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List of agenda items and their periodicity

 

Eradication of poverty and other development issues:

Annual

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

Annual

(b)  Women in development

Annual

(c)  Human resources development

    Biennial

(d)  Industrial development cooperation

    Biennial

   

Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development:

Annual

(a)  Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development

Annual

(b)  High-level dialogue for the implementation of the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development

    Biennial (also an
    item in the plenary
)

   

Globalization and interdependence:

Annual

(a)  Globalization and interdependence

Annual

(b)  Science and technology for development

    Biennial

(c)  International migration and development

    Biennial

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

Annual

(e)  Culture and development

    Biennial

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

    Biennial

   

Groups of countries in special situations:

Annual

(a)  Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Annual

(b)  Specific actions related to the particular needs and problems of landlocked developing countries: outcome of the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation

Annual

   

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Annual

   

Information and communication technologies for development

Annual (GA res. 58/316)

   

Macroeconomic policy questions:

Annual

(a)  International trade and development

Annual

(b)  International financial system and development

Annual

(c)  External debt crisis and development

Annual

(d)  Commodities

    Biennial

   

Operational activities for development:

Annual

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

Annual

(b)  Triennial policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system

        Triennial

(c)  South-South cooperation: economic and technical cooperation among developing countries

    Biennial

   

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

Annual

   

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

Annual

(b)  Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions

Annual (GA res. 58/316)

(c)  Participation of volunteers, 'White Helmets' in the activities of the United Nations in the field of humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and technical cooperation for development

        Triennial (effective
        61st session - GA
        res. 58/316)

   

Sustainable development:

Annual

(a)  Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Annual

(b)  Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

Annual

(c)  International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Annual

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

Annual

(e)  Sustainable development in mountain regions

    Biennial

(f)  Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy, including the Implementation of the World Solar Programme 1996-2005

    Biennial

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

Annual

(h)  Convention on Biological Diversity

Annual

(i)  United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

        Quinquennial

(j)  Rendering assistance to poor mountain countries to overcome obstacles in socio-economic and ecological areas

Annual

   

Towards global partnerships

    Biennial (effective
    60th session - GA
    res. 58/316)

   

Training and research:

Annual

(a)  United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Annual

(b)  United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy

    Biennial

(c)  United Nations University

    Biennial

   
 

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