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39th Session (24 April - 5 May 2017)

Agenda

Download the complete provisional agenda (A/AC.198/2017/1) PDF

  1. Opening of the session.
  2. Election of officers.
  3. Adoption of the agenda and programme of work.
  4. Admission of new members.
  5. Statement by the Chair.
  6. Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.
  7. General debate.
  8. Consideration of reports submitted by the Secretary-General.
  9. Open-ended working group of the Committee on Information.
  10. Consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee to the General Assembly at its seventy-second session.

Programme of work

24 April 2017

Opening of the session

The session was opened by the Chair of the Committee.

Election of officers

At its organizational session in 1980, the Committee reached an agreement according to which the principle of geographical rotation would be applied to all officers of the Committee, who would be elected for two-year terms. At the beginning of its thirty-ninth session, the Committee will elect a Chair, three Vice-Chairs and a Rapporteur to serve for the subsequent two years.

Adoption of the agenda and programme of work

The provisional agenda has been prepared on the basis of consultations among the members of the Bureau of the Committee.

Admission of new members

The Committee considered requests for membership in the Committee.

Statement by the Chair PDF

The Chair addressed the Committee at its opening meeting.

Statement by the Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications and Head of the Department of Public Information (DPI) PDF

The Acting Under-Secretary-General addressed the Committee at its opening meeting to provide an update on the activities of DPI and to report on the implementation of the recommendations contained in General Assembly resolutions 71/101 A and B.

Informal interactive meeting of the Committee

An informal interactive meeting of the Committee was held allowing members of the Committee to exchange ideas with, and pose questions to, the senior management of the Department of Public Information.

24-26 April 2017

General debate
Consideration of reports submitted by the Secretary-General | See Documentation
Closing remarks by the Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications and Head of the Department of Public Information PDF (25 April 2017)

27 April-3 May 2017

Open-ended working group of the Committee on Information

The Secretariat will require a 48-hour period to process the draft report of the Committee in all official languages.

5 May 2017

Consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee to the General Assembly at its seventy-second session

Documents

Provisional Agenda

Reports of the Secretary-General to the Committee on Information

General Assembly

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