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Fifty-seventh Session: 2002

ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROVISIONAL AGENDA ( * )
OF THE FIFTY-SEVENTH REGULAR SESSION
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

[1-50] [50-100] [100-150] [150-185]

1. Opening of the session by the President of the General Assembly

2. Minute of silent prayer or meditation

3. Credentials of representatives to the fifty-seventh session of the General Assembly

      (a) Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee

      (b) Report of the Credentials Committee

4. Election of the President of the General Assembly

5. Election of the officers of the Main Committees

6. Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly

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

8. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work: reports of the General Committee

9. General debate

10. Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization

11. Report of the Security Council

12. Report of the Economic and Social Council

13. Report of the International Court of Justice

14. Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency

15. Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs:

     (a) Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council

     (b) Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council

    (c) Election of five members of the International Court of Justice

16. Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections: election of twenty members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination

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

     (a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

    (b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions

      (c) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee

      (d) Appointment of members of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal

     (e) International Civil Service Commission 

     (i) Appointment of members of the Commission

     (ii) Designation of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Commission
     (f) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit

     (g) Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences

      (h) Confirmation of the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference onTrade and Development

     
(i) Confirmation of the appointment of the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

18. Election of judges 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

19. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

20. Admission of new Members to the United Nations

21. Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance:

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

     (b) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions

     (c) Assistance to the Palestinian people

     (d) Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan

22. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations

    (a) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization

   (b) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

   (c) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean Community

   (d) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe

   (e) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Community of Central African States

   (f) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization

   (g) Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization of la Francophonie

   (h) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union

   (i) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American Economic System

   (j) Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States

   (k) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons

   (l) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
Europe

   (m) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity

   (n) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of American States

   (o) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference

   (p) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum

   (q) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

   (r) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Southern African Development Community

23. United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage

24. Culture of peace

25. Oceans and the law of the sea:

   (a) Oceans and the law of the sea

   (b) Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing, unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas/illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, fisheries by-catch and discards, and other
developments

   (c) 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

26. Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of
America against Cuba

27. The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict

28. Assistance in mine action

29. 2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, particularly in Africa

30. The role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order

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

32. Information and communication technologies for development

33. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa

34. The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

35. Question of Palestine

36. The situation in the Middle East

37. The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security

38. 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

39. Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

40. Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters

41. Final review and appraisal of the implementation of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s:

     (a) Final review and appraisal of the implementation of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s

      (b) Implementation of the programme for the Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa

42. Follow-up to the outcome of the twenty-sixth special session: implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

43. Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children

44. Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression against Kuwait

50. Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations

51. Launching of global negotiations on international economic cooperation for development

52. Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte

53. Strengthening of the United Nations system

54. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly

55. Question of Cyprus

56. Armed aggression against the Democratic Republic of the Congo

57. Peace, security and reunification on the Korean peninsula

58. Reduction of military budgets

59. 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

60. Question of Antarctica

61. Maintenance of international security - good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe

62. Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security

63. Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament

64. Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East

65. Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons

66. Prevention of an arms race in outer space

67. General and complete disarmament:

   (a) Notification of nuclear tests

   (b) Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda

   (c) United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education

   (d) Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol

   (e) Mongolia's international security and nuclear-weapon-free status

    (f) Preservation of and compliance with the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems

    (g) Missiles

    (h) Reducing nuclear danger

    (i) Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament

    (j) Relationship between disarmament and development

    (k) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control

    (l) Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas

    (m) Regional disarmament

    (n) Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels

    (o) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction

    (p) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and
Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

    (q) Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures

    (r) Transparency in armaments

    (s) Nuclear disarmament

    (t) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons

    (u) Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them

    (v) The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects

    (w) Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia

    (x) United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament

68. Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly:

    (a) United Nations Disarmament Information Programme

    (b) United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services

    (c) Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa

    (d) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons

    (e) United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament

    (f) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

    (g) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    (h) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific

69. Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session:

    (a) Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters

    (b) United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

    (c) Report of the Disarmament Commission

    (d) Report of the Conference on Disarmament

70. The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East

71. 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

72. Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region

73. Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction

74. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

75. Effects of atomic radiation

76. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

77. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

78. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

79. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects

80. Questions relating to information

81. Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations


82. Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories

83. 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

84. Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories

85. Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and Bassas da India

86. Macroeconomic policy questions:

      (a) International trade and development

      (b) Commodities

      (c) Science and technology for development

      (d) External debt crisis and development

      (e) International financial system and development

      (f) Preparations for the International Ministerial Meeting on Transit Transport Cooperation

 87. Sectoral policy questions:

      (a) Industrial development cooperation

     (b) Business and development

     (c) Preventing and combating corrupt practices and transfer of funds of illicit origin and returning such funds to the countries of origin

88. Sustainable development and international economic cooperation:

       (a) Implementation of 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

       (b) Integration of the economies in transition into the world economy

     (c) Culture and development

     (d) High-level dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership

89. Environment and sustainable development

   (a) Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21

   (b) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

   (c) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of mankind

   (d) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa

   (e) Convention on Biological Diversity

   (f) Further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small
Island Developing States

90. Operational activities for development

91. Implementation of the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006)

92. Training and research:

   (a) United Nations University

    (b) United Nations Institute for Training and Research

93. 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

94. Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields

95. High-level international intergovernmental consideration of financing for development

96. Globalization and interdependence

97. Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and of the twenty-fifth special session of the General Assembly

98. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

99. Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

100. Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family

101. Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing

102. Crime prevention and criminal justice

103. International drug control

104. Advancement of women

105. Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled "Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century"

106. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

107. Promotion and protection of the rights of children

108. Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

109. Elimination of racism and racial discrimination:

        (a) Elimination of racism and racial discrimination

        (b) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

110. Right of peoples to self-determination

111. Human rights questions:

        (a) Implementation of human rights instruments

       (b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

      (c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives

       (d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

       (e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

112. Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors

       (a) United Nations

       (b) United Nations Development Programme

       (c) United Nations Children's Fund

       (d) United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

      (e) United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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

      (g) Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme

      (h) United Nations Population Fund

      (i) United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation

     (j) Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme

       (k) United Nations Office for Project Services

       (l) 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

      (m) 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

113. Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations

114. Programme budget for the biennium 2002-2003

115. Programme planning

116. Improving the financial situation of the United Nations

117. Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the
International Atomic Energy Agency

118. Pattern of conferences

119. Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations

120. Human resources management

121. Joint Inspection Unit

122. United Nations common system

123. United Nations pension system

124. Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services

125. Administration of justice at the United Nations

126. 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

127. 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

128. Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations

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

       (a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

       (b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

130. Financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

131. Financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor and the United Nations
Mission of Support in East Timor

132. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

133. Financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission and the United Nations Observer Mission
in Angola

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

       (a) United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission

       (b) Other activities

135. Financing of the United Nations Mission in East Timor

136. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone

137. Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

138. Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan

139. Financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force

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

141. 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

142. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II

143. Financing of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique

144. Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

145. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia

146. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti

147. Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia

148. Financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda

149. Financing of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

151. 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

152. Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic

153. Financing of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

154. Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts

155. Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives

156. Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property

157. Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its thirty-fifth session

158. Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-fourth session

159. Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country

160. Establishment of the International Criminal Court

161. Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization

162. Measures to eliminate international terrorism

163. Scope of legal protection under the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel

164. International convention against the reproductive cloning of human beings

165. Observer status for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in the General Assembly

166. Observer status for Partners in Population and Development in the General Assembly

167. Observer status for the Asian Development Bank in the General Assembly

168. Observer status for the International Centre for Migration Policy Development in the General Assembly




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* This is the provisional agenda as it was issued on 17 July 2002. More items may be added to this list if requested by Member States. A draft agenda containing the added items will be available by the opening of the General Assembly in September.

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