12 July 2019, New York, NY, USA – During the work visit of the Executive Director of UNITAR, Mr. Nikhil Seth, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research completed several agreements with different partners of UNITAR, these ones were: an agreement with the Permanent Mission of Singapore, the Permanent Mission of Ecuador and the Permanent Mission of Sweden.
On Friday 12 morning, UNITAR completed a Letter of Agreement between the Permanent Mission of Singapore and UNITAR. The meeting was attended by ASG Mr. Nikhil Seth, and H.E. Marco Suazo, Head of the New York Office as well as representatives of the Permanent Mission of Singapore; H.E. Mr. Burhan Gafoor, Permanent Representative and other officials of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations.
The agreement regarded a briefing session for members of the Forum of Small States (FOSS) on the upcoming 74rd Session of the General Assembly. The objective of the briefing is to help delegates understand the priorities of the agenda at the session, what the various committees will be addressing, and the rules of procedures within the committees.
Several high officials will participate in the Briefing Session for FOSS Members On 74rd Session of the General Assembly, among them are the chairs of the committees: Ms. Sacha Llorentty Soliz (the Plurinational State of Bolivia), Administrative and Budgetary Committee (Fifth Committee), Cheikh Niang, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations Economic & Financial (Second Committee), Mr. Christian Braun Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations Economic & Financial (Third Committee), Mr. Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), and Michal Mlynár (Slovak Republic) Legal (Sixth Committee) and H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, the elected President of the 74th session of the General Assembly.
Later that day, ASG Mr. Nikhil Seth, H.E. Marco Suazo, Head of the New York Office and Mr. Brook Boyer, UNITAR Director had a meeting with officials of the Permanent Mission of Ecuador, among them were: the Permanent Representative of Ecuador, H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos, appointed member of the Board of Trustees of UNITAR and appointer by Secretary-General, and several delegates of the Permanent Mission of Ecuador joined. During the reunion, the mentioned officials overviewed the challenges and achievements that were recognized during the Luncheon that took place Thursday 11 of July in honor of the Fourth Session of the SDG Learning Training and Practice Center.
Following that evening, ASG Mr. Nikhil Seth, and H.E. Marco Suazo, Head of the New York Office conducted a meeting with the Permanent Representative of the Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog. The Permanent Mission of Sweden has been one of the biggest contributors of UNITAR. During the reunion, the officials discussed several areas. H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog recognized the visibility and reiterated their support.