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A/BUR/52/1


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

  11 September 1997

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General Assembly
Fifty-second session
GENERAL COMMITTEE


        ORGANIZATION OF THE FIFTY-SECOND 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 ON THE ORGANIZATION OF FUTURE SESSIONS
      OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY .............................. 40 - 41   11

IV.   ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA ............................... 42 - 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-second 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 and 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-second session.  The General Committee may wish to recommend to
the Assembly that the fifty-second session should recess not later
than Tuesday, 16 December 1997; the closing date of the fifty-second
session will be subject to the implementation of resolution 51/241 of
31 July 1997 on the strengthening of the United Nations system.  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, 28 November 1997.


                           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-second 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 1997, 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, 22 September, and end
on Friday, 10 October 1997.

15.  The Secretary-General also suggests that the list of speakers in
the general debate should be closed on Wednesday, 24 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 read 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-second 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-second 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-second 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 Honduras.  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 would like to note that, as announced
earlier, a target has been set for an early reduction in the
documentations produced by the Secretariat.  The volume of pre-session
documentation for the fifty-second session is projected at a level
slightly below that of previous comparable years.


                 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 11 September 1997
(A/52/340) 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-second session:

     (a)  Committee for Programme and Coordination;

     (b)  Committee on Conferences;

     (c)  Committee on Relations with the Host Country;

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

     (e)  Executive Board of the United Nations Development
Programme/United Nations Population Fund;

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


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

40.  Since the General Assembly decided, at its forty-sixth session, in
1991, that its regular sessions should close on the Monday preceding
the opening of the next session in September of the following year,
the Assembly has met frequently between January and September.  During
its fiftieth session, the Assembly held 28 meetings between February
and September 1996, which was more than a quarter of the total of 100
plenary meetings that the Assembly had held from September to December
1995.  There has been a slight improvement in 1997:  the Assembly has
held 17 plenary meetings since January.  However, it should be noted
that that figure includes neither the meetings of the tenth emergency
special session (5 plenary meetings) nor those of the nineteenth
special session (11 plenary meetings).  With the exception of the
meetings of the nineteenth special session, these meetings were not
envisaged in the calendar of meetings and therefore ad hoc
arrangements were required to continue to provide adequate secretariat
services, at the expense of other requirements.

41.  In this connection, the Secretary-General wishes to draw the
attention of the General Committee to resolution 51/241, entitled
"Strengthening of the United Nations system", adopted by the General
Assembly on 31 July 1997 and to be implemented as of 1 January 1998. 
The attention of the Committee is especially drawn to section VI
(Timing of the plenary meetings of the General Assembly) of the annex
to the resolution.


                          IV.  ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

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

     (a) Provisional agenda of the fifty-second session (A/52/150 and
Corr.1);

     (b) Supplementary list (A/52/200);

     (c) Request for the inclusion of an additional item (A/52/232).

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

43.  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 present session.

44.  With regard to item 96 of the draft agenda (The situation in the
occupied territories of Croatia), the Secretary-General wishes to draw to the
attention of the General Committee a communication dated 22 July 1997 from
Croatia (A/52/231).

45.  Subject to the recommendations of the General Committee regarding
paragraphs 42 to 44 above, the draft agenda of the fifty-second session would
consist of the following items: 2/

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

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

 3.  Credentials of representatives to the fifty-second 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). 3/

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.

16.  Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections
     (P.16):

     (a) Election of twenty-nine members of the Governing Council of the
         United Nations Environment Programme;

     (b) Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and
         Coordination; 3/

     (c) Election of nineteen members of the United Nations Commission on
         International Trade Law;

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

17.  Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     appointments (P.17):

     (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 and alternate members of the United Nations
         Staff Pension Committee;

     (h) Appointment of the members of the Consultative Committee on the
         United Nations Development Fund for Women;

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

     (j) Appointment of a member of the Joint Inspection Unit.

18.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples (P.18).

19.  Admission of new Members to the United Nations (P.19).

20.  Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief
     assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance
     (P.20):

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

     (b) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions; 4/

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

     (d) Assistance to the Palestinian people;

     (e) Participation of volunteers, "White Helmets", in activities of the
         United Nations in the field of humanitarian relief, rehabilitation
         and technical cooperation for development;

     (f) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of
         efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the
         Chernobyl disaster.

21.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (P.21).

22.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Agency for Cultural and
     Technical Cooperation (P.22).

23.  Multilingualism (P.23).

24.  Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal
     (P.24).

25.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American Economic
     System (P.25).

26.  University for Peace (P.26).

27.  Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin
     (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.  Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
     imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (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.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States
     (P.33).

34.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation
     Organization (P.34).

35.  Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of political and
     economic compulsion (P.35).

36.  Question of Palestine (P.36). 5/

37.  The situation in the Middle East (P.37). 5/

38.  Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to
     promote and consolidate new or restored democracies (P.38).

39.  Oceans and the law of the sea (P.39):

     (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, unauthorized fishing in zones
         of national jurisdiction and fisheries by-catch and discards.

40.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security
     and Cooperation in Europe (P.40).

41.  Assistance in mine clearance (P.41).

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

43.  The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international
     peace and security (P.43). 3/ 

44.  The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti (P.44). 6/

45.  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.45). 6/

46.  Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development
     (P.46).

47.  The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (P.47). 3/

48.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (P.48).

49.  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.49).

50.  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.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.  Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (P.55). 7/

56.  Launching of global negotiations on international economic cooperation
     for development (P.56).

57.  The situation in Burundi (P.57). 7/

58.  Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic,
     social and related fields (P.58). 7/

59.  Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership
     of the Security Council and related matters (P.59). 3/

60.  Strengthening of the United Nations system (P.60).

61.  Question of Cyprus (P.61). 7/

62.  Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament obligations (P.62).

63.  Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United
     Nations in the field of verification (P.63).

64.  Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (P.64).

65.  Reduction of military budgets (P.65):

     (a) Reduction of military budgets;

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

66.  The role of science and technology in the context of international
     security and disarmament (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) Small arms;

     (c) Transparency in armaments;

     (d) Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas;

     (e) 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;

     (f) Relationship between disarmament and development;

     (g) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation
         of agreements on disarmament and arms control;

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

     (i) Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes;

     (j) Regional disarmament;

     (k) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of
         Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons;

     (l) Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures;

     (m) Nuclear disarmament;

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

     (o) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the
         Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and
         on Their Destruction;

     (p) 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 Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and
         the Pacific;

     (b) Regional confidence-building measures;

     (c) 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.

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.  Maintenance of international security (P.81).

82.  Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of
     International Security (P.82).

83.  Rationalization of the work and reform of the agenda of the First
     Committee (P.83).

84.  Effects of atomic radiation (P.84).

85.  International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (P.85).

86.  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
     Near East (P.86).

87.  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.87).

88.  Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in
     all their aspects (P.88).

89.  Questions relating to information (P.89).

90.  Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under
     Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations (P.90).

91.  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.91).

92.  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.92).

93.  Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants
     of Non-Self-Governing Territories (P.93).

94.  Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and
     Bassas da India (P.94).

95.  Question of East Timor (P.95).

96.  The situation in the occupied territories of Croatia (P.96). 8/

97.  Macroeconomic policy questions (P.97):

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

     (b) Trade and development;

     (c) Science and technology for development;

     (d) External debt crisis and development.

98.  Sectoral policy questions (P.98):

     (a) Industrial development cooperation;

     (b) Business and development;

     (c) Food and sustainable agricultural development.

99.  Sustainable development and international economic cooperation (P.99):

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

     (b) Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed
         Countries for the 1990s;

     (c) Population and development;

     (d) International migration and development, including the convening of
         a United Nations conference on international migration and
         development;

     (e) Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on
         Human Settlements (Habitat II);

     (f) First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty;

     (g) Women in development;

     (h) Human resources development;

     (i) Cultural development.

100. Environment and sustainable development (P.100):

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

     (b) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat
         Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought
         and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa;

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

     (d) International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction;

     (e) Convention on Biological Diversity;

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

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

101. Operational activities for development (P.101):

     (a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system;

     (b) Economic and technical cooperation among developing countries.

102. Training and research:  United Nations Institute for Training and
     Research (P.102).

103. Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied
     Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population
     in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (P.103).

104. Social development, including questions relating to the world social
     situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family (P.104).

105. Crime prevention and criminal justice (P.105).

106. International drug control (P.106).

107. Advancement of women (P.107).

108. Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women
     (P.108).

109. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions
     relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian
     questions (P.109).

110. Promotion and protection of the rights of children (P.110).

111. Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World's
     Indigenous People (P.111).

112. Elimination of racism and racial discrimination (P.112).

113. Right of peoples to self-determination (P.113).

114. Human rights questions (P.114):

     (a) Implementation of human rights instruments;

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

     (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; 3/

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

115. Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the
     Board of Auditors (P.115): 9/

     (a) United Nations peacekeeping operations;

     (b) United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

     (c) Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High Commissioner
         for Refugees.

116. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning
     of the United Nations (P.116). 10/

117. Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 (P.117). 10/

118. Proposed programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999 (P.118).

119. Improving the financial situation of the United Nations (P.119). 7/

120. Joint Inspection Unit (P.120).

121. Pattern of conferences (P.121). 3/

122. Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
     Nations (P.122). 9/

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

124. Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East
     (P.124): 10/

     (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

     (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

125. Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (P.125). 3/

126. Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution
     687 (1991) (P.126):

     (a) United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission; 10/

     (b) Other activities.

127. Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western
     Sahara (P.127). 10/

128. Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional Authority
     in Cambodia (P.128). 7/

129. 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.129). 10/

130. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II (P.130). 7/

131. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (P.131). 7/

132. Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (P.132). 10/

133. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (P.133). 10/

134. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (P.134). 10/

135. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (P.135). 10/

136. Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (P.136).10/

137. 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.137).
     10/

138. Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan
     (P.138). 10/

139. 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.139). 10/

140. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
     (P.140). 10/

141. Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for
     Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (P.141). 10/

142. Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (P.142). 10/

143. Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (P.143). 10/

144. Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
     Nations peacekeeping operations (P.144):

     (a) Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations; 11/

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

145. Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the Office of
     Internal Oversight Services (P.145). 3/

146. Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property
     (P.146).

147. United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study,
     Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law (P.147).

148. United Nations Decade of International Law (P.148):

     (a) United Nations Decade of International Law;

     (b) Action to be taken in 1999 dedicated to the centennial of the first
         International Peace Conference and to the closing of the United
         Nations Decade of International Law.

149. Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-
     ninth session (P.149).

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

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

152. Establishment of an international criminal court (P.152).

153. Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and
     on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (P.153).

154. Measures to eliminate international terrorism (P.154).

155. Human resources management (P.155). 10/

156. Financing of the Military Observer Group of the United Nations
     Verification Mission in Guatemala (P.156). 9/

157. Draft guiding principles for international negotiations (P.157). 12/

158. Amendment to article 13 of the statute of the United Nations
     Administrative Tribunal (P.158).

159. Need to review General Assembly resolution 2758 (XXVI) of 25 October
     1971 owing to the fundamental change in the international situation and
     to the coexistence of two Governments across the Taiwan Strait (P.159).

160. Towards a culture of peace (S.1).

161. United nations reform:  measures and proposals (S.2). 13/

162. Observer status for the Andean Community in the General Assembly (A.1).


                            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 to 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 to
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:

     157.  Draft guiding principles for international negotiations (P.157).12/
           

     158.  Amendment to article 13 of the statute of the United Nations
           Administrative Tribunal (P.158).

     159.  Need to review General Assembly resolution 2758 (XXVI) of
           25 October 1971 owing to the fundamental change in the
           international situation and to the coexistence of two Governments
           across the Taiwan Strait (P.159).

     160.  Towards a culture of peace (S.1).

     162.  Observer status for the Andean Community in the General Assembly
           (A.1).

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

     Item 157 ............................................... Sixth Committee

     Item 158 ............................................... Sixth Committee

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

     Item 160 ............................................... Plenary meetings

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

48.  In connection with item 10 of the draft agenda (Report of the Secretary-
General on the work of the Organization), the Secretary-General wishes to make
a brief presentation of his annual report (A/52/1) on Monday, 22 September, as
the first item in the morning prior to the opening of the general debate.

49.  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
                                                               Second
                                                               Committee

Chapter III     Operational activities of the United Nations
                for international development cooperation ...  Plenary
                                                               meetings and
                                                               Second
                                                               Committee

Chapter IV      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 V       General segment

     Section A  Integrated and coordinated implementation and
                follow-up to the major international United
                Nations conferences and summits .............  Plenary
                                                               meetings,
                                                               Second and
                                                               Third
                                                               Committees

     Section B  Coordination, programme and other questions .  Plenary
                                                               meetings,
                                                               Second, Third
                                                               and Fifth
                                                               Committees

     Section C  Reports, conclusions and recommendations of
                subsidiary bodies ...........................  Second and
                                                               Third
                                                               Committees

     Section D  Special economic, humanitarian and disaster
                relief assistance ...........................  Plenary
                                                               meetings

     Section E  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 ..........  Special
                                                               Political and
                                                               Decolonization
                                                               Committee
                                                               (Fourth
                                                               Committee)

     Section F  Regional cooperation ........................  Second
                                                               Committee

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

     Section H  Implementation of General Assembly resolution
                50/227 ......................................  Plenary
                                                               meetings,
                                                               Second and
                                                               Third
                                                               Committees

     Section I  Non-governmental organizations ..............  Second
                                                               Committee

     Section J  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

50.  With regard to item 18 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/52/23) 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.

51.  With regard to item 48 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.

52.  With regard to item 61 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.

53.  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/52/285), 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.

54.  In connection with item 107 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 101 of the draft
agenda (Operational activities for development).

55.  In connection with item 120 of the draft agenda (Joint Inspection Unit),
the General Committee may wish to recommend to the General Assembly, as was
done at previous sessions, that the item should be allocated to the Fifth
Committee, on the understanding that the reports of the Joint Inspection Unit
dealing with subject matters assigned to other Main Committees would be
referred also to those Committees.

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 Malaysia
     (P.1).

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

 3.  Credentials of representatives to the fifty-second 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, B, D and H), 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.

16.  Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections
     (P.16):

     (a) Election of twenty-nine members of the Governing Council of the
         United Nations Environment Programme;

     (b) Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and
         Coordination; 3/ 

     (c) Election of nineteen members of the United Nations Commission on
         International Trade Law;

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

17.  Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     appointments (P.17): 19/

     (h) Appointment of the members of the Consultative Committee on the
         United Nations Development Fund for Women;

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

     (j) Appointment of a member of the Joint Inspection Unit.

18.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples (P.18). 20/

19.  Admission of new Members to the United Nations (P.19).

20.  Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief
     assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance
     (P.20):

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

     (b) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions; 4/

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

     (d) Assistance to the Palestinian people;

     (e) Participation of volunteers, "White Helmets", in activities of the
         United Nations in the field of humanitarian relief, rehabilitation
         and technical cooperation for development;

     (f) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of
         efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the
         Chernobyl disaster.

21.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (P.21).

22.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Agency for Cultural and
     Technical Cooperation (P.22).

23.  Multilingualism (P.23).

24.  Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal
     (P.24).

25.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American Economic
     System (P.25).

26.  University for Peace (P.26).

27.  Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin
     (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.  Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
     imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (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.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States
     (P.33).

34.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation
     Organization (P.34).

35.  Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of political and
     economic compulsion (P.35).

36.  Question of Palestine (P.36). 5/

37.  The situation in the Middle East (P.37). 5/ 

38.  Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to
     promote and consolidate new or restored democracies (P.38).

39.  Oceans and the law of the sea (P.39):

     (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, unauthorized fishing in zones
         of national jurisdiction and fisheries by-catch and discards.

40.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security
     and Cooperation in Europe (P.40).

41.  Assistance in mine clearance (P.41).

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

43.  The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international
     peace and security (P.43). 3/

44.  The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti (P.44). 6/

45.  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.45). 6/

46.  Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development
     (P.46).

47.  The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (P.47). 3/

48.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (P.48). 21/

49.  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.49).

50.  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.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.  Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (P.55). 7/ 

56.  Launching of global negotiations on international economic cooperation
     for development (P.56).

57.  The situation in Burundi (P.57). 7/ 

58.  Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic,
     social and related fields (P.58). 7/ 

59.  Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership
     of the Security Council and related matters (P.59). 3/ 

60.  Strengthening of the United Nations system (P.60).

61.  Question of Cyprus (P.61). 22/

62.  United Nations reform:  measures and proposals (S.2). 13/


                                First Committee

 1.  Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament obligations (P.62).

 2.  Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United
     Nations in the field of verification (P.63).

 3.  Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (P.64).

 4.  Reduction of military budgets (P.65):

     (a) Reduction of military budgets;

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

 5.  The role of science and technology in the context of international
     security and disarmament (P.66).

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

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

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

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

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

     (a) Notification of nuclear tests;

     (b) Small arms;

     (c) Transparency in armaments;

     (d) Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas;

     (e) 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;

     (f) Relationship between disarmament and development;

     (g) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation
         of agreements on disarmament and arms control;

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

     (i) Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes;

     (j) Regional disarmament;

     (k) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of
         Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons;

     (l) Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures;

     (m) Nuclear disarmament;

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

     (o) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the
         Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and
         on Their Destruction;

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

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

     (a) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and
         the Pacific;

     (b) Regional confidence-building measures;

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

12.  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.

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

14.  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).

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

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

17.  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).

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

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

20.  Maintenance of international security (P.81).

21.  Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of
     International Security (P.82).

22.  Rationalization of the work and reform of the agenda of the First
     Committee (P.83).


                Special Political and Decolonization Committee
                              (Fourth Committee)

 1.  Effects of atomic radiation (P.84).

 2.  International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (P.85).

 3.  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
     Near East (P.86).

 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.87).

 5.  Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in
     all their aspects (P.88).

 6.  Questions relating to information (P.89).

 7.  Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under
     Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations (P.90).

 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.91).

 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.92).

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

11.  Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants
     of Non-Self-Governing Territories (P.93).

12.  Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and
     Bassas da India (P.94).

13.  Question of East Timor (P.95).

14.  The situation in the occupied territories of Croatia (P.96). 25/

15.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples (P.18). 26/

                               Second Committee

 1.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, II, III, IV, V
     (sections A to C and F to J) and VII] (P.12). 27/

 2.  Macroeconomic policy questions (P.97):

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

     (b) Trade and development;

     (c) Science and technology for development;

     (d) External debt crisis and development.

 3.  Sectoral policy questions (P.98):

     (a) Industrial development cooperation;

     (b) Business and development;

     (c) Food and sustainable agricultural development.

 4.  Sustainable development and international economic cooperation (P.99):

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

     (b) Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed
         Countries for the 1990s;

     (c) Population and development;

     (d) International migration and development, including the convening of
         a United Nations conference on international migration and
         development;

     (e) Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on
         Human Settlements (Habitat II);

     (f) First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty;

     (g) Women in development;

     (h) Human resources development;

     (i) Cultural development.

 5.  Environment and sustainable development (P.100):

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

     (b) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat
         Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought
         and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa;

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

     (d) International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction;

     (e) Convention on Biological Diversity;

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

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

 6.  Operational activities for development (P.101): 28/

     (a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system;

     (b) Economic and technical cooperation among developing countries.

 7.  Training and research:  United Nations Institute for Training and
     Research (P.102).

 8.  Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied
     Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population
     in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (P.103).


                                Third Committee

 1.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, IV, V (sections A
     to C and H) and VII] (P.12). 29/

 2.  Social development, including questions relating to the world social
     situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family (P.104).

 3.  Crime prevention and criminal justice (P.105).

 4.  International drug control (P.106).

 5.  Advancement of women (P.107). 30/

 6.  Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women
     (P.108).

 7.  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions
     relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian
     questions (P.109).

 8.  Promotion and protection of the rights of children (P.110).

 9.  Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World's
     Indigenous People (P.111).

10.  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination (P.112).

11.  Right of peoples to self-determination (P.113).

12.  Human rights questions (P.114):

     (a) Implementation of human rights instruments;

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

     (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; 3/

     (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.115): 9/ 

     (a) United Nations peacekeeping operations;

     (b) United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

     (c) Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High Commissioner
         for Refugees.

 2.  Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning
     of the United Nations (P.116). 10/ 

 3.  Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 (P.117). 10/

 4.  Proposed programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999 (P.118).

 5.  Improving the financial situation of the United Nations (P.119). 7/

 6.  Joint Inspection Unit (P.120). 31/

 7.  Pattern of conferences (P.121). 3/

 8.  Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
     Nations (P.122). 9/

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

10.  Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East
     (P.124): 10/

     (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

     (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

11.  Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (P.125). 3/

12.  Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution
     687 (1991) (P.126):

     (a) United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission; 10/

     (b) Other activities.

13.  Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western
     Sahara (P.127). 10/

14.  Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional Authority
     in Cambodia (P.128). 7/

15.  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.129). 10/

16.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II (P.130). 7/

17.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (P.131). 7/

18.  Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (P.132). 10/

19.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (P.133). 10/

20.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (P.134). 10/

21.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (P.135). 10/

22.  Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (P.136).10/

23.  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.137).
     10/

24.  Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan
     (P.138). 10/

25.  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.139). 10/

26.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
     (P.140). 10/

27.  Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern
     Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (P.141). 10/

28.  Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (P.142). 10/

29.  Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (P.143). 10/

30.  Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
     Nations peacekeeping operations (P.144):

     (a) Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping 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.145). 3/

32.  Human resources management (P.155). 10/ 

33.  Financing of the Military Observer Group of the United Nations
     Verification Mission in Guatemala (P.156). 9/ 

34.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, V (section B)
     and VII] (P.12). 32/

35.  Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     appointments (P.17): 33/

     (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 and alternate members of the United Nations
         Staff Pension Committee.


                                Sixth Committee

1.   Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property
     (P.146).

2.   United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study,
     Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law (P.147).

3.   United Nations Decade of International Law (P.148):

     (a) United Nations Decade of International Law;

     (b) Action to be taken in 1999 dedicated to the centennial of the first
         International Peace Conference and to the closing of the United
         Nations Decade of International Law.

4.   Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-
     ninth session (P.149).

5.   Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on
     the work of its thirtieth session (P.150).

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

7.   Establishment of an international criminal court (P.152).

8.   Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and
     on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (P.153).

9.   Measures to eliminate international terrorism (P.154).


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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/52/150 and Corr.1);
       (S. ):  item on the supplementary list (A/52/200);
       (A. ):  additional item (A/52/232).

3/     This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session
(decision 51/462 of 18 December 1996).

4/     This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.97).

5/     This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.93).

6/     This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.105).

7/     This item, which has not been considered by the General Assembly at its
fifty-first session, remains on the agenda of that session (decision 51/462 of
18 December 1996).  Its inclusion in the provisional agenda of the fifty-
second session is subject to any action that the Assembly may take on it at
its fifty-first session.

8/     See para. 44.

9/     This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.95).

10/    This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.101).

11/    This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.102).

12/    The sponsor has requested the inclusion of this item as a sub-item
under item 148 of the draft agenda (United Nations Decade of International
Law) (A/52/141).

13/    This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-first session (see
A/51/PV.106).

14/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-second Session,
Supplement No. 3 (A/52/3).

15/    This item has not been considered 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 the
Second, Third and Fifth Committees, as follows:

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

       (b)  Chapters II and III ...........................Second Committee

       (c)  Chapters IV and V (sections A and H) ..........Second and Third
                                                           Committees

For further details, see para. 49; see also footnote 3.

18/    See para. 53.

19/    For sub-items (a) to (g), see "Fifth Committee", item 35.

20/    See para. 50.

21/    See para. 51.

22/    See para. 52; see also footnote 7.

23/    See para. 53.

24/    For further details, see para. 49.

25/    See para. 44.

26/    See para. 50.

27/    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, V (section B) and VII ....   Plenary meetings and Third
                                                  and Fifth Committees

     (b) Chapters II and III ..................   Plenary meetings

     (c) Chapters IV and V (sections A and H) .   Plenary meetings and Third
                                                  Committee

     (d) Chapter V (section C) ................   Third Committee

For further details, see para. 49; see also footnote 3.

28/  See para. 54.

29/  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, V (section B) and VII ...............Plenary meetings and
                                                          Second and Fifth    
                                                          Committees          

     (b) Chapters IV and V (sections A and H) ............Plenary meetings and
                                                          Second Committee    

     (c) Chapter V (section C) ...........................Second Committee    

For further details, see para. 49; see also footnote 3.

30/  See para. 54.

31/  See para. 55.

32/  Chapters I, V (section B) and VII of the report would be referred also
to plenary meetings and to the Second and Third Committees.  For further
details, see para. 49; see also footnote 3.

33/  For sub-items (h) to (j), see "Plenary meetings", item 17.

 


    

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