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A/52/251


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19 September 1997

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                                                        A/52/251
                                                              

General Assembly
Fifty-second session


               AGENDA OF THE FIFTY-SECOND REGULAR SESSION OF THE
                               GENERAL ASSEMBLY

          Adopted by the General Assembly at its 4th plenary meeting,
                             on 19 September 1997


     1.  Opening of the session by the Chairman of the delegation of
         Malaysia.

     2.  Minute of silent prayer or meditation.

     3.  Credentials of representatives to the fifty-second session of
         the General Assembly:

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

         (b)   Report of the Credentials Committee.

     4.  Election of the President of the General Assembly.

     5.  Election of the officers of the Main Committees.

     6.  Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly.

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

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

     9.  General debate.

    10.  Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the
         Organization.

    11.  Report of the Security Council.

    12.  Report of the Economic and Social Council.

    13.  Report of the International Court of Justice.

    14.  Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

    15.  Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs:

         (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:

         (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:

         (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.

    19.  Admission of new Members to the United Nations.

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

         (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.

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

    23.  Multilingualism.

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

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

    26.  University for Peace.

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

    28.  Universal Congress on the Panama Canal.

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

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

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

    32.  Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic.

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

    34.  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic
         Cooperation Organization.

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

    36.  Question of Palestine.

    37.  The situation in the Middle East.

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

    39.  Oceans and the law of the sea:

         (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.

    41.  Assistance in mine clearance.

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

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

    44.  The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti.

    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.

    46.  Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social
         Development.

    47.  The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    48.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    53.  Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression
         against Kuwait.

    54.  Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations.

    55.  Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte.

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

    57.  The situation in Burundi.

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

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

    60.  Strengthening of the United Nations system.

    61.  Question of Cyprus.

    62.  Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament obligations.

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

    64.  Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

    65.  Reduction of military budgets:

         (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.

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

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

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

    70.  Prevention of an arms race in outer space.

    71.  General and complete disarmament:

         (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:

         (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:

         (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.

    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.

    76.  Strengthening of security and cooperation in the
         Mediterranean region.

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

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

    79.  African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty.

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

    81.  Maintenance of international security.

    82.  Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the
         Strengthening of International Security.

    83.  Rationalization of the work and reform of the agenda of the
         First Committee.

    84.  Effects of atomic radiation.

    85.  International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer
         space.

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

    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.

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

    89.  Questions relating to information.

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

    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.

    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.

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

    94.  The situation in the occupied territories of Croatia.

    95.  Macroeconomic policy questions:

         (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:

         (a)   Industrial development cooperation;

         (b)   Business and development;

         (c)   Food and sustainable agricultural development.

    97.  Sustainable development and international economic
         cooperation:

         (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:

         (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:

         (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.

   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.

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

   103.  Crime prevention and criminal justice.

   104.  International drug control.

   105.  Advancement of women.

   106.  Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference
         on Women.

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

   108.  Promotion and protection of the rights of children.

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

   110.  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination.

   111.  Right of peoples to self-determination.

   112.  Human rights questions:

         (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:

         (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.

   115.  Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997.

   116.  Proposed programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999.

   117.  Improving the financial situation of the United Nations.

   118.  Joint Inspection Unit.

   119.  Pattern of conferences.

   120.  Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of
         the United Nations.

   121.  United Nations common system.

   122.  Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the
         Middle East:

         (a)   United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

         (b)   United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

   123.  Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission.

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

         (a)   United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission;

         (b)   Other activities.

   125.  Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in
         Western Sahara.

   126.  Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional
         Authority in Cambodia.

   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.

   128.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II.

   129.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique.

   130.  Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

   131.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia.

   132.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti.

   133.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia.

   134.  Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for
         Rwanda.

   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.

   136.  Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in
         Tajikistan.

   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.

   138.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and
         Herzegovina.

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

   140.  Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force.

   141.  Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti.

   142.  Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the
         United Nations peacekeeping operations:

         (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.

   144.  Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their
         property.

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

   146.  United Nations Decade of International Law:

         (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.

   147.  Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its
         forty-ninth session.

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

   149.  Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country.

   150.  Establishment of an international criminal court.

   151.  Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United
         Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the
         Organization.

   152.  Measures to eliminate international terrorism.

   153.  Human resources management.

   154.  Financing of the Military Observer Group of the United
         Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala.

   155.  Amendment to article 13 of the statute of the United Nations
         Administrative Tribunal.

   156.  Towards a culture of peace.

   157.  United Nations reform:  measures and proposals.

   158.  Observer status for the Andean Community in the General
         Assembly.


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