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Schedule of General Assembly plenary and related meetings

70th session

LAST UPDATE: 27 July 2016

Some of the meetings and dates listed below are tentative. For the official programme of meetings of the General Assembly and other meetings held at Headquarters in New York, please refer to the Journal of the United Nations.

Date Topic
Friday, 29 July
10:30 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Plenary meeting
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; and Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: draft resolution (A/70/L.60) [items 15 and 116]

 

 

71st session
Date Topic
Tuesday, 13 September Opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly
Wednesday, 14 September First meeting of the General Committee
Friday, 16 September

Second plenary meeting:
Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: first report of the General Committee [7]

Monday, 19 September High-level meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants (decision 70/539 and resolution 70/290)
Tuesday, 20 September - (up to 9 working days in accordance with para. 2 of resolution 57/301) General Debate of the 71st session of the General Assembly (resolution 57/301)
Wednesday, 21 September High-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance convened by the President of the General Assembly (resolutions 70/193 and 70/297)
Thursday, 22 September High-level segment of the General Assembly to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development (resolution 70/155)
Monday, 26 September High-level plenary meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (resolution 70/34)
   
70th session
Past meetings of the 70th session
Tuesday, 15 September 1st plenary meeting

1. Opening of the session by the President of the General Assembly
2. Minute of silent prayer or meditation
3. Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee
4. Organization of work of the seventieth regular session of the General Assembly: letter from the Chair of the Committee on Conferences (A/70/366)

Wednesday, 16 September First meeting of the General Committee
Friday, 18 September

2nd plenary meeting

Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: reports of the General Committee: First report of the General Committee (A/70/250) [7]

Tuesday, 22 September
11 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Second meeting of the General Committee:

Organization of work of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items [item 7]
(a) Request for the inclusion of an additional sub-item by the Secretary-General (A/70/231)
(b) Request for the inclusion of an additional item by the Permanent Representative of Jordan (A/70/232)

Friday, 25 September
a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Third plenary meeting:
Address by His Holiness Pope Francis of the Observer State of the Holy See
Friday, 25 to Sunday, 27 September United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (resolutions 65/1 and 69/244 and decision 69/557)

Plenary meetings and interactive dialogues were held concurrently (modalities contained in resolution 69/244)
Monday, 28 September* to Saturday, 3 General Debate of the 70th sesssion


* On the first day of the general debate, the Secretary-General introduced his report on the work of the organization
Wednesday, 30 September
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Conference Room 1

Meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the “International Day for the Total elimination of Nuclear Weapons” (Letter by the President dated 17 September 2015)

 

Thursday, 1 Ocotber and Friday, 2 Ocotber
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level thematic debate of the General Assembly on the theme “Maintenance of international peace and security” (resolution 69/316 (to be issued); Letter by the President dated 21 September 2015)

 

Monday, 12 October a.m. Strengthening of the United Nations system [122]: report of the Secretary-General (A/70/357)
Tuesday, 13 October a.m. Report 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 [76]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/218); 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 [77]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/226); International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals [128]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/225): joint debate
Wednesday, 14 October a.m. Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization [109]: A/70/1
Thursday, 15 October a.m. Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council [112 (a)]
Friday, 16 October a.m. and p.m. New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support [66 (a) and (b)]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/70/175 and A/70/176); 2001 2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa [14]: joint debate
Monday, 19 October a.m and p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Second informal interactive consultation with all relevant stakeholders of the World Summit on the Information Society (Letters by the President dated 15 September and 14 October and 16 Ocotber 2015)
Monday, 19 October a.m.

1. Report of the Economic and Social Council [9]: A/70/3; note by the Secretary-General (A/70/140); 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]: joint debate

2. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [116]: specific meeting focused on development (resolution 60/265)

Tuesday, 20 October 9:30 a.m.;
Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 22 October 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal meetings of the plenary on the preparatory process for the high-level meeting of the General Assembly in December 2015 (Letter by the President dated 9 October and 15 October 2015)
Wednesday, 21 October a.m. Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council [112 (b)]

Friday, 23 October p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Strengthening of the United Nations system [122]: draft resolution (A/70/L.4) "Declaration on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations"
Friday, 23 October p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary for the commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations (Letters by the President dated 8 October 2015 and 21 October 2015)
Monday, 26 October 10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Informal meeting of the plenary for the commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the United Nations (continuation)
(Letters by the President dated 8 October 2015 and 21 October 2015)
Monday, 26 October p.m.

Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal [12] *

*Before proceeding to the consideration of the item, the GA will pay tribute following the demise of H.E. Ali Abdussalam Treki, President of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly

Tuesday, 27 October a.m. Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba [42]: (a) report of the Secretary-General (A/70/120); (b) draft resolution A/70/L.2
Wednesday, 28 October a.m.

1. Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination [113 (a)]: Note by the Secretary-General (A/70/355)

2. Election of eighteen members of the Human Rights Council [113 (e)]

Friday, 30 October 10:30 a.m. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council [121]
Friday, 30 October p.m. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council [121]
Tuesday, 3 November a.m.

1. Draft resolution entitled Strengthening of the United Nations system (A/70/L.6) [122]

2. Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations [119]; Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [120]: joint debate

Wednesday, 4 November a.m.

1. Follow-up to the commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade [118]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/70/221 and A/70/136)

2. Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations [119]; Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [120]: joint debate (to exhaust the list of speakers from the meeting held on Tuesday, 3 November 2015)

Wednesday, 4 November 1:30 p.m. Informal meeting: briefing on the ongoing preparations for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Letter by the President dated 29 October 2015)
Thursday, 5 November a.m. and p.m

1. Report of the International Court of Justice [75]: document A/70/4, report of the Secretary-General (A/70/327)

2. Report of the International Criminal Court [78]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/350); reports of the Secretary-Genearl (A/70/317 and A/70/346)

Thursday, 5 November 11:30 a.m

Informal briefing of the General Assembly on the global indicator framework for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Letter by the President dated 27 October 2015)
Friday, 6 November a.m. Report of the International Criminal Court [78]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/350); reports of the Secretary-Genearl (A/70/317 and A/70/346)
Monday, 9 November a.m.

1. Election of thirty members of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [113 (b)]

2. Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences [114 (e)]: document A/70/107

3. Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit [114 (f)]: document A/70/106

4. By-election for seats in the Economic and Social Council: document (A/70/426) [112(b)]

Thursday, 12 November a.m. and p.m.

1. Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations [111]

2. Report of the Security Council [30]: A/70/2

Friday, 13 November a.m.

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 [15]; Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [116]; Strengthening of the United Nations system [122]; United Nations reform: measures and proposals [123]: joint debate
2. Appointment of members of the ACABQ [114(a)]: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/359)
3. Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions [114(b)]: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/540)
4. Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors [114(d)]: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/541)
5. Programme planning [135]: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/439)
6. Pattern of conferences [137]: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/450

Friday, 13 November a.m. Informal meeting of the plenary on the review of the Peacebuilding Architecture (Letter by the President dated 9 November 2015)
Monday, 16 November a.m. Report of the Human Rights Council [67]: A/70/53 and Add.1
Tuesday, 17 November a.m. and p.m. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency [87]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/219); draft resolution (A/70/L.8)
Wednesday, 18 November
11 a.m.

1. Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal [114 (g)]: document A/70/190

2. Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal [114 (h)]: document A/70/190

Thursday, 19 November a.m. Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him [129]: document A/70/132
Thursday, 19 November 11 a.m.;
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria (Letter by the President dated 16 November 2015).

Thursday, 19 November p.m.;
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting on ways to a comprehensive approach to the humanitarian response to the global refugee crisis (Letters by the President dated 22 October and 6 November 2015)
Friday, 20 November
11 a.m.
Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers [130]
Monday, 23 November p.m. Tuesday, 24 November a.m. and p.m.

1. Question of Palestine [38]: documents A/70/35 and A/70/354

2. The situation in the Middle East [37]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/70/353 and A/70/354

Tuesday, 24 November
a.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal consultations on the modalities and organizational arrangements of the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2016 (Letters by the President dated 17 November and 20 Novemeber 2015)
Tuesday, 24 November
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal briefing to seek views on the preliminary outline of the 10 and 11 May 2016 informal high-level thematic debate on Peace and Security organized by the President of the General Assembly (Letter by the President dated 12 November 2015)
Thursday, 26 November Official United Nations holiday (Thanksgiving)
Monday, 30 November a.m. The situation in Afghanistan [39]: report of the Secretary-General
Thursday, 3 December a.m.

1. Report of the Credentials Committee [3(b)] (A/70/573)

2. Culture of peace [16]: report of the Secretary-General (A/70/373)

Monday, 7 December a.m. Reports of the First Committee [88 to105, 120 and 135] (Situation report contained in document A/C.1/70/INF/3)
Tuesday, 8 December a.m. Oceans and the law of the sea [79 (a) and (b)]: documents A/70/74 and A/70/78
Wednesday, 9 December a.m.

1. Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin [10]: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/365)

2. The situation in Afghanistan [39]: draft resolution (A/70/L.23)

3. Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (Checklist of reports contained in document A/C.4/70/INF/3)

Thursday, 10 December a.m. 1. Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination: note by the Secretary-General (A/70/355/Add.1) [item 113 (a)]
2. Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance [item 73] (i) Report of the Secretary-General (A/70/383) (ii) Draft resolution (A/70/L.25 and A/70/L.27 (to be issued))
(a) Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (i) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/70/77 and A/70/96) (ii) Draft resolutions (A/70/L.29 and A/70/L.30)
(b) Assistance to the Palestinian people (i) Report of the Secretary-General (A/70/76) (ii) Draft resolution (A/70/L.18)
(c) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence [item 74]
joint debate
3. Culture of peace: draft resolution (A/70/L.21) [item 16]
Friday, 11 December a.m. High-level meeting on the commemoration the twentieth armiversary of the World Summit for Social Development (Letter by the President dated 27 November 2016).
Friday, 11 December 10:30 a.m. Informal meeting convened by the Permanent Representatives of Croatia and Namibia in their capacity as co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly, for an exchange of views on the issue of transparency, efficiency and accountability of the work of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (Letter by the President dated 17 November 2015)
Monday, 14 December a.m.

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: draft resolution A/70/L.7/Rev.1

2.  Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/597) [item 114 (c)]

3.    Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United      Nations; Report on the activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/563) [items 132 and 142]

4.   Administration of justice at the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/593) [item 143]

5.  Financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali: report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/594) [item 160]

6-23. Reports of the Sixth Committee [80 to 86, 108, 167 to 174, 120 and 135]

Tuesday, 15 December a.m. and p.m. Wednesday, 16 December a.m. and p.m.

Information and communications technologies for development [17] (two-day high-level meeting: overall review by the General Assembly of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society):
(a) report of the Secretary-General (A/70/63)

(b) draft rseolution (A/70/L.33)

Thursday, 17 December; 10-11 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting on the 2015 review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture (Letter by the President dated 11 December)
Thursday, 17 December p.m.

1. Election of two members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission [item 113 (d)]

2-18. Reports of the Third Committee [28, 29, 65, 67 to 72, 106, 107, 120 and 135.] (See A/C.3/70/INF/1)

19. Global health and foreign policy [item 125]
(a) Report of the Secretary-General (A/70/389)
(b) Draft resolution (A/70/L.32)

Friday, 18 December; 10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hold a briefing for Member States on the preparations for the Special Session of the General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (Letter by the President dated 9 December 2015)
Tuesday, 22 December p.m.

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; Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: draft decision (A/70/L.34) [items 15 and 116]

2- 39. Reports of the Second Committee [17 to 27, 65, 120 and 135] (See document A/C.2/70/INF/1)

Wednesday, 23 December p.m.

1. The impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon: draft resolution (A/70/L.37) [item 15]
2. Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences: note by the SecretaryGeneral (A/70/107) [item 114 (e)]
3. 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 [item 126] International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugosl avia since 1991 [item 127] International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals [item 128] (a) Letter from the Secretary-General (A/70/547) (b) Letter from the President of the Security Council (A/70/661)
(c) Draft resolution (A/70/L.39)
4. Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS [item 11] (a) Draft resolution (A/70/L.38) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/647 (to be issued))
5. Social development [item 28] (a) Report of the Third Committee (A/70/481) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/643 (to be issued))
6. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space [item 53] (a) Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/70/495) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/637 (to be issued))
7. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [item 63] (a) Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/70/505) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/641 (to be issued)
8. Rights of indigenous peoples [item 69] (a) Report of the Third Committee (A/70/486) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/644 (to be issued))
9. Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives [item 72 (c)] (a) Report of the Third Committee (A/70/489/Add.3) (b) Reports of the Fifth Committee (A/70/638 and A/70/640 (to be issued))
10. Oceans and the law of the sea [item 79 (a)] (a) Draft resolution (A/70/L.22) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/645 (to be issued))
11. Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [item 83] (a) Report of the Sixth Committee (A/70/509) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/642 (to be issued))
12. Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security [item 92] (a) Report of the First Committee (A/70/455) (b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/639 (to be issued)) 1
3. General and complete disarmament [item 97] (a) Report of the First Committee (A/70/460) (b) Amendment (A/70/L.26) to the draft decision contained in paragraph 95 under sub-item (h) (c) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/70/646 (to be issued))
14. Reports of the Fifth Committee

Monday, 11 January
10-11 a.m.
General Assembly Hall

Informal meeting of the plenary to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the first meeting of the General Assembly (Letter from the President dated 22 December 2015)
Wednesday, 13 January
4 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear briefings on progress of the Ebola outbreak response and recovery efforts and to discuss priorities going forward (Letter by the President dated 7 January 2016)
Thursday, 14 January
11 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Inofrmal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General on his priorities for 2016 (Letter by the President dated 7 January 2016)
Thursday, 14 January
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary on the review of the Peacebuilding Architecture (Resolution 65/7; Letters by the President dated 23 December 2015 and 8 January 2016)

Friday, 15 January
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a presentation by the Secretary-General on his plan of action on countering violent extremism (Letter by the President dated 6 January 2016)

Tuesday, 19 January
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

First meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly (Letter by the President dated 13 January 2016)
Wednesday, 27 January
4 p.m.
Conference Room 4
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Deputy Secretary-General on the Secretary-General's Human Rights Up Front Inititiative (Letter by the President dated 13 January 2016)
Thursday, 28 January
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing on the global indicators framcwork to be developed by the Inter Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (Letters by the President dated 21 December 2015 and 14 January 2016)
Wednesday, 3 February
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal Meeting of the plenary (closed) on the Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council (Letter by the President dated 14 December 2015)
Friday, 5 February
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to brief Members on the progress made thus far on the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) (Letter by the President dated 21 January 2016)
Friday, 5 February
11 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary on the report of the Secretary-General entitled “Critical milestones towards coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up and review at the global level” (Letter by the President dated 28 January 2016)
Monday, 8 February
3 p.m.
Conference Room 1
Informal meeting of the plenary on all issues relating to the Comprehensive High-level Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 -2020 (Letter by the President dated 3 February 2016)
Tuesday, 9 February
1:15 p.m.
Briefing by the President of the General Assembly to stakeholders on the High-level Thematic Debates that he intends to convene during the resumed part of the seventieth session (Letters by the President dated 4 November 2015 and 18 January 2016)
Tuesday, 9 February
11 a.m.
Conference Room 3
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of the launch of his report for the World Humanitarian Summit (Letter by the President dated 1 February 2016)
Wednesday, 10 February
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal interactive stakeholder consultation in support of the preparatory process for the Special Session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (Letter by the President dated 20 January 2016)
Wednesday, 10 February
4 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) (Letter by the President dated 22 January 2016). For more information on the event, click here.
Thursday, 11 February
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary to hold a special thematic event on Building Synergy and Coherence in the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda (Letters by the President dated 15 December 2015 and 26 January 2016)

For more information on the meeting, click here.

Friday, 12 February
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Plenary meeting to take action on draft resolution A/70/L.31/Rev.1 issued under agenda item 9 (Report of the Economic and Social Council) and to consider agenda items 16 (Culture of peace) and 117 (The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy): report of the Secretary-General (A/70/674).

Delegations wishing to speak are kindly requested to inscribe with the list of speakers, General Assembly Affairs Branch (Ms. Antonina Poliakova, e-mail poliakova@un.org; tel. 1 (212) 963-5063).

Tuesday, 15 February
10 a.m.
Conference Room 4
Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly (Letters by the President dated 13 January and 10 February 2016)
Tuesday, 15 February
3 p.m.
General Assembly Hall
Plenary meeting to continue the consideration of agenda items 16 (Culture of peace) and 117 (The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy): report of the Secretary-General (A/70/674).
Thursday, 18 February
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Plenary meeting to pay tribute to the memory of H.E. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, sixth Secretary-General of the United Nations
Monday, 22 February
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal Meeting of the plenary (closed) on the Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council (Letters by the President dated 14 December 2015 and 11 February 2016)
Monday, 22 February
3 p.m.
Conference Room 4
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (Letter by the President dated 27 January 2016)
Tuesday, 26 February
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Thematic panel discussion to mark the tenth anniversary ofthe adoption of the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, and the Responsibility to Protect (Letter by the President dated 10 February 2016)

Monday, 29 February
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting (closed) convened by the Permanent Representatives of Croatia and Namibia in their capacity as Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly for an exchange of views on the issue of the selection and appointment of the Secretary-General (Letter by the President dated 16 February 2016)
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
3 p.m.
Conference Room 4
Informal meeting, on the organizational arrangements for the high-level meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants (Letter by the President dated 23 February 2016)
Wednesday, 3 March
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (Letter by the President dated 13 January 2016)

Monday, 7 March
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting to hear a briefing on the implementation of the relevant provisions of resolution 70/232 entitled “Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (Letters by the President dated 18 February and 25 February 2016)
Wednesday, 9 March
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting (closed) on the intergovernmental negotiations on the question of equitable representation for the increase in membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council (Letter by the President dated 25 February 2016)
Tuesday, 15 March
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

The President of the General Assembly, pursuant to operative paragraph 10 of resolution 69/321 on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly, will convene an informal meeting of the General Assembly to consider ways and means of further enhancing the cooperation between Permanent Missions and the United Nations Secretariat.

A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 23 February 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers. Representatives from the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), the Department of Management (DM), the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) will be present at the meeting. Delegations wishing to inscribe in the list of speakers are requested to send an e-mail to poliakova@un.org; with copy to muturi@un.org.

Thursday, 7 April
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Sixth meeting of the ad hoc working group on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (Letters by teh President dated 13 January, 29 March and 1 April 2016).
Thursday, 7 April
3 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal meeting on the organizational arrangements for the high-level meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants on 19 September 2016 (Letter by the President dated 1 April 2016)
Friday, 8 April
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting on the preparations for the High - level meeting on HIV/AIDS (Letter by the President dated 30 March 2016)
Friday, 8 April
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary entitled “Humanitarian Response in Africa: The Urgency to Act” (Letter by the President dated 30 March 2016)
Monday, 11 April
3 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Briefing by the Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management on the organizational arrangements for the Friday, 22 April 2016 high-level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement. Representatives from the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) will be present at the meeting.
Tuesday, 12 to Thursday, 14 April
Trusteeship Council Chamber
In accordance with resolution 69/321, the General Assembly will conduct informal dialogues with candidates for the post of Secretary-General, providing candidates an opportunity to present their candidatures and Member States with an opportunity to ask questions and interact with them.
Each segment will consist of a two hour time slot. For more information regarding the schedule, please click here. Member States are requested to limit their interventions to two minutes (three minutes for groups); questions posed by groups are encouraged. A mechanism to facilitate compliance with the time limit will be installed. Representatives from civil society will be given the floor per segment to ask a question, time permitting. Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 25 February 2016 and 29 March 2016, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.
Tuesday, 19 to Thursday, 21 April Special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem (Resolutions 67/193 and 70/181)
Thursday, 21 April

High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Letters by the President dated 18 January 2016 and 4 November 2015)
For more information on the event, please click here. Delegations wishing to speak in the plenary segment are kindly requested to inscribe with the list of speakers, General Assembly Affairs Branch (Ms. Antonina Poliakova (e-mail poliakova@un.org; tel. 1 (212) 963-5063), copy to Ms. Mary Muturi (e-mail muturi@un.org)). Statements in the plenary segment should not exceed three minutes.

Monday, 25 April
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
informal meeting of the General Assembly on all issues relating to the Comprehensive High-level Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 -2020
Monday, 25 April
3 p.m.
Conference room 1
Informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, 26 April
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
92nd Plenary meeting
1. Special commemorative meeting in observance of the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe (resolution 68/99) [73 (d)]
2. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: Third report of the General Committee (A/70/250/Add/2) [7]
Tuesday, 26 April
8:30 a.m. in TRI
10 a.m. in CR.7
3 p.m. in CR.11
Informal meeting of the Co-facilitators for the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS with Stakeholders, followed by Informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, 27 April
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Plenary meeting to consider draft resolution A/70/L.43 (to be issued) submitted under agenda items 15 and 116 (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) (Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit); in a joint debate, agenda item 31 (Report of the Peacebuilding Commission) and 110 (Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund).
Thursday, 28 April
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in CR.12
Informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Thursday, 28 April
1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Office of the President of the General Assembly on the general preparations for the High-level Thematic Debate on United Nations, Peace and Security
Thursday, 28 April
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
Monday, 2 May
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting (closed) on the intergovernmental negotiations on the question of equitable representation for the increase in membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council
Tuesday, 3 May
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Briefing on addressing large movement of refugees and migrants (Letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 21 April 2016)
Tuesday, 3 May
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber;
3 p.m.
Conference room 6
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, 4 May
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber;
3 p.m.
Conference room 1
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, 4 May
3 p.m.
Conference room 11
Informal informal consultations on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
Thursday, 5 May
10 a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting on the organizational arrangements for the high-level meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants on 19 September 2016
Thursday, 5 May
10 a.m., Conference room 7
3 p.m., Conference room 11
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Friday, 6 May
10 a.m.
Conference room 11
Informal meeting on the follow-up and review at the global level of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Friday, 6 May
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
High-level Conversation on Religions for Peace (Letter from the President of the General Assembly dated 5 April 2016)
Tuesday, 10 and Wed, 11 May
Trusteeship Council Chamber
High-Level Thematic Debate on United Nations, Peace and Security (Letters from the President of the General Assembly dated 12 November 2015 and 11 March and 19 April 2016)
Friday, 27 May
3 p.m. - Conference room 4
Informal informal consultations on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
Tuesday, 31 May
3 p.m. - Conference room 12
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, 31 May
3 p.m. - Conference room 2
Informal informal consultations on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
Wednesday, 1 June
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 2
Informal meeting (closed) on the intergovernmental negotiations on the question of equitable representation for the increase in membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council
Wednesday, 1 June
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 12
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, 1 June
3 p.m. -
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal informal consultations on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
Thursday, 2 June
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 12
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS
Thursday, 2 June
3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal informal consultations on the follow-up and review framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level
Friday, 3 June
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 4
Informal informal consultations on the zero draft of the political declaration, as part of the preparatory process for the High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS

Friday, 3 June
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level thematic conversation on children and youth affected by violent extremism (Letter by the President dated 17 March 2016)
Tuesday, 7 June

10 a.m.

Plenary meeting:

Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace,
security and development [item 35]
(a) Report of the Secretary-General (A/70/879)
(b) Draft resolution (A/70/L.51)

Tuesday, 7 June
Trusteeship Council Chamber

11 a.m.

3 p.m.
Informal dialogues with additional candidates for the
position of the next Secretary-General


Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, Slovakia

Ms. Susana Malcorra, Argentina
Wednesday, 8 to Friday
10 June
High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS in 2016 (Decision 68/555 and resolution 70/228). The plenary meetings will be held in the General Assembly Hall at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The panel discussions will be held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. For information on the panels click here.
For more information on the High Level Meeting click here.
Wednesday, 8 June
3 p.m.
Conference Room 7

Informal consultations on the zero draft modalities resolution for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Letter by the President dated 24 May 2016)

Thursday, 9 June
10 to 11 a.m.

Informal meeting of the General Assembly to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the most recent reviews on United Nations peace operations, the peacebuilding architecture, and the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security (Letter by the President dated 1 June 2016)

Thursday, 9 June
10 a.m.

Informal consultations on the high-level plenary meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants (Letter by the President dated 31 May 2016)

Monday, 13 June

Plenary meeting:
Election of the President of the General Assembly [4]
Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly [6]

Tuesday, 14 June
3 p.m.
Plenary meeting:
1. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: Sustainable development: draft resolution (A/70/L.53) [items 7 (to reallocate agenda item 20) and 20]
2. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/70/498/Add.1) [item 56]
3. Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council [item 112 (b)]
Thursday, 16 June
3 p.m.
Conference Room
S-2725
Informal consultations on the revised draft resolution on modalities of the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Letter by the President dated 10 June 2016)
Friday, 17 June
3 p.m.
1. Election of thirty members of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [113(b)]
2. Reports of the Fifth Committee
Friday, 17 June
3 p.m.
Conference Room 12
Informal consultations on the high-level plenary meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants (Letter by the President dated 13 June 2016)
Monday, 20 June
11 a.m.
Conference Room 3
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing on the report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the global health architecture: implementation of the recommendations of the High-level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises (A/70/824). The briefing will also include updates on the sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and Zika virus.
Thursday, 21 June
10 a.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura (via video-conference), the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien, and the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović.
[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 9 June 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Wednesday, 22 June
3 p.m.
Conference Room 4
The General Assembly will hold an informal meeting (closed) on the intergovernmental negotiations on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council.
[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 14 June 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives.]
Friday, 24 June
3 p.m.
Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Special Adviser for the Secretary-General on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, Ms. Karen Abuzayd, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Volker Turk, and the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Wu Hongbo, on the “global compact on responsibility sharing for refugees” and the “global compact for safe, regular and orderly migration” outlined in the report of the Secretary-General entitled “In safety and dignity: addressing large movements of refugees and migrants" (A/70/59).
[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 17 June 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 27 and Tuesday, 28 June
10 a.m and 3 p.m.

Informal consultations on the draft outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

[Letters from the Co-Chair, dated 13 and 16 June 2016, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 28 June
10 a.m.
Plenary meeting:
Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council [112(a)]
(Resolution 68/307)
Wednesday, 29 June
11 a.m to 1 p.m
Conference Room 3

Informal briefing organized by the President of the General Assembly, on the general preparations for this High-level Thematic Debate on Human Rights

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 24 June 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 29 June
10 a.m.
Conference Room 11
Informal consultations on the revised draft resolution on modalities of the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 10 June 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Thursday, 30 June
10 a.m.
Conference Room 1
Informal Consultations on how to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 27 May 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Thursday, 30 June to Friday, 1 July The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy [117]
(Resolution 68/276)
Thursday, 7 July
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Plenary Meeting
1. The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: reports of the Secretary-General (A/70/674, A/70/826 and A/70/826/Corrigendum 1) [item 117] [117]
(Resolution 68/276)
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: draft resolution (A/70/L.49/Rev.1 (to be issued)) [item 15]
3. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: draft resolution (A/70/L.50/Rev.1) [item 66 (b)]
4. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Second Committee (A/70/518/Add.1) [item 120]
Thursday, 7 July
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 4
Informal consultations on the zero draft declaration of the high-level plenary meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants.(Letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 27 June 2016)
Thursday, 7 July
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 12
Informal informal consultations of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
Tuesday, 12 and Wednesday, 13 July High-Level Thematic Debate entitled “UN@70 - Human Rights at the centre of the global agenda” (Convened by the President of the General Assembly)
Thursday, 14 July
11 a.m.
ECOSOC Chamber
In accordance with resolution 69/321, the General Assembly will conduct an informal dialogue with an additional candidate for the post of Secretary-General, providing the candidate with an opportunity to present her candidature and Member States with an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the candidate.
The informal dialogue will consist of a two hour time slot. For more information regarding the schedule, please click here. Member States are requested to limit their interventions to two minutes (three minutes for groups); questions posed by groups are encouraged. A mechanism to facilitate compliance with the time limit will be installed. Representatives from civil society will be given the floor per segment to ask a question, time permitting. Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 25 February 2016 and 7 July 2016, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.
Friday, 15 July
3 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the relationship between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 12 July 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 18 July
11 a.m.
ECOSOC Chamber

Informal meeting of the General Assembly on the observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 15 June 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 18 July
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Conference room 4

Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing as part of the preparatory process towards the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 1 July 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 25 July
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall

Plenary Meeting
1. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal: Solemn appeal by the President of the General Assembly (A/70/983) [items 7 (to reopen agenda item 12) and 12]
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: draft resolution A/70/L.49/Rev.1 [item 15]
3. Groups of countries in special situations: follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries: draft resolution A/70/L.56 [item 23 (a)]
4. New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support: draft resolution A/70/L.48/Rev.1 [item 66 (a)]
5. Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration [item 175] (a) Note by the Secretary-General (A/70/976); (b) Draft resolution A/70/L.57
6. Global health and foreign policy: draft resolution A/70/L.58 [item 125]
7. Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter‑Parliamentary Union [item 124] (a) Report of the Secretary-General (A/70/917); (b) Draft resolution A/70/L.59.

Monday, 25 July
3 p.m.
Conference room 11

Informal briefing on the strategic alignment of future sessions of the General Assembly with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 21 July 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 27 July
10 a.m.
General Assembly Hall
Plenary meeting
Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council [item 121]

[Letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 21 July 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]