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A/BUR/51/1


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

  10 September 1996

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General Assembly
Fifty-first session
GENERAL COMMITTEE


        ORGANIZATION OF THE FIFTY-FIRST REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL
           ASSEMBLY, ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ALLOCATION OF ITEMS

                      Memorandum by the Secretary-General


                                   CONTENTS

                                                             
                                                            Paragraphs  Page

  I. INTRODUCTION .........................................    1 - 4       2

 II. ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION ..........................    5 - 39      2

III. OBSERVATIONS AND PROPOSALS ON THE ORGANIZATION OF
     FUTURE SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ..............   40 - 42     11

 IV. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA ...............................   43 - 45     12

  V. ALLOCATION OF ITEMS ..................................   46 - 56     27


                               I.  INTRODUCTION


1. The Secretary-General has the honour to place before the General
Committee, for its consideration, the following observations and
proposals in connection with the report to be made to the General
Assembly by the General Committee regarding the organization of the
fifty-first regular session and future sessions of the Assembly, the
adoption of the agenda and the allocation of items.

2. Over the years, the General Assembly has adopted a number of
provisions aimed at rationalizing the procedures and organization of
the Assembly.  These provisions are reproduced in the annexes to the
rules of procedure of the General Assembly (A/520/Rev.15 and Amend.1
and 2, annexes I, II and IV-VIII).

3. The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to the provisions in annexes V, VI, VII and VIII to its
rules of procedure, in particular to those provisions reproduced below
under the relevant headings.

4. Furthermore, the Secretary-General wishes to draw the attention of
the General Committee to General Assembly resolution 48/264 of
29 July 1994, entitled "Revitalization of the work of the General
Assembly", and to annex I thereto, entitled "Guidelines on the
rationalization of the agenda of the General Assembly".  The
Secretary-General also wishes to draw the attention of the Committee
to annex I of General Assembly resolution 50/227 of 24 May 1996,
entitled "Further measures for the restructuring and revitalization of
the United Nations in the economic, social and related fields".  The
provisions of the resolutions are reflected in the present document
under the relevant headings.


                       II.  ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION

                             A.  General Committee

5. The Secretary-General wishes to draw to the General Committee's
attention rule 40 of the rules of procedure as well as General
Assembly decision 34/401 (A/520/Rev.15, annex VI, paras. 1 and 2),
Assembly resolution 39/88 B (ibid., annex VII, para. 4) and the annex
to resolution 45/45 (A/520/Rev.15 and Amend.1, annex VIII, para. 3)
pertaining to the functions of the Committee.


                          B.  Rationalization of work

6. The Secretary-General wishes to draw the attention of the General
Committee to General Assembly resolution 41/213 of 19 December 1986,
whereby the Assembly decided that the recommendations as agreed upon
and as contained in the report of the Group of High-level
Intergovernmental Experts to Review the Efficiency of the
Administrative and Financial Functioning of the United Nations  1/
should be implemented by the Secretary-General and the relevant organs
and bodies of the United Nations.

7. In this connection, the Secretary-General wishes to draw the
attention of the General Committee to the measures undertaken in
pursuance of the goal of renewal and reform, in particular to
recommendations 2, 3 and 7 of the Group of High-level
Intergovernmental Experts, as reflected in the progress reports of the
Secretary-General on the implementation of General Assembly resolution
41/213 (A/42/234, A/43/286, A/44/222) as well as a supplementary
report submitted to the Assembly at its forty-fifth session
(A/45/226).  The Secretary-General also wishes to draw the Committee's
attention to Assembly resolution 46/232 of 2 March 1992 on the
revitalization of the United Nations Secretariat, resolutions 46/235
of 13 April 1992, 48/162 of 20 December 1993 and 50/227 on the
restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the
economic, social and related fields, and resolution 48/264 and annex I
thereto on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly.  

8. The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to paragraph 5 of the annex to resolution 45/45
(A/520/Rev.15 and Amend.1, annex VIII) which reads as follows:

        "5.  The General Committee should consider, at the beginning of
   each session of the General Assembly, recommending that certain
   Main Committees should meet in sequential order, taking into
   account such matters as the number of meetings required for the
   consideration of the questions with which they are charged at that
   session, the organization of the work of the whole session and the
   problem of participation of smaller delegations."

The General Committee may wish also to draw the Assembly's attention
to paragraph 23 of annex I of resolution 50/227, which reads as
follows:

        "23.      To the extent feasible, the discussions in the Second
   and Third Committees should not commence until after the end of the
   general debate in the plenary meetings of the General Assembly."

9. Furthermore, the Secretary-General wishes to draw the attention of
the General Committee to the fact that measures introduced to reduce
costs relating to overtime will be strictly enforced.


                        C.  Closing date of the session

10.     In accordance with the provisions of rule 2 of the rules of
procedure, the General Assembly should fix a closing date for the
fifty-first session.  The General Committee may wish to recommend to
the Assembly that the fifty-first session should recess not later than
Tuesday, 17 December 1996, and close on Monday, 15 September 1997. 
The Committee may also wish to recommend to the Assembly that all the
Main Committees should start their work as soon as possible and make
every effort to complete their work by Friday, 29 November 1996.


                           D.  Schedule of meetings

11.     The General Committee may wish to recommend to the General
Assembly that, in accordance with established practice, morning
meetings should start at 10 a.m. promptly for all plenary meetings and
meetings of the Main Committees during the fifty-first session.  The
Committee may also wish to recommend to the Assembly that, as a cost-
saving measure, plenary meetings and meetings of the Main Committees,
including informals, be adjourned by 6 p.m., and that no meetings
should be held on weekends.  The Committee may also wish to recommend
to the General Assembly that this cost-saving measure should also
apply, for the remainder of 1996, to meetings on the calendar of
conferences and meetings.  

12.     The General Committee may further wish to recommend that, in
order to avoid the late start of meetings, the General Assembly should
waive, in view of the practice at recent sessions, the requirement of
the presence of at least one third of the members to declare a plenary
meeting open and permit the debate to proceed and one quarter of the
members to declare a meeting of a Main Committee open and permit the
debate to proceed.  This recommendation would be made on the
understanding that such a waiver would not imply any permanent change
in the provisions of rules 67 and 108 of the rules of procedure and
that the requirement of the presence of a majority of the members for
any decision to be taken would be maintained.

13.     Furthermore, the General Committee may wish to recommend to
the General Assembly that delegations should be reminded of the utmost
importance of punctuality in the interest of ensuring an effective and
orderly organization of work and achieving economies for the United
Nations.


                              E.  General debate

14.     In accordance with recent practice, the Secretary-General
suggests that the general debate should begin on Monday, 23 September,
and end on Friday, 11 October 1996.

15.     The Secretary-General also suggests that the list of speakers
in the general debate should be closed on Wednesday, 25 September, at
6 p.m.

16.     The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to the decision taken by the Assembly at previous sessions,
namely, that the practice of expressing congratulations inside the
General Assembly Hall after a speech has been delivered is prohibited. 
In this connection, the Committee may wish to recommend to the
Assembly that speakers in the general debate, after delivering their
statements, should leave the General Assembly Hall through room GA-200
located behind the podium before returning to their seats.


               F.  Explanations of vote, right of reply, points
                   of order and length of statements       

17.     The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 of its decision 34/401
(A/520/Rev.15, annex VI), which reads as follows:

        "6.  Explanations of vote should be limited to ten minutes.

        "7.  When the same draft resolution is considered in a Main
   Committee and in plenary meeting, a delegation should, as far as
   possible, explain its vote only once, i.e., either in the Committee
   or in plenary meeting, unless that delegation's vote in plenary
   meeting is different from its vote in the Committee.

        "8.  Delegations should exercise their right of reply at the
   end of the day whenever two meetings have been scheduled for that
   day and whenever such meetings are devoted to the consideration of
   the same item."

18.     The Secretary-General wishes to suggest that, in line with
time-limits for explanations of vote and the right of reply, the
General Committee recommend to the General Assembly limiting points of
order to five minutes.

19.     With a view to streamlining the procedures of the General
Assembly and as another cost-saving measure, the General Committee, in
connection with the length of statements, may wish to draw the
attention of the Assembly, as it did at recent sessions, to rules 72
and 114 of the rules of procedure and paragraph 22 of annex VI thereto
for appropriate action in plenary meeting and the Main Committees.


                            G.  Records of meetings

20.     As at past sessions, verbatim records will continue to be
provided, during the fifty-first session, for the plenary meetings of
the General Assembly and meetings of the First Committee and summary
records will be provided to the General Committee and the Main
Committees of the Assembly.  In accordance with the recommendation of
the Special Committee on the Rationalization of the Procedures and
Organization of the General Assembly (ibid., annex V, para. 108 (b)),
the General Committee may wish to recommend that the General Assembly
should maintain for the fifty-first session the practice whereby the
Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) may
obtain, on specific request, transcriptions of the debates of some of
its meetings, or portions thereof.  These transcriptions, which would
not be part of the official records of the Committee, would be
provided as the required services became available.  Furthermore, the
General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's attention to
paragraphs 8 and 9 of its resolution 38/32 E of 25 November 1983,
which read as follows:

        "8.  Decides that the practice of reproducing statements
   in extenso as separate documents shall be discontinued for all its
   subsidiary organs that are entitled to summary records;

        "9.  Decides further that any exceptions to this rule may be
   made by the body concerned only if the statements are to serve as
   bases for discussion and if, after hearing a statement of the
   relevant financial implications, the body decides that one or more
   statements in extenso may be included in the summary record, or
   reproduced as separate documents or as annexes to authorized
   documents".

In this connection, the General Committee may also wish to recommend
to the Assembly that the practice not to reproduce in extenso
statements made in a Main Committee should be maintained for the
fifty-first session.


                           H.  Seating arrangements

21.     In accordance with established practice, the Secretary-General
has drawn lots for the purpose of choosing the Member State to occupy
the first desk on the General Assembly floor from which the
alphabetical seating order will begin.  The name drawn was Italy. 
Consequently, the delegation of that country will sit at the first
desk at the right of the President and the other countries will follow
in the English alphabetical order.  The same order will be observed in
the Main Committees.


                           I.  Concluding statements

22.     The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to paragraph 17 of its decision 34/401 (ibid., annex VI),
which reads as follows:

        "17.  To save time at the end of the session, the practice of
   making concluding statements in the General Assembly and its Main
   Committees should be dispensed with except for statements by the
   presiding officers."


                                J.  Resolutions

23.     The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to paragraph 32 of its decision 34/401 (ibid.), which reads
as follows:

        "32.  Whenever possible, resolutions requesting the discussion
   of a question at a subsequent session should not call for the
   inclusion of a separate new item and such discussion should be held
   under the item under which the resolution was adopted."

24.     The General Committee may also wish to draw the attention of
the General Assembly to recommendation 3 (f) of the Group of
High-level Intergovernmental Experts, which reads as follows:

        "(f)  Efforts should be made to reduce the number of
   resolutions adopted by the General Assembly.  Resolutions should
   request reports of the Secretary-General only in cases where that
   would be indispensable for facilitating the implementation of these
   resolutions or the continued examination of the question."

25.     In this connection, the General Committee may wish to draw the
attention of the General Assembly to paragraph 5 of its resolution
48/264, which reads as follows:

        "5.  Encourages Member States to exercise restraint in making
   proposals requesting new reports of the Secretary-General, bearing
   in mind the desirability of reducing the number of such reports".

26.     The General Committee may also wish to draw the attention of
the General Assembly to paragraph 24 of annex I of resolution 50/227,
which reads as follows:

   "24.      For issues of a procedural nature, decisions, instead of
   resolutions, should be used to the maximum extent possible. 
   Resolutions should be shorter, in particular as regards preambular
   parts.  The bureaux, in reviewing the respective agendas, could
   identify and recommend those individual items or clusters of
   related items that could be effectively considered in omnibus
   resolutions."

27.     The General Committee may further wish to draw the attention
of the General Assembly to paragraphs 1 and 10 of the annex to
resolution 45/45 (A/520/Rev.15/Amend.1, annex VIII).


                               K.  Documentation

28.     The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to paragraph 28 of its decision 34/401 (A/520/Rev.15, annex
VI), which reads as follows:

        "28.  The General Assembly, including its Main Committees,
   should merely take note of those reports of the Secretary-General
   or subsidiary organs which do not require a decision by the
   Assembly and should neither debate nor adopt resolutions on them,
   unless specifically requested to do so by the Secretary-General or
   the organ concerned."

29.     The General Committee may wish to draw the attention of the
General Assembly to paragraph 6 of its resolution 48/264, which reads
as follows:

        "6.  Emphasizes that reports requested of the Secretary-General
   should be made available in all official languages in a timely
   manner in accordance with the rules of procedure of the General
   Assembly and the annexes thereto with a view to enabling
   delegations to consider the substance of such reports more
   thoroughly in advance of meetings".

The Committee may also wish to draw the attention of the Assembly to
paragraph 4 of resolution 50/206 C, in which the Assembly once again
requested the Secretary-General "to ensure that documentation is
available in accordance with the six-week rule for the distribution of
documents, simultaneously in each of the six official languages of the
United Nations".

30.     The Secretary-General feels obliged to emphasize once again
that, despite the provisions adopted by the General Assembly to
control and limit documentation, the volume of pre-session
documentation has consistently increased in recent years, without any
strengthening of resources, thus contributing to serious delays in the
issuance of documentation.


                 L.  Questions related to the programme budget

31.     The Secretary-General would like to draw the attention of the
General Committee to rule 153 of the rules of procedure, which reads
as follows:

        "No resolution involving expenditure shall be recommended by a
   committee for approval by the General Assembly unless it is
   accompanied by an estimate of expenditures prepared by the
   Secretary-General.  No resolution in respect of which expenditures
   are anticipated by the Secretary-General shall be voted by the
   General Assembly until the Administrative and Budgetary Committee
   (Fifth Committee) has had an opportunity of stating the effect of
   the proposal upon the budget estimates of the United Nations."

In this connection, the General Committee may wish to draw the
Assembly's attention to paragraph 12 of its decision 34/401 (ibid.),
which reads as follows:

        "12.  It is imperative that Main Committees should allow
   sufficient time for the preparation of the estimate of expenditures
   by the Secretariat and for its consideration by the Advisory
   Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and the Fifth
   Committee and that they should take this requirement into account
   when they adopt their programme of work."

Furthermore, the General Committee may wish to draw the attention of
the Assembly to paragraph 6 of its resolution 35/10 A of
3 November 1980, which reads as follows:

        "6.  Decides that all proposals affecting the schedule of
   conferences and meetings made at sessions of the General Assembly
   shall be reviewed by the Committee on Conferences when
   administrative implications are being considered under the
   requirements of rule 153 of the rules of procedure of the
   Assembly."

The General Committee may also wish to draw the Assembly's attention
to regulation 4.9 of the Regulations Governing Programme Planning, the
Programme Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and
the Methods of Evaluation (resolution 37/234, annex), which reads as
follows:

   "Regulation 4.9.  No Council, Commission or other competent body
   shall take a decision involving either a change in the programme
   budget approved by the General Assembly or the possible requirement
   of expenditure unless it has received and taken account of a report
   from the Secretary-General on the programme budget implications of
   the proposal."

32.     The General Committee may also wish to recall paragraph 13 of
decision 34/401 (A/520/Rev.15, annex VI), which reads as follows:

        "13.  Furthermore:

        "(a)  A mandatory deadline, not later than 1 December, should
   be established for the submission to the Fifth Committee of all
   draft resolutions with financial implications;

        "(b)  The Fifth Committee should, as a general practice,
   consider accepting without debate the recommendations of the
   Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the
   financial implications of draft resolutions up to a prescribed
   limit, namely, $25,000 on any one item;

        "(c)  Firm deadlines should be set for the early submission of
   the reports of subsidiary bodies which require consideration by the
   Fifth Committee;

        "(d)  A minimum period of forty-eight hours should be allowed
   between the submission and the voting of a proposal involving
   expenditure in order to allow the Secretary-General to prepare and
   present the related statement of administrative and financial
   implications."

33.     In connection with subparagraph 13 (d) of decision 34/401
quoted above, experience has shown that, depending on the type and
complexity of the proposals involving changes in the work programme
and additional expenditures, the preparation of a statement of
programme budget implications by the Secretary- General may take a few
days.  In addition, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions and the Fifth Committee need adequate time to
review the programme budget implications of a draft resolution before
the latter can be acted on by the Assembly.

34.     It is thus desirable that Member States submit proposals
involving statements of programme budget implications sufficiently in
advance to avoid the cancellation of meetings and the postponement of
consideration of items.


                  M.  Observances and commemorative meetings

35.     Observances and commemorative meetings held in plenary meeting
have for the most part followed a well-defined pattern.  Considering
past practice and allowing for the necessary flexibility, the General
Committee may wish to recommend that, with the exception of the
anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly should adopt
the following format for commemorative meetings:  statements by the
President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General,
statements by the chairmen of the five regional groups and by the
representative of the host country.  The Committee may also wish to
recommend to the Assembly that, according to established practice,
each statement should be limited to 15 minutes.

36.     It is further suggested that observances and commemorative
meetings take place, as far as possible, immediately following the
general debate.  The advantage of such a procedure is that it may
facilitate the participation of dignitaries attending the general
debate.  This procedure would also allow advance planning of the work
of the General Assembly.


                            N.  Special conferences

37.     The General Committee may wish to draw the General Assembly's
attention to recommendation 6 of the Committee on Conferences, adopted
by the Assembly in paragraph (b) of its decision 34/405, which reads
as follows:

        "(b)  The Committee, taking into account difficulties
   encountered in ensuring adequate preparation of meetings, including
   timely distribution of documentation, as well as the ability of
   Member States to participate fully, recommends that the General
   Assembly should instruct the Main Committees to review the number
   of special conferences of the United Nations already proposed and
   scheduled in their respective fields of activity prior to deciding
   upon the scheduling of new and additional special conferences, thus
   bearing in mind the relevant portions of General Assembly
   resolution 33/55."

The General Committee may also wish to draw the Assembly's attention
to recommendation 2 (d) of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental
Experts, which reads as follows:

        "Until 1978, a number of resolutions had requested that only
   one major conference be scheduled annually.  The decision of the
   General Assembly that no more than five special conferences should
   take place in a given year and that no more than one special
   conference should be convened at the same time should be strictly
   implemented."

38.     In this connection, the General Committee may further wish to
draw the General Assembly's attention to the relevant provisions of
recommendation 4 of the Group of High-level Intergovernmental Experts,
which reads as follows:

        "The existing principle that United Nations bodies should meet
   at their respective established headquarters, as provided for in
   General Assembly resolution 40/243 of 18 December 1985, should be
   strictly enforced.  Whenever the Assembly accepts an invitation
   from the Government of a Member State to hold a conference or
   meeting away from established headquarters, the additional cost
   should be borne in full by that Government.  The methods of
   budgeting these costs should be improved so as to ensure that all
   additional costs are accounted for."


                       O.  Meetings of subsidiary organs

39.     In accordance with section 1, paragraph 7, of General Assembly
resolution 40/243, no subsidiary organ of the Assembly should be
permitted to meet at United Nations Headquarters during a regular
session of the Assembly, unless explicitly authorized by the Assembly. 
In this connection, the Secretary-General wishes to draw the attention
of the General Committee to a letter dated 6 September 1996 (A/51/337)
in which the Chairman of the Committee on Conferences informed the
President of the General Assembly that the Committee had recommended,
on the strict understanding that meetings would have to be
accommodated within available facilities and services, that the
following subsidiary organs should be authorized to meet during the
main part of the fifty-first session:

   (a)  Committee on Conferences;

   (b)  Committee on Relations with the Host Country;

   (c)  Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the
Palestinian People;

   (d)  Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund;

   (e)  Special Committee on Peace-keeping Operations;

   (f)  Working Group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief
and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.


             III.  OBSERVATIONS AND PROPOSALS ON THE ORGANIZATION
                   OF FUTURE SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

40.     The agenda of the General Assembly reflects the concern of
Member States with a myriad of issues spanning political, economic,
social and financial fields.  The growing complexity of many global
issues and their increasingly interdisciplinary nature pose a
challenge to the Organization's ability to respond swiftly.

41.     The General Assembly is faced with many items that require
timely and purposeful consideration, often under stringent deadlines. 
It is therefore imperative that it continue to improve its operating
procedures so as to organize its work effectively and make optimum use
of the time available.

42.     During the past few years, the General Assembly met frequently
between January and August.  Most recently, during its fiftieth
session, the Assembly held 22 meetings between February and August
1996, which was almost a quarter of the total of 100 plenary meetings
that the Assembly held from September to December 1995.  Those
meetings were not envisaged in the calendar of meetings and therefore
ad hoc arrangements had to be made to continue to provide adequate
secretariat services at the expense of other requirements.  It may be
worthwhile for the Assembly to consider whether the rationalization of
Assembly meetings between January and August is possible to allow
advance planning for delegations and the Secretariat.


                          IV.  ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

43.     All proposals for the inclusion of items in the agenda of the
fifty-first session have been communicated to Member States in the
following documents:

   (a)  Provisional agenda of the fifty-first session (A/51/150);

   (b)  Supplementary list (A/51/200).

The items proposed for inclusion are listed in the draft agenda, which
appears in paragraph 45 below.

44.     Bearing in mind the need to rationalize the General Assembly's
procedures, and in view of the large number of items on the draft
agenda, the Secretary-General wishes to recall the recommendation of
the Special Committee on the Rationalization of the Procedures and
Organization of the General Assembly that Member States should examine
the agenda with a view to eliminating items that have lost their
urgency or relevance, are not ripe for consideration or could be dealt
with and even disposed of equally well by subsidiary organs of the
General Assembly, and to referring specific items to other United
Nations organs or to specialized agencies, taking into account the
nature of the question (A/520/Rev.15, annex V, paras. 19 and 22; see
also ibid., annex VII, paras. 1 and 2).  The Secretary-General wishes
also to recall paragraphs 4 and 5 (a) and (c) of annex I to resolution
48/264, which read as follows:

   "4.  There shall be periodic reviews of the agenda, taking into
   account the views of concerned Member States, in order to ascertain
   whether it is possible to delete any item on which no resolution or
   decision has been adopted for a period of time.

   "5.  The Main Committees should be encouraged to continue with the
   review of their respective agendas, taking into account,
   inter alia, the following:

        "(a)  Agenda items concerning issues of closely related
   substance could be merged within a single agenda title or be
   incorporated as sub-items where this is possible without loss of
   focus on the items/ sub-items concerned;

        ...

        "(c)  Biennialization and triennialization of items on the
   agenda of the Main Committees could be considered in accordance
   with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly".

In addition, bearing in mind the extremely heavy workload of the
Assembly and the need to make the most effective use of scarce
resources, the Committee may wish to consider deferring to a later
session items for which decisions or action are not required at the
main part of the present session.

45.     Subject to the recommendations of the General Committee
regarding paragraphs 43 and 44 above, the draft agenda of the fifty-
first session would consist of the following items:  2/

 1.     Opening of the session by the Chairman of the delegation of
        Portugal (P.1).

 2.     Minute of silent prayer or meditation (P.2).

 3.     Credentials of representatives to the fifty-first session of
        the General Assembly (P.3):

   (a)  Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee;

   (b)  Report of the Credentials Committee.

 4.     Election of the President of the General Assembly (P.4).

 5.     Election of the officers of the Main Committees (P.5).

 6.     Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly (P.6).

 7.     Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12,
        paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations (P.7).

 8.     Adoption of the agenda and organization of work:  reports of
        the General Committee (P.8).

 9.     General debate (P.9).

10.     Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the
        Organization (P.10).  3/

11.     Report of the Security Council (P.11).

12.     Report of the Economic and Social Council (P.12).

13.     Report of the International Court of Justice (P.13).

14.     Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (P.14).

15.     Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs (P.15):

   (a)  Election of five non-permanent members of the Security
        Council;

   (b)  Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social
        Council;

   (c)  Election of five members of the International Court of
        Justice.

16.     Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
        (P.16).

17.     Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
        elections (P.17):

   (a)  Election of the members of the International Law Commission;

   (b)  Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and
        Coordination;

   (c)  Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations
        Environment Programme.

18.     Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
        appointments (P.18):

   (a)  Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on
        Administrative and Budgetary Questions;

   (b)  Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions;

   (c)  Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors;

   (d)  Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments
        Committee;

   (e)  Appointment of members of the United Nations Administrative
        Tribunal;

   (f)  Appointment of members of the International Civil Service
        Commission;

   (g)  Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences;

   (h)  Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit;

   (i)  Confirmation of the appointment of the Administrator of the
        United Nations Development Programme.

19.     Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
        Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (P.19).

20.     Admission of new Members to the United Nations (P.20).

21.     Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster
        relief assistance of the United Nations, including special
        economic assistance (P.21):

   (a)  Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian
        assistance of the United Nations;

   (b)  Special economic assistance to individual countries or
        regions; 3/

   (c)  Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and
        reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan;

   (d)  Assistance to the Palestinian people.

22.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of
        American States (P.22).

23.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African
        Legal Consultative Committee (P.23).

24.     Law of the sea (P.24):

   (a)  Law of the sea;

   (b)  Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the
        United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December
        1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling
        Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks;

   (c)  Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the
        living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas;
        unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its
        impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans
        and seas; and fisheries by-catch and discards and their impact
        on the sustainable use of the world's living marine resources.

25.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean
        Community (P.25).

26.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic
        Cooperation Organization (P.26).

27.     Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial
        embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba
        (P.27).

28.     Universal Congress on the Panama Canal (P.28).

29.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the
        Inter-Parliamentary Union (P.29).

30.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab
        States (P.30).

31.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of
        the Islamic Conference (P.31).

32.     Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic (P.32).

33.     The situation in the Middle East (P.33).  4/

34.     Assistance in mine clearance (P.34).

35.     Question of Palestine (P.35). 3/

36.     International assistance for the rehabilitation and
        reconstruction of Nicaragua:  aftermath of the war and natural
        disasters (P.36).

37.     The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti (P.37).

38.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization
        for Security and Cooperation in Europe (P.38).

39.     The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for
        international peace and security (P.39).

40.     The situation in Central America:  procedures for the
        establishment of a firm and lasting peace and progress in
        fashioning a region of peace, freedom, democracy and
        development (P.40).  5/

41.     Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of
        Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored
        democracies (P.41).

42.     Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of
        African Unity (P.42).

43.     The situation in Burundi (P.43).

44.     Implementation of the United Nations New Agenda for the
        Development of Africa in the 1990s (P.44).  6/

45.     Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social
        Development (P.45).

46.     Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the
        economic, social and related fields (P.46).

47.     Question of equitable representation on and increase in the
        membership of the Security Council and related matters (P.47).
        3/

48.     Strengthening of the United Nations system (P.48). 3/

49.     Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (P.49).

50.     Report of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of
        Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International
        Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former
        Yugoslavia since 1991 (P.50).

51.     Declaration of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government
        of the Organization of African Unity on the aerial and naval
        military attack against the Socialist People's Libyan Arab
        Jamahiriya by the present United States Administration in
        April 1986 (P.51).

52.     Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear
        installations and its grave consequences for the established
        international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear
        energy, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and
        international peace and security (P.52).

53.     Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression against
        Kuwait (P.53).

54.     Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations
        (P.54).

55.     Launching of global negotiations on international economic
        cooperation for development (P.55).

56.     The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (P.56).  7/

57.     Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (P.57). 7/

58.     Question of Cyprus (P.58). 7/

59.     Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the
        Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other
        Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed
        in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible
        for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the
        Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and
        31 December 1994 (P.59). 7/

60.     Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of
        weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: 
        report of the Conference on Disarmament (P.60).

61.     Reduction of military budgets (P.61):

   (a)  Reduction of military budgets;

   (b)  Objective information on military matters, including
        transparency of military expenditures.

62.     Question of Antarctica (P.62).

63.     The role of science and technology in the context of
        international security and disarmament (P.63).

64.     The role of science and technology in the context of
        international security, disarmament and other related fields
        (P.64).

65.     Amendment of the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the
        Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water (P.65).

66.     Implementation of the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty
        (P.66).

67.     Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of
        the Middle East (P.67).

68.     Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in South Asia
        (P.68).

69.     Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure
        non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of
        nuclear weapons (P.69).

70.     Prevention of an arms race in outer space (P.70).

71.     General and complete disarmament (P.71):

   (a)  Notification of nuclear tests;

   (b)  Transparency in armaments;

   (c)  Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes;

   (d)  Convening of the fourth special session of the General
        Assembly devoted to disarmament:  report of the Preparatory
        Committee for the Fourth Special Session of the General
        Assembly Devoted to Disarmament;

   (e)  Relationship between disarmament and development;

   (f)  Measures to curb the illicit transfer and use of conventional
        arms;

   (g)  Regional disarmament;

   (h)  Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional
        levels;

   (i)  Nuclear disarmament;

   (j)  Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and of
        vehicles for their delivery in all its aspects.

72.     Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the
        Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (P.72):

   (a)  United Nations Disarmament Information Programme;

   (b)  United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory
        services;

   (c)  Regional confidence-building measures;

   (d)  United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in
        Africa, United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and
        Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific and United Nations
        Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in
        Latin America and the Caribbean;

   (e)  Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons.

73.     Review of the implementation of the recommendations and
        decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special
        session (P.73):

   (a)  Report of the Disarmament Commission;

   (b)  Report of the Conference on Disarmament;

   (c)  Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters;

   (d)  United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research;

   (e)  Confidence-building measures.

74.     The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (P.74).

75.     Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of
        Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be
        Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
        (P.75).

76.     Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean
        region (P.76).

77.     Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a
        Zone of Peace (P.77).

78.     Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the
        Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the
        Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (P.78).

79.     African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (P.79).

80.     Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production
        and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin
        Weapons and on Their Destruction (P.80).

81.     Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the
        Strengthening of International Security (P.81).

82.     Effects of atomic radiation (P.82).

83.     International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
        (P.83).

84.     United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
        in the Near East (P.84).

85.     Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli
        Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People
        and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (P.85).

86.     Comprehensive review of the whole question of peace-keeping
        operations in all their aspects (P.86).

87.     Questions relating to information (P.87).

88.     Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted
        under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations
        (P.88).

89.     Activities of foreign economic and other interests which
        impede the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting
        of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples in
        Territories under colonial domination (P.89).

90.     Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
        Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the
        specialized agencies and the international institutions
        associated with the United Nations (P.90).

91.     Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for
        inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories (P.91).

92.     Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova,
        Europa and Bassas da India (P.92).

93.     Question of East Timor (P.93).

94.     The situation in the occupied territories of Croatia (P.94).

95.     Question of the composition of the relevant organs of the
        United Nations (P.95).

96.     Macroeconomic policy questions (P.96):

   (a)  External debt crisis and development;

   (b)  Financing of development, including net transfer of resources
        between developing and developed countries;

   (c)  Trade and development;  8/

   (d)  Commodities.

97.     Sectoral policy questions (P.97):

   (a)  Industrial development cooperation;

   (b)  Food and sustainable agricultural development.

98.     Sustainable development and international economic cooperation
        (P.98):

   (a)  Implementation and follow-up to major consensus agreements on
        development:

        (i)  Implementation of the commitments and policies agreed upon
             in the Declaration on International Economic Cooperation,
             in particular the Revitalization of the Economic Growth
             and Development of the Developing Countries;

       (ii)  Implementation of the International Development Strategy
             for the Fourth United Nations Development Decade;

   (b)  Agenda for development:  9/

        (i)  Agenda for development;

       (ii)  Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening international
             economic cooperation for development through partnership;

   (c)  Integration of the economies in transition into the world
        economy;

   (d)  Population and development;

   (e)  Human settlements;

   (f)  Eradication of poverty;

   (g)  Cultural development.

99.     Environment and sustainable development (P.99):

   (a)  Implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the
        United Nations Conference on Environment and Development;

   (b)  Special session for the purpose of an overall review and
        appraisal of the implementation of Agenda 21;

   (c)  Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity;

   (d)  Implementation of the outcome of the Global Conference on the
        Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States;

   (e)  Protection of global climate for present and future
        generations of mankind;

   (f)  International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

100.    Operational activities for development (P.100).

101.    Training and research (P.101):

   (a)  United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

   (b)  United Nations University.

102.    Social development, including questions relating to the world
        social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and
        the family (P.102).

103.    Crime prevention and criminal justice (P.103).

104.    International drug control (P.104).

105.    Advancement of women (P.105).

106.    Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference
        on Women (P.106).

107.    Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,
        questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced
        persons and humanitarian questions (P.107).

108.    Promotion and protection of the rights of children (P.108).

109.    Programme of activities of the International Decade of the
        World's Indigenous People (P.109).

110.    Elimination of racism and racial discrimination (P.110).

111.    Right of peoples to self-determination (P.111).

112.    Human rights questions (P.112):

   (a)  Implementation of human rights instruments;

   (b)  Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for
        improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and
        fundamental freedoms; 3/

   (c)  Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and
        representatives;

   (d)  Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna
        Declaration and Programme of Action;

   (e)  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
        Rights.

113.    Financial reports and audited financial statements, and
        reports of the Board of Auditors (P.113):

   (a)  United Nations;

   (b)  United Nations Development Programme;

   (c)  United Nations Children's Fund;

   (d)  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
        in the Near East;

   (e)  United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

   (f)  Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High
        Commissioner for Refugees;

   (g)  Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme;

   (h)  United Nations Population Fund;

   (i)  United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation;

   (j)  Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control
Programme;

   (k)  United Nations Office for Project Services.

114.    Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial
        functioning of the United Nations (P.114).  10/

115.    Programme budget for the biennium 1994-1995 (P.115).  11/

116.    Programme planning (P.116).

117.    Improving the financial situation of the United Nations
        (P.117). 7/

118.    Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 (P.118). 11/

119.    Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United
        Nations with the specialized agencies and the International
        Atomic Energy Agency (P.119).

120.    Pattern of conferences (P.120).

121.    Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of
        the United Nations (P.121). 10/

122.    Human resources management (P.122): 11/

   (a)  Implementation of the Secretary-General's strategy for the
        management of the Organization's human resources and other
        human resources management issues;

   (b)  Composition of the Secretariat;

   (c)  Respect for the privileges and immunities of officials of the
        United Nations and the specialized agencies and related
        organizations.

123.    United Nations common system (P.123). 3/

124.    United Nations pension system (P.124).

125.    Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping forces in the
        Middle East (P.125): 11/

   (a)  United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

   (b)  United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

126.    Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission
        (P.126). 11/

127.    Financing of the activities arising from Security Council
        resolution 687 (1991) (P.127): 11/

   (a)  United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission;

   (b)  Other activities.

128.    Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in
        Western Sahara (P.128). 11/

129.    Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in El
        Salvador (P.129). 3/

130.    Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional
        Authority in Cambodia (P.130). 7/

131.    Financing of the United Nations Protection Force, the United
        Nations Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia, the
        United Nations Preventive Deployment Force and the United
        Nations Peace Forces headquarters (P.131). 11/

132.    Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II
        (P.132). 7/

133.    Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique
        (P.133). 7/

134.    Financing of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus
        (P.134). 11/ 

135.    Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia
        (P.135). 11/

136.    Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (P.136). 11/

137.    Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia
        (P.137). 11/

138.    Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda
        (P.138). 11/

139.    Financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of
        Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International
        Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former
        Yugoslavia since 1991 (P.139). 11/

140.    Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in
        Tajikistan (P.140). 11/

141.    Financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the
        Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other
        Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed
        in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible
        for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the
        Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and
        31 December 1994 (P.141). 11/

142.    Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the
        United Nations peace-keeping operations (P.142):

   (a)  Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations; 11/

   (b)  Relocation of Ukraine to the group of Member States set out in
        paragraph 3 (c) of General Assembly resolution 43/232.

143.    Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the
        Office of Internal Oversight Services (P.143).

144.    Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions
        of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed
        conflicts (P.144).

145.    Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection,
        security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and
        representatives (P.145).

146.    Convention on the law of the non-navigational uses of
        international watercourses (P.146).

147.    United Nations Decade of International Law (P.147).  12/

148.    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its
        forty-eighth session (P.148).

149.    Establishment of an international criminal court (P.149).

150.    Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade
        Law on the work of its twenty-ninth session (P.150).

151.    Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country
        (P.151).

152.    Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United
        Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the
        Organization (P.152).

153.    Measures to eliminate international terrorism (P.153).

154.    Progressive development of the principles and norms of
        international law relating to the new international economic
        order (P.154).

155.    Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and
        Herzegovina (P.155). 11/

156.    Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration
        for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (P.156). 11/

157.    Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force
        (P.157). 11/

158.    Observer status for the International Criminal Police
        Organization-Interpol in the General Assembly (P.158).

159.    Consideration of the exceptional situation of the inability,
        resulting from General Assembly resolution 2758 (XXVI), of the
        21.3 million people on Taiwan, Republic of China, to
        participate in the activities of the United Nations (P.159).

160.    Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti
        (S.1).

161.    Question of elaboration of an international convention against
        organized transnational crime (S.2).

162.    Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of
        political and economic compulsion (S.3).

163.    Advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the
        legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (S.4). 
        13/


                            V.  ALLOCATION OF ITEMS

46.     The allocation of items described in paragraph 56 below is
based on the pattern adopted by the General Assembly for those items
in previous years.  The Secretary-General trusts that delegations will
consider allotting items in a manner which will best enhance the
effectiveness and the impact of the Assembly's work.  In this
connection, the General Committee may wish to draw the General
Assembly's attention to paragraph 4 of its decision 34/401
(A/520/Rev.15, annex VI), which reads as follows:

        "4.  Substantive items should normally be discussed initially
   in a Main Committee and, therefore, items previously allocated to
   plenary meetings should henceforth be referred to a Main Committee
   unless there are compelling circumstances requiring their continued
   consideration in plenary meeting."

The General Committee may also wish to draw the Assembly's attention
to paragraph 3 of annex I of resolution 48/264.  The Secretary-General
wishes to draw the General Committee's attention to the relevant
paragraphs of resolution 39/88 B and resolution 45/45 (A/520/Rev.15
and Amend.1, annexes VII and VIII).  Paragraph 5 of the annex to
resolution 39/88 B reads as follows:

        "5.  The Chairmen of the Main Committees should take the
   initiative, in the light of past experience, to propose the
   grouping of similar or related items and the holding of a single
   general debate on them."

Paragraph 6 of the annex to resolution 45/45 reads as follows: 

        "6.  In making recommendations as to how agenda items should be
   allocated to the Main Committees and the plenary of the General
   Assembly, the General Committee should ensure the best use of the
   expertise of the Committees."

In this connection, the Secretary-General also wishes to draw the
General Committee's attention to paragraphs 2 and 5 (b) and (d) of
annex I of resolution 48/264, which read as follows:

   "2.  Agenda items which are of a nature that relates to more than
   one Main Committee or which do not come within the purview of any
   Main Committee should be considered by the General Assembly in
   plenary meeting, taking into account the recommendations of the
   General Committee.

   ...

   "5.  The Main Committees should be encouraged to continue with the
   review of their respective agendas, taking into account,
   inter alia, the following:

        ...

        "(b)      Items that cover related matters or issues could be
   considered in agreed clusters;

        ...

        "(d)      The existing broad division of work among the Main
   Committees should be maintained."

47.     The following items of the draft agenda have not been
considered previously by the General Assembly:

     158.  Observer status for the International Criminal Police
           Organization-Interpol in the General Assembly (P.158).

     159.  Consideration of the exceptional situation of the inability,
           resulting from General Assembly resolution 2758 (XXVI), of
           the 21.3 million people on Taiwan, Republic of China, to
           participate in the activities of the United Nations (P.159).

     160.  Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti
           (S.1).

     161.  Question of elaboration of an international convention
           against organized transnational crime (S.2).

     162.  Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of
           political and economic compulsion (S.3).

     163.  Advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on
           the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (S.4).

The sponsors of the requests for the inclusion of the following items
have suggested that they should be allocated as follows:

     Item 158 ........................................ Plenary meetings

     Item 159 ........................................ Plenary meetings

     Item 161 ........................................ Third or Sixth
                                                       Committee

     Item 162 ........................................ Plenary meetings

     Item 163 ........................................ First Committee 13/

It is suggested that item 160, which was referred to the General
Assembly by the Secretary-General, should be allocated to the Fifth
Committee.

48.  In connection with item 12 of the draft agenda (Report of the
Economic and Social Council), the Secretary-General proposes that, as
in previous years, the various parts of the report should be assigned
to the Main Committees in accordance with their respective fields of
competence or to plenary meetings, on the understanding that the
administrative, programme and budgetary aspects should be dealt with
by the Fifth Committee.  Bearing that consideration in mind, the
Secretary-General recommends the following allocation for the various
parts of the report:  14/

Chapter I    Matters calling for action by the General
             Assembly or brought to its attention ........ Plenary meetings,
                                                           Second, Third and
                                                           Fifth Committees

Chapter II   High-level segment of the Council ........... Plenary meetings
                                                           and Third
                                                           Committee

Chapter III  Coordination of the policies and activities
             of the specialized agencies and other bodies
             of the United Nations system ................ Plenary meetings,
                                                           Second and Third
                                                           Committees

Chapter IV   Operational activities of the United Nations
             for international development cooperation ... Plenary meetings,
                                                           Second and Third
                                                           Committees

Chapter V    General segment

  Section A  Social, humanitarian and human rights
             questions ................................... Plenary meetings,
                                                           Special Political
                                                           and Decolonization
                                                           Committee (Fourth
                                                           Committee) and
                                                           Third Committee

  Section B  Economic and environmental questions ........ Second Committee

  Section C  Regional cooperation in the economic, social
             and related fields .......................... Second Committee

  Section D  Permanent sovereignty over national resources
             in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab
             territories ................................. Second Committee

  Section E  Coordination questions ...................... Second, Third
                                                           and Fifth
                                                           Committees

  Section F  Non-governmental organizations .............. Plenary meetings

  Section G  Programme and related questions in the
             economic, social and related fields ......... Fifth Committee

  Section H  New and innovative ideas for generating funds Second Committee

Chapter VI   Elections, nominations and confirmations .... Plenary meetings

Chapter VII  Organizational matters ...................... Plenary meetings,
                                                           Second, Third and
                                                           Fifth Committees

49.  With regard to item 19 of the draft agenda (Implementation of the
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and
Peoples), the General Committee may wish to consider referring to the
Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)
chapters of the report of the Special Committee (A/51/23) relating to
specific Territories; this would again enable the General Assembly to
deal in plenary meeting with the question of the implementation of the
Declaration as a whole.

50.  With regard to item 49 of the draft agenda (Question of the
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)), the Secretary-General wishes to remind
the General Committee that at previous sessions the General Assembly
decided to consider this item directly in plenary meeting, on the
understanding that bodies and individuals having an interest in the
question would be heard in the Special Political and Decolonization
Committee (Fourth Committee) in conjunction with the consideration of
the item in plenary meeting.

51.  With regard to item 58 of the draft agenda (Question of Cyprus),
the General Committee will recall that at its forty-second
session  15/ the General Assembly decided to consider this item
directly in plenary meeting, on the understanding that it would, when
considering the item, invite the Special Political and Decolonization
Committee (Fourth Committee) to meet for the purpose of affording
representatives of the Cypriot communities an opportunity to take the
floor in the Committee in order to express their views, and that the
Assembly would then resume its consideration of the item, taking into
account the report of the Committee.

52.  In connection with item 71 of the draft agenda (General and
complete disarmament), the Secretary-General wishes to draw the
attention of the General Committee to the fact that some portions of
the annual report of the International Atomic Energy Agency
(A/51/307), which is to be considered directly in plenary meeting
under item 14, deal with the subject-matter of this item.  The General
Committee may therefore wish to recommend that the relevant paragraphs
of the report should be drawn to the attention of the First Committee
in connection with its consideration of item 71.

53.  With regard to item 100 of the draft agenda (Operational
activities for development), the Secretary-General wishes to recall
that the Economic and Social Council by its decision 1996/226 of
10 July 1996 endorsed decision 1996/18 of the Executive Board of the
United Nations Children's Fund, in which the Executive Board
recommended that the General Assembly allocate a plenary meeting
during its fifty-first session to the commemoration of the fiftieth
anniversary of the operations of the United Nations Children's Fund,
and recommended its approval by the Assembly at its fifty-first
session.  The General Committee may wish to recommend to the Assembly
that the commemoration be held on Wednesday, 11 December 1996, in the morning.

54.  In connection with item 105 of the draft agenda (Advancement of
women), the Secretary-General wishes to recall paragraph 16 of the
annex to resolution 39/125 of 14 December 1984 concerning the United
Nations Development Fund for Women, which reads as follows:

         "16. Taking into account the advice of the Consultative
     Committee, the Administrator shall submit to the Governing Council
     of the United Nations Development Programme an annual report on
     the operations, management and budget of the Fund.  He shall
     submit a similar report to the General Assembly, to be referred to
     the Second Committee for consideration of its technical
     cooperation aspects and also to the Third Committee."

The General Committee may therefore wish to recommend that the report
be referred to the Second Committee for consideration under item 100
of the draft agenda (Operational activities for development).

55.  With regard to item 122 of the draft agenda (Human resources
management), the Secretary-General wishes to recall paragraphs 2 and 3
of resolution 50/240 of 7 June 1996, in which the General Assembly
invited the Sixth Committee to examine, as a matter of priority, at
the beginning of the fifty-first session, the legal implications of
the proposals of the Secretary-General contained in his reports on the
reform of the internal system of justice in the Secretariat, and
requested the Fifth Committee to revert to the question of the
internal system of justice in the Secretariat at the fifty-first
regular session.

56.  Subject to changes that may be made by the General Committee in
the light of paragraphs 46 to 55 above, the allocation of the items of
the draft agenda, as based on previous practice, would be the
following:  16/


                               Plenary meetings

 1.  Opening of the session by the Chairman of the delegation of Portugal
     (P.1).

 2.  Minute of silent prayer or meditation (P.2).

 3.  Credentials of representatives to the fifty-first session of the General
     Assembly (P.3):

     (a) Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee;

     (b) Report of the Credentials Committee.

 4.  Election of the President of the General Assembly (P.4).

 5.  Election of the officers of the Main Committees (P.5).

 6.  Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly (P.6).

 7.  Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of
     the Charter of the United Nations (P.7).

 8.  Adoption of the agenda and organization of work:  reports of the General
     Committee (P.8).

 9.  General debate (P.9).

10.  Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization
     (P.10) 3/

11.  Report of the Security Council (P.11).

12.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, II, III, IV, V
     (sections A and F), VI and VII] (P.12).  17/

13.  Report of the International Court of Justice (P.13).

14.  Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (P.14).  18/

15.  Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs (P.15):

     (a) Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council;

     (b) Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council;

     (c) Election of five members of the International Court of Justice.

16.  Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (P.16).

17.  Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     elections (P.17):

     (a) Election of the members of the International Law Commission;

     (b) Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and
         Coordination;

     (c) Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment
         Programme.

18.  Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     appointments (P.18):  19/

     (g) Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences;

     (h) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit;

     (i) Confirmation of the appointment of the Administrator of the United
         Nations Development Programme.

19.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples (P.19)  20/

20.  Admission of new Members to the United Nations (P.20).

21.  Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief
     assistance of the United Nations, including special economic
     assistance (P.21):

     (a) Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian
         assistance of the United Nations;

     (b) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions; 3/

     (c) Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and
         reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan;

     (d) Assistance to the Palestinian people.

22.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of American
     States (P.22).

23.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal
     Consultative Committee (P.23).

24.  Law of the sea (P.24):

     (a) Law of the sea;

     (b) Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United
         Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982
         relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish
         Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks;

     (c) Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the living
         marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; unauthorized
         fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its impact on the
         living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas; and
         fisheries by-catch and discards and their impact on the sustainable
         use of the world's living marine resources.

25.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean
     Community (P.25).

26.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation
     Organization (P.26).

27.  Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
     imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (P.27).

28.  Universal Congress on the Panama Canal (P.28).

29.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary
     Union (P.29).

30.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab
     States (P.30).

31.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of the
     Islamic Conference (P.31).

32.  Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic (P.32).

33.  The situation in the Middle East (P.33). 4/

34.  Assistance in mine clearance (P.34).

35.  Question of Palestine (P.35). 3/

36.  International assistance for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of
     Nicaragua:  aftermath of the war and natural disasters (P.36).

37.  The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti (P.37).

38.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security
     and Cooperation in Europe (P.38).

39.  The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international
     peace and security (P.39).

40.  The situation in Central America:  procedures for the establishment of a
     firm and lasting peace and progress in fashioning a region of peace,
     freedom, democracy and development (P.40). 5/

41.  Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to
     promote and consolidate new or restored democracies (P.41).

42.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of African
     Unity (P.42).

43.  The situation in Burundi (P.43).

44.  Implementation of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of
     Africa in the 1990s (P.44). 6/

45.  Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social
     Development (P.45).

46.  Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic,
     social and related fields (P.46).

47.  Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership
     of the Security Council and related matters (P.47). 3/

48.  Strengthening of the United Nations system (P.48). 3/

49.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (P.49).  21/

50.  Report of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons
     Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
     Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 (P.50).

51.  Declaration of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the
     Organization of African Unity on the aerial and naval military attack
     against the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by the present
     United States Administration in April 1986 (P.51).

52.  Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations and its
     grave consequences for the established international system concerning
     the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation of nuclear
     weapons and international peace and security (P.52).

53.  Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression against
     Kuwait (P.53).

54.  Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations (P.54).

55.  Launching of global negotiations on international economic cooperation
     for development (P.55).

56.  The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (P.56). 7/

57.  Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (P.57). 7/

58.  Question of Cyprus (P.58).  22/

59.  Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of
     Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of
     International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and
     Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations
     Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and
     31 December 1994 (P.59).


                                First Committee

1.   Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons
     of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons:  report of the
     Conference on Disarmament (P.60).

2.   Reduction of military budgets (P.61):

     (a) Reduction of military budgets;

     (b) Objective information on military matters, including transparency of
         military expenditures.

3.   Question of Antarctica (P.62).

4.   The role of science and technology in the context of international
     security and disarmament (P.63).

5.   The role of science and technology in the context of international
     security, disarmament and other related fields (P.64).

6.   Amendment of the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere,
     in Outer Space and under Water (P.65).

7.   Implementation of the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty (P.66).

8.   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle
     East (P.67).

9.   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in South Asia (P.68).

10.  Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure
     non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear
     weapons (P.69).

11.  Prevention of an arms race in outer space (P.70).

12.  General and complete disarmament (P.71):  23/

     (a) Notification of nuclear tests;

     (b) Transparency in armaments;

     (c) Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes;

     (d) Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly
         devoted to disarmament:  report of the Preparatory Committee for the
         Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to
         Disarmament;

     (e) Relationship between disarmament and development;

     (f) Measures to curb the illicit transfer and use of conventional arms;

     (g) Regional disarmament;

     (h) Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels;

     (i) Nuclear disarmament;

     (j) Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and of vehicles for
         their delivery in all its aspects.

13.  Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth
     Special Session of the General Assembly (P.72):

     (a) United Nations Disarmament Information Programme;

     (b) United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory
         services;

     (c) Regional confidence-building measures;

     (d) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa,
         United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and
         the Pacific and United Nations Regional Centre for Peace,
         Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean;

     (e) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons.

14.  Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions
     adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (P.73):

     (a) Report of the Disarmament Commission;

     (b) Report of the Conference on Disarmament;

     (c) Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters;

     (d) United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research;

     (e) Confidence-building measures.

15.  The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (P.74).

16.  Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain
     Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or
     to Have Indiscriminate Effects (P.75).

17.  Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
     (P.76).

18.  Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
     (P.77).

19.  Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the
     Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
     (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (P.78).

20.  African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (P.79).

21.  Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and
     Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on
     Their Destruction (P.80).

22.  Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of
     International Security (P.81).


                Special Political and Decolonization Committee
                              (Fourth Committee)

1.   Effects of atomic radiation (P.82).

2.   International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (P.83).

3.   United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
     Near East (P.84).

4.   Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices
     Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of
     the Occupied Territories (P.85).

5.   Comprehensive review of the whole question of peace-keeping operations
     in all their aspects (P.86).

6.   Questions relating to information (P.87).

7.   Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under
     Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations (P.88).

8.   Activities of foreign economic and other interests which impede the
     implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples in Territories under colonial domination
     (P.89).

9.   Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the
     international institutions associated with the United Nations (P.90).

10.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapter V (section A)]
     (P.12).  24/

11.  Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants
     of Non-Self-Governing Territories (P.91).

12.  Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and
     Bassas da India (P.92).

13.  Question of East Timor (P.93).

14.  The situation in the occupied territories of Croatia (P.94).

15.  Question of the composition of the relevant organs of the United Nations
     (P.95).

16.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples (P.19).  25/


                               Second Committee

1.   Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, III, IV, V
     (sections B to E and H) and VII] (P.12).  26/

2.   Macroeconomic policy questions (P.96):

     (a) External debt crisis and development;

     (b) Financing of development, including net transfer of resources
         between developing and developed countries;

     (c) Trade and development; 8/

     (d) Commodities.

3.   Sectoral policy questions (P.97):

     (a) Industrial development cooperation;

     (b) Food and sustainable agricultural development.

4.   Sustainable development and international economic cooperation (P.98):

     (a) Implementation and follow-up to major consensus agreements on
         development:

         (i)   Implementation of the commitments and policies agreed upon in
               the Declaration on International Economic Cooperation, in
               particular the Revitalization of the Economic Growth and
               Development of the Developing Countries;

         (ii)  Implementation of the International Development Strategy for
               the Fourth United Nations Development Decade;

     (b) Agenda for development: 9/

         (i)   Agenda for development;

         (ii)  Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening international economic
               cooperation for development through partnership;

     (c) Integration of the economies in transition into the world economy;

     (d) Population and development;

     (e) Human settlements;

     (f) Eradication of poverty;

     (g) Cultural development.

5.   Environment and sustainable development (P.99):

     (a) Implementation of the decisions and recommendations of the United
         Nations Conference on Environment and Development;

     (b) Special session for the purpose of an overall review and appraisal
         of the implementation of Agenda 21;

     (c) Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity;

     (d) Implementation of the outcome of the Global Conference on the
         Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States;

     (e) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of
         mankind;

     (f) International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

6.   Operational activities for development (P.100).  27/

7.   Training and research (P.101):

     (a) United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

     (b) United Nations University.


                                Third Committee

1.   Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I to IV, V
     (sections A and E) and VII] (P.12).  28/

2.   Social development, including questions relating to the world social
     situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family (P.102).

3.   Crime prevention and criminal justice (P.103).

4.   International drug control (P.104).

5.   Advancement of women (P.105).  29/

6.   Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women
     (P.106).

7.   Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions
     relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian
     questions (P.107).

8.   Promotion and protection of the rights of children (P.108).

9.   Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World's
     Indigenous People (P.109).

10.  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination (P.110).

11.  Right of peoples to self-determination (P.111).

12.  Human rights questions (P.112):

     (a) Implementation of human rights instruments;

     (b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for
         improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental
         freedoms; 3/

     (c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and
         representatives;

     (d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna
         Declaration and Programme of Action; 

     (e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


                                Fifth Committee

1.   Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the
     Board of Auditors (P.113):

     (a) United Nations;

     (b) United Nations Development Programme;

     (c) United Nations Children's Fund;

     (d) United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
         Near East;

     (e) United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

     (f) Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High Commissioner
         for Refugees;

     (g) Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme;

     (h) United Nations Population Fund;

     (i) United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation;

     (j) Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme;

     (k) United Nations Office for Project Services.

2.   Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning
     of the United Nations (P.114). 10/

3.   Programme budget for the biennium 1994-1995 (P.115). 11/

4.   Programme planning (P.116).

5.   Improving the financial situation of the United Nations (P.117). 7/

6.   Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 (P.118). 11/

7.   Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the
     specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency (P.119).

8.   Pattern of conferences (P.120).

9.   Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
     Nations (P.121). 10/

10.  Human resources management (P.122):  30/

     (a) Implementation of the Secretary-General's strategy for the
         management of the Organization's human resources and other human
         resources management issues;

     (b) Composition of the Secretariat;

     (c) Respect for the privileges and immunities of officials of the United
         Nations and the specialized agencies and related organizations.

11.  United Nations common system (P.123). 3/

12.  United Nations pension system (P.124).

13.  Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping forces in the Middle East
     (P.125): 11/

     (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

     (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

14.  Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (P.126). 11/

15.  Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution
     687 (1991) (P.127): 11/

     (a) United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission;

     (b) Other activities.

16.  Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western
     Sahara (P.128). 11/

17.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador
     (P.129). 3/

18.  Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional Authority
     in Cambodia (P.130). 7/

19.  Financing of the United Nations Protection Force, the United Nations
     Confidence Restoration Operation in Croatia, the United Nations
     Preventive Deployment Force and the United Nations Peace Forces
     headquarters (P.131). 11/

20.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II (P.132). 7/

21.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (P.133). 7/

22.  Financing of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus
     (P.134). 11/

23.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (P.135). 11/

24.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (P.136). 11/

25.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (P.137). 11/

26.  Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda
     (P.138). 11/

27.  Financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons
     Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
     Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991
     (P.139). 11/

28.  Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan
     (P.140). 11/

29.  Financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of
     Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of
     International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and
     Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations
     Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and
     31 December 1994 (P.141). 11/

30.  Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
     Nations peace-keeping operations (P.142):

     (a) Financing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations; 11/

     (b) Relocation of Ukraine to the group of Member States set out in
         paragraph 3 (c) of General Assembly resolution 43/232.

31.  Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the Office of
     Internal Oversight Services (P.143).

32.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
     (P.155). 11/

33.  Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern
     Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (P.156). 11/

34.  Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (P.157). 11/

35.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, V (sections E and
     G) and VII] (P.12).  31/

36.  Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     appointments (P.18):  32/

     (a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative
         and Budgetary Questions;

     (b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions;

     (c) Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors;

     (d) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments
         Committee;

     (e) Appointment of members of the United Nations Administrative
         Tribunal;

     (f) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service
         Commission.


                                Sixth Committee

1.   Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and
     relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts (P.144).

2.   Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security
     and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives
     (P.145).

3.   Convention on the law of the non-navigational uses of international
     watercourses (P.146).

4.   United Nations Decade of International Law (P.147). 12/

5.   Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-
     eighth session (P.148).

6.   Establishment of an international criminal court (P.149).

7.   Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on
     the work of its twenty-ninth session (P.150).

8.   Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country (P.151).

9.   Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and
     on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (P.152).

10.  Measures to eliminate international terrorism (P.153).

11.  Progressive development of the principles and norms of international law
     relating to the new international economic order (P.154).

12.  Human resources management (P.122).  33/


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                                     Notes

1/       Official Records of the General Assembly, Forty-first Session,
Supplement No. 49 (A/41/49).

2/       Abbreviations used in the present document:

         (P. ):  item on the provisional agenda (A/51/150);

         (S. ):  item on the supplementary list (A/51/200).

3/       This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session
(decision 50/475 of 23 December 1995).

4/       This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.117).

5/       This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.118).

6/       This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.121).

7/       This item, which has not been considered by the General Assembly at
its fiftieth session, remains on the agenda of that session (decision 50/475
of 23 December 1995).  Its inclusion in the provisional agenda of the fifty-
first session is subject to any action that the Assembly may take on it at its
fiftieth session.

8/       This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.103).

9/       This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.119).

10/      This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.104).

11/      This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session
(A/50/PV.120).

12/      This item remains also on the agenda of the fiftieth session (see
A/50/PV.102).

13/      The sponsor has requested the inclusion of this supplementary sub-
item under item 71 of the draft agenda (General and complete disarmament) (see
A/51/194).

14/      Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session,
Supplement No. 3 (A/51/3).

15/      This item has not been discussed since the thirty-seventh session.

16/      For the abbreviations used in the allocation of items, see
footnote 2.

17/      The chapters of the report listed below would be referred also to
the Second, Third and Fifth Committees, as follows:

     (a) Chapters I and VII ........................  Second, Third and Fifth
                                                      Committees

     (b) Chapter II ................................  Third Committee

     (c) Chapters III and IV .......................  Second and Third
                                                      Committees

     (d) Chapter V (section A) .....................  Special Political and
                                                      Decolonization Committee
                                                      (Fourth Committee) and
                                                      Third Committee

For further details, see para. 48.

18/      See para. 52.

19/      For sub-items (a) to (f), see "Fifth Committee", item 36.

20/      See para. 49.

21/      See para. 50.

22/      See para. 51; see also footnote 7.

23/      See para. 52.

24/      Chapter V (section A) would be referred also to plenary meetings and
to the Third Committee.  For further details, see para. 48.

25/      See para. 49.

26/       The chapters of the report listed below would be referred also to
plenary meetings and to the Third and Fifth Committees, as follows:

     (a)  Chapters I and VII ..........................     Plenary meetings
                                                            and Third and
                                                            Fifth Committees

     (b)  Chapters III and IV .........................     Plenary meetings
                                                            and Third
                                                            Committee

     (c)  Chapter V (section E) .......................     Third and Fifth
                                                            Committees

For further details, see para. 48.

27/       See paras. 53 and 54.

28/       The chapters of the report listed below would be referred also to
plenary meetings and to the Second and Fifth Committees, as follows:

     (a)  Chapters I and VII ..........................     Plenary meetings
                                                            and Second and
                                                            Fifth Committees

     (b)  Chapter II ..................................     Plenary meetings

     (c)  Chapters III and IV .........................     Plenary meetings
                                                            and Second
                                                            Committee

     (d)  Chapter V (section A) .......................     Plenary meetings
                                                            and Special
                                                            Political and
                                                            Decolonization
                                                            Committee (Fourth
                                                            Committee)

     (e)  Chapter V (section E) .......................     Second and Fifth
                                                            Committees

For further details, see para. 48.

29/       See para. 54.

30/       See para. 55; see also footnote 11.

31/       The chapters of the report listed below would be referred also to
plenary meetings and to the Second and Third Committees, as follows:

     (a)  Chapters I and VII .........................      Plenary meetings
                                                            and Second and
                                                            Third Committees

     (b)  Chapter V (section E) .......................     Second and Third
                                                            Committees

For further details, see para. 48.

32/       For sub-items (g) to (i), see "Plenary meetings", item 18.

33/       See para. 55.

 

 


    

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