General Assembly of the United Nations

Schedule of General Assembly plenary and related meetings

71st session

LAST UPDATE: 19 January 2017

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. The programme of work for the main part of the seventy-first session is contained in document A/INF/71/3/Rev.1.

Date Topic
71st session
Friday, 20 January 2017
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
3:30 p.m. - Conference room 1

Informal consultations on the "pre-final" draft of the modalities resolution on the intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
a.m. and p.m - Trusteeship Council Chamber
p.m. - Conference rooms 1, 11 and 12

High-Level Dialogue on "Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace"

Opening segment (9:00 a.m.) Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level segment and plenary debate (10:00 a.m.) Trusteeship Council Chamber

Interactive panel discussion on taking a comprehensive approach to sustainable development and sustaining peace (11:00 a.m.) Trusteeship Council Chamber

Plenary debate (continued) (3:00 p.m.) Trusteeship Council Chamber

Workshops focusing on linkages across three themes (in parallel to plenary debate) (3:00 to 5:15 p.m.):

1. Empowering women and youth for peace and sustainable development - Conference Room 1

2. Managing natural resources for peace and sustainable development - Conference Room 11

3. Strengthening transparent, inclusive, and accountable institutions - Conference Room 12

Interactive discussion among the moderators of workshops 1, 2 and 3 (5:30 p.m.) Trusteeship Council Chamber

Closing  (5:55 p.m.) Trusteeship Council Chamber

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Wednesday - Thursday, 15-16 February 2017
a.m. and p.m. - Conference room 4
Preparatory meeting for the High-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainabley use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Monday, 20 February
a.m.
Trusteeship Council Chamber

Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly

1st meeting

[Letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

PAST MEETINGS
Tuesday, 13 September
p.m. General Assembly Hall
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/71/382)

Wednesday, 14 September
a.m. - ECOSOC Chamber
First Meeting of the General Committee
Organization of work of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: memorandum of the SG (A/BUR/71/1)
Wednesday, 14 September
4 p.m. Conference room 4
Informal briefing organized by the President of the General Assembly, for an update on the general preparations for the high-level meeting of the GA on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants
[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 13 September 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Friday, 16 September
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

2nd plenary meeting

Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: First report of the General Committee (A/71/250) [item 7]
[The General Assembly will also pay tribute to the memory of H.E. Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.]

Monday, 19 September
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - General Assembly Hall (Opening)
9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. TRI and ECO (paraellel plenaries)
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. CR.2, 3 and 4 (round tables 1 to 6)
7:30 to 8 p.m. General Assembly Hall (Closing)

3rd to 7th plenary meetings

High-level penary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants

Tuesday, 20 to Saturday, 24 September
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - General Assembly Hall
Monday, 26 September
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

General Debate of the 70th sesssion (8th to 22nd plenary meetings)

* On the first day of the general debate, the Secretary-General will introduce his report on the work of the organization
Wednesday, 21 September
10 to 1 p.m. & 3 to 6 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber (Opening/Closing and plenary segments)
10 to 1 p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
(Panels 1 and 2)
High-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance
Thursday, 22 September
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level segment to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development

Monday, 26 September
10 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
High-level plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Monday, 3 October
10:30 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

23rd plenary meeting

Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committe (A/71/414) [item 138]

Monday, 3 October
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Conference room 1
Informal meeting with an additional candidate for the post of Secretary-General
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgaria
[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 28 September 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permante observers.]
Monday, 3 October
4 p.m. - Conference room 1
Informal briefing on the process 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 28 September 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Wednesday, 5 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

24th plenary meeting

1. Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (A/71/1) [item 109] debate
2. Global health and foreign policy: consideartion of draft resolution (A/71/L.2) [item 127] [debate on the item will be scheduled at a later date.]

Thursday, 6 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

25th plenary meeting

1. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: Documentation for the election of the members of the International Law Commission: review of the list of candidates [item 7]
2. Implementation of the resolution of the United Nations [item 120]; Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [item 121] joint debate

Monday, 10 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

26th plenary meeting

1. Report of the Economic and Social Council [item 9]

(a)     Report of the Economic and Social Council (A/71/3)

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/155)

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 [item 13] Joint debate

2. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: specific meeting focused on development [item 117]

Thursday, 13 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

27th Plenary meeting

Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations [item 113]

(a) Letter from the President of the Security Council to the President of the General Assembly (A/71/531);

(b) Draft resolution (A/71/L.4)

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 11 October 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 14 October
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

28th and 29th Plenary meeting

1. New Partnership for Africa's Development: progress in implementation and international support: Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa: reports of the Secretary-General (A71/189, A/71/203 and A/71/211)[items 62 (a) and (b)];

2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa [item 12]
joint debate

2. Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit: note by the Secretary-General (A/71/396) [item 115 (h)]

[The General Assembly will also pay tribute to the memory of His Excellency Girma Asmerom Tesfay, late Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations]

Wednesday, 19 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

30th Plenary meeting

Implementation of human rights instruments: commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights [item 68 (a)]

Wednesday, 19 October
p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary with the Secretary-General-designate, His Excellency António Guterres

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 13 October 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 20 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

31st Plenary meeting

Commemoration of the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/170) [item 119]

Thursday, 20 October
p.m. - Conference room 3

Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General and his Special Envoy on Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, on the situation in Syria.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 14 October 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 24 October
p.m. - Conference room 3

Second Meeting of the General Committee
Organization of work of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: Letter from the Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/71/141/Rev.1) [7]

Wednesday, 26 October
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

32nd and 33rd Plenary meeting

Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba [item 39]

(a) Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/91)

(b) Draft resolution (A/71/L.3)

[The General Assembly also paid tribute to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, late King of Thailand.]

Thursday, 27 October
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

34th and 35th Plenary meeting

1. Report of the International Court of Justice [item 70]

(a)      Report of the International Court of Justice (A/71/4)

(b)      Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/339)

2. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: second report of the General Committee (A/71/250/Add.1) [item 7]

3. Programme planning: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/545) [item 135]

4. 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/71/548) [items 133 and 144]

Friday, 28 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

36th Plenary meeting

Election of fourteen members of the Human Rights Council [item 114 (d)]

[The General Assembly will also pay tribute to the memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, late King of Thailand.]

Monday, 31 October
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

37th and 38th Plenary meeting

Report of the International Criminal Court [item 72]

(a) Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/342)

(b) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/71/346 and A/71/349)

Wednesday, 2 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

39th 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: plenary meeting to discuss action-iriented recommendations to address the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño phenomenon [item 13]

Thursday, 3 November
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

40th Plenary meeting

Election of the members of the International Law Commission [item 114 (b)]

(a) Notes by the Secretary-General concerning the candidtates (A/71/90, A/71/90/Add.1, A/71/90/Add.2, A/71/90/Add.3, A/71/90/Add.4 and A/71/90/Add.5)

(b) Notes by the Secretary-General concerning the consolidated list of candidates (A/71/437 and A/71/437/Corr.1)

(c) Curriculum vitae (A/71/83 and A/71/83/Add.1)

Friday, 4 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

41st Plenary meeting

Report of the Human Rights Council (A/71/53, A/71/53/Add.1 and A/71/53/Add.2 ) [item 63]

Friday, 4 November
p.m. - Conference Room 2
Informal briefing on the process leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 24 October 2016 and 1 November 2016, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Monday, 7 November
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

42nd and 43rd 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 122]

Tuesday, 8 November
10 to 11 a.m.
Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the General Assembly to hear a briefing by the President of the  General Assembly on the strategy of the Office of the President of the General Assembly to support the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals during the seventy-first session.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 3 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 9 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

44th Plenary meeting

Report of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humantiarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991: Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/263) [item 71]

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals: Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/262) [item 129]
joint debate

Thursday, 10 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

45th Plenary meeting

1. Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointments [115]

(a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and  Budgetary Questions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/589)

(b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/590)

(c) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/591)

(d) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/592)

(e) Appointment of members of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/593)

(f) Appointment of members and alternate members of the United Nations Staff Pension Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/594)

2. Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences: Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/107) [item 115 (g)]

3. Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit: Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/178) [item 115 (h)]

4. Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council: by-election [item 112 (b)]

Friday, 11 November
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - ECOSOC Chamber

Informal meeting of the General Assembly to hear a briefing on the United Nations system coordination on outbreaks and health emergencies.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 3 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 16 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

46th 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 [Item 13]

i. Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/345 and A/71/534)
ii.Notes by the Secretary-General (A/71/177 and A/71/363)
iii.Draft resolution (A/71/L.10)

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/345 and A/71/534) [Item 117]
Strengthening of the United Nations system [Item 123]

(a) Strengthening of the United Nations system

(b) Central role of the United Nations system in global governance: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/378)

United Nations reform: measures and proposals [item 124]

Joint debate

Thursday, 17 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

47th Plenary meeting

The situation in Afghanistan: draft resolution [item 36]

(a)         Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/616)

(b)         Draft resolution (A/71/L.13)

Monday, 21 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

48th Plenary meeting

1. Appointment of members of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/593/Add.1 ) [115 (e)]

2. Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit:  note by the President of the General Assembly (A/71/596) [115 (h)]

3. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations: Joint debate [items 126 (a) to (z)]

(a) Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/160 and  A/71/160/Add.1)

(b) Notes by the Secretary-General (A/71/171 and A/71/207)

(c) Draft resolutions (A/71/L.5, A/71/L.6, A/71/L.7, A/71/L.9, A/71/L.11 , A/71/L.12, A/71/L.14, A/71/L.15, A/71/L.16/Rev.1 and  A/71/L.17 )

Tuesday, 22 November
p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the General Assembly to hold an exchange with Member States, civil society, the private sector, diaspora communities and migrant organizations on the process leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.

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

Tuesday, 29 November
p.m. - General Assembly Hall
Wednesday, 30 November
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

49th and 50th Plenary meeting

1. Question of Palestine [item 35]

(a) Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian Peopl (A/71/35)

(b) Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/359)

(c) Note by the Secretary-Generla (A/71/174)

(d) Draft resolutions (A/71/L.18, A/71/L.19, A/71/L.20 and A/71/L.21)

2. The situation in the Middle East [item 34]

(a) Reports of he Secretary-General (A/71/328, A/71/328/Add.1 and A/71/359)

(b) Draft resolutions (A/71/L.8 and A/71/L.22)

Thursday, 1 December
3 to 4:30 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal briefing by the Secretary-General on the United Nations' New Approach to Cholera in Haiti: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/620).

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 23 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers. There will be no pre-established list of speakers. Delegations are encouraged to limit their interventions to three minutes.]

Friday, 2 December
a.m. - Conference room 4

High-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 21 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers. Delegations are kindly requested to submit electronic versions of their statements for posting on the PaperSmart portal to papersmart@un.org. The title and the date of the meeting should be indicated in the subject line of the e-mail.]

Monday, 5 December
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

51st Plenary meeting (Reports of the First Committee)

1. Reduction of military budgets: report of the First Committee (A/71/441) [item 89] 

2. African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/71/442) [item 90] 

3. Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (A/71/443) [item 91] 

4. Maintenance of international security — good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe (A/71/444) [item 92] 

5. Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security: report of the First Committee (A/71/445) [item 93] 

6. Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/71/446) [item 94] 

7. Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons: report of the First Committee (A/71/447) [item 95] 

8. Prevention of an arms race in outer space: report of the First Committee (A/71/448) [item 96] 

9. Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/71/449) [item 97] 

10. General and complete disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/71/450) [item 98] 

11. Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/71/451) [item 99] 

12. Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session: report of the First Committee (A/71/452) [item 100] 

13. The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/71/453) [item 101] 

14. 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: report of the First Committee (A/71/454) [item 102] 

15. Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region: report of the First Committee (A/71/455) [item 103] 

16. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/71/456) [item 104] 

17. Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction: report of the First Committee (A/71/457) [item 105]  

18. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/71/458) [item 121] 

19. Programme planning: report of the First Committee (A/71/459) [item 135] 

20. Human resources management: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/638) [item 139] 

[See Note by the Secretariat (document A/C.1/71/INF/3 (Situation reports of the First Committee on agenda items 89 to 105, 121 and 135))]

Monday, 5 December
p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary on the intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.

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

Tuesday, 6 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

52nd Plenary meeting

1. Sport for development and peace: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/179) [item 11]

2. Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hamarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him: draft resolution (A/71/L.25) [item 130]

Tuesday, 6 December
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

53rd Plenary Meeting (Reports of the SPDC (Fourth Committee))

1. Effects of atomic radiation: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/491) [item 47]

2. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/492) [item 48]

3. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/493) [item 49]

4. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/494) [item 50]

5. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/495) [item 51]

6. Comprehensive review of special political missions: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/496) [item 52]

7. Questions relating to information: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/497) [item 53]

8. Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/498) [item 54]

9. Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self Governing Territories: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/499) [item 55]

10. 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: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/500) [item 56]

11. Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non –Self Governing Territories: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/501) [item 57]

12. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/502) [item 58]

13. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/503) [item 121]

14. Programme planning: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/71/504) [item 135]

[See Note by the Secretariat (document A/C.4/71/INF/3 (Checklist of reports of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) to the General Assembly on agenda items 47 to 58, 121 and 135))]

Wednesday, 7 December
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

54th and 55th Plenary Meeting

Oceans and the law of the sea: draft resolution (A/71/L.27 (to be issued)) [item 73]

(a) Oceans and the law of the sea

(i) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/71/74 and Add.1)
(ii) Report on the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (A/71/362)
(iii) Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its sixteenth meeting (A/71/204)
(iv) Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole to the President of the General Assembly (A/71/362)
(v) Draft resolution (A/71/L.26 (to be issued))

(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:

(i) Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/351)
(ii) Draft resolution (A/71/L.24)

Wednesday, 7 December
13:15 to 14:30 p.m. - Conference room 1

Informal briefing by the President of the General Assembly on sustainable finance

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated  28 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 8 December
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

56th and 57th Plenary meeting

1. Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance [item 69]:

i. Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/395)
ii.Draft resolution (A/71/L.34 )
iii. Amendments (A/71/L.36 and A/71/L.37)

(a) Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations:

i. Reports of the Secretary-General (A/71/82, A/71/329, A/71/336 and A/71/353)
ii. Draft resolutions (A/71/L.32 and A/71/L.33 )

(b) Assistance to the Palestinian people:

i. Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/87)
ii. Draft resolution (A/71/L.31 )

(c) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/620)

(d) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster:

i. Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/411)
ii. Draft resolution (A/71/L.28 )

2. Organization of work of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly: letter from the chair of the Committee on Conferences (A/71/382/Add.1) [item7]

Friday, 9 December
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

58th and 59th Plenary meeting

Prevention of armed conflict: draft resolution (A/71/L.39) [item 31]

Monday, 12 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

60th Plenary meeting

Appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations [item 113]:

i. Tribute to the Secretary-General (A/71/L.40 (to be issued))

ii. Oath of office of the Secretary-General-designate

Monday, 12 December
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

61st Plenary meeting

1. Report of the Credentials Committee [item 3(b)]

2. Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination: note by the Secretary-General (A/71/641) [item 114 (a)]

3. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency [item 88]

i. Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/322)

ii. Draft resolution (A/71/L.35 (to be issued))

Tuesday, 13 December
a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

62nd Plenary meeting (Reports of the Sixth Committee)

1. Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/505) [item 74]

2. Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/506) [item 75] 

3. Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/507) [item 76]

4. United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/508) [item 77]

5. Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/509) [item 78]  

6. Diplomatic protection: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/510) [item 79]

7. Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/511) [item 80]  

8. Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts:  report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/512) [item 81]  

9. Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/513) [item 82]  

10. Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/514) [item 83] 

11. The rule of law at the national and international levels: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/515) [item 84]  

12. The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/516) [item 85]

13. The law of transboundary aquifers: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/517) [Item 86]  

14. Measures to eliminate international terrorism: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/518) [item 108]

15. Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country: report of the Sixth Committee  (A/71/522) [item 165]

16. Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/523) [item 166] 

17. Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/524) [item 167]

18. Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/525) [item 168]  

19. Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/526) [item 169]

20. Observer status for the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/527) [item 170] 

21. Observer status for the International Youth Organization for Ibero-America in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/528) [item 171]

22. Observer status for the Pacific Islands Development Forum in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/529) [item 172]

23. Observer status for the International Chamber of the Commerce in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/530) [item 173]

24. Observer status for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/521) [item 174]

25. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/519) [item 121]

26. Programme planning: report of the Sixth Committee (A/71/520) [item 135]

27. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency [item 88]

i. Note by the Secretary-General (A/71/322)

ii. Draft resolution (A/71/L.35)

Tuesday, 13 December
p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal briefing by the President of the General Assembly on the ongoing preparations for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Wednesday, 14 December
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them.

[ Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 18 October 2016 and 2 December 2016, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Thursday, 15 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

63rd Plenary meeting

1. Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections: Election of five members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission [item 114 (c)]

2. Culture of peace: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/407) [item 14]

3. Global health and foreign policy [item 127]

(a) Notes by the Secretary-General (A/71/601 and A/71/598)

(b) Draft resoltuion (A/71/L.41)

Thursday, 15 December
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them.

[ Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 18 October 2016 and 2 December 2016, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Friday, 16 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

64th Plenary meeting

1. Sport for development and peace: draft resolution (A/71/L.38) [item 11]

2. Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions: draft resolution (A/71/L.42) [item 69 (c)]

Friday, 16 December
12:00 - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal briefing on the High-Level dialogue entitled "Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace”, to be held on 24 January 2017.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 6 December 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 16 December
p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the zero draft of the modalities draft resolution on the intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated  15 November 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Monday, 19 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

65th Plenary meeting (Reports of the Third Committee)

1. Social development: report of the Third Committee (A/71/476) [item 26]  

2. Advancement of women: report of the Third Committee (A/71/477); draft amendment (A/71/L.30 (to be issued)) to draft resolution I recommended in the report of the Committee [item 27]  

3. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions (A/71/478) [item 60]

4. Report of the Human Rights Council: report of the Third Committee (A/71/479) [item 63]  

5. Promotion and protection of the rights of children: report of the Third Committee (A/71/480); draft amendment (A/71/L.29 (to be issued)) to draft resolution III recommended in the report of the Committee under sub-item (a) [item 64]  

6. Rights of indigenous peoples: report of the Third Committee (A/71/481) [item 65]

7. Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: report of the Third Committee (A/71/482) [item 66]  

8. Right of peoples to self-determination: report of the Third Committee (A/71/483) [item 67]  

9. Promotion and protection of human rights: report of the Third Committee (A/71/484) [item 68]

10. romotion and protection of human rights: Implementation of human rights instruments: report of the Third Committee (A/71/484/Add.1) [item 68 (a)]  

11. Promotion and protection of human rights: Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms: report of the Third Committee (A/71/484/Add.2) [item 68 (b)]  

12. Promotion and protection of human rights: Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives: report of the Third Committee (A/71/484/Add.3) [item 68 (c)]

13. Promotion and protection of human rights: Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action: report of the Third Committee (A/71/484/Add.4) [item 68 (d)]  

14. Crime prevention and criminal justice: report of the Third Committee (A/71/485) [item 106]  

15. International drug control: report of the Third Committee (A/71/486) [item 107]  

16. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Third Committee (A/71/487) [item 121]  

17. Programme planning: report of the Third Committee (A/71/488) [item 135]  

[See Note by the Secretariat (document A/C.3/71/INF/3 (Situation reports of the Third Committee on agenda items 26, 27, 60, 63 to 68, 106, 107, 121 and 135))]

Wednesday, 21 December
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

66th Plenary meeting (Reports of the Second Committee)

1. Information and communications technologies for development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/460) [item 16] 

2. Macroeconomic policy questions: report of the Second Committee (A/71/461) [item 17]  

3. International trade and development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/461/Add.1) [item 17 (a)]  

4. International financial system and development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/461/Add.2) [item 17 (b)]  

5. External debt sustainability and development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/461/Add.3) [item 17 (c)]  

6. Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/462) [item 18]  

7. Sustainable development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463) [item 19]  

8. 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: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.1) [item 19 (a)]  

9. 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: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.2) [item 19 (b)]  

10. Disaster risk reduction: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.3) [item 19 (c)]  

11. Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.4) [item 19 (d)]  

12. Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.5) [item 19 (e)]  

13. Convention on Biological Diversity: report of the Second Committee (A/71/465/Add.6)
[item 19 (f)]  

14. Report of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.7) [item 19 (g)]  

15. Harmony with Nature: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.8) [item 19 (h)]  

16. Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.9) [item 19 (i)]  

17. Sustainable mountain development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/463/Add.10) [item 19 (j)]  

18. 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) : report of the Second Committee (A/71/464) [item 20]  

19. Globalization and interdependence: report of the Second Committee (A/71/465) [item 21]  

20. Globalization and interdependence: report of the Second Committee (A/71/465/Add.1) [item 21 (a)]  

21. International migration and development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/465/Add.2) [item 21 (b)]  

22. Groups of countries in special situations: report of the Second Committee (A/71/466) [item 22]  

23. Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries: report of the Second Committee (A/71/466/Add.1) [item 22 (a)]  

24. Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries: report of the Second Committee (A/71/466/Add.2) [item 22 (b)]  

25. Eradication of poverty and other development issues: report of the Second Committee (A/71/467) [item 23]  

26. Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017): report of the Second Committee (A/71/467/Add.1) [item 23 (a)]  

27. Industrial development cooperation: report of the Second Committee (A/71/467/Add.2) [item 23 (b)]   

28. Operational activities for development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/468) [item 24]  

29. Operational activities for development of the United Nations system: report of the Second Committee (A/71/468/Add.1) [item 24 (a)]  

30. South-South cooperation for development: report of the Second Committee (A/71/468/Add.2) [item 24 (b)]  

31. Agriculture development, food security and nutrition: report of the Second Committee (A/71/469) [item 25]  

32. 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: report of the Second Committee (A/71/470) [item 59]  

33. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Second Committee (A/71/471) [item 121]  

34. Programme planning: report of the Second Committee (A/71/472) [item 135]  

35. Prevention of armed conflict (A/71/L.48 (to be issued)) [item 31]

[See Note by the Secretariat (document A/C.2/71/INF/3 (List of proposals contained in the reports of the Second Committee)).]

Thursday, 22 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

67th Plenary meeting

1. Culture of peace: draft resolution (A/71/L.43) [item 14]

2. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: draft resolution (A/71/L.46) [item 126 (n)]

Friday, 23 December
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

68th Plenary meeting

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/71/L.52 ) [item 13]

2. Culture of peace: draft resolution (A/71/L.47) [item 14]

3. Report of the International Criminal Court: draft resolution (A/71/L.49 ) [item 72]

4. Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union: draft resolution (A/71/L.50) [item 126 (a)]

5. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: draft resolution (A/71/L.44/Rev.1 ) [item 126 (r)]

6. International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslav since 1991: draft decision (A/71/L.53) [item 128]

7. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items; 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) [items 7 and 20]

(a) Draft resolution (A/71/L.23);

(b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/713)

8. Oceans and Law of the Sea [item 73 (a)]

(a) Draft resolution (A/71/L.26)

(b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/714)

9. General and complete disarmament [item 98]

(a) Report of the First Committee (A/71/450)

(b) Reports of the Fifth Committee (A/71/710 and A/71/711)

10. Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him [item 130]

(a) Draft resolution (A/71/L.25)

(b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/712)

11. Appointment of members of the Committee on Contriubtions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/590/Add.1) [item 115 (b)]

12. Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/702) [item 132]

13. Pattern of conferences: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/706) [item 137]

14. Human resources management: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/638/Add.1) [item 139]

15. United Nations common system: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/709) [item 141]

16. United Nations pension system: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/701) [item 142]

17. Administration of justice at the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/707) [item 145]

18. 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 Committeed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/705) [item 146]

19. Financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committeed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/703) [item 147]

20. Financing fo the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/704) [item 148]

21. Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/708) [item 149]

22. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/715) [item 152]

23. Programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/716) [item 134]

24. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/71/717) [item 133]

25. Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal [item 115 (l)]

[Programme of work [item 7]: Items on the agenda that remain open for consideration during the seventy-first session of the General Assembly: agenda items 9 to 15, 19, 19 (h), 20, 28 to 35, 37, 38, 40 to 46, 51, 61, 62, 62 (a) and (b), 65, 65 (a), 66, 68, 68 (b), 69, 69 (a) to (d), 73, 73 (a), 87, 110 to 112, 114, 114 (a), 115, 115 (b), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k) and (l), 116 to 125, 126, 126 (b), (c), (e) to (h), (j), (k), (m), (p), (q), (s), (t) and (z) and 125 to 164.]

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
11 a.m. to 12:00
Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal briefing on the preparations for the High-level dialogue entitled “Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining peace”.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 6 December 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 12 January
10 a.m. to 12:00
Economic and Social Council Chamber

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/217, the President of the General Assembly will convene a briefing by the Co-Chairs of the multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 9 January 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 16 January 2017
p.m. - Conference room 1

Informal consultations on the first draft of the modalities draft resolution on the intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 December 2016, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
a.m. - Conference room 1
Informal consultations on the first draft of the modalities draft resolution on the intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.


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