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Plenary Meetings and Events - 64th Session

This page lists plenary meetings, major thematic debates organized to establish broad international understanding on current substantive issues (see resolution 59/313, para. 2a), and thematic interactive debates, held on current issues of critical importance to the international community (see annex of resolution 60/286, para. 3).

DATE MEETING / EVENT [AGENDA ITEM NUMBER]
15 September
1st Plenary
Opening of the 64th session
18 September
2nd Plenary
Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items

23-26 & 28-29 September

3rd - 13th Plenary

General debate
6 October
14th and 15th Plenary

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization [107]

8 October
16th Plenary

JOINT DEBATE:

12 - 13 October
17th - 19th Plenaries

Fifteenth Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development [48]

12 October

13 October

15 October
20th Plenary

Election of non-permanent members of the Security Council [110 (a)]

19 October
21st Plenary
Sport for peace and development [45]
20 - 21 October
22nd - 24th Plenary

JOINT DEBATE:

26 October
25th Plenary
Election of 18 members of the Economic and Social Council [110 (b)]
27 October
26th Plenary
  1. Organization of work and pattern of conferences
  2. JOINT DEBATE:
28 October
27th and 28th Plenaries
  1. Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba [19]
  2. The situation in Central America [20]
29 October
29th and 30th Plenaries
  1. International Criminal Court [75]
  2. International Court of Justice [72]
30 October
31st Plenary

Promotion and protection of Human Rights [64-69]

2 - 3 November
33rd - 35th Plenaries
  1. International Atomic Energy Agency [85]
  2. Elections [111(a), (c), (e); 112 (f), (g)]
  3. Anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade [116]

2 November

3 November

4 November
36th and 37th Plenaries

Human Rights Council [64]

5 November
38th and 39th Plenaries
International drug control [105]
9 November
40th and 41st Plenaries
  1. The situation in Afghanistan [17]
  2. Promotion of new and restored democracies [11]
  3. Culture of peace [49]
10 November
42nd Plenary

Culture of peace [49]

12 - 13 November
43rd - 46th Plenaries
  1. Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations [109]
  2. JOINT DEBATE:

12 November

13 November

16 November
47th Plenary
  1. JOINT DEBATE:
  2. Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin [43]
19 November
48th Plenary
  1. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [118]
  2. Elections [112 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e)]
20 November
49th and 50th Plenary
  1. JOINT DEBATE:
  2. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [118]
23-24 November

Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development and the 2008 Review Conference [52]

 

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30 November
51st Plenary

Question of Palestine [16]

1 December
52nd and 53rd Plenaries
The situation in the Middle East [15]
2 December
54th and 55th Plenaries

1. Question of Palestine [16]

2. The situation in the Middle East [15]

3. Reduction of military budgets [86]

4 December
56th - 58th Plenaries
Oceans and the law of the sea [76 (a) and (b)]
7 December
59th and 60th Plenaries
  1. Protection of global climate for present and future generations [53 (d)]
  2. JOINT DEBATE:
10 December
61st Plenary
End of the International Year of Human Rights Learning [69]
10 December
62nd Plenary
  1. Reports of the Fourth Committee on international peace and security [27-39] and organizational and administrative matters [118, 133]
  2. Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution 1863 (2009) [163]
  3. Global health and foreign policy [123]
  4. Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations [117]
11 December
63rd Plenary
  1. The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict [12]
  2. Assistance to the Palestinian people [70 (b)]
  3. The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy [115]
16 December
64th Plenary
  1. Justice and International Law [78-84]
  2. Measures to eliminate international terrorism [106]
  3. Organizational and administrative matters [115, 118, 133, 142, 164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 171]
  4. Assistance to the Palestinian people [70 (b)]
  5. Report of the Credentials Committee [3 (b)]
18 December
65th Plenary
  1. Questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions [41]
  2. Social development [61]
  3. Advancement of women [62]
  4. Promotion of human rights [64-68]
  5. Drug control and crime prevention [104-105]
  6. Organizational and administrative matters [118, 124, 133]
21 December
66th Plenary
  1. Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources [40]
  2. Economic growth and sustainable development [48, 50-60, 170]
  3. Organizational and administrative matters [114, 118, 133]
22 December
67th Plenary
  1. Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence [71]
  2. Organizational and administrative matters [111 (g), 112 (h), 129, 132-133, 135, 140, 142, 154]
23 December
68th Plenary
  1. Organizational and administrative matters [115, 127-128, 130-132, 136, 143-145]
  2. Economic growth and sustainable development [53 (a), 55 (b)]
  3. Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives [69 (c)]
11 January
Informal Plenary

Work of the Organization in 2010

13 January
Urgent Informal Plenary

Situation in Haiti

22 January
69th Plenary
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations [70(a)]
8 February
70th Plenary
  1. Sport for peace and development [45]
  2. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa [63(b)]
23 February
71st Plenary
  1. Culture of peace [49]
  2. Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development and the preparation of the 2008 Review Conference [52]
26 February
72nd Plenary
  1. Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations [136]
  2. Report of the Human Rights Council [64]
2 March
73rd Plenary

Advancement of women [62]

2 March
74th Plenary
  1. Global road safety crisis [46]
  2. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Collective Security Treaty Organization [125]
  3. Sixty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War [126]
22 March
75th Plenary

High-level interactive dialogue on the implementation of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005-2015, and the realization of the internationally agreed water-related goals

23 - 24 March
76 - 79th Plenaries
High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

23 March

24 March

25 March
80th Plenary
Follow-up to the commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade [116]: special commemorative meeting of the General Assembly on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
29 March
81st Plenary
  1. Organizational and administrative matters [112 (j), 130,132, 138, 141, 142]
  2. Request for the inclusion of an additional sub-item submitted by the Secretary-General (A/64/236)
15 April
82nd Plenary
  1. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [7, 39]
  2. Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields [48]
  3. Sustainable development [53]
  4. Election of thirty members of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [111 (c)]
  5. Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences [112 (f)]
  6. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [114]
22 April
83rd Plenary
  1. Election of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [111 (b)]
  2. Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme [111 (d)]
  3. Sustainable development: Special meeting of the General Assembly on the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day [53]
23 April
84th Plenary

Sustainable development: Special meeting of the General Assembly on the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day [53]

6 May
85th Plenary

Sixty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War [126] - Special solemn meeting in commemoration of all victims of the Second World War

13 May
86th Plenary
  1. Election of fourteen members of the Human Rights Council [111 (h)]
  2. Financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Haiti [155]
  3. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [114]
14 May
Informal meeting
of the Plenary
Informal meeting on piracy
20 - 21 May
87th, 88th and 89th Plenaries
  1. Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields [48]
  2. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [114]
  3. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [33]

 

20 May

21 May

3 June
90th Plenary
  1. Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields [48]
  2. Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions [112 (b)]
9 June
91st and 92nd Plenaries
Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS [44]
11 June
93rd and 94th Plenaries
  1. Election of the President of the General Assembly for the sixty-fifth session [4]
  2. Election of the Chairpersons and the Bureaux of the Main Committees at the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly [5]
  3. Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly for the sixty-fifth session [6]
14 June
95th Plenary

Opening of the informal interactive hearings of the General Assembly with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector:

  1. Building a better tomorrow: Local actions, national strategies and global structures (AM)
  2. Equal and inclusive partnerships: Accountability in the fight against poverty (PM)
17 June
96th and 97th Plenaries
Special high-level meeting on crime prevention and criminal justice [104], with an informal panel discussion on "Transnational organized crime as a multidimensional threat: How to promote a coherent and holistic response through the universal adherence to and full implementation of the Palermo Convention and its Protocols"
18 June
98th Plenary

Followed by a briefing by the Secretary-General on recent developments, as well as on the ongoing preparations for the upcoming G20/G8 Summits in Canada

21 June
99th and 100th Plenaries
Crime prevention and criminal justice [104]
22 June

Thematic debate: "United Nations peacekeeping: Looking into the future"

24 June
101st Plenary

Organizational and administrative matters [129-130, 132, 146-150, 152-153, 155-163]

29 June
102nd and 103rd Plenaries
  1. Effects of atomic radiation [29]
  2. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [39]
2 July
104th Plenary

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [114]

Creation of a new entity, UN Women, merging four United Nations offices focusing on gender equality

6 July
105th Plenary

Address by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

9 July
106th Plenary
  1. Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States [53 (b)]
  2. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [114]
16 July
107th Plenary
  1. Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission [112 (e)]
  2. 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 [127]
  3. 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 [128]
  4. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [48, 114]
16 July
Informal Plenary
Celebration of the first annual Nelson Mandela International Day
28 July
108th Plenary
  1. Appointment of the Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services [112 (i)]
  2. Election of twenty-nine members of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme [111 (e)]
  3. Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields [48]
30 July
109th Plenary
  1. Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions [112 (a)]
  2. Crime prevention and criminal justice [104]
19 August
110th Plenary
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations [70 (a)]
20 August
111th and 112th Plenaries
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations [70 (a)]
25 August
113th Plenary
  1. Election of thirty members of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [111 (c)]
  2. Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme [111 (f)]
31 August
114th Plenary
Crime prevention and criminal justice: High-level meeting of the General Assembly to formally launch the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons
7 September
115th Plenary
  1. Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development [14]
  2. Question of Palestine [16]
  3. Report of the Economic and Social Council [42]
8 September
116th and 117th Plenaries

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy [115]

9 September
118th, 119th and 120th Plenaries
  1. Election of a member of the International Court of Justice [110 (c)]
  2. The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan [18]
  3. Request for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on whether the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo is in accordance with international law [77]
13 September
121st Plenary
  1. International peace and security [9-10, 13, 15-16, 20- 26, 172]
  2. Economic growth and sustainable development [48-49, 52, 53 (b), 53 (d), 53 (f)]
  3. Promotion of human rights [64]
  4. Humanitarian and disaster relief assistance [70 (a)]
  5. Disarmament [96]
  6. Drugs, crime, international terrorism [106]
  7. Organizational and administrative matters [107-108, 111-112, 114, 118-123, 127-163]
14 September
122nd Plenary
  1. Strengthening of the United Nations system [120]
  2. Closing of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly

Source : Programme of work of the General Assembly - Schedule of plenary meetings A/INF/64/3 + Rev. 1

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