The UN General Assembly will hold its first-ever special meeting on “the global outbreak of anti-Semitism” on January 22.
Thirty-six countries in cooperation with the Israeli mission petitioned President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa of Uganda to hold the session.
Led by Israel, other signatories on the petition included the US, Canada, Australia and all members of the European Union.
“It is great that so many countries have partnered with Israel to raise this issue of anti-Semitism to the top of the UN’s agenda. We have a great deal of work to do to move this issue from the headlines to the history books,” Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor said.
A representative of Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon told reporters on Tuesday that either Ban or the deputy secretary-general will attend, “depending on availability.”
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