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A/52/250


General Assembly

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18 September 1997

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                                                        A/52/250
                                                              

General Assembly
Fifty-second session


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

                     First report of the General Committee


                                   CONTENTS

                                                            Paragraphs  Page

 I.   INTRODUCTION ..........................................  1 - 3      2

II.   ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION ...........................  4 - 36     2

III.  OBSERVATIONS ON THE ORGANIZATION OF FUTURE SESSIONS OF
      THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY .................................. 37 - 38    10

IV.   ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA ................................ 39 - 48    11

 V.   ALLOCATION OF ITEMS ................................... 49 - 51    26


                               I.  INTRODUCTION


1.   At its first and second meetings, on 17 and 18 September 1997, the
General Committee considered a memorandum by the Secretary-General
relating to the organization of the fifty-second regular session and
future sessions of the General Assembly, the adoption of the agenda
and the allocation of items (A/BUR/52/1).  A summary of the discussion
will appear in the summary records of the meetings (A/BUR/52/SR.1 and 2).

2.   At the suggestion of the Secretary-General in paragraph 3 of his
memorandum (A/BUR/52/1), the General Committee draws the attention of
the General Assembly to the provisions reproduced in annexes V, VI,
VII and VIII to its rules of procedure.

3.   The General Committee took note of 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 Committee
also took note of annex I to 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

4.   The General Committee took note of the General Assembly decisions
relevant to its work that were brought to the Committee's attention by
the Secretary-General in paragraph 5 of his memorandum (A/BUR/52/1).


                          B.  Rationalization of work

5.   The General Committee took note (A/BUR/52/1, paras. 6 and 7) of
the measures undertaken by the Secretary-General 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 to Review the
Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of the
United Nations 1/ as reflected in his progress reports on the
implementation of General Assembly resolution 41/213 (A/42/234,
A/43/286, A/44/222), as well as a supplementary report submitted to
the forty-fifth session of the Assembly (A/45/226).  The Committee
also took note of 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.

6.   At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 8),
the General Committee draws 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 small
     delegations."

The Committee also draws the Assembly's attention to paragraph 23 of
annex I to 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."

7.   The General Committee took note of the fact that measures
introduced to reduce costs relating to overtime will be strictly
enforced.


                        C.  Closing date of the session

8.   In accordance with the provisions of rule 2 of the rules of
procedure, the General Committee recommends to the General Assembly
that the fifty-first session should recess not later than Tuesday, 16
December 1997.

9.   The General Committee draws the General Assembly's attention to
the fact that the closing date of the fifty-second session will be
subject to the implementation of resolution 51/241 of 31 July 1997 on
strengthening of the United Nations system.

10.  The Committee also recommends 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.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 11),
the General Committee recommends to the General Assembly that 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 also recommends to the Assembly that, as a cost-saving
measure, every effort should be made to ensure that plenary meetings
and meetings of the Main Committees adjourn by 6 p.m., and that no
meetings be held on weekends.  The Committee also recommends to the
Assembly that this cost-saving measure should also apply, for the
remainder of 1997, to meetings on the calendar of conferences and
meetings.

12.  Also at the suggestion of the Secretary-General (ibid., para. 12),
the General Committee recommends that, in order to avoid the late
start of meetings, the General Assembly should waive 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 is 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.  In this connection, the General Committee also recommends 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.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, paras. 14
and 15), the General Committee recommends that:

     (a) The general debate should begin on Monday, 22 September and
end on Friday, 10 October 1997;

     (b) The list of speakers in the general debate should be closed
on Wednesday, 24 September, at 6 p.m.

15.  On the proposal of the Secretary-General (ibid., para. 16), the
General Committee draws 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 recommends to the Assembly that speakers in
the general debate, after delivering their statements, should leave
the 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

16.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 17),
the General Committee draws the attention of the General Assembly 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."

17.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 18),
the General Committee, in line with time limits for explanations of
vote and right of reply, recommends to the General Assembly that
points of order should be limited to five minutes.

18.  Furthermore, in connection with the length of statements, with a
view to streamlining the procedures of the General Assembly and as a
cost-saving measure, the General Committee draws 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

19.  As at past sessions (A/BUR/52/1, para. 20), 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 (A/520/Rev.15,
annex V, para. 108 (b)), the General Committee recommends that the
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 draws the 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 also recommends 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.  Concluding statements

20.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 22),
the General Committee draws the General Assembly's attention to
paragraph 17 of its decision 34/401 (A/520/Rev.15, 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."


                                I.  Resolutions

21.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 23),
the General Committee draws the General Assembly's attention to
paragraph 32 of its decision 34/401, 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."

22.  Furthermore, at the suggestion of the Secretary-General (ibid.,
para. 24), the General Committee draws the General Assembly's
attention 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."

23.  In this connection, the General Committee draws 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."

24.  The General Committee also draws the attention of the General
Assembly to paragraph 24 of annex I to 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."

25.  The General Committee also draws 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).


                               J.  Documentation

26.  On the proposal of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 28),
the General Committee draws the General Assembly's attention to
paragraph 28 of its decision 34/401, 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."

27.  The General Committee also draws 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 also draws the attention of the Assembly to paragraph 4
of resolution 50/206 C of 23 December 1995, 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".

28.  The General Committee took note of the fact that, as announced
earlier, a target had been set for an early reduction in the
documentation produced by the Secretariat and that the volume of pre-
session documentation for the fifty-second session was projected at a
level slightly below that of previous comparable years.


                 K.  Questions related to the programme budget

29.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, paras. 31
and 32), who referred to rule 153 of the rules of procedure, the
General Committee draws the General Assembly's attention to
paragraphs 12 and 13 of its decision 34/401, which read 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;

         "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 organs 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."

The General Committee also draws 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."

30.  Also at the suggestion of the Secretary-General (ibid., para. 31),
the General Committee draws the General 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."

31.  In connection with subparagraph 13 (d) of decision 34/401 quoted
above, the General Committee wishes to draw the attention of the
General Assembly to the observations of the Secretary-General
(A/BUR/52/1, paras. 33 and 34) regarding the fact that, depending on
the type and complexity of 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.  The Secretary-General
thus considers it 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.


                  L.  Observances and commemorative meetings

32.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 35),
the General Committee recommends to the General Assembly that,
allowing for the necessary flexibility and with the exception of the
anniversary of the United Nations, the 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 also recommends
that consideration be given to limiting each statement to 15 minutes.

33.  The General Committee further recommends, at the suggestion of the
Secretary-General (ibid., para. 36), that observances and
commemorative meetings should 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.


                            M.  Special conferences

34.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 37),
the General Committee draws 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 also draws 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."

35.  Furthermore, at the suggestion of the Secretary-General (ibid.,
para. 38), the General Committee draws 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."


                       N.  Meetings of subsidiary organs

36.  The General Committee, in the light of recommendations submitted
by the Committee on Conferences (A/52/340), recommends to the General
Assembly, on the strict understanding that meetings would have to be
accommodated within available facilities and services, that the
following subsidiary organs should be authorized to meet during the
main part of the fifty-first session:

     (a) Committee 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) 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

37.  The General Committee was informed that, 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.

38.  In this connection, at the suggestion of the Secretary-General,
the General Committee draws the attention of the General Assembly to
resolution 51/241, which is to be implemented as of 1 January 1998,
and especially to section VI (Timing of the plenary meetings of the
General Assembly) of the annex to the resolution.


                          IV.  ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

39.  The General Committee considered the draft agenda of the fifty-second
session submitted by the Secretary-General in his memorandum (A/BUR/52/1). 
All the items contained in the draft agenda formed part of 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).

40.  The General Committee took note of 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 this connection, the attention of the General Committee was drawn to
paragraph 24 of the annex to resolution 51/241, which reaffirms the provisions
mentioned above.  In addition, bearing in mind the extremely heavy workload of
the General Assembly and the need to make the most effective use of scarce
resources, the General Committee took note of the suggestion by the Secretary-
General to consider deferring to a later session items for which decisions or
action are not required at the main part of the present session.

41.  With regard to item 94 of the draft agenda (Question of the Malagasy
islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and Bassas da India), the General
Committee decided to recommend that the consideration of the item should be
deferred to the fifty-third session and that the item should be included in
the provisional agenda of that session.

42.  In connection with item 95 of the draft agenda (Question of East Timor),
the General Committee decided to recommend that the consideration of the item
should be deferred to the fifty-third session and that the item should be
included in the provisional agenda of that session.

43.  With regard to item 157 of the draft agenda (Draft guiding principles
for international negotiations), the General Committee decided to recommend
its inclusion as a sub-item of item 148 of the draft agenda (United Nations
Decade of International Law).

44.  In connection with item 158 of the draft agenda (Amendment to article 13
of the statute of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal), the General
Committee decided to recommend its inclusion.

45.  With regard to item 159 of the draft agenda (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), the General Committee decided not to
recommend its inclusion.

46.  In connection with item 160 of the draft agenda (Towards a culture of
peace), the General Committee decided to recommend its inclusion.

47.  With regard to item 162 of the draft agenda (Observer status for the
Andean Community in the General Assembly), the General Committee decided to
recommend its inclusion.


48.  Taking into account paragraphs 39 to 47 above, the General Committee
recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following agenda: 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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;

         (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;

         (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).

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

    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).

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

    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).

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

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

    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).

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

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

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

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

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

    61.  Question of Cyprus (P.61).

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

    95.  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.

    96.  Sectoral policy questions (P.98):

         (a)   Industrial development cooperation;

         (b)   Business and development;

         (c)   Food and sustainable agricultural development.

    97.  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.

    98.  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.

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

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

         (b)   Economic and technical cooperation among developing countries.

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

   101.  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).

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

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

   104.  International drug control (P.106).

   105.  Advancement of women (P.107).

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

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

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

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

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

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

   112.  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;

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

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

         (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.

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

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

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

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

   118.  Joint Inspection Unit (P.120).

   119.  Pattern of conferences (P.121).

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

   121.  United Nations common system (P.123).

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

         (a)   United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

         (b)   United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

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

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

         (a)   United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission;

         (b)   Other activities.

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

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

   127.  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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   135.  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).

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

   137.  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).

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

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

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

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

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

         (a)   Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations;

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

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

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

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

   146.  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;

         (c)   Draft guiding principles for international negotiations. 3/

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

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

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

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

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

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

   153.  Human resources management (P.155).

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

   155.  Amendment to article 13 of the statute of the United Nations
         Administrative Tribunal (P.158). 4/

   156.  Towards a culture of peace (S.1). 5/

   157.  United Nations reform:  measures and proposals (S.2).

   158.  Observer status for the Andean Community in the General Assembly
         (A.1). 6/


                            V.  ALLOCATION OF ITEMS

49.  At the suggestion of the Secretary-General (A/BUR/52/1, para. 46), the
General Committee draws 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 also draws the attention of the Assembly to paragraph 3
of annex I to resolution 48/264 and to the relevant paragraphs of resolutions
39/88 B and 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 General Committee also draws the General Assembly'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."

50.  Taking into account the recommendations in section IV above regarding
the inclusion of items in the agenda, the General Committee approved the
allocation of items contained in paragraph 56 of the Secretary-General's
memorandum (A/BUR/52/1) with the following modifications:

     (a) Plenary meetings

     (i) Item 10 (Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the
         Organization)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that it hear a brief presentation by the Secretary-General
         on 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.

    (ii) Item 18 (Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
         Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples)

               The General Committee decided to recommend that the General
         Assembly should refer to the Special Political and Decolonization
         Committee (Fourth Committee) chapters of the report of the Special
         Committee (A/52/23) relating to specific Territories so that the
         Assembly might deal in plenary meeting with the question of the
         implementation of the Declaration as a whole.

   (iii) Item 48 (Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that the item should be considered 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.

    (iv) Item 61 (Question of Cyprus)

               The General Committee decided to recommend that the General
         Assembly allocate the item at an appropriate time during the
         session.

     (v) Item 156 (Towards a culture of peace)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that the item should be considered directly in plenary
         meeting.

    (vi) Item 158 (Observer status for the Andean Community in the General
         Assembly)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that the item should be considered directly in plenary
         meeting.

     (b) First Committee

         Item 71 (General and complete disarmament)

               The General Committee decided to recommend that the relevant
         paragraphs 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, should be drawn to the attention of the First
         Committee in connection with its consideration of item 71.

     (c) Third Committee

         Item 105 (Advancement of women)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that the report of the Administrator of the United Nations
         Development Programme on the operations, management and budget of
         the United Nations Development Fund for Women should be referred to
         the Second Committee for consideration under item 99 (Operational
         activities for development).

     (d) Fifth Committee

         Item 118 (Joint Inspection Unit)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly 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.

     (e) Sixth Committee

     (i) Item 146 (c) (Draft guiding principles for international
         negotiations)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that the item should be allocated to the Sixth Committee as
         a sub-item of item 146 (United Nations Decade of International Law)

    (ii) Item 155 (Amendment to article 13 of the statute of the United
         Nations Administrative Tribunal)

               The General Committee decided to recommend to the General
         Assembly that the item should be allocated to the Sixth Committee.

51.  Taking into account paragraphs 49 and 50 above, the General Committee
recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following allocation of
items: 7/


                               Plenary meetings

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

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

 3.  Credentials of representatives to the fifty-second session of the
     General Assembly (D.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 (D.4).

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

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

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

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

 9.  General debate (D.9).

10.  Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (D.10).
     8/

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

12.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, II, III, IV, V
     (sections A, B, D and H), VI and VII] (D.12). 9/

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

14.  Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (D.14). 10/

15.  Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs (D.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
     (D.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;

     (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 (D.17): 11/

     (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 (D.18). 12/

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

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

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

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

     (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 (D.21).

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

23.  Multilingualism (D.23).

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

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

26.  University for Peace (D.26).

27.  Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin
     (D.27).

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

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

30.  Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
     imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (D.30).

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

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

33.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States
     (D.33).

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

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

36.  Question of Palestine (D.36).

37.  The situation in the Middle East (D.37).

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

39.  Oceans and the law of the sea (D.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 (D.40).

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

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

43.  The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international
     peace and security (D.43).

44.  The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti (D.44).

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 (D.45).

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

47.  The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (D.47).

48.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (D.48). 13/

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 (D.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 (D.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 (D.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 (D.52).

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

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

55.  Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (D.55).

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

57.  The situation in Burundi (D.57).

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

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

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

61.  Towards a culture of peace (D.156). 14/

62.  United Nations reform:  measures and proposals (D.157).

63.  Observer status for the Andean Community in the General Assembly
(D.158) 15/


                                First Committee

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

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

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

4.   Reduction of military budgets (D.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 (D.66).

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

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

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

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

10.  General and complete disarmament (D.71) 16/

     (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 (D.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 (D.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 (D.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 (D.75).

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

16.  Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
     (D.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) (D.78).

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

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

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

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

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


                Special Political and Decolonization Committee
                              (Fourth Committee)

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

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

 3.  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
     Near East (D.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 (D.87).

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

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

 7.  Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under
     Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations (D.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
     (D.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 (D.92).

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

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

12.  The situation in the occupied territories of Croatia (D.96).

13.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
     Colonial Countries and Peoples (D.18). 17/

14.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (D.48). 18/

                               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] (D.12). 19/

2.   Macroeconomic policy questions (D.95):

     (a) Financing of development, including net transfer of resources
         between developing and developed countries; 20/

     (b) Trade and development;

     (c) Science and technology for development;

     (d) External debt crisis and development.

3.   Sectoral policy questions (D.96):

     (a) Industrial development cooperation;

     (b) Business and development;

     (c) Food and sustainable agricultural development.

4.   Sustainable development and international economic cooperation (D.97):

     (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 (D.98):

     (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 (D.99): 21/

     (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 (D.100).

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 (D.101).

                                Third Committee

1.   Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, IV, V (sections A
     to C and H) and VII] (D.12). 22/

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

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

4.   International drug control (D.104).

5.   Advancement of women (D.105). 23/

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.  Human rights questions (D.112):

     (a) Implementation of human rights instruments;

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

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

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

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


                                Fifth Committee

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

     (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 (D.114).

3.   Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 (D.115).

4.   Proposed programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999 (D.116).

5.   Improving the financial situation of the United Nations (D.117).

6.   Joint Inspection Unit (D.118). 24/

7.   Pattern of conferences (D.119).

8.   Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United
     Nations (D.120).

9.   United Nations common system (D.121).

10.  Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East
     (D.122):

     (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

     (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

11.  Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (D.123).

12.  Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution
     687 (1991) (D.124):

     (a) United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission;

     (b) Other activities.

13.  Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western
     Sahara (D.125).

14.  Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional Authority
     in Cambodia (D.126).

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 (D.127).

16.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II (D.128).

17.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (D.129).

18.  Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (D.130).

19.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (D.131).

20.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (D.132).

21.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (D.133).

22.  Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (D.134).

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 (D.135).

24.  Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan
     (D.136).

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 (D.137).

26.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
     (D.138).

27.  Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern
     Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (D.139).

28.  Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (D.140).

29.  Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (D.141).

30.  Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
     Nations peacekeeping operations (D.142):

     (a) Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations;

     (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 (D.143).

32.  Human resources management (D.153).

33.  Financing of the Military Observer Group of the United Nations
     Verification Mission in Guatemala (D.154).

34.  Report of the Economic and Social Council [chapters I, V (section B)
     and VII] (D.12). 25/

35.  Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other
     appointments (D.17): 26/

     (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
     (D.144).

2.   United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study,
     Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law (D.145).

3.   United Nations Decade of International Law (D.146):

     (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;

     (c) Draft guiding principles for international negotiations. 27/

4.   Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-
     ninth session (D.147).

5.   Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on
     the work of its thirtieth session (D.148).

6.   Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country (D.149).

7.   Establishment of an international criminal court (D.150).

8.   Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and
     on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (D.151).

9.   Measures to eliminate international terrorism (D.152).

10.  Amendment to article 13 of the statute of the United Nations
     Administrative Tribunal (D.155). 28/

                                     
                                     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/   See para. 43.

4/   See para. 44.

5/   See para. 46.

6/   See para. 47.

7/   The numbering in parentheses used in the allocation of items (D. )
follows the draft agenda in section IV (para. 48).

8/   See para. 50 (a) (i).

9/   The chapters of the report listed below would be referred also to 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             

10/  See para. 50 (b).

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

12/  See para. 50 (a) (ii).

13/  See para. 50 (a) (iii).

14/  See para. 50 (a) (v).

15/  See para. 50 (a) (vi).

16/  See para. 50 (b).

17/  See para. 50 (a) (ii).

18/  See para. 50 (a) (iii).

19/  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 

20/  In its resolution 50/227, the General Assembly decided that the question
of the International Conference on the Financing of Development would be
considered under this item at the fifty-second session of the Assembly.

21/  See para. 50 (c).

22/  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           

23/  See para. 50 (c).

24/  See para. 50 (d).

25/  Chapters I, V (section B) and VII of the report would be referred also
to plenary meetings and to the Second and Third Committees. 

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

27/  See para. 50 (e) (i).

28/  See para. 50 (e) (ii).

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