watch Institute.