Office of the President of the Millennium Assembly
55th session of the United Nations General Assembly
 
 
 

55th session of the General Assembly
Item 182: Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit
meeting with the Coordinators of the upcoming events
7 December 2000


In order to establish how best to make use of upcoming events within the United Nations system in the implementation of the outcome of the Summit the office of the Assembly President arranged the third meeting with the coordinators of these events on December 7, 2000. The representatives of the respective secretariat departments/units were also invited.

At the beginning a short summary of the Summit follow-up process was made with particular attention to the aspect of using the upcoming events in the process of implementing the outcome of the Millennium Summit. These meetings with the coordinators are part of the President's efforts to follow-up the implementation of the Summit Declaration. Furthermore attention was drawn to the aspects of including coordinated follow-up procedures already at this stage to the processes in particular through enhanced co-ordination and exchange of information within the secretariat. This would make the processes coherent, as is called for in the draft resolution L.56 and to make the different processes complementary.

The meeting focused on two specific issues: civil society's involvement and reporting and feed back from the events and conferences to the General Assembly.

Civil society

Without going into substance participants were invited to share information on the process, including preparations of any non-papers and time tables as well as which meetings would discuss this issue.

Participants were requested to send any information, including possible non-papers, to General Assembly secretariat in order to have a focal point for information on the civil society involvement. In this way information will be available to all coordinators from the office of Mr. Perfiliev.

Istanbul + 5 (Habitat):
Indicated that the resolutions (L.53 and L.54) have been adopted and the process is under way.

Small Arms Conference:
Preparatory committee has discussed the issues. The Chairperson will circulate a non-paper shortly on the modalities of participation.

Financing for development:
Process is on its way, hearings will continue.

Children Summit:
Participation and accreditation have been decided already (A/55/43/Part 1), so called 'no objection basis', modalities are still being planned.

HIV/AIDS Special Session:
The non-paper is coming out during the on the week starting 11 December.

LDC-III and Racism conferences:

Promised to inform the GA secretariat on their respective processes on this issue.

Reporting back to the General Assembly

In the draft resolution different events and conferences are requested to report to the Assembly on how they will contribute to the implementation of the Millennium Declaration. The importance to have continuity in the process was stressed so that the reporting will take place during preparations but also after the events as part of follow up.

Participants were invited to state any ideas or thoughts on how the reporting back to the Assembly could be done in practice. It was suggested that a separate section on the Summit follow-up be included in the reports of these events and conferences.

Participants suggested that the President would participate, if possible, in all upcoming events and conferences in order to underline the role these events play in the implementation process. A calendar of the up coming events and conferences is enclosed, the Rio+10 process is added to the list (annex).


Annex

Millennium Summit Follow-up
Dates for Up-Coming Events/Conferences and their Preparatory Processes


January

United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects;
· 2nd Prepcom; New York (8-19)

World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance;
· Informal Consultations; Geneva (15-16)

January-February

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· Open-ended informal/informal consultations of the Plenary; New York (17 January-Mid February)

Special Session of the General Assembly on Children;
· Second Substantive Session; New York (Jan. 29- Feb. 2)

February

Third United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-III);
· 2nd Prepcom; New York (5-9)

High Level International Intergovernmental Consideration of Financing for Development;
· 2nd Prepcom; New York (12-23)

Special Session of the General Assembly for an overall Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Istanbul +5);
· 2nd Prepcom; Nairobi (19-23)

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· Plenary of the General Assembly; New York
·Circulation of the Report of the SG and the Issues Paper (20)

February-March

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· Open-ended informal consultations of the Plenary; New York (Feb. 26-Mar. 2)
· Circulation of the first draft outline of the Declaration of Commitment (Mar. 13)

March

World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance;· Open-Ended Inter-sessional Working Group;
Geneva (6-9)

United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects;
· 3rd Prepcom; New York (19-30)

March-April

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· Open-ended informal/informal consultations of the Plenary; New York

April

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· Open-ended informal consultations of the Plenary; New York (23-27)

Third United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-III);
· 3rd Prepcom; New York (2-6)

April-May

High Level International Intergovernmental Consideration of Financing for Development;
· 3rd Prepcom; New York (Apr. 30-May 11)

Third United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, (LDC III);
· Brussels (14-20)

May

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· Draft decision on the recommendation by the GA to the special session on the Declaration of Commitment
· Plenary of the General Assembly, New York

Ten-Year Review of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (RIO+10);
· 1st Prepcom

May-June

World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance;
· 2nd Prepcom; Geneva (May 21- June 1)

Special Session of the General Assembly on Children;
· 3rd Substantive Session, New York (11-15)

June

Special Session of the General Assembly for an overall Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Istanbul +5);
· New York (6-8)

Special Session of the General Assembly on Review of the Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in All Its Aspects;
· New York (25-27)

July

UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects;
· New York (9-20)

August-September

World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance;
· Durban, South Africa (Aug. 31- Sep. 7)


56th SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
11 September 2001 - 10 September 2002

September

Special Session of the General Assembly on Children
· New York (19-21)

First Quarter of year 2002

High Level International Intergovernmental Consideration of Financing for Development

January-April

World Summit on Sustainable Development (RIO+10);
· Prepcoms to be decided

May

World Summit on Sustainable Development (RIO+10);
· Ministerial Prepcom, Jakarta, Indonesia

June-September

World Summit on Sustainable Development (RIO+10);
· Johannesburg, South Africa