United Nations
E/CN.9/1998/L.1


Economic and Social Council
Distr.: Limited
26 November 1997

Original: English


Commission on Population and Development
Thirty-first session
23-27 February 1998
Item 2 of the provisional agenda*
Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters



Organization of the work of the session

Note by the Secretariat

1. The draft organization of work for the thirty-first session of the Commission on Population and Development, which is contained in the annex to the present note, has been prepared in order to facilitate the Commission's consideration of the items on the agenda for the session in accordance with the time and conference services allocated to it. The annotated provisional agenda for the session has been circulated as document E/CN.9/1998/1.

2. Meeting facilities will be available for two formal meetings of the Commission each day. The meeting hours will normally be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Annex

Draft organization of work

Monday, 23 February
Morning Item 1 Election of officers
Item 2 Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters
Item 4 Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development
World population monitoring: health and mortality (E/CN.9/1998/2)
Afternoon Item 4 Follow-up actions to the recommendations of the International Conference on Population and Development (continued)
Monitoring of population programmes: health and mortality (E/CN.9/1998/3)
ACC Task Force on Basic Social Services for All: health and mortality (E/CN.9/1998/4)
Activities conducted by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in sexual and reproductive health and rights: three years after the International Conference on Population and Development (E/CN.9/1998/5)
Flow of financial resources for assisting in the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (E/CN.9/1998/6)
Tuesday, 24 February
Morning Item 3 General debate on national experience in population matters
Afternoon Item 3 General debate on national experience in population matters (continued)
A panel discussion on health and mortality will be held on Tuesday, 24 February, from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deadline for submission of draft proposals under item 4: Tuesday, 24 February, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 25 February
Morning Item 3 General debate on national experience in population matters (continued)
Item 5 Programme questions:
(a) Programme performance and implementation in 1997
Progress of work in the field of population, 1997: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (E/CN.9/1998/7)
(b) Programme of work for the biennium 1998-1999
Programme of work in population for the biennium 1998-1999: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (E/CN.9/1998/8 and E/CN.9/1998/CRP.1)
Afternoon Informal consultations
Deadline for submission of draft proposals under item 5: Wednesday, 25 February,
6 p.m.
Thursday, 26 February
Morning Item 6 Provisional agenda for the thirty-second session of the Commission
Afternoon Informal consultations
Friday, 27 February
Morning and
afternoon
Item 7 Adoption of the report of the Commission on its thirty-first session

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*E/CN.9/1998/1