Schedule of General Assembly plenary and related meetings

72nd session

LAST UPDATE: 17 November 2017

The programme of the work and the schedule of plenary meetings of the General Assembly during the main part of its seventy-second session is contained in document A/INF/72/3.

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, 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
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).

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

Plenary meeting

1. Question of Palestine [38]: report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/72/35); report of the Secretary-General (A/72/___)

2. The situation in the Middle East [37]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/368-S/2017/741 and A/72/333)

Tuesday, 5 December
a.m. - General Assembly Hall

Plenary meeting

Oceans and the law of the sea [77 (a) and (b)]: report of the Secretary-General (A/72/70 and A/72/70/Add.1); 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); 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/72/89)

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

Plenary meeting

1. Culture of peace [15]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/___ and A/72/___)

2. Global health and foreign policy [127]: notes by the Secretary-General (A/72/113 and A/72/378)

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

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

Plenary meeting

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance [73 (a) to (c)]: reports of the Secretary-General (A/72/76-E/2017/58, A/72/87-E/2017/67, A/72/348 and A/72/358)

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

Plenary meeting

Report of the Credentials Committee [3 (b)]

Improving global road safety [12]: note by the Secretary-General (A/72/359)

Elimination of unilateral extraterritorial coercive economic measures as a means of political and economic compulsion [31]

Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies [32]

The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict [33]

Prevention of armed conflict [34 (a) and (b)]: report of the Secretary-General (A/72/115)

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

Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic [36]

The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan [40]

Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme [114 (b)]

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

Appointment of members of the Board of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns [115 (g)]

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

Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations: cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union [125]

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 [128]

Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations: cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [176]

Impact of exponential technological change on sustainable development and peace [177]

(11 December: end of 13 weeks)

 

 

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 General Assembly 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.]

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