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PRELIMINARY LIST OF ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED
IN THE PROVISIONAL AGENDA

UNITED
NATIONS

Distr. GENERAL

A/54/50
26 February 1999

Note by the Secretary-General

1. This document has been prepared in accordance with the recommendation of the Special Committee on the Rationalization of the Procedures and Organization of the General Assembly, as set forth in paragraph 17 (a) of annex II to Assembly resolution 2837 (XXVI) of 17 December 1971.
 

2. The following documents relating to the agenda of the fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly(1) will appear as follows:
 

Annotated preliminary list  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   15 June 1999

Provisional agenda(2)     .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   Date of issuance subject to the opening
                                                                                                  date of the fifty-fourth session(3)

Supplementary list          .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   Date of issuance subject to the opening
                                                                                                 date of the fifty-fourth session(4)

Memorandum by the Secretary-General
to the General Committee       .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   Date of issuance subject to the opening
                                                                                                date of the fifty-fourth session
 
 

1. Opening of the session by the Chairman of the delegation of Uruguay (rule 30 of the rules of procedure).

2. Minute of silent prayer or meditation (rule 62).

3. Credentials of representatives to the fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly (rule 28):

    (a) Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee;

    (b) Report of the Credentials Committee.

4. Election of the President of the General Assembly (rule 31).

5. Election of the officers of the Main Committees (rule 31).

6. Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly (rule 31).

7. Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations
    (rule 49).

8. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work: reports of the General Committee (rule 21).

9. General debate.

10. Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (rules 13 (a) and 48;
       resolution 47/120 B of 20 September 1993).(5)

11. Report of the Security Council (rule 13 (b)).5

12. Report of the Economic and Social Council (rule 13 (b); Economic and Social Council decision 1982/112
       of 26 April 1982).

13. Report of the International Court of Justice (rule 13 (b)).

14. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (rule 13 (b); resolution 53/21 of 2 November 1998).

15. Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs:

    (a) Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council (rule 142; decision 53/306
          of 8 October 1998);

    (b) Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council (rule 145; decision 53/310
          of 12 November 1998);

    (c) Election of five members of the International Court of Justice (decision 51/308 of 6 November 1996).

16. Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections:

    (a) Election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination (Economic and Social
          Council resolution 2008 (LX) of 14 May 1976 and General Assembly decision 53/308 of 26 October 1998);

    (b) Election of twenty-nine members of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme
           (decision 52/315 of 26 november 1998)

17. Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointments:5

    (a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
          (rule 155; decision 53/312 of 7 December 1998);

    (b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions (rule 158; decision 53/313 of 7 December 1998);

    (c) Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors (resolution 74 (I) of 7 December 1946 and
          decision 53/314 of 7 December 1998);

    (d) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee (resolution 155 (II)
          of 15 November 1947 and decision 53/315 of 7 December 1998);

    (e) Appointment of members of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal (resolution 351 A (IV)
          of 24 November 1949 and decision 53/316 of 7 December 1998);

    (f) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission (resolution 3357 (XXIX)
         of 18 December 1974 and decision 53/317 of 7 December 1998);

    (g) Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences (resolution 43/222 B of 21 December 1988
          and decision 53/318 of 9 December 1998);

    (h) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit (resolution 31/192 of 22 December 1976 and
          decision 52/322 of 23 March 1998).

18. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
      (resolutions 53/61 and 53/64 to 53/69 of 3 December 1998; decisions 53/419 and 53/420 of 3 December 1998).

19. Admission of new Members to the United Nations (rule 136).

20. Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the
      United Nations, including special economic assistance (resolutions 48/162 of 20 December 1993
      and 53/87 of 7 December 1998):5
 
    (a) Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations
         (resolutions 46/182 of 19 December 1991 and 53/88 of 7 December 1998);

    (b) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions (resolutions 52/169 C, G and H
          of 16 December 1997 and 53/1 B of 5 October, 53/1 C of 2 November, 53/1 J, K and L of 7 December,
          53/1 M and N of 8 December and 53/1 O of 17 December 1998);

    (c) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize
          the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster (resolution 52/172 of 16 December 1997);

    (d) Participation of volunteers, "White Helmets", in activities of the United Nations in the field of humanitarian
          relief, rehabilitation and technical cooperation for development (resolution 52/171 of 16 December 1997);

    (e) Assistance to the Palestinian people (resolution 53/89 of 7 December 1998 and decision 53/424
          of 7 December 1998);

    (f) Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan
         (resolution 53/203 B of 18 December 1998).

21. University for Peace (resolution 52/9 of 4 November 1997).

22. Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal (resolution 52/21
      of 25 November 1997).

23. Multilingualism (resolution 52/23 of 25 November 1997).

24. Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin (resolution 52/24 of 25 November 1997).

25. Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization of la Francophonie
      (resolution 52/2 of 17 October 1997 and decision 53/453 of 18 December 1998).

26. Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States (resolution 53/8 of 22 October 1998).

27. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (resolution 53/13
      of 28 October 1998).

28. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization (resolution 53/15
      of 29 October 1998).

29. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (resolution 53/16
      of 29 October 1998).

30. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
       (resolution 53/85 of 7 December 1998).

31. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity (resolution 53/91
      of 7 December 1998).

32. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American Economic System (decision 53/408
      of 22 October 1998).

33. Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of
       America against Cuba (resolution 53/4 of 14 October 1998).

34. Dialogue among civilizations (resolution 53/22 of 4 November 1998).

35. Assistance in mine action (resolution 53/26 of 17 November 1998).

36. Bethlehem 2000 (resolution 53/27of 18 November 1998).

37. Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development (resolution 53/28
      of 19 November and decision 53/405 of 7 October 1998).

38. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and
      related matters (resolution 53/30 of 23 November 1998).5

39. Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new
      or restored democracies (resolution 53/31 of 23 November 1998).

40. Oceans and the law of the sea (resolutions 49/28 of 6 December 1994, 52/28 of 26 November 1997
      and 53/32 of 24 November 1998):5

    (a) Law of the sea (resolutions 49/28 and 53/32);

    (b) 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 (resolution 52/28).

41. Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic (resolution 53/34 of 25 November 1998).

42. The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (resolution 53/35 of 30 November 1998).

43. The situation in the Middle East (resolutions 53/37 and 53/38 of 2 December 1998).5

44. Question of Palestine (resolutions 53/39 to 53/42 of 2 December 1998).5

45. Global implications of the year 2000 date conversion problem of computers (resolution 53/86
      of 7 December 1998).

46. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa
      (resolution 53/92 of 7 December 1998).

47. The situation in Central America: procedures for the establishment of a firm and lasting peace and
      progress in fashioning a region of peace, freedom, democracy and development (resolutions 53/93
      and 53/94 of 7 December 1998).5

48. The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti (resolution 53/95 of 8 December 1998).5

49. United Nations reform: measures and proposals (resolution 53/202 of 17 December 1998):5

      (a) United Nations reform: measures and proposals;

      (b) The Millennium Assembly of the United Nations.

50. The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security (resolution 53/203 A
      of 18 December 1998).5

51. Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and
      Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and
      Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of
      Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994 (Security Council resolution 955 (1994)
      of 8 November 1994 and General Assembly decision 53/413 of 28 October 1998).

52. Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (decision 53/414 of 2 November 1998).

53. 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 (Security
      Council resolution 827 (1993) of 25 May 1993 and General Assembly decision 53/416 of 19 November 1998).

54. Declaration of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity on the
      aerial and naval military attack against the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by the present United
      States Administration in April 1986 (decision 53/425 of 8 December 1998).

55. Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations and its grave consequences for the
      established international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation of
      nuclear weapons and international peace and security (decision 53/426 of 8 December 1998).

56. Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression against Kuwait (decision 53/427
      of  8 December 1998).

57. Implemention of the resolutions of the United Nations (decision 53/428 of 8 December 1998).

58. Launching of global negotiations on international economic cooperation for development
      (decision 53/429 of 8 December 1998).

59. Strengthening of the United Nations system (decision 53/452 of 17 December 1998).5

60. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly.5

61. Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic, social and related fields.(6)

62. Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte.6

63. Question of Cyprus.6

64. Reduction of military budgets (resolutions 35/142 B of 12 December 1980 and 53/72 of 4 December 1998):

      (a) Reduction of military budgets (resolution 35/142 B);

      (b) Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
            (resolution 53/72).

65. 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 (resolution 51/37 of 10 December 1996).

66. Question of Antarctica (resolution 51/56 of 10 December 1996).

67. Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements (resolution 52/30
      of 9 December 1997).

68. Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification
      (resolution 52/31 of 9 December 1997).

69. Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (resolution 52/44
      of 9 December 1997).

70. African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (resolution 52/46 of 9 December 1997).

71. Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international
      security (resolution 53/70 of 4 December 1998).

72. Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (resolution 53/73
      of 4 December 1998).

73. Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (resolution 53/74
      of 4 December 1998).

74. Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use
      or threat of use of nuclear weapons (resolution 53/75 of 4 December 1998).

75. Prevention of an arms race in outer space (resolution 53/76 of 4 December 1998).

76. General and complete disarmament (resolutions 42/38 C of 30 November 1987, 46/36 L of 9 December 1991,
      47/52 L of 15 December 1992 and 53/77 A to C, E, F, J, K, M, O to T, V to Y and AA of 4 December 1998):

      (a) Notification of nuclear tests (resolution 42/38 C);

      (b) Transparency in armaments (resolutions 46/36 L, 47/52 L, 53/77 S and V);

      (c) Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia (resolution 53/77 A);

      (d) Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them (resolution 53/77 B);

      (e) Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes (resolution 53/77 C);

      (f) Small arms (resolution 53/77 E);

      (g) Reducing nuclear danger (resolution 53/77 F);

      (h) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament
            and arms control (resolution 53/77 J);

      (i) Relationship between disarmament and development (resolution 53/77 K);

      (j) Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures (resolution 53/77 M);

      (k) Regional disarmament (resolution 53/77 O);

      (l) Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (resolution 53/77 P);

      (m) Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (resolution 53/77 Q);

      (n) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling
            and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (resolution 53/77 R);

      (o) Illicit traffic in small arms (resolution 53/77 T);

      (p) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat
            or Use of Nuclear Weapons (resolution 53/77 W);

      (q) Nuclear disarmament (resolution 53/77 X);

       (r) Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda (resolution 53/77 Y);

       (s) Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
             (resolution 53/77 AA).

77. Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (resolutions 53/78 A to D and F of 4 December 1998):

    (a) Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee
          on Security Questions in Central Africa (resolution 53/78 A);

    (b) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (resolution 53/78 B);

    (c) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (resolution 53/78 C);

    (d) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (resolution 53/78 D);

    (e) United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament (resolution 53/78 F).

78. Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly
      at its tenth special session (resolutions 38/183 O of 20 December 1983, 39/148 H of 17 December 1984 and
      53/79 A and B of 4 December 1998):

    (a) Report of the Disarmament Commission (resolution 53/79 A);

    (b) Report of the Conference on Disarmament (resolution 53/79 B);

    (c) Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (resolution 38/183 O);

    (d) United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (resolution 39/148 H).

79. The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (resolution 53/80 of 4 December 1998).

80. 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 (resolution 53/81 of 4 December 1998).

81. Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (resolution 53/82 of 4 December 1998).

82. Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin
      America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (resolution 53/83 of 4 December 1998).

83. Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological)
      and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (resolution 53/84 of 4 December 1998).

84. Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security
      (decision 52/415 of 9 December 1997).

85. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (decision 53/422 of 4 December 1998).

86. Effects of atomic radiation (resolution 53/44 of 3 December 1998).

87. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (resolution 53/45 of 3 December 1998).

88. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (resolutions 53/46 to 53/52
      of 3 December 1998).

89. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian
      People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (resolutions 53/53 to 53/57 of 3 December 1998).

90. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (resolution 53/58
      of 3 December 1998).

91. Questions relating to information (resolution 53/59 B of 3 December 1998).

92. Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the
      United Nations (resolution 53/60 of 3 December 1998).

93. Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories
      (resolution 53/61 and decision 53/419 of 3 December 1998).

94. 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 (resolution 53/62
      of 3 December 1998).

95. Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories
      (resolution 53/63 of 3 December 1998).

96. Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and Bassas da India (decision 53/402
      of 15 September 1998).

97. Question of East Timor (decision 53/402 of 15 September 1998).

98. Macroeconomic policy questions:

    (a) High-level international intergovernmental consideration of financing for development (resolutions 52/179
          of 18 December 1997 and 53/173 of 15 December 1998);

    (b) Financing of development, including net transfer of resources between developing and developed
          countries (resolution 53/172 of 15 December 1998);

    (c) Trade and development (resolutions 1995 (XIX) of 30 December 1964, 52/181 and 52/183
          of 18 December 1997 and 53/170 of 15 December 1998);

    (d) Science and technology for development (resolution 52/184 of 18 December 1997);

    (e) External debt crisis and development (resolution 53/175 of 15 December 1998).

99. Sectoral policy questions:

    (a) Industrial development cooperation (resolutions 47/177 of 22 December 1992 and 52/208
         of 18 December 1997);

    (b) Business and development (resolutions 48/180 of 21 December 1993 and 52/209 of 18 December 1997).

100. Sustainable development and international economic cooperation:

    (a) Implementation of the commitments and policies agreed upon in the Declaration on International Economic
         Cooperation, in particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the Developing
         Countries, and implementation of the International Development Strategy for the Fourth United Nations
         Development Decade (resolution 53/178 of 15 December 1998);

    (b) Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)
          (resolutions 32/162 of 19 December 1977 and 53/180 of 15 December 1998);

    (c) Women in development (resolutions 40/204 of 17 December 1985, 42/178 of 11 December 1987, 49/161
          of 23 December 1994 and 52/195 of 18 December 1997);

    (d) Human resources development (resolution 52/196 of 18 December 1997);

    (e) International migration and development, including the question of the convening of a United Nations
         conference on international migration and development to address migration issues (resolution 52/189
         of 18 December 1997);

    (f) Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the 1990s (resolution
         53/182 of 15 December 1998);

    (g) Renewal of the dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through
          partnership (resolution 53/181 of 15 December 1998);

    (h) Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and
          Development (resolution 53/183 of 15 December 1998).5

101. Environment and sustainable development (resolutions 2997 (XXVII) of 15 December 1972,
        53/7 of 16 October 1998 and 53/185 and 53/186 of 15 December 1998):

        (a) Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21
              (resolutions 47/191 of 22 December 1992 and 53/188 and 53/200 of 15 December 1998; and Economic
             and Social Council resolution 1998/40 of 30 July 1998);

        (b) International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (resolutions 44/236 of 22 December 1989 and
              53/185 of 15 December 1998);

        (c) Convention on Biological Diversity (resolutions 51/182 of 16 December 1996 and 53/190
              of 15 December 1998);

        (d) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind (resolution 51/184
              of 16 December 1996);

        (e) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries
             Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (resolution 53/191
             of 15 December 1998);

        (f) Implementation of the outcome of the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small
            Island Developing States (resolution 53/189 of 15 December 1998).5

102. Operational activities for development (resolution 53/193 of 15 December 1998):

        (a) Operational activities for development of the United Nations system;

        (b) Economic and technical cooperation among developing countries (resolutions 33/134
              of 19 December 1978, 50/119 of 20 December 1995, 52/204 and 52/205 of 18 December 1997).

103. Training and research (resolutions 3081 (XXVIII) of 6 December 1973 and 53/195 of 15 December 1998).

104. Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem,
        and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (resolution 53/196
        of 15 December 1998; and Economic and Social Council resolution 1998/32 of 29 July 1998).

105. Globalization and interdependence (resolution 53/169 of 15 December 1998).

106. Implementation of the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006)
        (resolution 53/198 of 15 December 1998).

107. Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled
        persons and the family (resolutions 51/58 of 12 December 1996, 52/80 and 52/82 to 52/84 of 12 December 1997
        and 53/109 of 9 December 1998; and Economic and Social Council resolution 1997/55 of 23 July 1997).
 

108. Crime prevention and criminal justice (resolutions 52/86 of 12 December 1997 and 53/110 to 53/114
        of 9 December 1998).

109. International drug control (resolutions 47/100 of 16 December 1992 and 53/115 of 9 December 1998).

110. Advancement of women (resolutions 34/180 of 18 December 1979, 39/125 of 14 December 1984, 40/204
        of 17 December 1985, 45/124 of 14 December 1990, 49/161 of 23 December 1994, 52/93, 52/95 and 52/97
        of 12 December 1997and 53/117 to 53/119 of 9 December 1998).

111. Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women (resolutions 50/203
        of 22 December 1995, 52/100 of 12 December 1997 and 53/120 of 9 December 1998).

112. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees
        and displaced persons and humanitarian questions (resolutions 428 (V) of 14 December 1950 and 53/122,
        53/123 and 53/126 of 9 December 1998).

113. Promotion and protection of the rights of children (resolutions 52/107 of 12 December 1997 and 53/128
        of 9 December 1998).

114. Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (resolutions 52/108
        of 12 December 1997 and 53/129 of 9 December 1998).

115. Elimination of racism and racial discrimination (resolutions 2106 A (XX) of 21 December 1965, 3380 (XXX)
        of 10 November 1975 and 53/132 and 53/133 of 9 December 1998).5

116. Right of peoples to self-determination (resolutions 53/134 and 53/135 of 9 December 1998).

117. Human rights questions:

        (a) Implementation of human rights instruments (resolutions 260 A (III) of 4 December 1948, 2200 A (XXI)
             of 16 December 1966, 36/151 of 16 December 1981, 39/46 of 10 December 1984, 52/116 of 12 December 1997
             and 53/137and 53/139 of 9 December 1998);
 

        (b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of
              human rights and fundamental freedoms (resolutions 47/138 of 18 December 1992, 52/119, 52/123, 52/124,
             52/128 to 52/130, 52/132 and 52/133 of 12 December 1997, and 53/140, 53/141, 53/143, 53/145, 53/149 and
             53/153 to 53/155 of 9 December 1998);

        (c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (resolutions 53/156 to
              53/165 of 9 December 1998);

        (d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
              (resolutions 48/121 of 20 December 1993 and 53/166 of 9 December 1998);

        (e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (resolutions 48/141
              of 20 December 1993 and 53/167 of 9 December 1998).

118. Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors (resolution 53/204
        of 18 December 1998):5

        (a) United Nations peacekeeping operations;

        (b) United Nations Institute for Training and Research;

        (c) Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

119. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations (resolutions
        48/218 of 23 December 1993, 51/243 of 15 September 1997, 52/226 A and B of 31 March 1998, 52/234
        of 26 June 1998, 53/11 of 26 October 1998 and 53/205 of 18 December 1998; and decisions 52/481
        of 26 June 1998 and 53/454 and 53/455 of 18 December 1998).5

120. Programme budget for the biennium 1998-1999 (resolutions 50/215 C and 50/216 of 23 December 1995,
        51/220 and 51/221 B of 18 December 1996, 52/220 to 52/224 of 22 December 1997, 53/3 of 12 October 1998
        and 53/214 and 53/215 A to C of 18 December 1998; and decisions 53/462 to 464 of 18 December 1998).

121. Programme planning (resolution 53/207 of 18 December 1998).

122. Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2000-2001 (resolution 53/206 of 18 December 1998).

123. Improving the financial situation of the United Nations.6

124. Joint Inspection Unit.6

125. Pattern of conferences (resolution 53/208 of 18 December 1998).5

126. Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations (resolutions 53/36 A
        of 30 November 1998 and 53/36 B to E of 18 December 1998).5

127. United Nations common system (resolutions 48/224 of 23 December 1993, 51/216 of 18 December 1996,
        52/216 of 22 December 1997 and 53/209 of 18 December 1998).5

128. Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (resolution
        48/218 B of 29 July 1994).(7)

129. Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East:6

        (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force;

        (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

130. Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission and the United Nations Observer Mission
        in Angola (resolution 53/211 of 18 December 1998).7

131. Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution 687 (1991):6

        (a) United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission;

        (b) Other activities.

132. Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (resolution 53/18
        of 2 November 1998).7

133. Financing and liquidation of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.6

134. Financing of the United Nations Protection Force, the United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation
        in Croatia, the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force and the United Nations Peace Forces
        Headquarters.6

135. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II.6

136. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique.6

137. Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.6

138. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia.6

139. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti.6

140. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia.6

141. Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.6

142. Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (resolution 53/19 of 2 November 1998).7

143. Financing 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 (resolution
        53/212 of 18 December 1998).5

144. Financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide
        and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and
        Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of
        Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994 (resolution 53/213 of 18 December 1998).5

145. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.6

146. Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western
        Sirmium and the Civilian Police Support Group.6

147. Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (resolution 53/20 of 2 November 1998).7

148. Financing of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti, the United Nations Transition Mission in
        Haiti and the United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti.6

149. Financing of the Military Observer Group of the United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala.6

150. Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic.6

151. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (resolution 53/29 of 20 November 1998).7

152. Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations:5

        (a) Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations (resolutions 51/239 of 17 June 1997, 52/1
              of 15 October 1997, 52/177 of 18 December 1997, 52/248 of 26 June 1998 and 53/12 of 26 October 1998;
              decision 53/461 of 18 December 1998);

        (b) Relocation of Ukraine to the group of Member States set out in paragraph 3 (c) of General Assembly
              resolution 43/232.

153. Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property (resolutions 49/61 of 9 December 1994
        and 53/98 of 8 December 1998).

154. United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of
        International Law (resolution 52/152 of 15 December 1997).

155. United Nations Decade of International Law (resolutions 53/99 and 53/100 of 8 December 1998):

        (a) United Nations Decade of International Law (resolution 53/100);

        (b) Outcome of the action dedicated to the 1999 centennial of the first International Peace Conference
              (resolution 53/99).

156. Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-first session (resolution 53/102
        of 8 December 1998).

157. Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its thirty-second
        session (resolution 53/103 of 8 December 1998).

158. Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country (resolution 53/104 of 8 December 1998).5

159. Establishment of an international criminal court (resolution 53/105 of 8 December 1998).

160. Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role
        of the Organization (resolutions 53/106 and 53/107 of 8 December 1998).

161. Measures to eliminate international terrorism (resolution 53/108 of 8 December 1998).5

162. Review of the Statute of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal (decision 53/430 of 8 December 1998).

163. Observer status for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in the
        General Assembly (decision 53/402 of 7 December 1998).
 
 
 



 

1 The agenda of the fifty-third session has been issued as document A/53/251 and Add.1-3. The list of resolutions and decisions adopted during the main part of the fifty-third session will be issued under the symbol A/INF/53/4. The text of the resolutions is being issued in an advance version in the A/RES/53/- series; the text of the decisions will appear in document A/INF/53/4.

2 The provisional agenda will take into account the resolutions and decisions the General Assembly may still adopt during its fifty-third session.

3 According to rule 12 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly, the provisional agenda will be issued at least sixty days before the opening of the session.

4 According to rule 14 of the rules of procedure, the supplementary list of items will be issued at least twenty days before the opening of the session.

5 This item remains also on the agenda of the fifty-third session (decision 53/465 of 18 December 1998).

6 This item, which has not yet been considered by the General Assembly at its fifty-third session, remains on the agenda of that session (decision 53/465 of 18 December 1998). Its inclusion in the provisional agenda of the fifty-fourth session is subject to any action that the Assembly may take on it at its fifty-third session.

7 This item is being kept under review by the General Assembly during the fifty-third session. Its inclusion in the provisional agenda of the fifty-fourth session is subject to any action that the Assembly may take on it at its fifty-third session.