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A/53/150


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 July 1998

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                                                         A/53/150
       
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General Assembly
Fifty-third session


         Provisional agenda of the fifty-third session of the
                        General Assembly*

   (* Issued in accordance with rule 12 of the rules of procedure.)


         To convene at United Nations Headquarters, New York,
             on Wednesday, 9 September 1998, at 3 p.m.**

      (** In accordance with resolution 52/232 of 4 June 1998.)


         1. Opening of the session by the Chairman of the delegation of
Ukraine (rule 30 of the rules of procedure).

         2. Minute of silent prayer or meditation (rule 62).

         3. Credentials of representatives to the fifty-third session of the
General Assembly (rule 28):

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

            (b)    Report of the Credentials Committee.

         4. Election of the President of the General Assembly (rule 31).

         5. Election of the officers of the Main Committees (rule 31).

         6. Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly (rule 31).

         7. Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph
2, of the Charter of the United Nations (rule 49).

         8. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work: reports of the
General Committee (rule 21).

         9. General debate.

         10.   Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization
(rules 13 (a) and 48; resolution 47/120 B of 20 September 1993). 1/

         11.   Report of the Security Council (rule 13 (b)). 1/

         12.   Report of the Economic and Social Council (rule 13 (b);
resolutions 50/225 of 19 April 1996, 51/183 of 16 December 1996 and 52/210 of
18 December 1997; and Economic and Social Council decision 1982/112 of 26
April 1982).

         13.   Report of the International Court of Justice (rule 13 (b);
decision 47/406 of 21 October 1992).

         14.   Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (rule 13 (b);
resolution 52/11 of 12 November 1997).

         15.   Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs:

            (a)    Election of five non-permanent members of the Security
                   Council (rule 142; decision 52/305 of 14 October 1997);

            (b)    Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social
                   Council (rule 145; decision 52/307 of 5 November 1997).

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

            (a)    Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme
                   and Coordination (Economic and Social Council resolution
                   2008 (LX) of 14 May 1976 and General Assembly decisions
                   52/306 A of 22 October and 52/306 B of 18 December 1997);1/

            (b)    Election of the United Nations High Commissioner for
                   Refugees (resolution 428 (V) of 14 December 1950 and
                   decision 48/307 of 4 November 1993).

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

            (a)    Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on
                   Administrative and Budgetary Questions (rule 155; decisions
                   52/308 A of 20 November 1997 and 52/308 B of 2 June 1998);

            (b)    Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions
                   (rule 158; decisions 52/309 A of 20 November 1997 and
                   52/309 B of 2 June 1998);

            (c)    Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors
                   (resolution 74 (I) of 7 December 1946 and decision 52/310
                   of 20 November 1997);

            (d)    Confirmation of the appointment of members of the
                   Investments Committee (resolution 155 (II) of 15 November
                   1947 and decision 52/311 of 20 November 1997);

            (e)    Appointment of members of the United Nations Administrative
                   Tribunal (resolution 351 A (IV) of 24 November 1949 and
                   decisions 52/321 A of 18 December 1997 and 52/321 B of 31
                   March 1998);

            (f)    International Civil Service Commission (resolution 3357
                   (XXIX) of 18 December 1974 and decision 52/312 of 20
                   November 1997):

               (i)    Appointment of members of the Commission;

               (ii)   Designation of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the
                      Commission;

            (g)    Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences
                   (resolution 43/222 B of 21 December 1988 and decision
                   52/320 of 15 December 1997);

            (h)    Appointment of a member of the Joint Inspection Unit
                   (resolution 31/192 of 22 December 1976 and decisions 51/320
                   of 21 May 1997 and 52/322 of 23 March 1998);

            (i)    Confirmation of the appointment of the Secretary-General of
                   the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
                   (resolution 1995 (XIX) of 30 December 1964 and decision
                   49/325 of 14 September 1995); 

            (j)    Appointment of the Under-Secretary-General for Internal
                   Oversight Services (resolution 48/218 B of 29 July 1994 and
                   decision 48/323 of 24 August 1994).

         18.   Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (resolutions 52/71 to 52/73 and
52/75 to 52/79 of 10 December 1997 and decisions 52/409 of 10 November and
52/417 and 52/418 of 10 December 1997).

         19.   Admission of new Members to the United Nations (rule 136).

         20.   Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster
relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance
(resolution 52/167 of 16 December 1997):

            (a)    Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian
                   assistance of the United Nations (resolutions 46/182 of 19
                   December 1991 and 52/168 of 16 December 1997);

            (b)    Special economic assistance to individual countries or
                   regions (resolutions 51/8 of 25 October, 51/30 D of 5
                   December and 51/30 F of 13 December 1996 and 52/169 A, B, D
                   to F and I to M of 16 December 1997); 1/

            (c)    Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and
                   reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan (resolution
                   52/211 A of 19 December 1997);

            (d)    Assistance to the Palestinian people (resolution 52/170 of
                   16 December 1997).

         21.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of
American States (resolution 51/4 of 24 October 1996).

         22.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African
Legal Consultative Committee (resolution 51/11 of 4 November 1996).

         23.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean
Community (resolution 51/16 of 11 November 1996).

         24.   Implementation of the United Nations New Agenda for the
Development of Africa in the 1990s, including measures and recommendations
agreed upon at its mid-term review (resolution 51/32 of 6 December 1996).

         25.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American
Economic System (resolution 52/3 of 22 October 1997).

         26.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of
the Islamic Conference (resolution 52/4 of 22 October 1997).

         27.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab
States (resolution 52/5 of 22 October 1997).

         28.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the
Inter-Parliamentary Union (resolution 52/7 of 28 October 1997).

         29.   Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial
embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (resolution 52/10
of 5 November 1997).

         30.   United Nations reform: measures and proposals (resolutions
52/12 A of 12 November and 52/12 B of 19 December 1997 and decisions 52/477 A
to D of 6 May 1998). 2/

         31.   Culture of peace (resolution 52/13 of 20 November 1997).

         32.   Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic (resolution
52/14 of 20 November 1997).

         33.   Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of
Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies (resolution
52/18 of 21 November 1997).

         34.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic
Cooperation Organization (resolution 52/19 of 21 November 1997).

         35.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of
African Unity (resolution 52/20 of 24 November 1997).

         36.   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe (resolution 52/22 of 25 November 1997).

         37.   Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social
Development (resolution 52/25 of 26 November 1997).

         38.   Oceans and the law of the sea (resolutions 49/28 of 6 December
1994 and 52/26 and 52/29 of 26 November 1997): 1/

            (a)    Law of the sea (resolutions 49/28 and 52/26);

            (b)    Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing, unauthorized fishing
                   in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas,
                   fisheries by-catch and discards, and other
                   developments (resolution 52/29).

         39.   Question of Palestine (resolutions 52/49 to 52/52 of 9 December
1997 and 52/250 of 7 July 1998). 3/

         40.   The situation in the Middle East (resolutions 52/53 and 52/54
of 9 December 1997). 1/

         41.   The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (resolution 52/150 of
15 December 1997). 1/

         42.   Assistance in mine clearance (resolution 52/173 of 18 December
1997).

         43.   The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti
(resolution 52/174 of 18 December 1997). 1/

         44.   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 (resolutions 52/175 and 52/176 of
18 December 1997). 1/
                                  
         45.   The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for
international peace and security (resolution 52/211 B of 19 December 1997). 1/

         46.   Fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights (decisions 48/416 of 10 December 1993 and 52/424 of 12 December 1997).

         47.   Election of the judges 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 (Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994,
annex, and decision 49/324 of 25 May 1995). 4/

         48.   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 (Security
Council resolution 827 (1993) of 25 May 1993 and decision 52/408 of 4 November
1997).

         49.   Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (decision 52/409 of
10 November 1997).

         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
(Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994 and decision 52/412
of 8 December 1997).

         51.   Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of
political and economic compulsion (decision 52/413 of 8 December 1997).

         52.   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 (decision 52/430 of 18 December 1997).

         53.   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 (decision 52/431 of 18
December 1997).

         54.   Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression against
Kuwait (decision 52/432 of 18 December 1997).

         55.   Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations
(decision 52/433 of 18 December 1997).

         56.   Launching of global negotiations on international economic
cooperation for development (decision 52/434 of 18 December 1997).

         57.   Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte (decision 52/435 of
18 December 1997). 1/

         58.   Strengthening of the United Nations system (resolution 52/232
of 4 June 1998 and decision 52/453 of 19 December 1997).

         59.   Question of equitable representation on and increase in the
membership of the Security Council and related matters. 1/

         60.   Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (decision
52/479 of 4 June 1998).

         61.   Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the
economic, social and related fields. 5/

         62.   The situation in Burundi. 5/

         63.   Question of Cyprus. 5/

         64.   Role of science and technology in the context of international
security, disarmament and other related fields (resolution 51/40 of 10
December 1996).

         65.   Maintenance of international security   prevention of the
violent disintegration of States (resolution 51/55 of 10 December 1996).

         66.   Reduction of military budgets (resolutions 35/142 B of 12
December 1980 and 52/32 of 9 December 1997):

            (a)    Reduction of military budgets (resolution 35/142 B);

            (b)    Objective information on military matters, including
                   transparency of military expenditures (resolution 52/32).

         67.   Role of science and technology in the context of international
security and disarmament (resolutions 51/39 of 10 December 1996 and 52/33 of
9 December 1997).

         68.   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of
the Middle East (resolution 52/34 of 9 December 1997).

         69.   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in South Asia
(resolution 52/35 of 9 December 1997).

         70.   Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure
non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
(resolution 52/36 of 9 December 1997).

         71.   Prevention of an arms race in outer space (resolution 52/37 of
9 December 1997).

         72.   General and complete disarmament (resolutions 42/38 C of 30
November 1987, 44/116 O of 15 December 1989, 46/36 L of 9 December 1991, 47/52
L of 15 December 1992, 51/45 P of 10 December 1996, and 52/38 A to J,
L, N to T of 9 December 1997):

            (a)    Notification of nuclear tests (resolution 42/38 C);

            (b)    Further measures in the field of disarmament for the
                   prevention of an arms race on the seabed and the ocean
                   floor and in the subsoil thereof: report of the
                   Secretary-General (resolution 44/116 O); 

            (c)    Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva
                   Protocol (resolution 51/45 P);

            (d)    Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling,
                   Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on
                   Their Destruction (resolution 52/38 A);

            (e)    Transparency in armaments (resolutions 46/36 L, 47/52 L and
                   52/38 B and R);

            (f)    Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in
                   small arms and collecting them (resolution 52/38 C);

            (g)    Relationship between disarmament and development
                   (resolution 52/38 D);

            (h)    Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and
                   implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms
                   control (resolution 52/38 E);

            (i)    Convening of the fourth special session of the General
                   Assembly devoted to disarmament (resolution 52/38 F);

            (j)    Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament
                   measures (resolution 52/38 G);

            (k)    Contributions towards banning anti-personnel landmines
                   (resolution 52/38 H);

            (l)    Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
                   (resolution 52/38 I);

            (m)    Small arms (resolution 52/38 J);

            (n)    Nuclear disarmament (resolution 52/38 L);

            (o)    Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
                   (resolution 52/38 N);

            (p)    Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International
                   Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of
                   Nuclear Weapons (resolution 52/38 O);

            (q)    Regional disarmament (resolution 52/38 P);

            (r)    Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional
                   levels (resolution 52/38 Q);

            (s)    Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia
                   (resolution 52/38 S);

            (t)    Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the
                   Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical
                   Weapons and on Their Destruction (resolution 52/38 T).

         73.   Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the
Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (resolutions 51/46 A, E and F
of 10 December 1996 and 52/39 A to D of 9 December 1997):

            (a)    United Nations Disarmament Information Programme
                   (resolution 51/46 A);

            (b)    United Nations disarmament fellowship training and advisory
                   services (resolution 51/46 F);

            (c)    United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in
                   Asia and the Pacific (resolution 52/39 A);

            (d)    Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the
                   United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security
                   Questions in Central Africa (resolution 52/39 B);

            (e)    Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
                   (resolution 52/39 C).

         74.   Review of the implementation of the recommendations and
decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session
(resolutions 38/183 O of 20 December 1983, 39/148 H of 17 December 1984 and
52/40 A to C of 9 December 1997): 1/

            (a)    Report of the Disarmament Commission (resolution 52/40 B);

            (b)    Report of the Conference on Disarmament (resolution 52/40
                   A);

            (c)    Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (resolution 38/183
                   O);

            (d)    United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
                   (resolution 39/148 H).

         75.   The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
(resolution 52/41 of 9 December 1997).

         76.   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 (resolution 52/42 of 9 December 1997).

         77.   Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean
region (resolution 52/43 of 9 December 1997).

         78.   Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the
Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of
Tlatelolco) (resolution 52/45 of 9 December 1997).

         79.   Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production
and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their
Destruction (resolution 52/47 of 9 December 1997).

         80.   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (decision 52/414 of 9
December 1997).

         81.   Rationalization of the work and reform of the agenda of the
First Committee (decision 52/416 of 9 December 1997).1

         82.   Effects of atomic radiation (resolution 52/55 of 10 December
1997).

         83.   International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
(resolution 52/56 of 10 December 1997).

         84.   United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
in the Near East (resolutions 52/57 to 52/63 of 10 December 1997).

         85.   Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli
Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs
of the Occupied Territories (resolutions 52/64 to 52/68 of 10 December 1997).

         86.   Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping
operations in all their aspects (resolutions 51/137 of 13 December 1996 and 
52/69 of 10 December 1997).

         87.   Questions relating to information (resolution 52/70 B of 10
December 1997).

         88.   Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted
under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations (resolution 52/71 of
10 December 1997).

         89.   Activities of foreign economic and other interests which impede
the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to
Colonial Countries and Peoples in Territories under colonial domination
(resolution 52/72 and decision 52/417 of 10 December 1997).

         90.   Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and
the international institutions associated with the United Nations (resolution
52/73 of 10 December 1997).

         91.   Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for
inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories (resolution 52/74 of 10 December
1997).

         92.   Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova,
Europa and Bassas da India (decision 52/402 of 19 September 1997).

         93.   Question of East Timor (decision 52/402 of 19 September 1997).

         94.   Macroeconomic policy questions:

            (a)    Trade and development (resolutions 1995 (XIX) of 30
                   December 1964, 51/168 of 16 December 1996 and 52/182 of 18
                   December 1997);

            (b)    Financing of development, including net transfer of
                   resources between developing and developed countries
                   (resolutions 51/165 of 16 December 1996
                   and 52/179 and 52/180 of 18 December 1997);

            (c)    Commodities (resolution 51/169 of 16 December 1996);

            (d)    External debt crisis and development (resolution 52/185 of
                   18 December 1997).

         95.   Sectoral policy questions:

            (a)    Business and development (resolution 51/191 of 16 December
                   1996);

            (b)    Industrial development cooperation (resolution 51/170 of 16
                   December 1996).

         96.   Sustainable development and international economic cooperation
(resolutions 50/130 of 20 December 1995 and 51/172 of 16 December 1996):

            (a)    Implementation of and follow-up to major consensus
                   agreements on development (resolutions 45/199 of 21
                   December 1990, 47/152 of 18 December 1992, 48/185 of 21
                   December 1993, 49/92 of 19 December 1994 and 51/173
                   of 16 December 1996):

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

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

            (b)    Integration of the economies in transition into the world
                   economy (resolutions 48/181 of 21 December 1993, 49/106 of
                   19 December 1994 and 51/175 of 16 December 1996);

            (c)    Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations
                   Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) (resolutions
                   51/177 of 16 December 1996 and 52/190 of 18 December 1997);

            (d)    Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening international
                   economic cooperation for development through partnership
                   (resolution 52/186 of 18 December 1997);

            (e)    Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least
                   Developed Countries for the 1990s (resolution 52/187 of 18
                   December 1997);

            (f)    Implementation of the Programme of Action of the
                   International Conference on Population and Development
                   (resolution 52/188 of 18 December 1997);

            (g)    Cultural development (resolution 52/197 of 18 December
1997).

         97.   Environment and sustainable development (resolutions 34/173 of
17 December 1979 and 52/200 of 18 December 1997):

            (a)    Implementation of and follow-up to the outcome of the
                   United Nations Conference on Environment and Development,
                   including the outcome of the nineteenth special session of
                   the General Assembly for the purpose of an overall
                   review and appraisal of the implementation of Agenda 21
                   (resolution 47/191 of 22 December 1992 and decisions 52/444
                   and 52/445 of 18 December 1997);

            (b)    Protection of global climate for present and future
                   generations of mankind (resolutions 50/115 of 20 December
                   1995, 51/184 of 16 December 1996 and 52/199 of 18 December
                   1997);

            (c)    Implementation of the outcome of the Global Conference on
                   the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing
                   States (resolutions 50/116 of 20 December 1995 and 52/202
                   of 18 December 1997);

            (d)    Convention on Biological Diversity (resolutions 51/182 of
                   16 December 1996 and 52/201 of 18 December 1997);

            (e)    Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat
                   Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious
                   Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa
                   (resolution 52/198 of 18 December 1997).

         98.   Operational activities for development (resolutions 50/120 of
20 December 1995, 51/186 of 16 December 1996 and 52/203 and 52/205 of 18
December 1997).

         99.   Training and research:

            (a)    United Nations University (resolutions 3081 (XXVIII) of 6
                   December 1973, 49/124 of 19 December 1994 and 51/187 of 16
                   December 1996);
 
            (b)    United Nations Institute for Training and Research
                   (resolutions 3081 (XXVIII) of 6 December 1973 and 52/206 of
                   18 December 1997).

         100.  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 (resolution 52/207 of 18
December 1997 and Economic and Social Council resolution 1997/67 of 18 July
1997).

         101.  Implementation of the first United Nations Decade for the
Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006) (resolutions 51/178 of 16 December 1996 and
52/193 and 52/194 of 18 December 1997).

         102.  Commemorative meeting of the twentieth anniversary of the
adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing
Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (resolution 52/205 of 18
December 1997).

         103.  Social development, including questions relating to the world
social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family
(resolutions 52/80 and 52/83 of 12 December 1997).

         104.  Crime prevention and criminal justice (resolutions 52/85 and
52/87 to 52/91 of 12 December 1997).

         105.  International drug control (resolutions 48/112 of 20 December
1993 and 52/92 of 12 December 1997).

         106.  Advancement of women (resolutions 34/180 of 18 December 1979,
39/125 of 14 December 1984, 45/124 of 14 December 1990, 51/68 of 12
December 1996 and 52/94, 52/96, 52/98 and 52/99 of 12 December 1997).

         107.  Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on
Women (resolutions 50/203 of 22 December 1995, 52/100 of 12 December
1997 and 52/231 of 4 June 1998).

         108.  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
questions relating to refugees and displaced persons and humanitarian
questions (resolutions 428 (V) of 14 December 1950, 51/74 of 12 December 1996
and 52/101, 52/102 and 52/105 of 12 December 1997).

         109.  Promotion and protection of the rights of children (resolutions
44/25 of 20 December 1989 and 52/107 of 12 December 1997).

         110.  Programme of activities of the International Decade of the
World's Indigenous People (resolution 52/108 of 12 December 1997 and decision
49/458 of 23 December 1994).

         111.  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination (resolutions
2106 A (XX) of 21 December 1965, 3380 (XXX) of 10 November 1975 and 52/109 to
52/111 of 12 December 1997).

         112.  Right of peoples to self-determination (resolutions 52/112 and
52/113 of 12 December 1997).

         113.  Human rights questions:

            (a)    Implementation of human rights instruments (resolutions 260
                   A (III) of 4 December 1948, 2200 A (XXI) of 16 December
                   1966, 36/151 of 16 December 1981, 39/46 of 10 December
                   1984, 51/86 and 51/88 of 12 December 1996 and
                   52/115, 52/117 and 52/118 of 12 December 1997);

            (b)    Human rights questions, including alternative approaches
                   for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and
                   fundamental freedoms (resolutions 47/138 of 18 December
                   1992, 51/92, 51/94, 51/95, 51/97, 51/102, 51/105 and
                   51/127 of 12 December 1996 and 52/120 to 52/122, 52/125 to
                   52/127, 52/131 and 52/134 to 52/136 of 12 December 1997;
                   and Economic and Social Council decision 1997/276 of 22
                   July 1997);

            (c)    Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs
                   and representatives (resolutions 52/137 to 52/147 of 12
                   December 1997);

            (d)    Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna
                   Declaration and Programme of Action (resolutions 48/121 of
                   20 December 1993 and 52/148 of 12 December 1997); 6/

            (e)    Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
                   Rights (resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993).

         114.  Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports
of the Board of Auditors (resolutions 52/212 A of 22 December 1997 and 52/212
B of 31 March 1998): 7/

            (a)    United Nations;

            (b)    United Nations Development Programme;

            (c)    United Nations Children's Fund;

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

            (e)    United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

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

            (g)    Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme;

            (h)    United Nations Population Fund;

            (i)    United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation;

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

            (k)    United Nations Office for Project Services.

         115.  Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial
functioning of the United Nations (resolutions 48/218 of 29 July 1994, 52/226
A and B of 31 March 1998 and 52/234 of 26 June 1998  and decisions 51/469 B of
15 September 1997 and 52/481 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         116.  Programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999 (resolutions 50/215
C and 50/216 of 23 December 1995, 51/220 and 51/221 B of 18 December 1996,
52/220 to 52/224 of 22 December 1997 and 52/227 of 31 March 1998 and decisions
52/463, 52/465 and 52/466 of 31 March 1998). 2/

         117.  Programme planning (resolution 51/219 of 18 December 1996).

         118.  Improving the financial situation of the United Nations. 5/

         119.  Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations
with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency
(decision 47/449 of 22 December 1992).

         120.  Pattern of conferences (resolution 52/214 of 22 December
1997). 7/

         121.  Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of
the United Nations (resolutions 52/215 A to C of 22 December 1997). 1/
                                                             
         122.  Human resources management (resolutions 51/226 and 51/227 of 3
April 1997 and 52/216 and 52/219 of 22 December 1997 and decisions 52/475 and
52/476 of 31 March 1998). 2/ 
                                                             
         123.  United Nations common system (resolutions 48/224 of 23 December
1993, 51/216 of 18 December 1996 and 52/216 of 22 December 1997). 1/ 
                                                             
         124.  United Nations pension system (resolutions 48/225 of 23
December 1993, 49/224 of 23 December 1994 and 51/217 of 18 December 1997).

         125.  Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the
Middle East: 2/

            (a)    United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (resolution
                   52/236 of 26 June 1998);

            (b)    United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (resolution 52/237
                   of 26 June 1998).

         126.  Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission and
the United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (resolutions 52/8 A of 31
October 1997 and 52/8 C of 26 June 1998). 2/

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

            (a)    United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (resolution
52/238 of 26 June 1998); 2/     
                                                                              
            (b)    Other activities.

         128.  Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in
Western Sahara (resolution 52/228 B of 26 June 1998). 2/

         129.  Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional
Authority in Cambodia (resolution 52/239 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         130.  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
(decision 52/485 of 26 June 1998). 2/       

         131.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II. 5/

         132.  Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique
(resolution 52/240 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         133.  Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
(resolution 52/241 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         134.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia
(resolution 52/242 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         135.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (decision
52/486 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         136.  Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia. 1/

         137.  Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.
5/

         138.  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 (resolution
52/217 of 22 December 1997). 1/

         139.  Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in
Tajikistan (resolution 52/229 B of 26 June 1998). 2/

         140.  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
(resolution 52/218 of 22 December 1997). 2/

         141.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and
Herzegovina (resolution 52/243 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         142.  Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for
Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium and the Civilian Police Support
Group (resolution 52/244 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         143.  Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force
(resolution 52/245 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         144.  Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti, the
United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti and the United Nations Civilian
Police Mission in Haiti (resolution 52/246 of 26 June 1998). 2/

         145.  Financing of the Military Observer Group of the United Nations
Verification Mission in Guatemala. 5/

         146.  Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the
United Nations peacekeeping operations: 2/

            (a)    Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations
                   (resolutions 52/1 A of 15 October, 52/177 of 18 December
                   1997 and 52/1 B and 52/248 of 26 June 1998);

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

         147.  Activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services
(resolution 48/218 B of 29 July 1994):

            (a)    Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the
                   Office; 2/

            (b)    Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution
                   48/218 B.

         148.  Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of
1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts (resolution
51/155 of 16 December 1996).

         149.  Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection,
security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives
(resolution 51/156 of 16 December 1996).

         150.  Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their
property (resolutions 49/61 of 9 December 1994 and 52/151 of 15 December
1997).

         151.  United Nations Decade of International Law (resolutions 52/153
to 52/155 of 15 December 1997):

            (a)    United Nations Decade of International Law (resolution
                   52/153);

            (b)    Progress in the action dedicated to the 1999 centennial of
                   the first International Peace Conference and to the closing
                   of the United Nations Decade of International Law
                   (resolution 52/154);

            (c)    Draft guiding principles for international negotiations
                   (resolution 52/155).

         152.  Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its
fiftieth session (resolution 52/156 of 15 December 1997).

         153.  Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade
Law on the work of its thirty-first session (resolution 52/157 of 15 December
1997).  

         154.  Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country
(resolution 52/159 of 15 December 1997).

         155.  Establishment of an international criminal court (resolution
52/160 of 15 December 1997).

         156.  Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United
Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (resolutions
52/161 and 52/162 of 15 December 1997).

         157.  Measures to eliminate international terrorism (resolution
52/165 of 15 December 1997). 

         158.  Review of the Statute of the Administrative Tribunal of the
United Nations (resolution 52/166 of 15 December 1997).

         159.  Bethlehem 2000 [item proposed by Afghanistan, Cuba, Malta and
Senegal (A/53/141)].

         160.  World Solar Programme 1996-2005 [item proposed by
China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, the
Niger, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe (A/53/142)].

         161.  Observer status for the Association of Caribbean States in the
General Assembly [item proposed by Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados,
Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El
Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela (A/53/143)].

         162.  Global implications of the year 2000 date conversion problem of
computers (resolution 52/233 of 26 June 1998).

         163.  Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Central African
Republic (resolution 52/249 of 26 June 1998).

         164.  Observer status for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation
and Development in the General Assembly [item proposed by Australia, Austria,
Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea,
Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland and the United States of America (A/53/144)].

         165.  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 [item
proposed by Burkina Faso, El Salvador, the Gambia, Grenada, Liberia,
Nicaragua, Sao Tome and Principe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal,
Solomon Islands and Swaziland (A/53/145)].


                               Notes

1/ This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-second session (decision
52/459 of 22 December 1997).

2/This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-second session (see
A/52/PV.88).

3/ Ibid., (see A/52/PV.89).

4/ This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-second session (see
A/52/PV.86).

5/ This item, which has not been considered by the General Assembly at its
fifty-second session, remains on the agenda of that session
(decision 52/459 of 22 December 1997). Its inclusion in the provisional agenda
of the fifty-third session is subject to any action that the
Assembly may take on it at its fifty-second session.

6/This sub-item also remains on the agenda of the fifty-second session
(decision 52/426 of 12 December 1997).

7/This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-second session (see
A/52/PV.82).


 

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