UNITED NATIONS

28 June 2005

Preparation for and organization of 14-16 September 2005
High-level Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly

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TIME LINE



21 March Submission of “In Larger Freedom” report by Secretary-General to General Assembly
   
6-8 May General Assembly plenary meetings on Secretary-General’s reform proposals
   
19-22 April; 25-28 April General Assembly informal consultations (closed meetings) in four clusters (Freedom from Want; Freedom from Fear; Freedom to Live in Dignity; Strengthening the United Nations), led by ten General Assembly facilitators (see list)
   
Through month of May President of General Assembly, ten Facilitators and Member States to identify elements of possible agreement on issues under consideration
   
2 June High-level General Assembly meeting on HIV/Aids
   
3 June Submission of draft outcome document for Summit by General Assembly President to General Assembly
   
21-22 June General Assembly informal plenary meeting (closed) on draft outcome document
   
23-24 June General Assembly Informal Interactive Hearings with representatives of NGOs, civil society organizations and the private sector
   
27-28 June General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (immediately preceding the 29 June -1st July high-level segment of the 2005 substantive session of ECOSOC, to be held in NY)
   
30 June General Assembly informal plenary meeting (closed) on draft outcome document
   
Mid-July Submission of revised draft outcome document for summit by General Assembly President to General Assembly
   
7-9 September Second World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (to be held at UNHQ, NY)
   
12 September Closing of 59th session of General Assembly
   
13 September Opening of 60th session of General Assembly
   
14-16 September High-level Plenary Meeting of General Assembly (six plenary sessions, to be co-chaired by the Heads of State or Government of the countries of the Presidents of the 59th and the 60th General Assembly sessions; a separate meeting on Financing for Development; four closed interactive round-table sessions)

 

General Assembly informal thematic consultations on Secretary-General’s reform proposals

Cluster meetings were conducted by General Assembly President's ten Facilitators as follows:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 19 & 20 April 2005
Cluster III (Freedom to Live in Dignity)

H.E. Mr. Iftekhar Chowdhury, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh
H.E. Mr. Roman Kirn, Permanent Representative of Slovenia

Thursday & Friday, 21 & 22 April 2005
Cluster II (Freedom from Fear)

H.E. Mr. John Dauth, Permanent Representative of Australia
H.E. Mrs. Laxanachantorn Laohaphan, Permanent Representative of Thailand
H.E. Mr. Ali Hachani, Permanent Representative of Tunisia

Monday & Tuesday, 25 & 26 April 2005
Cluster I (Freedom from Want)

H.E. Mr. Christopher Fitzherbert Hackett, Permanent Representative of Barbados
H.E. Mr. Nana Effah-Apenteng, Permanent Representative of Ghana
H.E. Mr. Valery P. Kuchinsky, Permanent Representative Perm. Rep. of Ukraine

Wednesday & Thursday, 27 & 28April 2005
Cluster IV (The Imperative for Collective Action: Strengthening the United Nations)

H.E. Mr. Dirk Jan van den Berg, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands
H.E. Mr. Ricardo Alberto Arias, Permanent Representative of Panama


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