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Schedule of General Assembly plenary and related meetings

72nd session

LAST UPDATE: 20 April 2018

There is no pre-determined calendar of meetings for the resumed part of the seventy second session of the General Assembly.

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
72nd session
 

 

Monday, 23 April
10:30 a.m. - and 3:00 p.m.
Economic and Social Council Chamber

Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature during the commemoration of International Mother Earth Day

10:30            Opening segment
11:00            Panel discussion 1

15:00            Panel discussion 2
17:45            Wrap-up session
17:55            Closing segment

Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 3 April 2018 and  6 April 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 24 April
9 a.m. and 3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meetings

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/262.

9:00 a.m. - 83rd high-level plenary meeting

3:00 p.m. - 84th high-level plenary meeting

Delegations wishing to inscribe should do so through the e-deleGATE portal available at http://delegate.un.int.

Additional information is available on the website of the Office of the President of the General Assembly.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 21 November 2017, 15 December 2017, 7 March 2018, 2 April 2018, and 13 April 2018 and 16 April 2018 were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 24 April
p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/262.

3:00 p.m. - Interactive Dialogue I

4:35 p.m. - Interactive Dialogue II

Delegations wishing to register their interest to speak are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (muturi@un.org).

Additional information is available on the website of the Office of the President of the General Assembly.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 23 March 2018 and 2 April 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observsers.]

Wednesday, 25 April
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meetings

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/262.

9:00 a.m. - 85th high-level plenary meeting

3:00 p.m. - 86th high-level plenary meeting

Peacebuilding and sustaining peace:  draft resolution (A/72/L.49) [item 65]

Delegations wishing to inscribe should do so through the e-deleGATE portal available at http://delegate.un.int.

Additional information is available on the website of the Office of the President of the General Assembly.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 21 November 2017, 15 December 2017, 7 March 2018, 2 April 2018, and 13 April 2018 and 16 April 2018 were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 25 April
a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/262.

10:00 a.m. - Interactive Dialogue III

11:35 a.m. - Interactive Dialogue IV

Delegations wishing to register their interest to speak are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (muturi@un.org).
Additional information is available on the website of the Office of the President of the General Assembly.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 23 March 2018 and 2 April 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observsers.]

Friday, 27 April
a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

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

Thematic debate on strengthening the accountability, transparency and institutional memory of the Office of the President of the General Assembly

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least 1 hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2018 and 16 March 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday - Wednesday, 1 - 2 May
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]

Friday, 4 May
a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal interactive dialogues with candidates for the position of the President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 April 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 23 May
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level debate to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 29 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 25 May
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Report of the Peacebuilding Commission [item 30]; Peacebuilding and sustaining peace [item 65]; Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund [item 111]: joint debate

Wednesday, 30 May
a.m. and p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

Youth dialogue convened by the President of the General Assembly

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 8 March 2018, was sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers.]

Monday, 4 June
a.m. and p.m. - Conference room 1

Interactive civil society hearing as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, convened by the President of the General Assembly, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/268

Tuesday, 5 June
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

1. Election of the President of the General Assembly [item 4]

2. Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly [item 6]

Consecutive meetings of the Main Committees for the purpose of electing the Chairs and the Bureaux of the Main Committees at the seventy-third session of the General Assembly will be held immediately following the plenary meeting.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday - Thursday, 6 - 7 June
a.m. and p.m. - Conference room 1

Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]

Friday, 8 June
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Election of five-non-permanent members of the Security Council [item 113 (a)]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 11 June
a.m. and p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

High-level event, entitled “Financing for SDGs--Breaking the Bottlenecks of Investment, from Policy to Impact”

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 4 April 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 12 June
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS [item 10]

Tuesday, 12 June
p.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development [item 35]

Wednesday, 13 June
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council [item 113 (b)]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 19 June
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

The responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity [item 132]

Friday, 22 June
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Election of five members of the International Court of Justice: ad hoc election [item 113 (c)]

Thursday, 5 July
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Interactive civil society hearing as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review of the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, convened by the President of the General Assembly, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/274

 

 

PAST MEETINGS
Tuesday, 12 September
p.m. - General Assembly Hall
Opening of the seventy-second session by the President of the General Assembly
Wednesday, 13 September
a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Meeting of the General Committee
Friday, 15 September
a.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/72/250) [item 7]

Tuesday, 19 September to Saturday, 23 September & Monday, 25 September
a.m. and p.m.
General Assembly Hall

3rd to 23rd plenary meetings

General Debate

Tuesday, 26 September
a.m. and p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level informal plenary meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/71 of 5 December 2016, the high-level plenary meeting is convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Delegations are reminded that statements should not exceed four minutes.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 August 2017 and 15 September 2017, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 27 September
a.m. - General Assembly Hall


24th Plenary meeting

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Crime prevention and criminal justice [item 107]: draft resolution (A/72/L.1)
                                   
    Opening

    Statement by the President of the General Assembly

    Statement by the Secretary-General

    Statement by the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Consideration of the draft resolution (A/72/L.1)

Statement by an eminent person actively engaged in the fight against trafficking in persons

Statement by a representative of civil society

Statements by Member States and observers of the General Assembly

Statements in the plenary meetings are limited to three minutes for individual delegations and five minutes for statements made on behalf of a group of States.

Wednesday, 27 September
p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Panel discussion 1

13:00 to 16:30   

The Global Plan of Action and effective partnerships for the prevention and prosecution of trafficking in persons: achievements, gaps and challenges, also taking into consideration the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Panel discussion 2

16:30 to 18:00  

The Global Plan of Action and effective partnerships for the protection of and assistance to victims, including through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, also taking into consideration the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 28 September
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

10:00        25th plenary meeting

Crime prevention and criminal justice [item 107]

Statements by Member States and observers of the General Assembly

15:00        26th plenary meeting

Crime prevention and criminal justice [item 107]

Statements by Member States and observers of the General Assembly

Monday, 2 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

27th plenary meeting

Crime prevention and criminal justice [item 107]

Statements by Member States and observers of the General Assembly

Closing               

Statement by the Chair of panel discussion 1 presenting the summary of the discussions

Statement by the Chair of panel discussion 2 presenting the summary of the discussions

Statement by the President of the General Assembly

Statements in the plenary meetings are limited to three minutes for individual delegations and five minutes for statements made on behalf of a group of States.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 30 August 2017, 13 September 2017 and 25 September 2017, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 2 October
p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the zero-draft of the modalities resolution for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 25 September 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Tuesday, 3 October
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

28th plenary meeting

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (A/72/1) [item 110]

Debate

Thursday, 5 October
a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the zero-draft of the modalities resolution for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
Monday, 9 October
10:00 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

29th Plenary meeting

1. Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations:  report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/519) [item140]

2. Report of the Economic and Social Council [9]

(a) Report of the Economic and Social Council (A/72/3)

(b) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/255)

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 [14]

joint debate

3. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: specific meeting focused on development (resolution 60/265) [117]

Thursday, 12 October
10:00 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

30th 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:  notes by the Secretary-General (A/72/267 and A/72/271) [item 14]

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: note by the Secretary-General (A/72/271) [item 117]

Strengthening of the United Nations system [item 123]

United Nations reform:  measures and proposals [item 124]

Joint debate

Monday, 16 October
10:00 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Briefing to delegations on the new provisions pertaining to the conduct of elections in the General Assembly
and changes to the method of filling out ballot papers

[A note verbale from the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, dated 5 October 2017, was sent to all permanent missions.]

31st Plenary meeting (immediately following the conclusion of the briefing)

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

Wednesday, 18 October
10:00 a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the zero-draft of the modalities resolution for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 25 September 2017 and 13 October 2017 , were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]
Wednesday, 18 October
3:00 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

32nd Plenary meeting

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 [75]: note by the Secretary-General (A/72/266-S/2017/662);

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals [129]: note by the Secretary-General (A/72/261-S/2017/661)

joint debate

Friday, 20 October
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

33rd Plenary meeting

New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support [66 (a) and (b)]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/223 and A/72/269); 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa [13]: joint debate

Friday, 20 October
3 p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 25 September 2017, 13 October 2017 and 16 October 2017, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.] 
Monday, 23 October
10 a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 25 September 2017, 13 October 2017 and 16 October 2017, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.] 
Monday, 23 October
3 p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

General Committee

2nd meeting (Closed)

Organization of work of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items [item 7]

(a)  Complete withdrawal of foreign military forces from the territory of the Republic of Moldova (A/72/193)

(b)  Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee (A/72/231)

(c)  Observer status for the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean in the General Assembly (A/72/232)

(d)  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (A/72/233)

(e)  Impact of the exponential technological change on sustainable development and peace (A/72/234)

Thursday, 26 October
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

34th Plenary meeting

1. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: second report of the General Committee (A/72/250/Add.1) [item 7]

2. Report of the International Court of Justice [item 74]

(a)      Report of the International Court of Justice (A/72/4)

(b)      Report of the Secretary-General (A/72/345)

Thursday, 26 October
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

35th Plenary meeting

Report of the International Court of Justice [item 74]

(a)      Report of the International Court of Justice (A/72/4)

(b)      Report of the Secretary-General (A/72/345)

Monday, 30 October
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

36th and 37th Plenary meetings

Report of the International Criminal Court [item 76]

(a)   Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/349)

(b)    Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/342, A/72/372 and  A/72/372/Corr.1)

(c)     Draft resolution (A/72/L.3)

Wednesday, 1 November
a.m. and p.m. - General Assembly Hall

38th and 39th Plenary meeting

Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba [item 42]

(a)   Report of  the Secretary-General (A/72/94)

(b)    Draft resolution (A/72/L.2)

Thursday, 2 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

40th Plenary meeting

Report of the Human Rights Council [67]: (A/72/53) and (A/72/53/Add.1)

Tuesday, 7 November
10 a.m. & 3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

41st and 42nd Plenary meetings

Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council [122]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 20 October 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 8 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

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 [122]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 20 October 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 9 November
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

44th and 45th Plenary meetings

Election of five member of the International Court of Justice [item 113 (c)]

(a) Memorandum by the Secretary-General (A/72/181-S/2017/619)

(b) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/182-S/2017/620) and  (A/72/182/Add.1-S/2017/620/Add.1)

(c) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/183-S/2017/621)

Thursday, 9 November
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Conference room 2

Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General on his report on restructuring of the United Nations peace and security pillar (A/72/525)

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 7 November 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 10 November
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

46th and 47th Plenary meeting

Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency [89]

(a) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/221)

(b) Draft resolution (A/72/L.6)

Monday, 13 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

48th Plenary meeting

1.  Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal: draft resolution (A/72/L.5) [item 11]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 8 November 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

2.  Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations [item 120]
Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [item 121]
Joint debate

Monday, 13 November
10 a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution for the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 20 October 2017, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.] 

Monday, 13 November
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

49th to 53rd Plenary meetings

Election of five member of the International Court of Justice [item 113 (c)]

(a) Memorandum by the Secretary-General (A/72/181-S/2017/619)

(b) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/182-S/2017/620) and  (A/72/182/Add.1-S/2017/620/Add.1)

(c) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/183-S/2017/621)

Tuesday, 14 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

54th Plenary meeting

Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations [item 120]
Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [item 121]
Joint debate

Friday, 17 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

55th Plenary meeting

1. Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: draft resolution A/72/L.4 [item 65]

    [Debate on the item will be scheduled at a later date]

2. Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointment [item 115]

(a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/566)

(b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/567)

(c) Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/571)

(d) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/568)

(e) Appointment of members of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/569)

(j) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/570)

3. Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/572) [item 133]

4. Programme planning: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/524) [item 137]

[The consideration of agenda item 126, entitled “Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union”, has been postponed to a later date.]

Monday, 20 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

56th Plenary meeting

The situation in Afghanistan [item 39]

(a) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/312-S/2017/696 and A/72/392-S/2017/783)

(b) Draft resolution (A/72/L.8)

Monday, 20 November
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

57th Plenary meeting

Election of five members of the International Court of Justice [item 113 (c)]

(a) Memorandum by the Secretary-General (A/72/181-S/2017/619)

(b) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/182-S/2017/620 and  A/72/182/Add.1- S/2017/620/Add.1)

(c) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/183-S/2017/621)

Tuesday, 21 November
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

58th Plenary meeting

The situation in Afghanistan [item 39]

(a) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/312-S/2017/696 and A/72/392-S/2017/783)

(b) Draft resolution (A/72/L.8)

Tuesday, 21 November
4 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Information briefing on the format and programme of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the United Nations' work on sustaining peace (24 and 25 April 2018) (A/RES/70/262) (organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly)

For further information please click here, or contact the Office of the President of the General Assembly (e-mail amena.yassine@un.org).

Tuesday, 28 November
10 a.m. - Conference room 1

Informal consultations (closed)

On a draft resolution related to the reform proposal of the Secretary-General contained in his report on restructuring of the United Nations peace and security pillar (A/72/525)

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 17 November 2017, has been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Wednesday, 29 November
3 p.m.- General Assembly Hall

59th Plenary meeting

1.  Question of Palestine [Item 38]

(a)  Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/72/35)

(b)  Report of the Secretary-General (A/72/368-S/2017/741

(c)  Draft resolutions (A/72/L.13, A/72/L.14, A/72/L.15 and  A/72/L.16

Thursday, 30 November
10 a.m.- General Assembly Hall

60th Plenary meeting

1.  Question of Palestine [Item 38]

(a)  Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/72/35)

(b)  Report of the Secretary-General (A/72/368-S/2017/741

(c)  Draft resolutions (A/72/L.13, A/72/L.14, A/72/L.15 and  A/72/L.16

2.  The situation in the Middle East [Item 37]

(a)  Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/368-S/2017/741 and A/72/333)  

(b)  Draft resolution (A/72/L.11 and A/72/L.17

[Action on all draft resolutions under agenda items 38 and 37 will be taken after the debate on both items has concluded]

Friday, 1 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

61st Plenary meeting

1.  Culture of peace:  draft resolution (A/72/L.20) [item 15]

                   [Debate on the item is scheduled for 6 December 2017

2.  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/72/610) [items 134 and 145]

3.  Pattern of conferences:  report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/611) [item 139]

Monday, 4 December
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

62nd Plenary meeting

1.  Joint panel discussion of the First and Fourth Committees on possible challenges to space security and sustainability:  report of the First Committee (A/72/399) [item 52(b)] 

2.   Reduction of military budgets: report of the First Committee (A/72/400) [item 90]

3.   Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace: report of the First Committee (A/72/401) [item 91]

4.   African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/72/402) [item 92]

5.   Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/72/403) [item 93]

6.   Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security: report of the First Committee (A/72/404) [item 94]

7.   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/72/405) [item 95]

8.   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/72/406) [item 96]

9.   Prevention of an arms race in outer space: report of the First Committee (A/72/407) [item 97]

10. Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/72/408) [item 98]

11. General and complete disarmament: report of the First Committee (A/72/409) [item 99]

12. Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/72/410) [item 100]

13.  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/72/411) [item 101]

14.  The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East: report of the First Committee (A/72/412) [item 102]

15.  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/72/413) [item 103]

16.  Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region: report of the First Committee (A/72/414) [item 104]

17.  Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: report of the First Committee (A/72/415) [item 105]

18.  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/72/416) [item 106]

19.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the First Committee (A/72/478) [item 121]

20.   Programme planning: report of the First Committee (A/72/483) [item 137]

[A note by the Secretariat on the situation reports of the First Committee on agenda items 52 (b), 90 to 106, 121 and 137 is issued as A/C.1/72/INF/3.]

Tuesday, 5 December
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

63rd Plenary meeting

Oceans and the law of the sea: draft resolution (A/72/L.7) [item 77]

(a) Oceans and the law of the sea

(i) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/70 and A/72/70/Add.1)

(ii) Reports 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/72/89 and A/72/494)

(iii) Report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its eighteenth meeting (A/72/95)

(iv) Draft resolution (A/72/L.18)

(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: draft resolution (A/72/L.12)

Wednesday, 6 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

65th Plenary meeting

1.   Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him: draft resolution (A/72/L.19) [item 130]

2.   Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations: cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Conference: draft resolution (A/72/L.10) [item 176]

Wednesday, 6 December
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations (closed)

On a draft resolution related to the reform proposal of the Secretary-General contained in his report on restructuring of the United Nations peace and security pillar (A/72/525)

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 14 November 2017, has been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Thursday, 7 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

66th Plenary meeting

1.  Assistance in mine action: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/444) [item 50] 

2.  Effects of atomic radiation: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/445) [item 51]

3.    International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/446) [item 52]

4.   United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/447) [item 53]

5.   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/72/448) [item 54]

6.   Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/449) [item 55]

7.  Comprehensive review of special political missions: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/450) [item 56]

8.   Questions relating to information: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/451) [item 57]

9.   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/72/452) [item 58]

10. 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/72/453) [item 59]

11. 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/72/454) [item 60]

12. 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/72/455) [item 61]

13.  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/72/456) [item 62]

14.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/481) [item 121]

15.  Programme planning: report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/72/486) [item 137]

[A note by the Secretariat on the checklist of reports of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) to the General Assembly on agenda items 50 to 62, 121 and 137 is issued as A/C.4/72/INF/3. Results of the voting will be made available on the Papersmart Portal.]

Thursday, 7 December
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

67th Plenary meeting

1.  Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/457) [item 78]

2.  Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fiftieth session: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/458) [item 79]

3.   United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/459) [item 80]

4.   Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-ninth session: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/460) [item 81]

5.   Expulsion of aliens: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/461) [item 82]

6.   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/72/462) [item 83]

7.  The rule of law at the national and international levels: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/463) [item 84]

8.   The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/464) [item 85]

9.   Effects of armed conflicts on treaties: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/465) [item 86]

10.  Responsibility of international organizations:  report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/466) [item 87]

11. Measures to eliminate international terrorism: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/467) [item 109]

12. Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/469) [item 166]

13. Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/470) [item 167]

14.  Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/471) [item 168]

15.  Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/472) [item 169]

16.  Observer status for the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/473) [item 170]

17.  Observer status for the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/474) [item 171]

18.  Observer status for the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/475) [item 172]

19.  Observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/476) [item 173]

20.  Observer status for the Global Environment Facility in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/477) [item 174]

21.  Observer status for the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean in the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/468) [item 175]

22.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/482) [item 121]

23.  Programme planning: report of the Sixth Committee (A/72/487) [item 137]

Friday, 8 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

68th Plenary meeting

Culture of peace [item 15]

(a) Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/488and A/72/621)

(b) Draft resolutions (A/72/L.21 and A/72/L.26)

Friday, 8 December
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

and

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

69th Plenary meeting

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: report of the Secretary-General (A/72/490) [item 73]

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

 i. Reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/76, A/72/348 and A/72/358)

ii. Draft resolutions (A/72/L.22, A/72/L.23 and A/72/L.24)

(b)  Assistance to the Palestinian people

 i. Report of the Secretary-General (A/72/87-E/2017/67)

ii. Draft resolution (A/72/L.25)

(c)   Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions

Monday, 11 December
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

71st Plenary meeting

1.  Report of the Credentials Committee (A/72/601) [item 3 (b)] 

2.  Culture of peace:  draft resolutions (A/72/L.29 and A/72/L.30 [item 15]

3.  Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination: note by the Secretary-General (A/72/612) [item 114 (a)]

4.   Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences:  note by the Secretary-General (A/72/107) [item 115 (f)]

Tuesday, 12 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

72nd Plenary meeting

Global health and foreign policy [item 127]

(a)  Notes by the Secretary-General (A/72/113 and A/72/378)

(b)  Draft resolutions (A/72/L.27 and A/72/L.28)

Friday, 15 December
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

General Committee

3rd meeting (Closed)

To exchange views and identify next steps aimed at addressing gaps and duplication in the agenda of the General Assembly as they relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/323.

Tuesday, 19 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

73rd Plenary meeting

1.    Social development: report of the Third Committee (A/72/431) [item 27] 

2.    Advancement of women: report of the Third Committee (A/72/432) [item 28]

3.    Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions: report of the Third Committee (A/72/433) [item 64]

4.    Report of the Human Rights Council: report of the Third Committee (A/72/434) [item 67]

5.    Promotion and protection of the rights of children: report of the Third Committee (A/72/435); draft amendment (A/72/L.36) to draft resolution II recommended in paragraph 44 of the report of the Committee [item 68]

6.    Rights of indigenous peoples: report of the Third Committee (A/72/436) [item 69]

7.    Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: report of the Third Committee (A/72/437) [item 70]

8.    Right of peoples to self-determination: report of the Third Committee (A/72/438) [item 71]

9.    Promotion and protection of human rights: report of the Third Committee (A/72/439) [item 72]

10.  Implementation of human rights instruments: report of the Third Committee (A/72/439/Add.1); draft amendments (A/72/L.34) and (A/72/L.35) to draft resolution II recommended in paragraph 29 of the report of the Committee [item 72 (a)]

11.  Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms: report of the Third Committee (A/72/439/Add.2); draft amendment (A/72/L.37) to draft resolution XIX recommended in paragraph 188 of the report of the Committee [item 72 (b)]

12.  Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives: report of the Third Committee (A/72/439/Add.3) [item 72 (c)]

13.  Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action: report of the Third Committee (A/72/439/Add.4) [item 72 (d)]

14.  Crime prevention and criminal justice: report of the Third Committee (A/72/440) [item 107]

15.  International drug control: report of the Third Committee (A/72/441) [item 108]

16.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Third Committee (A/72/480) [item 121]

17.  Programme planning: report of the Third Committee (A/72/485) [item 137]

[A note by the Secretariat on the list of proposals contained in the reports of the Third Committee
on agenda items 27, 28, 64, 67, 68(a), 69(a), 70 to 72, 107, 108, 121 and 137 is issued as A/C.3/72/INF/1.]

Wednesday, 20 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

74th Plenary meeting

1.    Strengthening of the United Nations system; United Nations reform: measures and proposals: draft resolution (A/72/L.33) [items 123 and 124]

2.    Information and communications technologies for development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/417) [item 16] 

3.    Macroeconomic policy questions: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418) [item 17]

4.    International trade and development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418/Add.1) [item 17 (a)]

5.    International financial system and development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418/Add.2) [item 17 (b)]

6.    External debt sustainability and development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418/Add.3) [item 17 (c)]

7.    Commodities: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418/Add.4) [item 17 (d)]

8.    Financial inclusion for sustainable development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418/Add.5) [item 17 (e)]

9.    Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/418/Add.6) [item 17 (f)]

10.    Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/419) [item 18]

11. Sustainable development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420) [item 19]

12.  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/72/420/Add.1) [item 19 (a)]

13.  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/72/420/Add.2) [item 19 (b)]

14.   Disaster risk reduction: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.3) [item 19 (c)]

15.   Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.4) [item 19 (d)]

16.  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/72/420/Add.5) [item 19 (e)]

17.  Convention on Biological Diversity: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.6) [item 19 (f)]

18.  Education for sustainable development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.7) [item 19 (g)]

19.  Harmony with Nature: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.8) [item 19 (h)]

20.  Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.9) [item 19 (i)]

21.  Combating sand and dust storms: report of the Second Committee (A/72/420/Add.10) [item 19 (j)]

22.  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/72/421) [item 20]

23.  Globalization and interdependence: report of the Second Committee (A/72/422) [item 21]

24.  Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence: report of the Second Committee (A/72/422/Add.1) [item 21 (a)]

25.  Science, technology and innovation for development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/422/Add.2) [item 21 (b)]

26.  Culture and sustainable development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/422/Add.3) [item 21 (c)]

27.  Development cooperation with middle-income countries: report of the Second Committee (A/72/422/Add.4) [item 21 (d)]

28.  Groups of countries in special situations: report of the Second Committee (A/72/423) [item 22]

29.  Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries: report of the Second Committee (A/72/423/Add.1) [item 22 (a)]

30.  Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries: report of the Second Committee (A/72/423/Add.2) [item 22 (b)]

31. Eradication of poverty and other development issues: report of the Second Committee (A/72/424) [item 23]

32.  Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017): report of the Second Committee (A/72/424/Add.1) [item 23 (a)]

33.  Women in development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/424/Add.2) [item 23 (b)]

34.  Human resources development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/424/Add.3) [item 23 (c)]

35.  Operational activities for development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/425) [item 24]

36.  Operational activities for development of the United Nations system: report of  the Second Committee (A/72/425/Add.1) [item 24 a)]

37.  South-South cooperation for development: report of the Second Committee (A/72/425/Add.2) [item 24 (b)]

38.  Agriculture development, food security and nutrition: report of the Second Committee (A/72/426) [item 25]

39.  Towards global partnerships: report of the Second Committee (A/72/427) [item 26]

40.  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/72/428) [item 63]

41.  Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly: report of the Second Committee (A/72/479) [item 121]

42.  Programme planning: report of the Second Committee (A/72/484) [item 137]

[A note by the Secretariat on the list of proposals contained in the reports of the Second Committee on agenda items 16 to 26, 63, 121 and 137 is issued as A/C.2/72/INF/1.]

43.  Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: third report of the General Committee (A/72/250/Add.2) [item 7]

44.  Culture of peace: draft resolution (A/72/L.32) [item 15]

45.  Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences: note by the Secretary-General (A/72/107) [item 115 (f)]

Thursday, 21 December
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Tenth emergency special session (resumed)

37th plenary meeting

Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory: draft resolution (A/ES-10/L.22) [5]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 18 December 2017, was sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers.]

Friday, 22 December
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

75th Plenary meeting

1. Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme:  note by the Secretary-General (A/72/661) [item 114 (b)]

2. Election of two members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission [item 114 (c)]

3. Impact of exponential technological change on sustainable development and peace:  draft resolution (A/72/L.38) [item 177]

4. Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: draft resolution (A/72/L.39) [item 65] - [Debate on the item will be scheduled at a later date.]

Saturday, 23 December
Following conclusion of the
work of the Fifth Committe

76th 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; Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit [items 14 and 117]

(a)     Draft resolution (A/72/L.9)

(b)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

2.     Promotion and protection of the rights of children [item 68]

(a)     Report of the Third Committee (A/72/435, draft resolution II)

(b)     Draft amendment (A/72/L.36/Rev.1 (to be issued))

(c)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

3.     Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms [item 72 (b)]

(a)     Report of the Third Committee (A/72/439/Add.2, draft resolutions XXI and XXII)

(b)     Reports of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

4.     Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives [item 72 (c)]

(a)     Report of the Third Committee (A/72/439/Add.3, draft resolution V)

(b)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

5.     Oceans and the law of the sea [item 77]

(a)     Draft resolution (A/72/L.7)

(b)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

6.     Prevention of an arms race in outer space [item 97]

(a)     Report of the First Committee (A/72/407, draft resolution III)

(b)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

7.     General and complete disarmament [item 99]

(a)     Report of the First Committee (A/72/409, draft resolution XXVIII)

(b)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

8.     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/72/L.19)

(b)     Report of the Fifth Committee (to be issued)

9.     Reports of the Fifth Committee

10.     Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal [item 115 (i)]

11.     Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences:  note by the Secretary-General (A/72/107) [item 115 (f)]

Thursday, 11 January
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General on his report on making migration work for all (A/72/643 (to be issued)).

A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 4 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.
Friday, 12 January
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the President of the General Assembly on his priorities for 2018.

A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 3 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.
Tuesday, 16 January
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by the Secretary-General on his priorities for 2018.

A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 3 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.

Friday, 26 January
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

77th Plenary meeting

1.  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/72/700) [item 11]

2.  Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa:  draft decision (A/72/L.31) [item 66 (b)]

Monday, 29 January
3 p.m. - Conference room 3

Briefing by the Co-Chairs of the multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, convened by the President of the General Assembly pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/208.

A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 22 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.

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

Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (Mr. Carlos Galindo (e -mail galindo@un.org)).

A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 18 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.

Monday, 5 February
11 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
An informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing on the G20 summit.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 26 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]
Friday, 9 February
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the proposed elements of the modalities draft resolution of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 29 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 16 February
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the proposed elements of the modalities draft resolution of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 13 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 20 February
3 p.m. - Conference room 4

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

1st Meeting

Report of the Secretary-General (A/72/736)

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least 1 hour(s) in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 22 February
10 a.m. - Conference room 2
Informal consultations on the scope, modalities, format and organization of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis
Friday, 23 February
11 a.m. - Conference room 12
Informal consultations on the scope, modalities, format and organization of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis
Tuesday, 27 February
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - Conference room 2

Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]

Wednesday, 28 February
10 a.m. - Conference room 2

Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

The meeting will be interactive in nature and there will be no pre-determined list of speakers.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]
Monday, 5 March
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the General Assembly to hear a briefing from the Secretry-General on his report on "Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace" contained in document (A/72/707)

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 February 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 7 March
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

78th Plenary Meeting

1. The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict [item 33]

(a) Note verbale from the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Kimberley Process (A/72/775)

(b) Draft resolution (A/72/L.41)

2. Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences: Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/107) [item 115 (f)]

Thursday, 8 March
3 p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 2 March 2018, has been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Friday, 9 March
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

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

Thematic debate on the role and authority of the General Assembly.

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least 1 hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 9 March
10 a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution in preparation for the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases as contained in General Assembly resolution 68/300

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 5 March 2018, has been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Wednesday, 14 March
10 a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution in preparation for the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases as contained in General Assembly resolution 68/300

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 5 March 2018, 7 March 2018 and 12 March 2018, have been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Friday, 16 March
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 13 March 2018, has been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Tuesday, 20 March
10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Trusteeship Council Chamber

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

Thematic debate on working methods

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least 1 hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 20 March
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

79th Plenary meeting

Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: commemorative meeting on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination [item 70]

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 9 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 21 March
3 p.m. - Conference room 8

Informal informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution in preparation for the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases as contained in General Assembly resolution 68/300

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 7 March 2018, has been sent to all permanent representatives and observers.]

Thursday, 22 March
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.

10:00 a.m. - Opening Segment

11:00 a.m. - Plenary Segment

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least one hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 17 November 2017 and 21 March 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 22 March
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.

15:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion 1

16:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion 2

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 17 November 2017 and 21 March 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 23 March
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.

3:00 p.m. Plenary segment (continued)

Closing segment

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least one hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 17 November 2017 and 21 March 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Friday, 23 March
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the General Assembly, dated 21 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 26 March
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations on a draft resolution for adoption by the General Assembly during the high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]

Monday, 26 March
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

80th Plenary meeting

1. Commemoration of the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade:  commemorative meeting of the General Assembly to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade [item 119]

[A letter from the General Assembly, dated 20 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

2. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items; Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament:  draft decision (A/72/L.44) [items 7 (to reopen and reallocate agenda item 99 (cc)) and 99 (cc)]

Monday, 26 March
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations on the draft modalities resolution in preparation for the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases as contained in General Assembly resolution 68/300

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated23 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]

Tuesday, 27 March
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 23 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]
Tuesday, 27 March
10 a.m. - Conference room 4

Informal consultations (closed) on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the General Assembly, dated 21 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 28 March
11 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting (closed) of the plenary 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 Council.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 23 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives.]

Thursday, 29 March
10 a.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber

Informal consultations n a draft resolution for adoption by the General Assembly during the high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 27 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 3 April
3 p.m. - Conference room 1

Informal consultations on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 29 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 4 April
10 a.m. - Conference room 1

Informal consultations on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 29 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 4 April
3 p.m. - General Assembly Hall

81st Plenary

1. Global health and foreign policy [item 127]

(a) Draft resolution (A/72/L.40)

(b) Report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/811)

2. Programme budget for the biennium 2018-2019: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/681/Add.1) [item 136]

3. Joint Inspection Unit: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/810) [item 142]

4. Financing of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/669/Add.1) [item 148]

5. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations: report of the Fifth Committee (A/72/682/Add.1) [item 134]

Thursday, 5 April
a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

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

Interactive dialogue between permanent missions and the Secretariat.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2018 and 16 March 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 5 April
a.m. and p.m. - Conference room A

Open-ended technical consultations

Convened by Algeria and Denmark

On the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

Friday, 6 April
a.m. - Conference room 7

Open-ended technical consultations

Convened by Algeria and Denmark

On the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

Monday, 9 April
a.m. - Conference room 2

Informal consultations (closed) on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 29 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Monday, 9 April
p.m. - Conference room 2

Informal consultations on a draft resolution for adoption by the General Assembly during the high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 5 April 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 10 April
3 p.m. - Conference room 1

Informal consultations (closed) on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 29 March 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 11 April
10 a.m. - Conference room 2

Informal consultations (closed ) on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development

[A Letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 9 April 2018, was sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 12 April
10 a.m. - General Assembly Hall

82nd Plenary meeting

1. Improving global road safety [item 12]

(a) Note by the Secretary-General (A/72/359)

(b) Draft resolution (A/72/L.48)

2. 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:  draft resolution (A/72/L.43) [items 7 (to reopen item 11) and 11]

3. 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 decision (A/72/L.47) [item 14]

4. Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items; Sustainable development: draft resolution (A/72/L.42) [items 7 (to reallocate agenda item 19) and 19]

5. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit: draft resolution (A/72/L.46) [item 117]

6. Strengthening of the United Nations system: draft resolution (A/72/L.45) [item 123]

Thursday, 12 April
3 p.m. - Economic and Social Council Chamber
Informal consultations (closed) on the repositioning of the United Nations development system in the context of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of the United Nations operational activities for development
Monday, 16 April
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

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

Thematic debate on the selection and appointment of the Secretary-General and other executive heads.

Delegations wishing to inscribe on the list of speakers are invited to contact the General Assembly Affairs Branch (galindo@un.org).

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least 1 hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 19 January 2018 and 16 March 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Tuesday, 17 April
3 p.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal interactive hearing with indigenous peoples

15:00            Opening segment
15:20            Interactive discussion

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 15 February 2018 and  9 April 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Wednesday, 18 April
a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal meeting of the General Assembly to allow the Head of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (the IIIM) to present the first report (A/72/764) of the IIIM on the implementation of its mandate

[Letter from the President of the General Assembly, dated 16 March 2018 and 5 April 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

Thursday, 19 April
10 a.m. - Trusteeship Council Chamber

Informal consultations (closed ) convened by the co-facilitators to lead the review of the arrangements contained in resolution 68/1entitled “Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 61/16 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council” and its annex

[Letters from the President of the General Assembly, dated 13 March 2018, 16 March 2018and 3 April 2018, were sent to all permanent representatives and permanent observers.]

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