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E/CN.6/1995/L.2


Commission on the Status of Women

 Distr. GENERAL
30 January 1995
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Thirty-ninth session
New York, 15 March-4 April 1995
Item 2 of the provisional agenda*

     *   E/CN.6/1995/1.


            ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS

                         Proposed organization of work

                            Note by the Secretariat


1.   The proposed programme of work for the thirty-ninth session of the
Commission on the Status of Women, contained in the annex to the present note,
has been drawn up on the basis of the guidelines annexed to Economic and
Social Council resolution 1987/22, the requirements of the Commission in
undertaking its work as the preparatory body for the Fourth World Conference
on Women:  Action for Equality, Development and Peace, and the conference
facilities allocated to the Commission.

2.   The proposal takes as its premise that the work on the preparations for
the Conference has the highest priority during the session, but that the other
items on the agenda must be given appropriate consideration.

3.   It may be recalled that, under the terms of paragraph 17 of resolution
38/10, adopted by the Commission at its thirty-eighth session, meetings of a
parallel working group were envisaged during the thirty-ninth session.  These
additional meetings would be convened, as they were at the thirty-seventh and
thirty-eighth sessions, for the purpose of establishing a working group of the
whole to work on the draft Platform for Action, as well as on other matters
related to the preparations for the Conference.  The meetings of the proposed
working group are to take place during the weeks of 20-24 and 27-31 March; an
asterisk (*) indicates that these meetings are being held simultaneously with
plenary meetings.

4.   Delegations wishing to make statements under the various items of the
agenda are invited to add their names to the list of speakers as soon as
possible.

5.   With regard to the length of statements, it is proposed that a time-
limit of 10 minutes be set for statements on all items.

6.   The morning meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The afternoon
meetings will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.



                                     Annex

                         PROPOSED ORGANIZATION OF WORK


Week of 15-17 March

     Wednesday, 15 March

          a.m.                              Opening of the session

                             Item 1         Election of officers

                             Item 2         Adoption of the agenda and other
                                            organizational matters

                             Item 3         Preparations for the Fourth World
                                            Conference on Women:  Action for
                                            Equality, Development and Peace:

                                            (a)  Preparatory activities at
                                                 the national, regional and
                                                 international levels

                                            (b)  Review and appraisal of the
                                                 implementation of the
                                                 Nairobi Forward-looking
                                                 Strategies for the
                                                 Advancement of Women

                                            (c)  Reports from regional
                                                 conferences and other
                                                 international conferences

                                            (d)  Draft rules of procedure

                                            (e)  Draft Platform for Action

                                            (f)  Follow-up to the Fourth
                                                 World Conference on Women

                                            (Introductory statements and
                                            general discussion)

          p.m.               Item 3         Continuation of general
                                            discussion

      Thursday, 16 March

          a.m.               Item 3         Continuation of general
                                            discussion

          p.m.               Item 3         Conclusion of general discussion

      Friday, 17 March

          a.m. and p.m.                     Informal working group of the
                                            whole on preparations for the
                                            Fourth World Conference on Women

Week of 20-24 March

      Monday, 20 March

          a.m.*              Item 4         Programming and coordination
                                            matters related to the United
                                            Nations and the United Nations
                                            system
                                            (General discussion)

          p.m.*              Item 5         Monitoring the implementation of
                                            the Nairobi Forward-looking
                                            Strategies for the Advancement of
                                            Women
                                            (General discussion)

      Tuesday, 21 March

          a.m.*              Item 5         Continuation of general
                                            discussion

          1 p.m.                            Deadline for submission of draft
                                            proposals under item 4

          p.m.*              Item 5         Conclusion of general discussion

      Wednesday, 22 March

          a.m.*              Item 6         Priority themes:

                                            (a)  Equality:  Equality in
                                                 economic decision-making

                                            (b)  Development:  Promotion of
                                                 literacy, education and
                                                 training, including
                                                 technological skills

                                            (c)  Peace:  Women in
                                                 international decision-
                                                 making
                                                 (General discussion)

          1 p.m.                            Deadline for submission of draft
                                            proposals under item 5

          p.m.*              Item 6         Continuation of general
                                            discussion

      Thursday, 23 March

          a.m.*              Item 6         Continuation of general
                                            discussion

          p.m.*              Items 4 and 5  Introduction of draft proposals

                             Item 6         Conclusion of general discussion

      Friday, 24 March

          a.m.               Items 4 and 5  Action on draft proposals

          1 p.m.                            Deadline for submission of draft
                                            proposals under item 6

          p.m.*              Item 5         Closed meeting of the Commission
                                            to consider the report of the
                                            Working Group on Communications

                             Items 4 and 5  Action on draft proposals

Week of 27-31 March

      Monday, 27 March

          a.m. and p.m.                     Informal working group of the
                                            whole on preparations for the
                                            Fourth World Conference on Women

      Tuesday, 28 March

          a.m. and p.m.                     Informal working group of the
                                            whole on preparations for the
                                            Fourth World Conference on Women

      Wednesday, 29 March

          a.m. and p.m.                     Informal working group of the
                                            whole on preparations for the
                                            Fourth World Conference on Women

      Thursday, 30 March

          a.m.* and p.m.*    Item 3         Action on the draft rules of
                                            procedure

      Friday, 31 March

          a.m.               Items 3 and 6  Introduction of draft proposals

          p.m.               Item 3         Consideration of draft proposals

Week of 3-4 April

      Monday, 3 April

          a.m.               Item 6         Action on draft proposals

          a.m. and p.m.      Item 3         Consideration of draft proposals

      Tuesday, 4 April

          a.m. and p.m.                     Action on outstanding draft
                                            proposals

                             Item 7         Provisional agenda for the
                                            fortieth session of the
                                            Commission

                             Item 8         Adoption of the report of the
                                            Commission on its thirty-ninth
                                            session

                                            Closure of the session

________________________

      *   Meeting of the informal working group of the whole on preparations
for the Fourth World Conference on Women, to be held simultaneously with the
plenary meeting.

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