• UN Security Council The situation in the Central African Republic (S/2018/922) (23 October)
  • UN Security Council The situation in the Middle East (23 October)
  • First Committee (Disarmament & International Security) Thematic discussion on specific subjects and introduction and consideration of all draft resolutions submitted under agenda items (from 93 to 108) (23 October)
  • Second Committee (Economic & Financial) Plenary meetings on operational activities for development – Item 25 & Special event on debt vulnerabilities in emerging markets and developing countries (23 October)
  • UN Third Committee (Social) Plenary meetings on promotion and protection of human rights – Item 74 (a) (23 October)
  • Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) Plenary meeting on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (23 October)
  • Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) Plenary meeting on improving the financial situation of the United Nations - Item 138 (23 October)
  • Sixth Committee (Legal) Plenary meeting to consider the report of the International Law Commission on the work of its 70th session – Item 82 (23 October)

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