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40th Session (1 - 11 May 2018)

Agenda

Download the complete provisional agenda (A/AC.198/2018/1) 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 Global Communications.
  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-third session.

Programme of work

1 May 2018

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 elected a Chair, two Vice-Chairs and a Rapporteur to serve for the subsequent two years. At the beginning of its fortieth session, the Committee considered filling the vacancy for the remaining Vice-Chair for a one-year term.

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

The Chair addressed the Committee at its opening meeting.

Read the Chair's statement PDF

Statement by the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Global Communications

The Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Ms. Alison Smale, addressed the Committee at its opening meeting to provide an update on the activities of the Department of Public Information and to report on the implementation of the recommendations contained in General Assembly resolutions 72/90 A and B.

Read the USG's opening remarks PDF: English | Multilingual - Watch: Video on-demand (18:51)

Informal interactive meeting of the Committee

An informal interactive meeting of the Committee was held at 3 p.m. to allow members of the Committee to exchange ideas with, and pose questions to, the senior management of the Department of Public Information.

1 - 2 May 2018

General debate

Consideration of reports submitted by the Secretary-General:

Read the USG's closing remarks PDF


3 - 10 May 2018

Open-ended working group of the Committee on Information

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

11 May 2018

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

Documents

Provisional Agenda

Reports of the Secretary-General to the Committee on Information

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