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I. Organizational, administrative and other matters

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

This question was included in the agenda of the fifty-first session of the General Assembly, in 1997, at the request of the Netherlands (A/51/238). At that session, the Assembly invited the Secretary-General to take steps to conclude with the Director-General of the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons an agreement between the United Nations and the organization to regulate the relationship between the two organizations, and to present the negotiated draft relationship agreement to the General Assembly for its approval (resolution 51/230).  

At its fifty-fifth session, at the request of the Netherlands (A/55/234), the General Assembly decided to include this item in the agenda of that session (see A/55/PV.35). On 17 October 2000, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons signed the Agreement concerning the Relationship between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (A/55/988, annex), which was approved by the General Assembly (resolution 55/283, annex). At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly welcomed the entry into force of the Agreement (resolution 56/42).  

The General Assembly considered the question at its fifty-seventh and fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 57/45 and 59/7).  

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly took note of the annual report for 2004 and the draft report for 2005 of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons submitted by its Director-General (see A/61/185) (resolution 61/224). At the sixty-second session, the Secretary-General submitted the annual report for 2005 and the draft report for 2006 (see A/62/139).

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References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 108 (n))

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Source: A/63/100