When does the sixtieth session of the General Assembly
open? What are the dates of the High-level Plenary Meeting?
are the dates of the general debate?
Sixtieth session of the General Assembly: Tuesday,
13 September 2005;
2005 World Summit: From Wednesday, 14 September 2005
to Friday, 16 September 2005;
General debate: From Saturday, 17 September 2005
to Friday, 23 September and from Monday, 26 September
2005 to Wednesday, 28 September 2005.
How do I contact the President of the sixtieth
His Excellency, Mr. Jan Eliasson (Sweden), Room C-204,
Telephone: 1 (212) 963-7555; Fax: (212) 963-3301.
[The office of the President is located on the 2nd
floor of the Conference Building, between the ECOSOC and
Trusteeship Council Chambers].
How many copies of statements are needed for distribution
in the General Assembly Hall? Where and when do I deliver
Before meeting begins, deliver statements to the documents
counter on the left side of the General Assembly Hall or
to the conference officer.
300 copies for general distribution; or 30 copies for
minimum distribution; or at least 15 copies for interpreters
and press officers only.
Can documents or other materials relevant to the meetings
available in the General Assembly Hall for the meeting?
Only UN documents and statements of speakers can be distributed
in the Hall before or during a meeting. Any other pertinent
materials can be made available in the General Assembly
Hall upon authorization by the Chief of the General Assembly
Affairs Branch (ext. 1 (212) 963.2336 in room S-2925,
or ext. 1 (212) 963.7787 in GA-200).
What is the procedure for tabling a draft resolution?
the printed version and a computer diskette containing
the final text of a draft resolution must be submitted
by an accredited delegate of a Mission, and signed in
the presence of the General Assembly staff member responsible
for processing draft resolutions;
the submitting delegation provides a list of co-sponsors
if the new draft resolution is based on a previous one,
the old text may be downloaded from the UN Official
Document System, and necessary changes made, i.e. new
text in bold and unwanted text clearly marked for deletion.
How can a Member State co-sponsor a draft resolution?
Member States wishing to co-sponsor a particular draft
resolution may sign up with the Member State coordinating
the draft resolution or with the staff member of the General
Assembly Affairs Branch responsible for draft resolutions
in the General Assembly Hall during plenary meetings,
or at other times in room S-2994B or S-2925.
Where can I get a blank copy of the co-sponsorship form?
From the offices of the General Assembly Affairs Branch,
room S-2994B or S-2925, or in the General Assembly Hall
during plenary meetings.
Where can I get a copy of the voting record on the resolution
Voting records are distributed to all Member States in
the General Assembly Hall immediately after the adoption.
Copies can also be obtained from the General Assembly
Affairs Branch in room S-2994B or S-2925.
Where can I get a copy of the resolution adopted?
A few weeks after adoption, resolutions
are published in the A/RES/ series of documents. Until
then, the text is contained in the “L” document
and on the ODS
or in the report of the relevant Committee.
How can I find out the programme of work of the respective
Call the Secretary of the respective Main Committee. The
Secretaries’ names, office locations and telephone
numbers are available in document A/INF/60/2.
How do I arrange for a videotape of my head of State’s
statement in the General Assembly Hall? Photographs?
For videotaping: Contact the Chief, Broadcast
and Conference Support Section, FAX: 1 (212) 963-3699;
For photographs: Photos of heads of State delivering
statements in the plenary of the General Assembly are
routinely taken and available from the UN
Photo Resource Centre, room S-0805L, Tel: 1 (212)
963-6927/963-0034, Fax: 1 (212) 963-1658. Special requests
for other photographs may be addressed to Mr. Evan Schneider,
room S-0927B, Tel: 1 (212) 963-5828; such requests can
be accommodated only as staffing constraints allow.