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  FIFTY-SEVENTH SESSION: 2002

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6 June 2003
GA/10138 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTS JULIAN HUNTE (SAINT LUCIA) PRESIDENT OF FIFTY-EIGHTH SESSION - Also Elects Main Committee Chairmen, Vice-Presidents; Extends Appointment of UNCTAD Secretary-General
29 May 2003
GA/10137 GENERAL ASSEMBLY DONATES 2001 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE AWARD TO MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECRETARY-GENERAL
22 May 2003
GA/10136 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENDORSES EXTENSION OF TERMS OF OFFICE FOR FOUR JUDGES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR RWANDA
13 May 2003
GA/10135 GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES DRAFT AGREEMENT BETWEEN UN, CAMBODIA ON KHMER ROUGE TRIALS
1 May 2003
GA/10134 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTS CANADA TO PROGRAMME AND COORDINATION COMMITTEE
15 April 2003
GA/10133 GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR ‘KIMBERLEY PROCESS’ SCHEME, AIMED AT STEMMING USE OF DIAMONDS FOR FINANCING CONFLICT
11 April 2003
GA/10132 GENERAL ASSEMBLY TEXT STRONGLY SUPPORTS ‘KIMBERLEY PROCESS’ CERTIFICATION SCHEME, AIMED AT COMBATING USE OF DIAMONDS FOR FINANCING CONFLICT
10 April 2003
GA/10131 AGENDA ITEM ON ‘GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY CRISIS’ RECOMMENDED BY GENERAL COMMITTEE
13 March 2003
GA/10130 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SETS DATES FOR ANNUAL REGULAR SESSION, GENERAL DEBATE
31 January 2003
GA/10129 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTS 11 PERMANENT JUDGES TO RWANDA TRIBUNAL
29 January 2003
GA/10128 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS FOR RWANDA TRIBUNAL JUDGES INVALIDATED AFTER THREE BALLOTS; NEW ELECTION TO BE HELD 31 JANUARY
Also, New Member Appointed to Advisory
Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
20 December 2002
GA/10127 NEED FOR MULTILATERALISM, ELIMINATION OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM STRESSED DURING CURRENT GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION
GA/10126 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES MAIN PART OF FIFTY-SEVENTH SESSION; ADOPTS RESOLUTION PROVIDING SUPPORT, DIRECTION FOR UN REFORM
GA/10125 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS ON ISRAEL NOT TO EXPLOIT NATURAL RESOURCES IN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES AS IT ADOPTS SECOND COMMITTEE TEXTS
18 December 2002
GA/10124 [Corr.1] GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 75 RESOLUTIONS ON SOCIAL, HUMANITARIAN ISSUES, INCLUDING OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE [Correction]

16 December 2002
GA/10123 COOPERATION WITH COUNCIL OF EUROPE, MINE ACTION, YEAR OF RICE (2004) AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED IN 19 TEXTS ADOPTED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

12 December 2002
GA/10122 STRONGER MEASURES TO PROTECT MARINE ENVIURONMENT FROM TANKER ACCIDENTS URGED, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENDS SEA LAW DEBATE

11 December 2002
GA/10121 ISRAELI PRACTICES, PALESTINE REFUGEE AGENCY, DECOLONIZATION, INFORMATION AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED IN 30 TEXTS ADOPTED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

10 December 2002
GA/10120 NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES, PROTECTION OF MARINE ENVIRONMENT STRESSED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S DISCUSSION OF OCEAN ISSUES

9 December 2002
GA/10119 URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON DETERIORATION OF OCEANS, PANEL ON SEA LAW CONVENTION IS TOLD

GA/10118 IMPORTANCE OF DISPUTE SETTLEMENT, ESTABLISHMENT OF MARITIME BOUNDARIES HIGHLIGHTED IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON LAW OF SEA

GA/10117 SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS UNITED NATIONS LAW OF SEA CONVENTION 'GREAT ACHIEVEMENT' IN WORLD OF UNCERTAINTY, INSECURITY

GA/10116 LAW OF SEA CONVENTION PRAISED AS MILESTONE FOR RULE OF LAW, UNITED NATIONS, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMEMORATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

6 December 2002
GA/10115 ASSEMBLY, URGING GROUPS IN AFGHANISTAN TO RENOUNCE VIOLENCE AND RESPECT AUTHORITY, SAYS COUNTRY STILL NEEDS INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

4 December 2002
GA/10114 DONOR COUNTRIES PLEDGE $47.53 MILLION FOR UNRWA'S REGULAR BUDGET FOR 2003 AT MEETING OF AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

GA/10113 GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS TOLD 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES IN ATHENS WILL EXEMPLIFY ROLE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SOCIAL, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

GA/10112 GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL ITEM –- ‘INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF RICE, 2004’ –- ON ASSEMBLY AGENDA

3 December 2002
GA/10111 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS SIX RESOLUTIONS AS IT CONCLUDES DEBATE ON MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND QUESTION OF PALESTINE

2 December 2002
GA/10110 SUPPORT EXPRESSED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR EFFORTS TO RESOLVE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

29 November 2002
GA/10109 ASSEMBLY IS TOLD WORLD COMMUNITY MUST WORK HARDER FOR ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM TERRITORIES, CREATION OF PALESTINIAN STATE

27 November 2002
GA/10108 STRENGTHENED, MORE EFFICIENT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL CITED, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES UP COUNCIL'S 2002 REPORT

26 November 2002
GA/10107 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS TEXT CALLING ON GOVERNMENTS TO OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

25 November 2002
GA/10106 GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AFTER DAY-LONG DEBATE, ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS ON AID TO ANGOLA, KAZAKHSTAN, MOZAMBIQUE, TAJIKISTAN AND TIMOR-LESTE

22 November 2002
GA/10105 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR STRENGTHENED NATIONAL MEASURES TO PREVENT TERRORIST ACQUISITION OF MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS

21 November 2002
GA/10104 GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES STRONGER LINKS BETWEEN UNITED NATIONS AND NUMBER OF REGIONAL AND OTHER OUTSIDE GROUPS

20 November 2002
GA/10103 GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS TOLD OF GROWING IMPORTANCE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN UNITED NATIONS AND WIDE RANGE OF OUTSIDE BODIES

19 November 2002
GA/10102 ENDORSING UNCITRAL REPORT, GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMENDS CONCILIATION IN TRADE RELATIONS, STRONGER ENFORCEMENT OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

18 November 2002
GA/10101 AFGHANISTAN PANEL PINPOINTS NATIONWIDE SECURITY, INSTITUTION-BUILDING, RECONSTRUCTION, ECONOMIC REVIVAL, OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE AS PERSISTENT AREAS OF CONCERN

15 November 2002
GA/10100 GENERAL ASSEMBLY, REVIEWING GLOBAL MINE-CLEARANCE EFFORTS, IS TOLD LINGERING PROBLEM DESTROYS RESOURCES, HAMPERS DEVELOPMENT

14 November 2002
GA/10099 GENERAL ASSEMBLY WELCOMES DECLARATION OF SOUTH AMERICA AS ZONE OF PEACE AND COOPERATION

13 November 2002
GA/10098 DELEGATES SAY MOBILIZATION OF TRANSBOUNDARY, TRANSNATIONAL CAPACITIES CRUCIAL IN WAR AGAINST HIV/AIDS

12 November 2002
GA/10097 ASSEMBLY, ACTING ON TEXT TO END UNITED STATES EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA, URGES STATES TO REPEAL LAWS WITH ‘EXTRATERRITORIAL’ EFFECTS

11 November 2002
GA/10096 GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ENDORSING WORK OF IAEA, ASKS IRAQ TO COOPERATE WITH AGENCY’S REVIEW OF WHETHER NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES HAVE CHANGED SINCE 1998

8 November 2002
GA/10095 ASSEMBLY IS TOLD LACK OF RESOURCES, HIGH COST OF MEDICINES, CONTINUING STIGMA REMAIN OBSTACLES IN GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS

4 November 2002
GA/10094 GENERAL ASSEMBLY INVITES STATES TO EXPAND ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE CULTURE OF PEACE AND TO OBSERVE ANNUAL DAY ON 21 SEPTEMBER

1 November 2002
GA/10093 CONSTRUCTIVE SPIRIT PREVAILS, PRESIDENT SAYS, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES DISCUSSION ON STREGTHENING UNITED NATIONS

31 October 2002
GA/10092/Corr.1 DELEGATES QUESTION PROPOSED ABSORPTION OF INFORMATION CENTRES INTO REGIONAL HUBS, AS ASSEMBLY CONTINUES DISCUSSION OF SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REPORT

GA/10092 DELEGATES QUESTION PROPOSED ABSORPTION OF INFORMATION CENTRES INTO REGIONAL HUBS, AS ASSEMBLY CONTINUES DISCUSSION OF SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REPORT

30 October 2002
GA/10090 PROPOSED REFORMS OF UN SYSTEM WILL NOT DIMINISH FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS ASSEMBLY

29 October 2002
GA/10089 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKERS NOTE GROWING GLOBAL CONFIDENCE IN QUALITY OF WORK OF INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

28 October 2002
GA/10088 PROGRESS, SETBACKS REPORTED BY PRESIDENTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS FOR FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, RWANDA

21 October 2002
GA/10087 GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CONCURRENTLY WITH SECURITY COUNCIL, ELECTS FIVE MEMBERS TO INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

17October 2002
GA/10086 GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S AD HOC COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE APPROVES REPORT, DRAFT RESOLUTION ON UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA

GA/10085 SPEAKERS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY EXPRESS ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT FOR NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT

16 October 2002
GA/10084 DELEGATES CONCERNED AT REPORTED DIVISION BETWEEN PERMANENT AND ELECTED SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES DEBATE ON REFORM

GA/10083 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION CALLING ON STATES NOT TO RECOGNIZE UNILATERAL COERCIVE ECONOMIC MEASURES

15 October 2002
GA/10082 DELEGATES IN DAY-LONG GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE CONCERNED ABOUT LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN SECURITY COUNCIL WORK METHODS

GA/10081 GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS INCLUSION OF ADDITIONAL
ITEM ON AGENDA OF FIFTY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

14 October 2002
GA/10080 DELEGATES WELCOME INFORMATIVE REPORT, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONSIDERS REFORM OF SECURITY COUNCIL

11 October 2002
GA/10079 COMMITTEE ON FINAL REVIEW OF UN NEW AGENDA FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA ADOPTS DRAFT REPORT, REQUESTS ADDITIONAL MEETING TO FINALIZE WORK

10 October 2002
GA/10078 GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S AD HOC COMMITTEE ON FINAL REVIEW OF NEW AGENDA FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA NOTES AMENDMENTS TO ITS DRAFT REPORT

9 October 2002
GA/10077 NEW AGENDA COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES WORK ON ITS REPORT TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

8 October 2002
GA/10076 ASSEMBLY HEARS WIDE-RANGING VIEWS ON OUTCOME OF MILLENNIUM SUMMIT, WORK OF UNITED NATIONS

7 October 2002
GA/10074 FOCUS ON CONFLICT PREVENTION AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONTINUES DEBATE ON WORK OF ORGANIZATION AND FOLLOW-UP TO MILLENNIUM SUMMIT

GA/10075 NEW AGENDA COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT TO REVIEW

4 October 2002
GA/10071 GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS INCLUSION OF SUB-ITEM ON COOPERATION BETWEEN UN, SOUTH-EAST ASIAN NATIONS GROUP, ON ASSEMBLY AGENDA

GA/10072 RESULTS ARE MIXED SO FAR IN IMPLEMENTATION OF MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SG/SM/8416-GA/10073 UNLESS PROGRESS CAN BE SPEEDED UP DRAMATICALLY, MOST PLEDGES IN MILLENNIUM DECLARATION WILL NOT BE FULFILLED, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

3 October 2002
GA/10070 GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTS EIGHTEEN COUNTRIES TO FILL VACANCIES ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

27 September 2002
GA/10069 UNANIMOUS ASSEMBLY DECISION MAKES TIMOR-LESTE 191ST UNITED NATIONS MEMBER STATE

26 September 2002
GA/10068 AS SESSION CONCLUDES, DELEGATIONS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH NEW AGENDA FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

25 September 2002
GA/10067 GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT STRESSES NEED TO RESPECT COMMITMENTS IN SUPPORT OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

24 September 2002
GA/10066 AD HOC COMMITTEE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW AGENDA FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA BEGINS THREE-DAY SUBSTANTIVE SESSION

20 September 2002
GA/10064 PROGRESS IN RESOLVING CONFLICTS COULD BE SHORT-LIVED WITHOUT CONTINUED INTERNATIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN PEACE, DEVELOPMENT GENERAL ASSEMBLY TOLD

GA/10065 GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDES GENERAL DEBATE DOMINATED BY TERRORISM, IRAQ ISSUE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA

19 September 2002
GA/10062 IRAQ COMPLETELY FREE OF NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL WEAPONS, IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER TELLS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

GA/10063 SPEAKERS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE CALL FOR FURTHER EFFORTS TO ADDRESS CONFLICTS IN CENTRAL ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA

18 September 2002
GA/10060 VIOLENCE, TERRORISM CAN NEVER ACHIEVE PEACE, SECURITY OR DEVELOPMENT, GENERAL ASSEMBLY TOLD

GA/10061 ECONOMIC REFORM, DEVELOPMENT AS TOOL IN MAINTAINING PEACE AMONG ISSUES RAISED, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE CONTINUES

17 September 2002
GA/10058 IRAQ'S 'COURAGEOUS DECISION' ON WEAPONS INSPECTORS MUST LEAD TO LIFTING OF SANCTIONS, ALGERIA'S PRESIDENT TELLS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

GA/10059 PERVASIVE THREATS TO PEACE, DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTED BY SPEAKERS AS ASSEMBLY CONTINUES GENERAL DEBATE

16 September 2002
GA/10053 ASSEMBLY HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL PLENARY MEETING TO CONSIDER SUPPORT FOR NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT

GA/10056 GENERAL ASSEMBLY WELCOMES NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT AS SERIOUS COMMITMENT TO ADDRESSING CONTINENT'S ASPIRATIONS

GA/10057 AT PANEL DISCUSSION, AFRICAN LEADERS CONSIDER WAYS TO SUPPORT NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT

GA/SM/292-AFR/479-GA/10054 'CONFLICT AND DEVELOPMENT ARE MORTAL ENEMIES', GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT TELLS HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

SG/SM/8382-AFR/480-GA/10055 SECRETARY-GENERAL CITES 'SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP' BETWEEN GLOBAL GOALS ON POVERTY, NEW PLAN FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT, IN STATEMENT TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

15 September 2002
GA/10051 AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT, MIDDLE EAST, UN REFORM AMONG ISSUES DISCUSSED, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONTINUES DEBATE

GA/10052 INEQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF GLOBALIZATION'S BENEFITS IS FERTILE SOIL FOR EXTREMISTS, SAY SPEAKERS IN ASSEMBLY'S GENERAL DEBATE

14 September 2002
GA/10049 AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEBATE CONTINUES, PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO PROPOSES UN GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA

GA/10050 EFFORTS TO RESOLVE ROOT CAUSES OF CONFLICT OVERSHADOWED BY DEFENCE BUILD-UP, GENERAL ASSEMBLY TOLD

13 September 2002
GA/10047 DRUG TRAFFICKING, TERRORISM, DEEPENING POVERTY, AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONTINUES ANNUAL DEBATE

GA/10048 VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ URGES WORLD LEADERS TO REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS ROOT CAUSE OF TERRORISM

12 September 2002
GA/10044 AS GENERAL DEBATE OF 57TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS, SECRETARY-GENERAL STRESSES INDISPENSABLE NECESSITY OF MULTILATERALISM

GA/10046 AFGHAN, YUGOSLAV LEADERS POINT TO CHANGE AS THEIR SOCIETIES EMERGE FROM CONFLICT

SG/SM/8378-GA/10045 WHEN FORCE IS CONSIDERED, THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGITIMACY PROVIDED BY UNITED NATIONS, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADDRESS

11 September 2002
GA/10043 GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS AGENDA FOR FIFTY-SEVENTH SESSION TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

10 September 2002
BIO/3447-GA/10042 JAN KAVAN, PRESIDENT OF FIFTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY

GA/10041 WITH ADMISSION OF SWITZERLAND, UNITED NATIONS FAMILY NOW NUMBERS 190 MEMBER STATES

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