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E/CN.6/1997/L.1


Commission on the Status of Women

 Distr. GENERAL
28 February 1997
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Forty-first session
10-21 March 1997
Item 2 of the provisional agenda


      ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS

              Status of documentation for the session

                   Note by the Secretary-General


1. By Economic and Social Council resolutions 1979/1 and
1979/69 on the control and limitation of documentation and
1988/77 on the revitalization of the Council, the Council
reiterated that the Secretariat should circulate the relevant
documentation in all the working languages six weeks before the
opening of the sessions of the Council and its subsidiary organs,
and invited the Secretariat to take steps to ensure effective
compliance with rule 13, paragraph 4, of the rules of procedure
of the Council.

2. By resolution 1979/69, the Council requested the Secretariat
to inform the Council and its subsidiary bodies, in the relevant
annotated agenda, which documents had not been issued in
accordance with the six-week rule, with a full explanation of the
reasons that prevented their circulation.

3. In view of the schedule of the forty-first session of the
Commission on the Status of Women (10-21 March 1997), the
documentation for the session should have been submitted to the
Division for Policy Coordination and Economic and Social Council
Affairs by 13 January and circulated by 27 January 1997.  The
documents not circulated by that date are listed in the annex
below.

                       Annex

      STATUS OF DOCUMENTATION AS AT 28 FEBRUARY 1997

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Agen|      Document     |Date of sub-  |Date of sub- | Actual
da  |                   |mission to the|mission      | or
Item|                   |Division for  |to the Office| pro-
    |                   |Policy Coordi-|of Conference| jected
    |                   |nation and Eco|Services     | date of
    |                   |nomic and     |             | issue
    |                   |Social Council|             |  a/
    |                   |Affairs       |             |
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3(d)|Report of the      |27 January     | 10 February | 5 March
     Secretary-General  |    1997       |   1997      | 1997
     on progress
     achieved in the follow-up
     to the Fourth World 
     Conference on Women and
     in mainstreaming a gender 
     perspective within the
     United Nations system (E/CN.6/1997/2)
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3 (c)|Report of the     |31 January     | 20 February |5 March
      Secretary-        | 1997          | 1997        | 1997
      General on thematic
      issues before the
      Commission
      (E/CN.6/1997/3)
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5    |Report of the    | 18 December    |21 January   |4 March
      Secretary-       | 1996           | 1997        |1997
      General on a 
      comparative
      summary of existing
      communications and
      inquiry procedures and
      practices under
      international human
      rights instruments and
      under the Charter of the
      United Nations
      (E/CN.6/1997/4)
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5    |Report of the    | 10 January     |19 February | 4 March
     |Secretary-       |  1997          | 1997       | 1997
      General containing
      additional views of
      Governments,
      intergovernmental
      organizations and
      non-governmental
      organizations on an
      optional protocol to the
      Convention
      (E/CN.6/1997/5)
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3 (a)|Note by the      |10 January      |6 February   | Issued
      Secretary-       |  1997          |  1997       |
      General on agreed
      conclusions 1996/1
      adopted by the Economic
      and Social Council at
      its 1996 coordination
      segment on coordination
      of the United Nations
      system activities for
      poverty eradication
      (E/CN.6/1997/6)
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3 (a)|Report of the    |25 February      | 27 February |
      Secretary-       | 1997            |  1997       |
      General on the
      improvement of the
      status of women in the
      Secretariat
      (E/CN.6/1997/7)
=================================================================
3 (a) |Note by the     |26 February     |28 February   |
       Secretary-      | 1997           | 1997         |
       General transmitting
       information provided by
       the United Nations
       Development Fund for
       Women on the
       implementation of
       General Assembly
       resolution 50/166
       (E/CN.6/1997/8)
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3 (a) |Note by the    |14 February      | 19 February| 4 March
       Secretary-     |  1997           |   1997     | 
       General on results of
       the sixteenth session of
       the Committee on the
       Elimination of
       Discrimination against
       Women
      (E/CN.6/1997/CRP.1)         
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3 (a) |Note by the   |14 February      | 19 February | 4 March
       Secretary-    | 1997            | 1997        | 1997
       General on the proposed
       programme of work of the
       Division for the
       Advancement of Women for
       the biennium 1998-1999
       (E/CN.6/1997/CRP.2)
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     a/ The date of issue can be indicated only for those
documents which have reached
the Office of Conference Services for processing. 	

 


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