Dear Distinguished Members of the ICAPP Standing Committee,
With regard to the ICAPP's bid for observer status in the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA), SC Members are kindly requested to recommend their governments to give clear instructions to their missions to the U.N. to support the draft resolution to invite the ICAPP as an observer.
As SC Members may recall, ten Member States had co-sponsored the draft resolution at the 70th session of the UNGA last year. They are Australia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines and Sri Lanka. The SC Members from these countries are kindly requested to reconfirm their governments' co-sponsorship of the draft resolution.
And the SC Members whose governments are yet to join as co-sponsors are also kindly requested to recommend their respective governments to do so as soon as possible.
According to the rules of procedures of the UNGA, the co-sponsorship list should be submitted by October 4, 2016 in order to be included in the official document to be prepared by the U.N. Secretariat in time for the Sixth Committee Meeting which plans to deliberate the item on October 10.
With warm regards,
Co-Chairman of the Standing Committee
and Secretary General of the ICAPP
September 19, 2016