Committee then approved the following programme of work (document
general debate on all disarmament and international security agenda
items, 2 to 13 October; thematic discussion on item subjects as
well as introduction and consideration of all draft resolutions,
13 to 23 October.
will be taken on all draft resolutions from 25 October to 3 November.
The Chairman said that in order to fully utilize the time and conference
services available to the Committee, he would convene meetings of
the Committee promptly at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. He stressed the utmost
importance of punctuality in the interest of ensuring an effective
and orderly organization of the work of the Committee and achieving
economy for the Organization. He informed the Committee of a request
by the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgeting) for the views
of First Committee members on the proposed medium-term plan (2002-2005)
Chairman also announced that the first meeting of intercessional
consultations on small arms would be held on 6 October in the afternoon,
following the meeting of the First Committee.
The First Committee will meet again at 10 a.m. on Monday, 2 October,
to begin its general exchange of views.