Agenda (as of 15 July 2016)

Items included in the provisional agenda of the 71st regular session of the General Assembly

  1. Opening of the session by the President of the General Assembly

  2. Minute of silent prayer or meditation

  3. Credentials of representatives to the seventy-first 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. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: reports of the General Committee

  8. General debate

  9. A.   Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and recent United Nations conferences

  10. Report of the Economic and Social Council

  11. Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS

  12. Sport for development and peace

  13. 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in AfricaImproving global road safety

  14. 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

  15. Culture of peace

  16. The role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order

  17. Information and communications technologies for development

  18. Macroeconomic policy questions:
    • (a) International trade and development
    • (b) International financial system and development
    • (c) External debt sustainability and development
  19. Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development

  20. Sustainable development:
    • (a) Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    • (b) Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
    • (c) Disaster risk reduction
    • (d) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind
    • (e) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa
    • (f) Convention on Biological Diversity
    • (g) Report of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme
    • (h) Harmony with Nature
    • (i) Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy
    • (j) Sustainable mountain development
  21. Implementation of the outcomes of the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements and on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

  22. Globalization and interdependence:
    • (a) Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization
    • (b) International migration and development
  23. Groups of countries in special situations:
    • (a) Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries
    • (b) Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries
  24. Eradication of poverty and other development issues:
    • (a) Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008–2017)
    • (b) Industrial development cooperation
  25. Operational activities for development:
    • (a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system
    • (b) South-South cooperation for development
  26. Agriculture development, food security and nutrition

  27. Social development:
    • (a) Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family
    • (b) Literacy for life: shaping future agendas
  28. Advancement of women

  29. B.   Maintenance of international peace and security

  30. Report of the Security Council

  31. Report of the Peacebuilding Commission

  32. The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict

  33. Prevention of armed conflict

  34. Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development

  35. Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic

  36. The situation in the Middle East

  37. Question of Palestine

  38. The situation in Afghanistan

  39. The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan

  40. Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte

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

  42. The situation in Central America: progress in fashioning a region of peace, freedom, democracy and development

  43. Question of Cyprus

  44. Armed aggression against the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  45. Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

  46. The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti

  47. 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

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

  49. Effects of atomic radiation

  50. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

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

  52. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

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

  54. Comprehensive review of special political missions

  55. Questions relating to information

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

  57. Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories

  58. 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

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

  60. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

  61. Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and Bassas da India

  62. 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

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

  64. Peacebuilding and sustaining peace


  65. C.   Development of Africa

  66. New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support:
    • (a) New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support
    • (b) Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa
  67. D. Promotion of human rights

  68. Report of the Human Rights Council

  69. Promotion and protection of the rights of children:
    • (a) Promotion and protection of the rights of children
    • (b) Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children
  70. Rights of indigenous peoples:
    • (a) Rights of indigenous peoples
    • (b) Follow-up to the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
  71. Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance:
    • (a) Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
    • (b) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
  72. Right of peoples to self-determination

  73. Promotion and protection of human rights:
    • (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
  74. E.   Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts

  75. 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) Assistance to the Palestinian people
    • (c) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions
    • (d) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster

  76. F.    Promotion of justice and international law

  77. Report of the International Court of Justice

  78. 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

  79. Report of the International Criminal Court

  80. Oceans and the law of the sea:
    • (a) Oceans and the law of the sea
    • (b) Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 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, and related instruments
  81. Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts

  82. Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

  83. Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session

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

  85. Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session

  86. Diplomatic protection

  87. Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm

  88. Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts

  89. Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives

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

  91. The rule of law at the national and international levels

  92. The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction

  93. The law of transbourdary aquifers

  94. Request for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965

  95. G.   Disarmament

  96. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency

  97. Reduction of military budgets
  98. African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty

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

  100. Maintenance of international security – good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe

  101. Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security

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

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

  104. Prevention of an arms race in outer space:
    • (a) Prevention of an arms race in outer space
    • (b) No first placement of weapons in outer space
  105. Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament

  106. General and complete disarmament:
    • (a) Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
    • (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
    • (c) Nuclear disarmament
    • (d) Notification of nuclear tests
    • (e) Relationship between disarmament and development
    • (f) Regional disarmament
    • (g) Transparency in armaments
    • (h) Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
    • (i) Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
    • (j) Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
    • (k) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
    • (l) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons
    • (m) Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures
    • (n) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
    • (o) Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol
    • (p) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
    • (q) Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
    • (r) Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia
    • (s) Reducing nuclear danger
    • (t) The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
    • (u) Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
    • (v) Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status
    • (w) Missiles
    • (x) Disarmament and non-proliferation education
    • (y) Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and nonproliferation
    • (z) Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
    • (aa) Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
    • (bb) The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation
    • (cc) Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms
    • (dd) Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities
    • (ee) Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive sources
    • (ff) The Arms Trade Treaty
    • (gg) Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium
    • (hh) United action with renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons
    • (ii) Preventing and combating illicit brokering activities
    • (jj) Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
    • (kk) Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations
    • (ll) Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
    • (mm) Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
    • (nn) Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
    • (oo) Humanitarian pledge for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons
    • (pp) Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world
    • (qq) Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
  107. Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly:
    • (a) United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services
    • (b) United Nations Disarmament Information Programme
    • (c) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
    • (d) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
    • (e) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • (f) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
    • (g) Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
    • (h) United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
  108. Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session:
    • (a) Report of the Conference on Disarmament
    • (b) Report of the Disarmament Commission
  109. The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East

  110. 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

  111. Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region

  112. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

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


  114. H.   Drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations

  115. Crime prevention and criminal justice

  116. International drug control

  117. Measures to eliminate international terrorism


  118. I.     Organizational, administrative and other matters

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

  120. Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund

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

  122. 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
  123. Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

  124. Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections:
    • (a) Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination
    • (b) Election of the members of the International Law Commission
    • (c) Election of five members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission
    • (d) Election of fourteen members of the Human Rights Council
  125. 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) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee
    • (d) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission
    • (e) Appointment of members of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee
    • (f) Appointment of members and alternate members of the United Nations Staff Pension Committee
    • (g) Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences
    • (h) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit
    • (i) Appointment of members of the Board of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
    • (j) Confirmation of the appointment of the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
    • (k) Confirmation of the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    • (l) Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal
  126. Admission of new Members to the United Nations

  127. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

  128. The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

  129. Commemoration of the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade

  130. Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations

  131. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly

  132. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council

  133. Strengthening of the United Nations system:
    • (a) Strengthening of the United Nations system
    • (b) Central role of the United Nations system in global governance
  134. United Nations reform: measures and proposals

  135. Multilingualism

  136. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations:
    • (a) Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union
    • (b) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic
    • (c) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
    • (d) Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States
    • (e) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
    • (f) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of American States
    • (g) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
    • (h) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean Community
    • (i) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization
    • (j) Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization of la Francophonie
    • (k) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
    • (l) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe
    • (m) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Community of Central African States
    • (n) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    • (o) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization
    • (p) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Southern African Development Community
    • (q) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum
    • (r) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    • (s) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Eurasian Economic Community
    • (t) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
    • (u) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
    • (v) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Collective Security Treaty Organization
    • (w) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Central European Initiative
    • (x) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development—GUAM
    • (y) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Independent States
    • (z) Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration
  137. Global health and foreign policy

  138. 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

  139. International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

  140. Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him

  141. Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors:
    • (a) United Nations
    • (b) United Nations peacekeeping operations
    • (c) International Trade Centre
    • (d) United Nations University
    • (e) Capital master plan
    • (f) United Nations Development Programme
    • (g) United Nations Capital Development Fund
    • (h) United Nations Children’s Fund
    • (i) United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
    • (j) United Nations Institute for Training and Research
    • (k) Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • (l) Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme
    • (m) United Nations Population Fund
    • (n) United Nations Human Settlements Programme
    • (o) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    • (p) United Nations Office for Project Services
    • (q) United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
    • (r) 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
    • (s) 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
    • (t) International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
    • (u) United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
  142. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations

  143. Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017

  144. Programme planning

  145. Improving the financial situation of the United Nations

  146. Pattern of conferences

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

  148. Human resources management

  149. Joint Inspection Unit

  150. United Nations common system

  151. United Nations pension system

  152. Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency

  153. Report on the activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services

  154. Administration of justice at the United Nations

  155. 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

  156. 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

  157. Financing of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

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

  159. Financing of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

  160. Financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

  161. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

  162. Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

  163. Financing of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  164. Financing of the United Nations Mission in East Timor

  165. Financing of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

  166. Financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

  167. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Liberia

  168. Financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

  169. Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East:
    • (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
    • (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
  170. Financing of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

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

  172. Financing of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

  173. Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution 1863 (2009)

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

  175. Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly

  176. Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly

  177. Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly
  178. Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly
  179. Observer status for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in the General Assembly


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