General Assembly of the United Nations

Schedule of General Assembly plenary and related meetings

71st session

LAST UPDATE: 2 December 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. 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
Monday, 5 December
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

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/51/456) [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] 

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

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

Plenary Meeting

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. - General Assembly Hall

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. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: reports of the Secretary-General (A/71/82, A/71/87, A/71/329, A/71/336, A/71/353 and A/71/395) [ items 69 (a) to (d)]

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

Plenary meeting

1. Culture of peace [item 14]

2. Global health and foreign policy [item 127]

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

Plenary meeting

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

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

Plenary meeting

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

2. Prevention of armed conflict [item 31]

3. Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development [item 32]

4. Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic [item 33]

5. The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan [item 37]

6. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency: note by the Secretary-General (A/71/322) [item 88]

7. Election of seven members of the Commitee for Programme and Coordination [item 114 (a)]

8. Election of five members of the Organizational Commitee of the Peacebuilding Commission [item 114 (c)]

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

10 international Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugsolavia sicne 1991 [item 128]

 

  (12 December: end of the 13 weeks)
   
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

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)

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

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)]

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

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)]

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

Plenary meeting

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

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

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. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

1. Report of the International Court of Justice (A/71/4); report of the Secretary-Generla (A/71/339) [item 70]

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

Plenary meeting

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

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

Plenary meeting

Report of the International Criminal Court [item 72]

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

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

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

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
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

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, A/71/83/Add.1)

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

Plenary meeting

Report of the Human Rights Council (A/71/53 and A/71/53/Add.1) [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

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

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

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

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

Plenary meeting

1. The role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order: Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/185) [item 15]

2. The situation in Afghanistan: draft resolution (A/71/L.13)[item 36]

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

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 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

Plenary meeting

1. Question of Palesting: note by the Secretary-General (A/71/174) [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.]


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