List of Agenda items


 

Numbers Agenda Item
1.

In accordance with rule 1 of the rules of procedure, the General Assembly shall meet every year in regular session commencing on the Tuesday of the third week in September, counting from the first week that contains at least one working day. The seventy-fifth session of the Assembly will open on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Rules 30 and 31 of the rules of procedure also apply.

2.

Rule 62 of the rules of procedure provides that, immediately after the opening of the 1st plenary meeting and immediately preceding the closing of the final plenary meeting of each session of the General Assembly, the President shall invite the representatives to observe one minute of silence dedicated to prayer or meditation.

3.

                (a)     Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee

 

               (b)     Report of the Credentials Committee

 

In accordance with rule 27 of the rules of procedure, the credentials of representatives and the names of members of a delegation are to be submitted to the Secretary-General, if possible not less than one week before the opening of the session. The credentials must be issued by either the Head of State or Government or the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Under rule 28 of the rules of procedure, a Credentials Committee consisting of nine members is appointed by the General Assembly at the beginning of each session on the proposal of the President. The members of the Committee are traditionally appointed at the 1st plenary meeting, on the proposal of the President (decisions adopted at the first to thirtieth sessions and decisions 31/301, 32/301, 33/301, 34/301, 35/301, 36/301, 37/301, 38/301, 39/301, 40/301, 41/301, 42/301, 43/301, 44/301, 45/301, 46/301, 47/301 A and B, 48/301, 49/301, 50/301, 51/301, 52/301, 53/301, 54/301, 55/301, 56/301, 57/401, 58/401, 59/401, 60/401, 61/401, 62/401, 63/401, 64/401, 65/401, 66/401, 67/401, 68/401, 69/401, 70/401, 71/401, 72/401, 73/401 and 74/401).

On completion of its work, the Committee submits a report to the Assembly, normally containing a draft resolution for consideration by the Assembly. The Assembly then takes appropriate action (resolutions 609 A and B (VII), 713 A and B (VIII), 807 A and B (IX), 908 A and B (X), 1009 (XI), 1183 (XII), 1346 (XIII), 1457 (XIV), 1498 (XV), 1618 (XV), 1693 (XVI), 1871 (XVII), 1977 (XVIII), 2113 A and B (XX), 2219 (XXI), 2322 (XXII), 2374 (XXII), 2375 (XXII), 2492 (XXIII), 2589 (XXIV), 2636 A and B (XXV), 2862 (XXVI), 2948 (XXVII), 3181 (XXVIII), 3206 (XXIX), 3323 (XXIX), 3367 A and B (XXX), 31/16 A and B, 32/21 A and B, 33/9 A and B, 34/2 A and B, 35/4 A to C, 36/2 A and B, 37/5 A and B, 38/2, 39/3 A and B, 40/2 A and B, 41/7 A and B, 42/2 A and B, 43/10 A and B, 44/5 A and B, 48/13 A to C, 49/4 A and B, 50/4 A and B, 51/9 A and B, 52/178, 53/23 A to C, 54/6 A and B, 55/16 A and B, 56/221, 57/114, 58/125, 59/208, 60/181, 61/227, 62/212, 63/238, 64/126, 65/237, 66/1 A and B, 67/103, 68/22, 69/138, 70/18, 71/132, 72/135, 73/193 and 74/179 and decisions adopted at the first to sixth and nineteenth sessions).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly appointed a Credentials Committee consisting of the following Member States: Barbados, Botswana, China, Mauritius, Nepal, Russian Federation, San Marino, United States of America and Uruguay (decision 74/401).

 

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Credentials Committee.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 3)

 

Report of the Credentials Committee

A/74/572

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.1 and 51

Resolution

74/179

Decision

74/401

7.

The General Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its first session (resolutions 35/5, 36/117 A, 37/14 C, 43/49, 47/1 and 56/1, decisions adopted at the first to thirtieth sessions and decisions 31/402, 32/402 A to D, 33/401, 33/432, 34/401, 34/402, 35/401, 35/402, 35/450, 36/401 to 36/403, 36/461, 37/401 to 37/403, 37/452, 38/401 to 38/403, 38/456, 39/401 to 39/403, 39/456, 40/401 to 40/403, 40/470, 41/401 to 41/403, 41/470, 42/401 to 42/403, 42/460, 43/401 to 43/403 A and B, 43/459, 44/401 to 44/403 A to D, 45/401 to 45/403 A to D, 45/455, 46/401 to 46/403 A to D, 47/401 to 47/403 A to C, 47/467, 48/401, 48/402 A to F, 48/403 A and B, 48/484, 49/401 to 49/403 A and B, 49/474, 50/401 to 50/403 A to C, 50/475, 51/401 to 51/403 A and B, 51/462, 52/401 to 52/403 A to D, 52/459, 52/502, 53/223, 53/401, 53/402 A and B, 53/403 A to E, 53/453, 53/465, 54/401, 54/402 A and B, 54/403 A to D, 54/465, 55/401, 55/402 A and B, 55/403 A to C, 55/488, 56/400 A and B, 56/401, 56/402 A and B, 56/403 A and B, 56/464, 57/501 to 57/503 A and B, 57/585, 58/501 to 58/503 A and B, 58/565, 59/501 to 59/503 A and B, 59/552, 60/501, 60/502 A and B, 60/503 A and B, 61/501, 61/502 A and B, 61/503 A and B, 61/552, 62/501 to 62/503 A and B, 62/546, 63/501 to 63/503 A and B, 63/552, 63/559, 64/501, 64/502 A and B, 64/503 A and B, 64/507, 64/549, 65/501 to 65/503 A and B, 65/544, 66/501 to 66/503 A and B, 66/557, 66/558, 67/501 A and B, 67/502 to 67/504 A and B, 67/554, 68/501 to 68/504 A and B, 68/505, 68/550, 69/501, 69/502, 69/504 A and B, 69/554, 70/501, 70/502, 70/504 A and B, 70/554, 70/560, 71/501 to 71/504, 71/506, 71/547, 71/567, 72/501 to 72/504 A and B, 72/548, 72/559, 72/575, 72/576, 73/501 to 73/504 A and B, 73/522, 74/501 to 74/503 A and B, 74/541, 74/544, 74/555 and 74/557). Rules 12 to 15 of the rules of procedure deal with the agenda for regular sessions.

 

Provisional agenda

 

Under rule 12 of the rules of procedure, the provisional agenda is to be communicated to the Members of the United Nations at least 60 days before the opening of the session. The preliminary list of items to be included in the provisional agenda of the seventy-fifth session (see sect. I, para. 1, above) was circulated on 14 February 2020 (A/75/50). The provisional agenda for the seventy-fifth session (A/75/150) will be issued on 17 July 2020.

Rule 13 of the rules of procedure indicates which items shall or may be included in the provisional agenda.

 

Supplementary items

 

Rule 14 of the rules of procedure provides that any Member or principal organ of the United Nations or the Secretary-General may, at least 30 days before the date fixed for the opening of a regular session, request the inclusion of supplementary items in the agenda. Such items shall be placed on a supplementary list, which shall be communicated to the Members of the United Nations at least 20 days before the opening of the session.

The supplementary list (A/75/200) will be issued on 26 August 2020.

 

Additional items

 

Rule 15 of the rules of procedure stipulates that additional items of an important and urgent character, proposed for inclusion in the agenda less than 30 days before the opening of a regular session or during a regular session, may be placed on the agenda if the Assembly so decides by a majority of the members present and voting.

 

Consideration of the draft agenda by the General Committee

 

Rules 38 to 44 of the rules of procedure deal with the composition, organization and functions of the General Committee. The Committee is composed of the President of the Assembly, who presides, the 21 Vice-Presidents of the Assembly and the Chairs of the Main Committees.

The General Committee usually meets on the second day of the session for the purpose of making recommendations to the Assembly concerning the adoption of the agenda, the allocation of items and the organization of the work of the Assembly. For this purpose, it has before it a memorandum by the Secretary-General containing the draft agenda (provisional agenda, supplementary items and additional items and all other items mandated by the Assembly after the issuance of the provisional agenda), the proposed allocation of items and a number of recommendations concerning the organization of the session.

 

Adoption of the agenda by the Assembly

 

Rule 21 of the rules of procedure provides that at each session the provisional agenda and the supplementary list, together with the report of the General Committee thereon, shall be submitted to the Assembly for approval as soon as possible after the opening of the session.

The final agenda, the allocation of items included in the agenda and arrangements for the organization of the session are adopted by the Assembly by a simple majority.

Rule 23 of the rules of procedure provides that debate on the inclusion of an item in the agenda, when that item has been recommended for inclusion by the General Committee, shall be limited to three speakers in favour of, and three against, the inclusion.

 

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

 

(a)     Preliminary list (A/75/50);

(b)     Annotated preliminary list (A/75/100);

(c)     Provisional agenda (A/75/150);

(d)     Supplementary list (A/75/200);

(e)     Memorandum by the Secretary-General (A/BUR/75/1);

(f)     Annotated draft agenda (A/75/100/Add.1);

(g)     Report of the General Committee (A/75/250);

(h)     Agenda (A/75/251);

(i)     Allocation of agenda items (A/75/252).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 7)

 

Preliminary list

A/74/50

Annotated preliminary list

A/74/100

Provisional agenda

A/74/150

Supplementary list

A/74/200

Memorandum by the Secretary-General

A/BUR/74/1

Annotated draft agenda

A/74/100/Add.1

Report of the General Committee

A/74/250

Agenda

A/74/251 and A/74/251/Add.1

Allocation of agenda items

A/74/252 and A/74/252/Add.1

Requests for the inclusion of items from: Sierra Leone (A/74/214), Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (A/74/290), France, Germany and Turkey (A/74/291), France, Germany and Turkey (A/74/292), China, Cambodia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam (A/74/293) and the Secretary-General (A/74/294)

Meeting of the General Committee

A/BUR/74/SR.1

Draft decisions

A/74/L.65 and A/74/L.67

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.1, 2, 19, 39 and 52

Decisions

74/501 to 74/503 A and B, 74/541, 74/544, 74/555 and 74/557

8.

At the beginning of the session, the General Assembly holds the general debate, during which heads of delegations may state the views of their Governments on any item before the Assembly. The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its second session (decision adopted at its twenty-fourth session and decisions 56/468, 69/503 and 70/503; see also decisions 63/553, 68/503, 71/503, 72/503, 73/503 and 73/522 adopted under the item entitled “Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items”).

At its fifty-eighth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided that, in June of each year, the President-elect of the Assembly, after taking into account the views provided by Member States and following consultations with the incumbent President and the Secretary-General, would suggest an issue, or issues, of global concern upon which Member States would be invited to comment during the general debate at the forthcoming session of the Assembly. The Assembly also decided that the views provided by Member States should be summarized and circulated to Member States and that such suggestions regarding the issue(s) for comment would be without prejudice to the sovereign right of Member States to solely and entirely determine the content of their general debate statements (resolution 58/126).

At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided that the general debate should open on the Tuesday following the opening of the regular session of the Assembly and should be held without interruption over a period of nine working days (resolution 57/301). The general debate at the seventy-fifth session will be held from Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

In keeping with previous practice, a voluntary 15-minute time limit for statements is to be observed in the general debate. By its resolution 51/241, the Assembly decided that the list of speakers for each day would be completed and no speakers would be rolled over to the next day, notwithstanding the implications for hours of work.

At the seventy-fourth session, 11 plenary meetings were devoted to the general debate, during which the President, 192 Member States and 3 observers took the floor (A/74/PV.313). Of these 195 speakers, 16 were women. The longest speech of the general debate lasted 50 minutes, and the shortest, 7 minutes. The average speech length was 19 minutes.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 8)

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.313

A. Promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and recent United Nations conferences
9.

The Economic and Social Council submits an annual report to the General Assembly, which the Assembly considers in accordance with Article 15, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations. The report of the Council is included in the provisional agenda of the Assembly pursuant to rule 13 (b) of the rules of procedure of the Assembly.

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its first session (resolutions 49 A (I), 118 (II) to 120 (II), 123 (II), 125 (II), 130 (II) to 135 (II), 165 (II), 198 (III) to 201 (III), 206 (III), 207 (III), 209 (III), 276 (III), 278 (III) to 280 (III), 309 (IV), 312 (IV), 409 A to C (V), 411 (V) to 416 (V), 419 (V), 420 (V), 525 (VI) to 528 (VI), 532 A and B (VI) to 537 (VI), 540 (VI) to 542 (VI), 628 (VII), 641 (VII), 642 (VII), 733 (VIII) to 739 (VIII), 829 (IX), 830 (IX), 834 (IX) to 837 (IX), 928 (X), 1027 (XI) to 1029 (XI), 1038 (XI), 1042 (XI), 1043 (XI), 1155 (XII) to 1158 (XII), 1160 (XII) to 1164 (XII), 1220 (XII), 1255 A to E (XIII), 1257 (XIII) to 1260 (XIII), 1300 (XIII), 1311 (XIII), 1321 (XIII) to 1324 (XIII), 1383 A and B (XIV), 1391 (XIV) to 1397 (XIV), 1420 (XIV) to 1431 (XIV), 1434 (XIV), 1507 (XV) to 1511 (XV), 1515 (XV), 1517 (XV) to 1519 (XV), 1525 (XV), 1674 (XVI) to 1679 (XVI), 1708 (XVI), 1709 (XVI), 1772 (XVII) to 1778 (XVII), 1786 (XVII), 1825 (XVII), 1830 (XVII) to 1832 (XVII), 1897 (XVIII), 1914 (XVIII) to 1923 (XVIII), 1935 (XVIII), 1942 (XVIII) to 1944 (XVIII), 1992 (XVIII), 2057 (XX) to 2060 (XX), 2082 (XX) to 2084 (XX), 2190 A and B (XXI), 2214 (XXI), 2317 (XXII) to 2320 (XXII), 2335 (XXII), 2432 (XXIII) to 2434 (XXIII), 2458 (XXIII) to 2461 (XXIII), 2560 (XXIV) to 2568 (XXIV), 2582 (XXIV) to 2587 (XXIV), 2643 (XXV), 2659 (XXV), 2681 (XXV) to 2687 (XXV), 2714 (XXV) to 2717 (XXV), 2802 (XXVI) to 2808 (XXVI), 2845 (XXVI) to 2848 (XXVI), 2855 (XXVI), 2856 (XXVI) (Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons), 2857 (XXVI) to 2860 (XXVI), 2874 (XXVI), 2980 (XXVII), 3009 (XXVII) to 3019 (XXVII), 3118 (XXVIII), 3144 A and B (XXVIII) to 3147 (XXVIII), 3167 (XXVIII) to 3175 (XXVIII), 3218 (XXIX) to 3222 (XXIX), 3275 (XXIX) to 3279 (XXIX), 3300 (XXIX), 3318 (XXIX), 3319 (XXIX), 3335 (XXIX) to 3345 (XXIX), 3346 (XXIX) (Agreement between the United Nations and the World Intellectual Property Organization), 3347 (XXIX), 3348 (XXIX), 3421 (XXX), 3443 (XXX) to 3450 (XXX), 3508 (XXX) to 3516 (XXX), 31/17, 31/30, 31/42, 31/43, 31/123 to 31/127, 31/180 to 31/188, 32/3, 32/36, 32/92 to 32/102, 32/107 (Agreement between the United Nations and the International Fund for Agricultural Development), 32/117 to 32/128, 32/156 (Agreement on Cooperation and Relationships between the United Nations and the World Tourism Organization) to 32/162, 33/41, 33/122 to 33/133, 33/144 to 33/148, 33/162 to 33/176, 34/14 to 34/16, 34/42, 34/50, 34/118 to 34/137, 34/170 to 34/179, 34/191, 35/29, 35/108 to 35/111, 35/180 to 35/200, 36/40 to 36/43, 36/52, 36/70, 36/117 A, 36/151 to 36/171, 36/173, 36/227, 37/16, 37/32, 37/132 to 37/140, 37/168 to 37/186, 38/51, 38/56, 38/86 to 38/103, 38/143 to 38/151, 39/43, 39/102 to 39/121, 39/223 to 39/230, 39/248, 39/249, 40/53, 40/129 to 40/143, 40/144 (Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live), 40/145 to 40/149, 40/169 to 40/180 (Agreement between the United Nations and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization), 40/181, 41/15, 41/136 to 41/161, 41/180 to 41/190, 42/8, 42/75, 42/126 to 42/147, 42/164 to 42/171, 43/15, 43/30, 43/137 to 43/159, 43/178 to 43/181, 44/85, 44/149 to 44/167, 44/230 to 44/238, 45/18, 45/152 to 45/157, 45/158 (International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families), 45/159 to 45/175, 45/180 to 45/190, 46/22, 46/65, 46/139, 46/140, 46/199 to 46/206, 47/16, 47/40, 47/170 to 47/177, 48/47, 48/212, 48/213, 49/3, 49/41, 49/129 to 49/136, 50/8, 50/34, 50/126 to 50/130, 51/141, 51/189 to 51/191 (United Nations Declaration against Corruption and Bribery in International Commercial Transactions), 52/15 to 52/17, 52/73, 52/149, 52/210, 53/24, 53/62, 53/199 to 53/201, 53/223, 54/85, 55/139, 55/253, 56/67, 56/211 to 56/213, 56/258, 56/281, 57/133, 58/2, 58/104, 58/112, 58/231, 58/232 (Agreement between the United Nations and the World Tourism Organization), 59/55, 59/209, 59/210, 60/33, 60/34, 61/185, 61/268, 62/97, 63/8, 64/295, 65/266, 67/136, 68/18, 68/261, 69/266, 70/78, 70/253 and 73/133, decisions adopted at the thirteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth to thirtieth sessions and decisions 31/414, 31/422 A to C, 31/427, 31/428, 32/425, 32/428 A to C, 32/443 A to C, 32/452, 33/436, 33/437, 33/444, 33/445, 34/418, 34/440, 34/445, 34/454, 34/455, 35/424, 35/425, 35/448, 35/449, 36/434, 36/435, 36/440, 36/450 to 36/452, 37/409, 37/444 to 37/446, 38/428 to 38/435, 38/449, 38/453, 39/442 to 39/445, 39/449, 39/453, 40/423, 40/426, 40/427, 40/431 to 40/436, 40/458, 40/462, 40/463, 40/478, 41/431 to 41/433, 41/449 to 41/458, 41/461, 41/465, 42/423 to 42/425, 42/427 to 42/435, 42/449 to 42/451, 43/426 to 43/428, 43/430 to 43/435, 43/448, 43/449, 43/456, 44/435, 44/441, 44/455 to 44/457, 45/426, 45/433, 45/434, 45/436 to 45/439, 45/453, 46/431, 46/432, 46/447, 46/448, 46/453 to 46/458, 47/432, 47/433, 47/438 to 47/440, 47/461, 47/462, 48/431 to 48/434, 48/452 to 48/457, 48/482, 48/483, 49/441, 49/442, 49/459, 49/460, 49/472, 49/473, 50/438 to 50/440, 50/456, 50/464 to 50/467, 51/424 to 51/426, 51/437, 51/448 to 51/450, 52/428, 52/429, 52/448 to 52/452, 52/454, 52/455, 53/417, 53/434, 53/435, 53/449 to 53/451, 54/437, 54/438, 54/449 to 54/452, 54/461, 54/464, 55/423, 55/424, 55/436, 55/447 to 55/450, 56/432 to 56/434, 56/447, 56/448, 56/456, 56/463, 56/469, 57/517, 57/538, 57/539, 57/552, 57/553, 58/542, 58/543, 58/552 to 58/556, 58/573, 67/509, 68/514, 69/558, 70/509, 71/507, 72/506, 73/508 and 74/506).

In its decision 1982/112, the Economic and Social Council decided that the proceedings of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award would be reflected in a report to be submitted to the Secretary-General after each regular meeting, which would be attached to the annual report to be submitted to the Assembly by the Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities.

At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to consider, under the item entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields”, the chapters of the annual report of the Economic and Social Council relevant to the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, including through the participation in its discussions of the President of the Council (resolution 57/270 B).

At its fifty-eighth session, the Assembly decided that the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council” should be considered in its entirety in plenary meeting (resolution 58/316), on the understanding, as noted in first reports of the General Committee, that the administrative, programme and budgetary aspects should be dealt with by the Fifth Committee.

Annually since its fifty-ninth session, the Assembly has been informed that the General Committee has taken note of the clarification that, in implementing resolution 58/316, the relevant parts of chapter I of the report that were under agenda items that had already been allocated to the Main Committees would be considered by the Committee concerned for final action by the Assembly (A/59/250/Add.1, para. 4; and A/74/250, para. 110 (a)).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with the item entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields”, where a statement was made by the President of the Economic and Social Council for the 2019 session ; no delegations made statements (see A/74/PV.22). The Assembly also took note of the report of the Economic and Social Council (decision 74/506).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Economic and Social Council: Supplement No. 3 (A/75/3);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Secretary of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, 2020 (Economic and Social Council decision 1982/112).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 9)

 

Report of the Economic and Social Council: Supplement No. 3 (A/74/3)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Secretary of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, 2019 (A/74/241)

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.22

Decision

74/506

11.

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee (A/58/250, para. 42) after the consideration of the request of Tunisia (A/58/142) for the inclusion of an item entitled “International Year of Sport and Physical Education”, decided to include an item entitled “Sport for peace and development” in its agenda of that session (decision 58/503 A). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-eighth to sixty-third sessions and has had the item on its agenda biennially at its sixty-fifth to sixty-seventh sessions (resolutions 58/5, 59/10, 60/8, 60/9, 61/10, 62/271, 63/135, 65/4, 67/17 and 67/296).

At its sixty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to include an item entitled “Sport for development and peace” in the provisional agenda of its sixty-ninth session (resolution 67/296). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda biennially since its sixty-ninth session (resolutions 69/6, 71/160 and 73/24).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate, where statements were made by seven delegations (see A/73/PV.44). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution, including by providing a targeted review of the contribution of sport to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with particular attention to the annual high-level political forum on sustainable development, when it convenes under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (resolution 73/24).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/24).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 12)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/325

Draft resolution

A/73/L.36 and A/73/L.36/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.44

Resolution

73/24

13.

At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council”, decided to include an item entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields” in the provisional agenda of its fifty-seventh session (resolution 56/211).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-seventh session (resolutions 57/270 A and B, 57/271, 58/291, 59/145, 59/291, 59/314, 60/1 (2005 World Summit Outcome), 60/180, 60/251, 60/260, 60/265, 60/283, 60/287, 60/288, 61/16, 61/244 to 61/246, 62/8, 62/10, 63/9, 63/33, 63/199, 63/302, 63/308, 64/184, 64/267, 64/291, 64/292, 64/299, 65/1 (“Keeping the promise: united to achieve the Millennium Development Goals”), 65/7, 65/10, 65/234, 65/281, 65/285, 65/309, 65/313, 66/281, 66/284, 66/290, 67/18, 67/250, 67/291, 68/1, 68/6 (outcome document of the special event to follow up efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals), 68/304, 68/309, 69/15 (SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway), 69/108, 69/244, 69/268, 69/282, 69/310, 69/314, 69/315, 69/319, 70/1 (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), 70/110, 70/259, 70/262, 70/290, 70/293, 70/299, 70/301, 70/302, 71/1 (New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants), 71/8, 71/251, 71/279, 71/280, 71/313, 71/318, 71/326, 72/244, 72/277, 72/281, 72/305, 72/306, 72/308, 73/25, 73/134, 73/195 (Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration), 73/282, 73/284, 73/303, 73/326, 73/327, 73/333, 73/342, 73/343, 74/5 and 74/244 and decisions 57/550, 58/529, 64/555, 65/504, 67/556, 69/550, 69/555, 69/557, 69/558, 70/539, 72/554, 73/552, 73/557 A and B and 74/508).

At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to include the item in its annual agenda and invited the Secretary-General to submit a report on the subject. The Assembly also decided to consider, under this item, the chapters of the annual report of the Economic and Social Council relevant to the integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, including through the participation in its discussions of the President of the Council (resolution 57/270 B).

At its seventieth session, the Assembly proclaimed 2016–2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition, within existing structures and available resources, and invited the Secretary-General to inform the Assembly about the implementation of the Decade of Action, on the basis of the biennial reports jointly compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (resolution 70/259).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to submit to the Assembly, through the Secretary-General, a periodic progress report on the implementation of the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (2016–2025) (resolution 70/293).

Also at the same session, the Assembly decided to review progress in implementing resolution 70/299 and resolution 67/290 on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development at its seventy-fourth session, in order to benefit from lessons learned in the first cycle of the forum as well as from other processes under the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council related to the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (resolution 70/299).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly decided to establish the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries and to adopt its Charter, as set out in the note by the Secretary-General (A/71/363), in accordance with which the Council of the Technology Bank shall report annually to the Assembly through the Secretary-General on the work of the Technology Bank. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report, within existing resources, to inform the Assembly about the results achieved by the Technology Bank after the first three years of operation and decided to review, as appropriate, the arrangements required for the effective functioning of the Technology Bank on that basis (resolution 71/251).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided that: the arrangements contained in resolution 72/305 and its annex, entitled “Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 68/1 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council”, would be reviewed at its seventy-fourth session and at subsequent review cycles in conjunction with the review process of the high-level political forum on sustainable development; the Assembly would adopt one main theme for the high-level political forum and the Economic and Social Council, bearing in mind the provisions of resolution 70/299; the themes of the segments of the Council would focus on a particular aspect of the one main theme, bearing in mind their respective functions; and the humanitarian affairs segment would continue to adopt themes based on humanitarian considerations and that were coherent with the main theme of the Council (resolution 72/305).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to continue its consideration of the question of education for democracy at its seventy-fifth session under this item, requested the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution and invited the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the right to education, within her existing mandate, to contribute to the report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/134).

At the same session, the Assembly endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which would also be known as the Marrakech Compact on Migration, in which the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives requested the Secretary-General, drawing on the United Nations Network on Migration, to report to the Assembly on a biennial basis on the implementation of the Global Compact, the activities of the United Nations system in that regard, as well as the functioning of the institutional arrangements, and decided that the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Developmentshould be repurposed and renamed “International Migration Review Forum” and that each edition of the forum would result in an intergovernmentally agreed Progress Declaration, which might be taken into consideration by the high-level political forum on sustainable development (resolution 73/195). The Assembly also decided that the forums should take place during the first semester of the year 2022, and thereafter every four years at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and should last for four days; requested the Secretary-General, as part of the biennial report preceding each forum and drawing on the network, to provide guidance for the deliberations during the forum, including the envisaged round tables and policy debate, and to make the report available at least 12 weeks ahead of each forum; requested the Secretary-General, with input from the network, to prepare a background note for each round table to be circulated at least 6 weeks prior to each forum; requested the President of the General Assembly to appoint two co-facilitators no later than two months ahead of each forum to conduct open, transparent and inclusive intergovernmental consultations with a view to agreeing on the Progress Declaration, preferably before the beginning of each forum; and decided to review, after the second forum, its format and organizational aspects, unless otherwise decided (resolution 73/326).

Also at the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its eighty-first session on the status of the implementation of the resolution entitled “United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030)”, including its contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (resolution 73/284).

Also at its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, taking into account Economic and Social Council resolution 2013/40, to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the global status of illicit trafficking in wildlife, including poaching and illegal trade, and on the implementation of resolution 73/343, and to make proposals for possible future action, and decided to revisit the issue and the implementation of the resolution on a biennial basis, next at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/343).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with the items “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, “Strengthening of the United Nations system” and “United Nations reform: measures and proposals”, during which a statement was made by one delegation (see A/74/PV.14).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolutions 73/134, 73/195, 73/326 and 73/343).

Document for the eighty-first session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/284).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 14)

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report on the work of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries in 2018 and the budget and programme of work of the Bank for 2019 (A/74/134)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (2016–2025) (A/74/199)

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.1, A/74/L.1/Add.1, A/74/L.37 and A/74/L.37/Add.1

Draft decision

A/74/L.11 (also relates to item 117)

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.14, (jointly with items 117, 123 and 124), 15, 32 (Resumption 2) (jointly with item 117) and 52

Resolutions

74/5 and 74/244 

Decision

74/508 (also relates to item 117)

14.

The item entitled “Towards a culture of peace” was included in the agenda of the fifty-second session of the General Assembly at the request of a number of States (A/52/191). At that session, the Assembly, under that item, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-third session an item entitled “Culture of peace” (resolution 52/13). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-third session and has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-fifth session (resolutions 53/25, 53/243 (Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace), 55/47, 56/5, 57/6, 58/11, 58/128, 59/23, 59/142, 59/143, 60/3, 60/10, 60/11, 61/45, 61/221, 61/269 to 61/271, 62/89, 62/90, 63/22, 63/113, 63/198, 64/13, 64/14, 64/80, 64/81, 64/253, 65/5, 65/11, 65/138, 65/275, 66/116, 66/226, 67/104 to 67/106, 68/125 to 68/127, 69/139, 69/140, 69/281, 69/312, 70/19, 70/20, 70/109, 70/254, 71/249, 71/252, 71/275, 72/17, 72/129, 72/130, 72/136, 72/137, 72/241, 73/126 to 73/129, 73/300, 73/328, 73/329, 73/338, 73/344, 74/21, 74/22 and 74/23).

At its sixty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to designate 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day, to be observed each year beginning in 2010, and requested the Secretary-General to keep the Assembly informed on an annual basis concerning the observance of the Day (resolution 64/13).

At its sixty-fifth session, the Assembly proclaimed the first week of February every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs, and encouraged all States to support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to keep it informed of the implementation of the resolution (resolution 65/5).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate, where statements were made by 21 delegations (see A/74/PV.45). The Assembly reiterated its request to the President of the Assembly to consider convening a high-level forum, as appropriate and within existing resources, devoted to the implementation of the Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace on the occasion of the anniversary of its adoption, on or around 13 September, and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report, within existing resources, on actions taken by Member States, on the basis of information provided by them, and those taken system-wide by all concerned entities of the United Nations to implement the resolution entitled “Follow-up to the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace” and on heightened activities by the Organization and its affiliated agencies to implement the Programme of Action and to promote a culture of peace and non-violence (resolution 74/21).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution entitled “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace” (resolution 74/23).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolutions 74/21 and 74/23).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 15)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

A world against violence and violent extremism (A/74/195)

Promotion of a culture of peace and interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace (A/74/476)

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.23, A/74/L.23/Add.1, A/74/L.24, A/74/L.24/Add.1, A/74/L.25 and A/74/L.25/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.45

Resolutions

74/21, 74/22 and 74/23

15.

At its fifty-sixth session, in the course of its consideration of the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council”, the General Assembly decided, on the proposal of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Venezuela, to convene a meeting of the Assembly during that session devoted to bridging the digital divide and promoting digital opportunities in the emerging information society (see A/57/280). It further decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-seventh session an item entitled “Information and communication technologies for development” (resolution 56/258).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-seventh to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 57/295, 59/220 (World Summit on the Information Society), 60/252, 62/182, 63/202, 64/186 (“Building connectivity through the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway”), 64/187, 65/141, 66/184, 67/194 (“Building connectivity through the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway”), 67/195, 67/289, 68/198, 68/302 (modalities for the overall review by the Assembly of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society), 69/204, 70/125 (outcome document of the high-level meeting of the Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society), 70/184 and 71/212, and decisions 58/569, 59/531, 61/534 and 69/559). At its seventy-second session, the Assembly renamed the item “Information and communications technologies for sustainable development” (resolution 72/200) and has had it on its agenda annually since that session (resolutions 72/200, 73/218 and 74/197).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 29 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.17). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session, through the Commission on Science and Technology for Development and the Economic and Social Council, an action-oriented report on the status of the implementation of and follow-up to the resolution, as part of his annual report on the progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels (resolution 74/197).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General on progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 16)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international levels (A/74/62)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.17, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/378

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/197

16.

(a) International trade and development

 

At its nineteenth session, the General Assembly established, under the item entitled “Report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development”, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as an organ of the Assembly (resolution 1995 (XIX)). By the same resolution, the Assembly established the Trade and Development Board, which carries out the functions that fall within the competence of the Conference when the Conference is not in session. The Board reports annually on its activities to the Assembly.

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-seventh session, under the item entitled “Macroeconomic policy questions”, a sub-item entitled “International trade and development” (resolution 56/178). The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its fifty-seventh session (resolutions 57/235, 58/197, 59/221, 60/184, 61/186, 62/184, 63/203, 63/204, 64/188, 65/142, 66/185, 67/196, 68/199, 69/205, 70/186, 70/187, 71/214, 72/202, 73/219 and 74/201).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 51 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.6 and 7). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in collaboration with the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution and on developments in the international trading system, including concrete recommendations to accelerate the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in that regard (resolution 74/201).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/201);

(b)     Report of the Trade and Development Board on its sixty-ninth and seventieth executive sessions and its sixty-seventh regular session: Supplement No. 15 (A/75/15 (Parts IIII)).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 17 (a))

 

Report of the Secretary-General on international trade and development (A/74/221)

Report of the Trade and Development Board on its sixty-seventh executive session and its sixty-sixth regular session: Supplement No. 15 (A/74/15 (Parts I, II and III))

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.6, 7 and 2224

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/379/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/201

 

(b) International financial system and development

 

At its fiftieth session, the General Assembly adopted, under the item entitled “Macroeconomic policy questions”, a resolution entitled “Global financial integration: challenges and opportunities” (resolution 50/91).

The Assembly considered this question annually from its fifty-first to fifty-fifth sessions under the item entitled “Financing of development, including net transfer of resources between developing and developed countries” (resolutions 51/166, 52/180, 53/172, 54/197 and 55/186).

At its fifty-fifth session, the Assembly decided to include a sub-item entitled “International financial system and development” in the provisional agenda of its fifty-sixth session (resolution 55/186). The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its fifty-sixth session (resolutions 56/181, 57/241, 58/202, 59/222, 60/186, 61/187, 62/185, 63/205, 64/190, 65/143, 66/187, 66/188, 67/197, 68/201, 69/206, 70/188, 70/189, 71/215, 72/203, 73/220 and 74/202).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 51 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.6 and 7). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session an action-oriented report on the implementation of the resolution, with a particular focus on the decline in correspondent banking and its effects, as well as recommendations for strengthening international cooperation to facilitate the cross-border movement of legitimate funds (resolution 74/202).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/202).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 17 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/168

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.6, 7, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/379/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/202

 

(c) External debt sustainability and development

 

The item entitled “External debt crisis and development” was included in the agenda of the forty-first session of the General Assembly at the request of Yugoslavia, on behalf of the States Members of the United Nations that were members of the Group of 77 (A/41/144). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its forty-first session (resolutions 41/202, 42/198, 43/198, 44/205, 45/214, 46/148, 47/198, 48/182, 49/94, 50/92, 51/164, 52/185, 53/175, 54/202, 55/184, 56/184, 57/240, 58/203, 59/223, 60/187, 61/188, 62/186, 63/206, 64/191, 65/144, 66/189, 67/198, 68/202, 69/207, 69/247, 70/190, 71/216, 72/204, 73/221 and 74/203).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 51 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.6 and 7). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, an action-oriented report on the implementation of the resolution and to include in his report an assessment of the potential impact of investment requirements to meet the Sustainable Development Goals on developing countries’ external debt sustainability and concrete recommendations to accelerate the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with respect to matters of debt and debt sustainability (resolution 74/203).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/203).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 17 (c))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/234

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.6, 7, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/379/Add.3

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/203

 

(d) Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows and strengthen good practices on assets return to foster sustainable development

 

At its seventy-first session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Macroeconomic policy questions”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-second session a sub-item entitled “Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development” (resolution 71/213).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided to include, under the item entitled “Macroeconomic policy questions”, a sub-item entitled “Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows and strengthen good practices on assets return to foster sustainable development” in the provisional agenda of its seventy-third session (resolution 72/207). The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its seventy-second session (resolutions 73/222 and 74/206).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 51 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.6 and 7). The Assembly decided to include the sub-item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session and requested the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, in consultation with relevant entities of the United Nations system, including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, to inform the Assembly at that session of the implementation of the resolution through a dedicated section of the Sustainable Development Goals Pulse report and of the Trade and Development Report, elaborating in particular on the challenges that Member States experience in combating illicit financial flows and recovering and returning stolen assets and on the options available to help to accelerate the elimination of illicit financial flows and to return stolen assets, in line with commitments contained in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (resolution 74/206).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 17 (f))

 

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.6, 7, 22 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/379/Add.6

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/206

 

(e) Promoting investments for sustainable development

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Macroeconomic policy questions”, a sub-item entitled “Promoting investments for sustainable development” and requested the Secretary-General, in collaboration with the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to inform the Assembly at that session of the implementation of the resolution, based on ongoing research, through a dedicated section of the World Investment Report, with a special focus on the gaps and challenges faced and the progress made in promoting investments for sustainable development, as well as concrete recommendations for the advancement of investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and looked forward to the continuing consideration of those issues in the forthcoming reports of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (resolution 74/199).

No advance documentation is expected.[1]

17.

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-eighth session an item entitled “Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development” (resolution 57/250). The Assembly had the item on its agenda annually from its fifty-eighth to sixty-second sessions (resolutions 58/230, 59/225, 59/293, 60/188, 61/191 and 62/187).

At its sixty-second session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-third session an item entitled “Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development and the preparation of the 2008 Review Conference” (resolution 62/187). The Assembly had the item on its agenda annually from its sixty-third to sixty-ninth sessions (resolutions 63/239, 63/277, 63/303, 64/193, 65/145, 65/146, 65/314, 66/191, 67/199, 67/300, 68/204, 68/279, 69/208, 69/278 and 69/313 and decision 63/556).

At its sixty-ninth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventieth session an item entitled “Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development” (resolution 69/208). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its seventieth session (resolutions 70/192, 71/217, 72/208, 73/223 and 74/207).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 51 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.6 and 7). The Assembly invited the President of the Economic and Social Council to take into consideration the deliberations of the 2019 High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, in the preparation of the 2020 Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, an action-oriented report, which also takes into account the 2019 High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, presenting emerging challenges and key accelerators that may be relevant for future discussion in the framework of the Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up (resolution 74/207).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/207);

(b)     Summary by the President of the Economic and Social Council of the 2020 Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up (resolution 74/207).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 18)

 

Report of the Secretary-General (A/74/260)

Summary by the President of the Economic and Social Council of the forum on financing for development follow-up, including the special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (New York, 15–18 April 2019) (A/74/87)

Summary by the President of the General Assembly of the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (New York, 26 September 2019) (A/74/559)

 

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.6, 7, 23 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/380

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/207

18.

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council”, approved the provisional programme of work of the Second Committee for the fifty-ninth session as set out in the annex to decision 58/553, which included the item entitled “Sustainable development” and its sub‑items. The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-ninth session (resolutions 59/226, 60/189 to 60/191, 62/8, 62/98, 62/188, 63/209 to 63/211, 64/195, 64/196, 65/147 to 65/151, 66/192 to 66/196, 66/288, 67/200 to 67/202, 67/263, 68/205 to 68/209, 69/209 to 69/213, 70/193 to 70/200, 70/226, 70/267, 70/303, 71/218 to 71/221, 71/284 to 71/286, 71/312, 71/548, 71/552, 72/209 to 72/215, 72/273, 73/224, 73/225, 73/292 and 74/208 to 74/215 and decisions 61/536, 64/556, 66/572, 69/544, 74/547 and 74/548).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly, also under the item entitled “Oceans and the law of the sea”, decided to postpone the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, originally scheduled to be held from 2 to 6 June 2020 in accordance with resolution 73/292, to a later date to be decided by the Assembly, and also decided to set, at a later stage, the new deadlines for its preparatory process (decision 74/548).

 

International cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan

 

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on progress made in the implementation of the resolution on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan (resolution 72/213).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 72/213).

 

Entrepreneurship for sustainable development

 

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution on entrepreneurship for sustainable development (resolution 73/225).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/225).

 

Oil slick on Lebanese shores

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution on the oil slick on Lebanese shores (resolution 74/208).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/208).

 

References for the seventy-second session (agenda item 19)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan (A/72/343 and A/72/343/Corr.1)

Summary records

A/C.2/72/SR.810 and 2427

Report of the Second Committee

A/72/420

Draft decisions

A/74/L.46 and A/74/L.48

Plenary meeting

A/72/PV.74

Resolution

72/213

Decisions

74/547 and 74/548

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 20)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on entrepreneurship for sustainable development (A/73/258)

Summary records

A/C.2/73/SR.1214 and 2328

Report of the Second Committee

A/73/538

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/225

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the oil slick on Lebanese shores (A/74/225)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012 and 22

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/208

 

(a) Towards the achievement of sustainable development: implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including through sustainable consumption and production, building on Agenda 21

 

At its forty-seventh session, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3–14 June 1992) on the establishment of a high-level Commission on Sustainable Development as a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (resolution 47/191).

At its nineteenth special session, the Assembly adopted the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 (resolution S-19/2, annex).

At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly endorsed the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation that had been adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August to 4 September 2002), and called for the implementation of the commitments, programmes and time-bound targets adopted at the Summit (resolution 57/253).

At its sixty-sixth session, the Assembly endorsed the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012, entitled “The future we want” (resolution 66/288).

At its sixty-seventh session, the Assembly recommended that the Economic and Social Council abolish the Commission on Sustainable Development, as it had been replaced by the high-level political forum on sustainable development (resolution 67/290). The Council, in its resolution 2013/19, abolished the Commission.

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-eighth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 58/218, 59/227, 60/193, 61/192, 61/193, 61/195, 62/189, 63/212, 64/198, 64/236, 65/152, 65/154, 66/197, 66/288, 67/203, 67/204, 67/290, 68/210, 68/310, 69/210, 69/214, 69/215, 70/201, 71/223, 72/216, 73/226, 73/227 and 74/216).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to finalize the arrangements for the comprehensive review during its seventy-fifth session, taking into account the process of follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level after the first cycle of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (resolution 73/226).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution, with a particular focus on the state of play with regard to sustainable consumption and production and the application and promotion thereof, and to recommend concrete actions to implement the 2030 Agenda. The Assembly also decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Sustainable development”, a sub-item entitled, “Towards the achievement of sustainable development: implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including through sustainable consumption and production, building on Agenda 21” (resolution 74/216).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/216).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (a))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Mainstreaming of the three dimensions of sustainable development throughout the United Nations system (A/74/72)

Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (A/74/204)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/216

 

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

 

At its forty-ninth session, the General Assembly endorsed the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, as adopted on 6 May 1994 at the first Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, held in Barbados from 25 April to 6 May 1994 (resolution 49/122).

The Assembly had the sub-item on its agenda at its fiftieth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 50/116, 51/183, 52/202, 53/189, 54/224, 55/202, 56/198, 57/261, 58/213 A and B, 59/229, 59/311, 60/194, 61/196, 61/197, 62/191, 63/213, 64/199, 65/156, 66/198, 67/205 to 67/207, 68/238, 69/15, 69/216, 69/217, 70/202, 71/224, 71/225, 72/217, 72/307, 73/228, 73/229 and 74/217 and decisions 67/558 and 69/546).

At its twenty-second special session, the Assembly adopted the Declaration and the text entitled “State of progress and initiatives for the future implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States” (resolution S-22/2).

At its sixty-ninth session, the Assembly reaffirmed the outcome document of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway (resolution 69/15, annex), and urged its speedy implementation, and decided to change the title of the sub-item to “Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States” (resolution 69/217).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to include in his report to it at its seventy-fifth session, under the agenda item on the follow-up to and implementation of the Samoa Pathway, information on what has been done to address the needs resulting from the expanded mandates given to the small island developing States units of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (resolution 73/228).

At the same session, the Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to include in his report on the implementation of resolution 73/228 a section on the possible legal and financial implications of the concept of the Caribbean Sea as a special area in the context of sustainable development, including its designation as such, without prejudice to relevant international law, taking into account the views expressed by Member States and relevant regional organizations, unless otherwise agreed (resolution 73/229).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the follow-up to and implementation of the Samoa Pathway, including on progress made and continuing challenges faced, and on the implementation of the resolution, building on the discussions and outcomes of the high-level meeting to review progress made in addressing the priorities of small island developing States through the implementation of the Samoa Pathway, convened in September 2019 (resolution 74/217).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolutions 73/228, 73/229 and 74/217).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General on follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (A/74/66)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/217

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 20 (b))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Sustainable development of the Caribbean Sea for present and future generations (A/73/225)

Follow-up to and implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (A/73/226)

Summary records

A/C.2/73/SR.12, 14, 23, 25 and 27

Report of the Second Committee

A/73/538/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolutions

73/228 and 73/229

 

(c) Disaster risk reduction

 

At its forty-second session, the General Assembly decided to designate the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (resolution 42/169).

At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its fifty-sixth session on the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (resolution 54/219). The Assembly had the sub-item on its agenda at its fifty-sixth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 56/194, 56/195, 57/255, 57/256, 58/214, 58/215, 59/231 to 59/233, 60/195, 60/196, 61/198 to 61/200, 62/192, 63/215 to 63/217, 64/200, 65/157, 65/158, 66/199, 67/208, 67/209, 68/99, 68/211, 69/219, 69/283, 69/284, 70/110, 70/203, 70/204, 71/226, 72/218, 73/230, 73/231 and 74/218).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly endorsed the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters, as adopted by the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held at Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, from 18 to 22 January 2005 (resolution 60/195).

At its sixty-ninth session, the Assembly endorsed the Sendai Declaration and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 adopted by the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Sendai, Japan, from 14 to 18 March 2015 (resolution 69/283).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to include in his report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, under this sub-item, a section on the implementation of the resolution entitled “Effective global response to address the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon”, and decided to consider the topic at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/230).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/218).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolutions 73/230 and 74/218).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (c))

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (A/74/248)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.3

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/218

 

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

 

At its thirty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its forty-first session and every three years thereafter, through the Economic and Social Council, on products harmful to health and the environment (resolution 39/229).

The item entitled “Conservation of climate as part of the common heritage of mankind” was included in the agenda of the forty-third session of the Assembly at the request of Malta (A/43/241).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-third to forty-sixth sessions (resolutions 43/53, 44/207, 45/212 and 46/169).

At its forty-seventh session, the Assembly welcomed the adoption, on 9 May 1992, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (resolution 47/195).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-eighth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 48/189, 49/120, 50/115, 51/184, 52/199, 54/222, 56/199, 57/257, 58/243, 59/234, 60/197, 61/201, 62/86, 63/32, 64/73, 65/159, 66/200, 67/210, 68/212, 69/220, 70/205, 71/228, 72/219, 73/232 and 74/219 and decisions 53/444 and 55/443).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly recalled the action plan for integrating sustainable development practices into Secretariat-wide operations and facilities management submitted by the Secretary-General (A/72/82) and endorsed in resolution 72/219, and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation and improvements achieved in that regard. The Assembly also invited the secretariat of the Convention to report, through the Secretary-General, to it at its seventy-fifth session on the work of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (resolution 74/219).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports on the implementation of United Nations environmental conventions (resolution 74/219).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (d))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports submitted by the secretariats of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, and the Convention on Biological Diversity (A/74/207)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.4

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/219

 

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

 

The General Assembly first considered the sub-item at its forty-seventh session, after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 1992 (resolution 47/188).

At its forty-ninth session, the Assembly welcomed the adoption of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, on 17 June 1994 (resolution 49/234). The Convention entered into force on 26 December 1996.

The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/198, 53/191, 54/223, 55/204, 56/196, 57/259, 58/211, 58/242, 59/235, 60/200, 60/201, 61/202, 62/193, 63/218, 64/201, 64/202, 65/160, 66/201, 67/211, 68/213, 69/221, 70/206, 71/229, 72/220, 73/233 and 74/220 and decision 74/551).

At its sixty-fourth session, the Assembly recalled its decision to declare the decade 2010–2020 as the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification and designated the secretariat of the Convention as the focal point of the Decade (resolution 64/201).

At its sixty-ninth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010–2020) (resolution 69/221).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/220).

At the same session, the Assembly decided to postpone to its seventy-fifth session the invitation to the President of the Assembly to organize, with the support of the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, the high-level dialogue to assess the progress made in the fight against desertification, land degradation and drought and to map the way forward, in the light of the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, which was coming to an end in 2020 (decision 74/551).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports on the implementation of United Nations environmental conventions (resolutions 69/221 and 74/220).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (e))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports submitted by the secretariats of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, and the Convention on Biological Diversity (A/74/207)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.5

Draft decision

A/74/L.60

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/220

Decision

74/551

 

(f) Convention on Biological Diversity

 

The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in June 1992, and entered into force on 29 December 1993.

The General Assembly had the sub-item on its agenda at its fifty-first to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 51/182, 52/201, 53/190, 54/221, 55/201, 56/197, 57/260, 58/212, 59/236, 60/202, 61/204, 62/194, 63/219, 64/203, 65/161, 66/202, 67/212, 68/214, 69/222, 70/207, 71/230, 72/221, 73/234, 74/221 and 74/269).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly reaffirmed its decision to convene a summit on biodiversity at the level of Heads of State and Government before the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, in 2020, in order to highlight the urgency of action at the highest levels in support of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution, including on progress in the implementation of the Convention and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and difficulties encountered in the process of their implementation (resolution 74/221).

At the same session, the Assembly decided that the summit on biodiversity at the level of Heads of State and Government to be convened by the President of the General Assembly should be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on the first day of the general debate of the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, from 3 to 6 p.m., and on the second day of the general debate, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (resolution 74/269).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports on the implementation of United Nations environmental conventions (resolution 74/221).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (f))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the reports submitted by the secretariats of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, and the Convention on Biological Diversity (A/74/207)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.6

Draft resolution

A/74/L.49

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolutions

74/221 and 74/269

 

(g) Harmony with Nature

 

At its sixty-fourth session, the General Assembly considered this question for the first time, under the item entitled “Sustainable development”. The Assembly invited Member States, the relevant organizations of the United Nations system and international, regional and subregional organizations to consider the issue of promoting life in harmony with nature and to transmit to the Secretary-General their views, experiences and proposals on that issue (resolution 64/196). The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its sixty-fifth session (resolutions 65/164, 66/204, 67/214, 68/216, 69/224, 70/208, 71/232, 72/223, 73/235 and 74/224).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly decided to continue observing International Mother Earth Day annually on 22 April, requested the Secretary-General to provide continuing support and encouraged Member States to observe the International Day at the national level. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/224).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/224).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (i))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/236

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.9

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/224

 

(h) Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly endorsed the World Solar Programme 1996–2005, adopted by the World Solar Summit, held in Harare in September 1996 (A/53/395, annex) (resolution 53/7).

At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session, under the item entitled “Environment and sustainable development”, a sub-item entitled “Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy, including the implementation of the World Solar Programme 1996–2005” (resolution 54/215). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-fifth session and biennially from its fifty-sixth to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 55/205, 56/200, 58/210 and 60/199).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session, under the item entitled “Sustainable development”, a sub‑item entitled “Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy” (resolution 60/199). The Assembly had the item on its agenda biennially from its sixty-second to sixty-sixth sessions and biennially from its sixty-seventh to seventy-first sessions (resolutions 62/197, 64/206, 66/206, 67/215, 69/225 and 71/233).

At its sixty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to declare 2014–2024 the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, to be promoted through all sources of energy (resolution 67/215).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-second session, under the item entitled “Sustainable development”, a sub-item entitled “Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (resolution 71/233). The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since then (resolutions 72/224, 73/236 and 74/225).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly invited the Secretary-General, with the support of the relevant United Nations system entities, to convene a high-level dialogue in 2021, financed through voluntary contributions, to promote the implementation of the energy-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in support of the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014–2024), including the global plan of action for the Decade, as described in the report of the Secretary-General, and the high-level political forum on sustainable development. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution, including activities carried out to mark the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (resolution 74/225).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/225).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (j))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/265

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.10

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/225

 

(i) Combating sand and dust storms

 

At its seventieth session, the General Assembly considered this question for the first time, under the item entitled “Sustainable development”. The Assembly recognized that dust and sandstorms posed a great challenge to the sustainable development of affected countries and regions, and underscored the need to promptly take measures to address those challenges (resolution 70/195). The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its seventy-first session (resolutions 71/219, 72/225, 73/237 and 74/226).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 73 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.1012). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/226).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/226).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 19 (k))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/263

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.1012, 22 and 24

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/381/Add.11

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/226

19.

At its thirty-second session, in 1977, the General Assembly approved the Agreement on Cooperation and Relationships between the United Nations and the World Tourism Organization (resolution 32/156).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly emphasized the need for the promotion of a responsible and sustainable tourism that could be beneficial to all sectors of society; encouraged the World Tourism Organization to promote effective follow-up to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, with the involvement of relevant stakeholders in the tourism sector; and requested the Secretary-General to follow up developments related to the implementation of the resolution based on the reports of the World Tourism Organization and to report thereon to the Assembly at its fifty-ninth session (resolution 56/212).

At its resumed fifty-eighth session, in September 2004, the Assembly decided to consider the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of resolution 56/212 at its sixtieth session, instead of at its fifty-ninth session (decision 58/573).

At its seventieth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution within his report related to sustainable tourism, in consultation with the World Tourism Organization, and decided to include an item entitled “Global Code of Ethics for Tourism” in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session (resolution 70/200).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 70/200).

 

References for the seventieth session (agenda item 20)

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the World Tourism Organization on the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (A/70/224)

Summary records

A/C.2/70/SR.1316 and 29

Report of the Second Committee

A/70/472

Plenary meeting

A/70/PV.81

Resolution

70/200

20.

The first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements was held in Vancouver, Canada, from 31 May to 11 June 1976. At its thirty-first session, the General Assembly took note of the report of the Conference (resolution 31/109).

At its thirty-second session, the Assembly established the Commission on Human Settlements and decided that the report of the work of the Commission should be submitted to the Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (resolution 32/162).

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 47/180, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 3 to 14 June 1996. Subsequently, in its resolution 51/177, the Assembly endorsed the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements and the Habitat Agenda adopted by the Conference.

The question was considered at the forty-ninth, fiftieth and fifty-second to seventy-third sessions of the Assembly (resolutions 49/109, 50/100, 52/190, 53/180, 54/207 to 54/209, 55/194, 55/195, 56/205, 56/206, 57/275, 58/226, 59/239, 60/203, 61/206, 62/198, 63/221, 64/207, 65/165, 66/207, 67/216, 68/239 (designation of World Cities Day), 69/226, 70/210, 71/256, 72/226 and 73/239).

At its twenty-fifth special session, the Assembly adopted the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium (resolution S-25/2).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly decided to transform, with effect from 1 January 2002, the Commission on Human Settlements and its secretariat, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), into the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, to be known as UN-Habitat, and also decided to transform, as of the same date, the Commission on Human Settlements into the Governing Council (resolution 56/206).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly endorsed the New Urban Agenda, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), held in Quito from 17 to 20 October 2016 (resolution 71/256).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the progress of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda every four years, with the first report to be submitted to the Assembly through the Economic and Social Council in 2018 (resolution 71/235).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly requested the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to establish an open-ended Working Group in Nairobi to examine, taking into account relevant work, including of mechanisms under the auspices of UN-Habitat, different options for strengthening Member States’ oversight of UN-Habitat, and requested the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to make available to Member States findings and recommendations of the Working Group for the consideration and appropriate action of the Assembly during the seventy-third session (resolution 72/226).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly welcomed the work of the Open-ended Working Group established by the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, as well as its report, endorsed its findings and recommendations on changing the governance structure of UN-Habitat, and decided to replace the UN‑Habitat Governing Council with the UN-Habitat Assembly. The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a progress report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution, to be entitled “Follow-up to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)” (resolution 73/239).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/239).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 22)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the outcomes of the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements and on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (A/73/307)

Report of the Secretary-General on progress on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (A/73/83)

Report on the work of the Open-ended Working Group established by the Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/226 (A/73/726)

Summary records

A/C.2/73/SR.6, 8, 23 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/73/539

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/239

21.

(a) Globalization and interdependence

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Macroeconomic policy questions”, decided to include in the agenda of its fifty-fourth session an item entitled “Globalization and interdependence” (resolution 53/169). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-fourth session.

The question entitled “Towards a New International Economic Order”, first considered during the Assembly’s sixty-third session (resolution 63/224), was considered annually until the sixty-fifth session (resolutions 64/209 and 65/167) and has been considered biennially thereafter (resolutions 67/217, 69/227, 71/236 and 73/240).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 24 delegations (see A/C.2/73/SR.17). The Assembly decided to continue considering the international economic situation and its impact on development at its seventy-fifth session, and in that regard requested the Secretary-General to include in his report to the Assembly an updated overview of the major international economic and policy challenges for equitable and inclusive sustained economic growth and sustainable development and of the role of the United Nations in addressing those issues, as well as possible ways and means to overcome those challenges, bearing in mind the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields and the principles contained therein, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the light of the relevant principles contained in the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order (resolution 73/240).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/240).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 22 (a))

 

Report of the Secretary-General entitled “Towards a New International Economic Order” (A/73/290)

Summary records

A/C.2/73/SR.17 and 23

Report of the Second Committee

A/73/540/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/240

 

(b) International migration and development

 

At its forty-ninth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Conference on Population and Development”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fiftieth session an item entitled “International migration and development, including the convening of a United Nations conference on international migration and development” (resolution 49/127). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fiftieth and fifty-second sessions (resolutions 50/123 and 52/189).

At its fifty-second session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session a sub-item entitled “International migration and development, including the question of the convening of a United Nations conference on international migration and development to address migration issues” (resolution 52/189). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-fourth and fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 54/212 and 56/203).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-eighth session a sub-item entitled “International migration and development” (resolution 56/203). The Assembly had the sub-item on its agenda annually from its fifty-eighth to sixty-first sessions (resolutions 58/208, 59/241, 60/227 and 61/208) and biennially from its sixty-third to sixty-seventh sessions (resolutions 63/225, 65/170 and 67/219). The Assembly further had the sub-item on its agenda at its sixty-eighth, sixty-ninth, seventy-first and seventy-third sessions (resolutions 68/4, 69/229, 71/237 and 73/241).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 24 delegations (see A/C.2/73/SR.17). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/241).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/241).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 22 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/286

Summary records

A/C.2/73/SR.17, 24 and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/73/540/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/241

22.

(a) Follow-up to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

 

At its thirty-fourth session, the General Assembly decided to convene a United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in 1981 (resolution 34/203). At its thirty-sixth session, the Assembly endorsed the Substantial New Programme of Action for the 1980s for the Least Developed Countries (resolution 36/194).

The Assembly considered the implementation of a programme of action for the least developed countries at its thirty-seventh to fortieth, forty-second, forty-fifth, forty-eighth, fiftieth and fifty-second sessions (resolutions 37/224, 38/195, 39/174, 40/205, 42/177, 45/206 (endorsement of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the 1990s), 48/171, 50/103 and 52/187).

The Assembly considered the question at its fifty-fifth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 55/279 (endorsement of the Brussels Declaration and the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001–2010), 56/227 (establishment of the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States), 57/276, 58/228, 59/244, 60/228, 61/1 (declaration of the high-level meeting of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly on the midterm comprehensive global review of the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001–2010), 61/211, 62/203, 63/227, 64/213, 65/171, 65/280 (endorsement of the Istanbul Declaration and the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020), 65/286, 66/213, 67/220, 67/221, 68/224, 69/231, 70/216, 70/261, 70/294 (Political Declaration of the Comprehensive High-level Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020), 71/238, 72/231, 73/242 and 74/232).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 26 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.18). The Assembly decided to convene the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Doha from 21 to 25 March 2021 at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government, in line with the mandate specified in its resolution 73/242, and also decided that the meeting of the intergovernmental preparatory committee agreed upon in paragraph 43 of its resolution 73/242 should be organized in New York in two parts, from 27 to 30 July 2020 and from 11 to 15 January 2021 (resolution 74/232).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action over the past 10 years, identifying, inter alia, progress made, lessons learned and best practices, as well as structural constraints and handicaps encountered in achieving the objectives of the Programme of Action (resolution 74/232).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/232).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 21 (a))

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 (A/74/69)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.18, 23 and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/383/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/232

 

(b) Follow-up to the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries

 

The General Assembly considered the question of the needs of landlocked developing countries at its twenty-seventh to twenty-ninth, thirty-first to thirty-sixth and thirty-ninth sessions and biennially from its fortieth to fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 2971 (XXVII), 3169 (XXVIII), 3311 (XXIX), 31/157, 32/191, 33/150, 34/198, 35/58, 36/175, 39/209, 40/183, 42/174, 44/214, 46/212, 48/169, 50/97, 52/183, 54/199 and 56/180).

At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly decided that the International Ministerial Conference of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries and Donor Countries and International Financial and Development Institutions on Transit Transport Cooperation should be convened in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 2003 (resolution 57/242).

The Assembly considered the question at its fifty-eighth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 58/201 (endorsement of the Almaty Declaration and the Almaty Programme of Action: Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries), 59/245, 60/208, 61/212, 62/204, 63/228, 64/214, 65/172, 66/214, 67/222, 68/225, 69/137 (Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024), 69/232, 70/217, 71/239, 72/232, 73/243, 74/15 and 74/233).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 26 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.18), and to the plenary, to convene the high-level midterm review of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024 in New York on 5 and 6 December 2019. The Assembly adopted the Political Declaration of the High-level Midterm Review and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a progress report on the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action (resolutions 74/15 and 74/233).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/233).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 21 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024 (A/74/113)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.18, 23 and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/383/Add.2

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.39, 40 and 52

Resolutions

74/15 and 74/233

23.

(a) Implementation of the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018–2027)

 

At its fiftieth session, the General Assembly proclaimed the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997–2006) (resolution 50/107).

At its fifty-first session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session an item entitled “First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997–2006)” (resolution 51/178). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/193, 53/198, 54/232, 55/210, 56/207, 57/266, 58/222, 59/247, 60/209, 61/213, 62/205, 63/230, 64/216, 65/174, 66/215, 67/224, 68/226, 69/234, 70/218, 71/241, 72/233, 73/246 and 74/234).

At its sixty-second session, the Assembly proclaimed the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008–2017) (resolution 62/205).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly proclaimed the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018–2027). The Assembly considered that the theme of the Third Decade would be “Accelerating global actions for a world without poverty” in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (resolution 72/233).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 40 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.14 and 15). The Assembly underlined that the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018–2027), on the theme “Accelerating global actions for a world without poverty”, would be important for maintaining the momentum generated by the implementation of the Second Decade towards poverty eradication and ensuring that markets work better for people living in poverty, and requested the Secretary-General to submit at its seventy-fifth session a report on the gaps, challenges and progress made in the implementation of the Third Decade (resolution 74/234).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/234).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 22 (a))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/210

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.14, 15, 23 and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/384/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/234

 

(b) Industrial development cooperation

 

At its forty-fifth session, the General Assembly recognized that there were significant opportunities for economic and technical cooperation among developing countries with regard to their industrialization and recommended that developed countries and international organizations support such cooperative ventures (resolution 45/196).

The Assembly considered the question at its forty-sixth, forty-ninth and fifty-first to fifty-third sessions and biennially thereafter (resolutions 46/151, 49/108, 51/170, 52/208, 53/177, 55/187, 57/243, 59/249, 61/215, 63/231, 65/175, 67/225, 69/235, 71/242 and 73/247).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 38 delegations (see A/C.2/73/SR.14 and 15). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/247).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (resolution 73/247).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 25 (b))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (A/73/121)

Summary records

A/C.2/73/SR.15, 16, 23 and 27

Report of the Second Committee

A/73/542/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/247

 

(c) Eradicating rural poverty to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

 

At its seventy-third session, the General Assembly recognized the importance of promoting socioeconomic development in rural areas as an effective strategy at the global level for the eradication of poverty, including extreme poverty, and underlined the importance of shaping a rural poverty eradication pattern with the concerted efforts of the whole of society to promote socioeconomic development in rural areas. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fourth session a report on the status of the implementation of and follow-up to the resolution and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fourth session, under the item entitled “Eradication of poverty and other development issues”, a sub-item entitled “Eradicating rural poverty to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (resolution 73/244).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 40 delegations (see A/C.2/73/SR.14 and 15). The Assembly reiterated the urgent need to accelerate the pace of rural poverty eradication, and requested the Secretary-General, in close collaboration with the secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as well as other relevant international organizations, to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on the status of the implementation and follow-up to of the resolution entitled “Eradicating rural poverty to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (resolution 74/237).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/237).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 22 (d))

 

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.14, 15, 23 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/384/Add.4

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/237

24.

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

 

At its thirty-fifth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on operational activities for development, containing comprehensive statistical information concerning all operational activities for development of the United Nations system (resolution 35/81).

The Assembly considered this question at its thirty-seventh, forty-fourth and forty-eighth sessions, triennially from its fiftieth to sixty-second sessions and annually as from its sixty-third session (resolutions 37/226, 44/211, 48/209, 50/120, 53/192, 56/201, 59/250, 62/208, 63/232 (changed the comprehensive policy review of operational activities from a triennial cycle to a quadrennial cycle), 64/220, 65/177, 66/218, 67/226, 68/229, 69/238, 70/221, 71/243, 72/236, 72/279, 73/248 and 74/238).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 36 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.19 and 20).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to present a comprehensive, evidence-based and analytical report to the Economic and Social Council covering all provisions and progress made, lessons learned and challenges in the implementation of the mandates contained in Assembly resolutions 71/243, 72/279 and 73/248, as part of his annual reporting to the Council at the operational activities for development segment during its 2020 session, and to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session for its further consideration and to inform the next cycle of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review, to be launched in 2020 (resolution 74/238).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/238).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 23)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, 2019 (A/74/73, A/74/73/Add.1, A/74/73/Add.2 and A/74/73/Add.3)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Joint Inspection Unit entitled “Opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in administrative support services by enhancing inter-agency cooperation” and his comments and those of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination thereon (A/74/71 and A/74/71/Add.1)           

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Joint Inspection Unit entitled “Review of the United Nations System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women” and his comments and those of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination thereon (A/74/306 and A/74/306/Add.1)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.19, 20, 23 and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/385/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/238

 

(b) South-South cooperation for development

 

At its thirty-third session, the General Assembly endorsed the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries and entrusted the overall intergovernmental review of technical cooperation among developing countries within the United Nations system to a high-level meeting of representatives of all States participating in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to be convened by the Administrator of UNDP in accordance with the provisions of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (resolution 33/134).

The Assembly considered the question of economic and technical cooperation among developing countries at its forty-fourth, forty-sixth and forty-eighth sessions (resolutions 44/222, 46/159 and 48/172). At its forty-ninth session, the Assembly decided to convene a United Nations conference on South-South cooperation (resolution 49/96). The Assembly considered the question biennially from its fiftieth to fifty-sixth sessions, at its fifty-seventh session, biennially from its fifty-eighth to sixty-sixth sessions and annually as from its sixty-seventh session (resolutions 50/119, 52/205 (decision on a commemorative meeting to be held at the beginning of the fifty-third session), 54/226, 56/202, 57/263, 58/220 (declaration of 19 December as the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation), 60/212, 62/209 (decision to convene a High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation), 64/221, 64/222 (endorsement of the outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation), 66/219, 67/227, 68/230, 69/239, 70/222, 71/244, 72/237, 73/249, 73/291 (endorsement of the Buenos Aires outcome document of the second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation) and 74/239 and decision 74/553).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the sub-item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 36 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.19 and 20), and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation, including the implementation of the outcome document of the second High-level Conference (resolution 74/239).

At the same session, the Assembly decided to postpone the twentieth session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation to a later date (decision 74/553).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General on the state of South-South cooperation (resolution 74/239).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 23 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General on State of South-South cooperation (A/74/336)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.19, 20, 23, and 25

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/385/Add.2

Draft decision

A/74/L.64

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/239

Decision

74/553

25.

At its sixty-third session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fourth session an item entitled “Agriculture development and food security”, to be taken up by the Second Committee (resolution 63/235).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda annually from its sixty-fourth to sixty-seventh sessions (resolutions 64/224, 65/178, 66/220 and 67/228). At its sixty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-eighth session an item entitled “Agriculture development, food security and nutrition” (resolution 67/228). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-eighth session (resolutions 68/231, 68/233, 69/240, 70/223, 71/245, 72/238, 73/253 and 74/242).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 42 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.8 and 9). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session an action-oriented report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/242).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/242).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 24)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on agriculture development, food security and nutrition (A/74/237)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting a report on the main decisions and policy recommendations of the Committee on World Food Security (A/74/79)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.8, 9, 23, 25 and 26

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/386

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolutions

74/240 to 74/242

26.

At its forty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to convene a World Summit for Social Development at the level of Heads of State or Government (resolution 47/92). The Summit was held in Copenhagen from 6 to 12 March 1995.

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit future Reports on the World Social Situation on a biennial basis (resolution 56/177).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Third Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 60 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.14).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 25)

 

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.14 and 51

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/391

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

 

(a) Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

 

The General Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fiftieth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 50/161, 51/202, 52/25, 53/28, 54/23, 55/46, 56/177, 57/163, 58/130, 59/146, 60/130, 61/141, 62/131, 63/152, 64/135, 65/185, 66/125, 67/141, 68/135, 69/143, 71/162, 72/141, 73/141 and 74/122).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to devote one of its high-level meetings, within existing resources, at its seventy-fifth session, in 2020, to the commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the World Summit for Social Development, in order to celebrate the progress made so far and to further strengthen the role of social development beyond 2020, and requested the President of the General Assembly to conduct consultations with Member States in order to determine the modalities for that meeting. The Assembly also decided to include the sub-item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Social development”, with a particular focus on significant increase and/or more efficient utilization of the resources allocated to social development in order to achieve the goals of the World Summit through national action and regional and international cooperation, and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the question to the Assembly at that session (resolution 74/122).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/122).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 25 (a))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/205

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.14 and 51

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/391

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolution

74/122

 

(b) Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, persons with disabilities and the family

 

Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes

 

At its forty-fourth session, the Assembly proclaimed 1994 as the International Year of the Family (resolution 44/82). It considered the question at its fifty-second, fifty-fourth, fifty-sixth to sixtieth, sixty-second, sixty-fourth, sixty-sixth to sixty-ninth and seventy-first to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 52/81, 54/124, 56/113, 57/164, 58/15, 59/111, 59/147, 60/133, 62/129, 64/133, 66/126, 67/142, 68/136, 69/144, 71/163, 72/145, 73/144 and 74/124).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its seventy-fifth session, through the Commission for Social Development and the Economic and Social Council, on the implementation of the objectives of the International Year and its follow-up processes by Member States and by agencies and bodies of the United Nations system (resolution 73/144).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to consider the topic “Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes” at its seventy-fifth session under the sub-item entitled “Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, persons with disabilities and the family” of the item entitled “Social development” (resolution 74/124).

 

Inclusive development for persons with disabilities

 

At its thirty-seventh session, the Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (resolution 37/52). Periodic reviews of progress in its implementation were conducted in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

The Assembly considered the question annually at its thirty-eighth to forty-ninth sessions, biennially at its fiftieth to sixtieth sessions and annually from its sixty-second to seventieth sessions and has considered it biennially as from its seventy-first session (resolutions 38/28, 39/26, 40/31, 41/106, 42/58, 43/98, 44/70, 45/91, 46/96, 47/88, 48/99, 49/153, 50/144, 52/82, 54/121, 56/115, 58/132, 60/131, 62/127, 63/150, 64/131, 65/186, 66/124, 67/140, 68/3, 69/142, 70/170, 71/165 and 73/142).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to change the title of sub-item (b) of the item entitled “Social development” on its agenda to read: “Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, persons with disabilities and the family”. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General, in coordination with all relevant United Nations entities, to submit information to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution and of the outcome document of the high-level meeting of the Assembly on the realization of the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development goals for persons with disabilities: the way forward, a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond, and to make appropriate recommendations to further strengthen implementation. At the same session, the Assembly welcomed the launch by the Secretary-General of the 2018 United Nations flagship report on disability and development on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2018, and, recognizing that high-quality, timely, accessible, reliable and disaggregated data are critical to measuring progress and ensuring that no one is left behind, requested that data collection and analysis continue, with a view to informing policymaking, and decided to discuss, at its seventy-fifth session, how best to present these data and findings, including through a flagship report (resolution 73/142).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 28 (b))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Inclusive development for persons with disabilities (A/73/211 and A/73/211/Rev.1)

Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing (A/73/213)

Plan of action to integrate volunteering into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/73/254)

Note by the Secretariat on the United Nations 2018 flagship report on disability and development: realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by, for and with persons with disabilities (A/73/220)

Summary records

A/C.3/73/SR.14, 44, 50 and 51

Report of the Third Committee

A/73/581

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.55

Resolutions

73/142 to 73/145

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 25 (b))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes (A/74/61)

Promoting social integration through social inclusion (A/74/133)

Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing (A/74/170 and A/74/170/Corr.1)

Policies and programmes involving youth (A/74/175)

Cooperatives in social development (A/74/206)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.14, 44, 47 and 51

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/391

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/119, 74/120, 74/121, 74/124 and 74/125

 

(c) Literacy for life: shaping future agendas

 

The issue of education for all was first considered by the General Assembly at its fifty-second and fifty-fourth sessions (resolutions 52/84 and 54/122). The Assembly continued its consideration of the question biennially at its fifty-seventh to sixty-fifth sessions (resolutions 57/166, 59/149, 61/140, 63/154 and 65/183) and at its sixty-eighth, sixty-ninth, seventy-first and seventy-third sessions (resolutions 68/132, 69/141, 71/166 and 73/145).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in cooperation with the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/145).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (resolution 73/145).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 28 (c))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on literacy for life: shaping future agendas (A/73/292)

Summary records

A/C.3/73/SR.14 and 44

Report of the Third Committee

A/73/581

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.55

Resolution

73/145

27.

At its thirty-fourth session, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (resolution 34/180). The Convention entered into force on 3 September 1981.

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided, in order to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, so as to accelerate the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, to convene a one-day high-level meeting of the Assembly on the margins of the general debate of the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, and that the outcome of the high-level meeting would take the form of a Chair’s summary. The Assembly also recommended that the President of the General Assembly conduct consultations to finalize the organizational arrangements for the high-level meeting of the Assembly (resolution 73/294).

At the same session, the Assembly decided that the one-day high-level meeting of the Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women should be held in New York on Wednesday, 23 September 2020, in the margins of the general debate of the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (resolution 73/340).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Third Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 116 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.710 and 15)

 

Trafficking in women and girls

 

The Assembly first considered this question at its forty-ninth session (resolution 49/166), then annually at its fiftieth to fifty-third sessions and biennially thereafter (resolutions 50/167, 51/66, 52/98, 53/116, 55/67, 57/176, 59/166, 61/144, 63/156, 65/190, 67/145, 69/149, 71/167 and 73/146).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report that compiles information on successful interventions and strategies, as well as on the gaps, in addressing the gender dimensions of the problem of human trafficking and provides recommendations on the strengthening of human rights-based, victim-centred and gender- and age-sensitive approaches within comprehensive and balanced efforts to address human trafficking, including in the prosecution of traffickers and protection of victims (resolution 73/146).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/146).

 

Intensification of efforts to end obstetric fistula

 

The Assembly first considered this question at its sixtieth session, under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of the rights of children”. The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the girl child to it at its sixty-second session, including an emphasis on fistula, using information provided by Member States, the organizations and bodies of the United Nations system and non‑governmental organizations (resolution 60/141).

The Assembly subsequently considered this question at its sixty-second session and biennially from its sixty-third session (resolutions 62/138, 63/158, 65/188, 67/147, 69/148, 71/169 and 73/147).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a comprehensive report with specific updated statistics and disaggregated data on obstetric fistula and the challenges faced by Member States in implementing the resolution under the item entitled “Advancement of women” (resolution 73/147).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/147).

 

Intensification of efforts to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls

 

The Assembly considered this question at its sixty-first to sixty-fifth sessions and biennially thereafter (resolutions 61/143, 62/133, 63/155, 64/137, 65/187, 67/144, 69/147, 71/170 and 73/148).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on violence against women, its causes and consequences to present an annual report to it at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/148).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur (resolution 73/148).

 

Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation

 

The Assembly considered this question at its fifty-third, fifty-sixth, sixty-seventh to sixty-ninth, seventy-first and seventy-third sessions (resolutions 53/117, 56/128, 67/146, 68/146, 69/150, 71/168 and 73/149).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly renewed its request to the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, an in-depth, multidisciplinary, evidence-based report, with accurate and updated data, an analysis of root causes, progress made to date, challenges and needs and action-oriented recommendations for eliminating this practice, on the basis of updated information provided by Member States, relevant actors of the United Nations system working on the issue and other relevant stakeholders (resolution 73/149).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/149).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 29)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Trafficking in women and girls (A/73/263)

Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation (A/73/266)

Intensifying efforts to end obstetric fistula within a generation (A/73/285)

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (A/73/294)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences entitled “Violence against women in politics” (A/73/301)

Summary records

A/C.3/73/SR.710, 15, 51 and 52

Report of the Third Committee

A/73/582

Draft resolutions

A/73/L.86, A/73/L.86/Add.1 and A/73/L.115

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.55, 83 and 106

Resolutions

73/146 to 73/149, 73/294 and 73/340

28.

At its seventy-second session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space”, decided to consider in plenary meeting at its seventy-third session an agenda item entitled “Space as a driver of sustainable development” in the context of the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50) (resolution 72/79).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its seventy-third session (resolution 73/6).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate, where statements were made by seven delegations (see A/73/PV.26). The Assembly invited the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space to continue to develop, on the basis of the results of the UNISPACE+50 process, a “Space2030” agenda and implementation plan and to provide the Assembly with the outcome of its work for consideration by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/6).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (resolution 73/6).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 30)

 

Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Supplement No. 20 (A/73/20)      

Draft resolutions

A/73/L.6 and A/73/L.6/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.26

Resolution

73/6

B. Maintenance of international peace and security
31.

The item entitled “Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of political and economic compulsion” was included in the agenda of the fifty-first session of the General Assembly at the request of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (A/51/193). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-first to fifty-third, fifty-fifth and fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 51/22, 53/10 and 55/6 and decision 52/413).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly, under the items entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system” and “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided to include the item entitled “Elimination of unilateral extraterritorial coercive economic measures as a means of political and economic compulsion” in the provisional agenda of its fifty-seventh session and to continue to consider the item at odd-numbered sessions, thereby correcting paragraph 11 of the annex to resolution 55/285 (decision 56/455).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda at its fifty-seventh session and triennially since its fifty-ninth session (resolution 57/5).

At its fifty-eighth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided that the item should be considered every three years (resolution 58/316, annex, para. 4 (d)).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly did not consider the item.

No advance documentation is expected.

32.

The item entitled “The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict” was included in the agenda of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly at the request of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (A/55/231).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-fifth session (resolutions 55/56, 56/263, 57/302, 58/290, 59/144, 60/182, 61/28, 62/11, 63/134, 64/109, 65/137, 66/252, 67/135, 68/128, 69/136, 70/252, 71/277, 72/267, 73/283 and 74/268).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by seven delegations (see A/74/PV.60). The Assembly requested the Chair of the Kimberley Process to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the Process (resolution 74/268).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Chair of the Kimberley Process (resolution 74/268).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 30)

 

Note verbale dated 2 January 2020 from the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General drawing attention to the final communiqué of the 2019 plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process (A/74/637)

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.39 and A/74/L.39/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.60

Resolution

74/268

33.

(a) Prevention of armed conflict

 

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-ninth session a specific item entitled “Prevention of armed conflict” (resolution 57/337). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-ninth session (resolutions 60/284, 61/293, 65/283, 66/253 A and B, 67/259, 67/262, 69/285, 69/293, 69/316, 71/130, 71/248, 73/194 and 74/17 and decisions 59/568, 62/554, 63/563, 64/563, 66/565, 70/561, 71/557 and 72/566).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly decided to establish the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 under the auspices of the United Nations to closely cooperate with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses and to prepare files in order to facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings, in accordance with international law standards, in national, regional or international courts or tribunals that have or may in the future have jurisdiction over those crimes, in accordance with international law; requested the Secretary-General, in that regard, to develop, within 20 working days of the adoption of the resolution, the terms of reference of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism; and requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the resolution within 45 days of its adoption and decided to revisit the question of funding of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism as soon as possible (resolution 71/248). The Secretary-General developed the terms of reference as contained in his report (A/71/755), including that the Head of the Mechanism shall submit a report to the Assembly twice a year on the implementation of its mandate and set out its funding requirements, as appropriate, while preserving the confidential nature of its substantive work.

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by two delegations (see A/73/PV.56). The Assembly, under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives”, invited the Head of the Mechanism to prepare the reports of the Mechanism for presentation on an annual basis in the month of April at a plenary meeting of the Assembly, starting at its seventy-third session, under the agenda item entitled “Prevention of armed conflict”, within existing resources (resolution 73/182). The Assembly also decided to continue its consideration of the problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, at its seventy-fourth session (resolution 73/194).

At the same session, the Assembly considered the item in a further debate, in accordance with resolution 73/182, where statements were made by the Head of the Mechanism in accordance with the same resolution and by 37 delegations (see A/73/PV.76 and 77).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to continue its consideration of the problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/17).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Notes by the Secretary-General (resolutions 71/248 and 73/182 and document A/71/755, annex).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 31 (a))

 

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.12/Rev.1 and A/74/L.12/Rev.1/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.41

Resolution

74/17

36.

At its fifth emergency special session, in 1967, the General Assembly decided to place on the agenda of its twenty-second session, as a matter of high priority, the question on the agenda of its fifth emergency special session (resolution 2257 (ES-V)). At its twenty-second session, the Assembly decided to maintain the item entitled “The situation in the Middle East” on the agenda of that session and has had the item on its agenda annually since then (resolutions 2628 (XXV), 2799 (XXVI), 2949 (XXVII), 3414 (XXX), 31/61, 31/62, 32/20, 33/29, 34/70, 35/207, 36/226 A and B, 37/123 A to F, 38/180 A to E, 39/146 A to C, 40/168 A to C, 41/162 A to C, 42/209 A to D, 43/54 A to C, 44/40 A to C, 45/83 A to C, 46/82 A and B, 47/63 A and B, 48/58, 48/59 A and B, 49/87 A and B, 49/88, 50/21, 50/22 A to C, 51/27 to 51/29, 52/53, 52/54, 53/37, 53/38, 54/37, 54/38, 55/50, 55/51, 56/31, 56/32, 57/111, 57/112, 58/22, 58/23, 59/32, 59/33, 60/40, 60/41, 61/26, 61/27, 62/84, 62/85, 63/30, 63/31, 64/20, 64/21, 65/17, 65/18, 66/18, 66/19, 67/24, 67/25, 68/16, 68/17, 69/24, 69/25, 70/16, 70/17, 71/24, 71/25, 72/15, 72/16, 73/22, 73/23, 73/89 and 74/14 and decisions adopted at its twenty-second to twenty-fifth, twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth sessions).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by four delegations (see A/74/PV.38). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution entitled “The Syrian Golan” (resolution 74/14).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/14).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 34)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

The situation in the Middle East (A/74/310)

Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (A/74/333) (also applies to item 37)

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.9 and A/74/L.9/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.38

Resolution

74/14

37.

The item entitled “Question of Palestine”, which had been on the agenda of the second and third sessions of the General Assembly, was included in the agenda of the twenty-ninth session at the request of 55 Member States (A/9742, A/9742/Corr.1, A/9742/Add.1, A/9742/Add.2, A/9742/Add.3 and A/9742/Add.4). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its twenty-ninth session (resolutions 3210 (XXIX), 3236 (XXIX), 3237 (XXIX), 3375 (XXX), 3376 (XXX), 31/20, 32/40 A and B, 33/28 A to C, 34/65 A to D, 35/169 A to E, 36/120 A to F, 37/86 A to E, 38/58 A to E, 39/49 A to D, 40/96 A to D, 41/43 A to D, 42/66 A to D, 43/175 A to C, 43/176, 43/177, 44/2, 44/41 A to C, 44/42, 45/67 A to C, 45/68, 45/69, 46/74 A to C, 46/75, 46/76, 47/64 A to E, 48/158 A to D, 49/62 A to D, 50/84 A to D, 51/23 to 51/26, 52/49 to 52/52, 52/250, 53/39 to 53/42, 54/39 to 54/42, 55/52 to 55/55, 56/33 to 56/36, 57/107 to 57/110, 58/18 to 58/21, 59/28 to 59/31, 60/36 to 60/39, 61/22 to 61/25, 62/80 to 62/83, 63/26 to 63/29, 64/16 to 64/19, 65/13 to 65/16, 66/14 to 66/17, 67/19 to 67/23, 68/12 to 68/15, 69/20 to 69/23, 70/12 to 70/15, 71/20 to 71/23, 72/11 to 72/14, 73/18 to 73/21 and 74/10 to 74/13, a decision adopted at the thirtieth session and decisions 31/318, 43/459, 45/455, 47/467, 48/484, 52/317, 64/429, 66/420, 66/559, 67/422, 67/560 and 74/415).

At its twenty-ninth session, the Assembly invited the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to participate, in the capacity of observer, in its sessions and its work and in all international conferences convened under its auspices, and considered that PLO was similarly entitled with regard to all international conferences convened by other organs of the United Nations (resolution 3237 (XXIX)).

At its thirtieth session, the Assembly called for the invitation of PLO to participate on an equal footing with other parties in all efforts, deliberations and conferences on the Middle East that were held under the auspices of the United Nations and to take part in the Geneva Peace Conference on the Middle East as well as in all other efforts for peace (resolution 3375 (XXX)). The Assembly decided to establish the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People; requested the Committee to consider and recommend to the Assembly a programme of implementation designed to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their previously recognized inalienable rights; and requested the Security Council to consider the question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of their inalienable rights (resolution 3376 (XXX)).

At its thirty-second session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to establish within the Secretariat a Special Unit on Palestinian Rights, which would prepare, under the Committee’s guidance, studies and publications relating to the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and would organize, in consultation with the Committee, commencing in 1978, the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). At its thirty-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to redesignate the Special Unit as the Division for Palestinian Rights, with an expanded mandate of work (resolution 34/65 D).

At its forty-third session, the Assembly acknowledged the proclamation of the State of Palestine by the Palestine National Council on 15 November 1988 and decided that, as of 15 December 1988, the designation “Palestine” should be used in place of the designation “Palestine Liberation Organization” in the United Nations system, without prejudice to the observer status and functions of PLO within the United Nations system, in conformity with relevant United Nations resolutions and practice (resolution 43/177).

At its sixty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to accord to Palestine non-member observer State status in the United Nations, without prejudice to the acquired rights, privileges and role of PLO in the United Nations as the representative of the Palestinian people, in accordance with the relevant resolutions and practice (resolution 67/19).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by 28 delegations, including the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (see A/74/PV.37 and 38). The Assembly requested the Committee to continue to exert all efforts to promote the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination, to support the achievement without delay of an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and of the two-State solution on the basis of the pre-1967 borders and the just resolution of all final status issues and to mobilize international support for and assistance to the Palestinian people, and in that regard authorized the Committee to make such adjustments in its approved programme of work as it might consider appropriate and necessary in the light of developments and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session and thereafter; requested the Committee to continue to keep under review the situation relating to the question of Palestine and to report and make suggestions to the Assembly, the Security Council or the Secretary-General, as appropriate; and requested the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to continue to report to the Assembly on the economic costs of the Israeli occupation for the Palestinian people (resolution 74/10).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, including through his Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, to continue his efforts with the parties concerned, and in consultation with the Security Council, including with regard to the reporting required pursuant to resolution 2334 (2016), towards the attainment of a peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine and the promotion of peace in the region and to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on those efforts and on developments on the matter (resolution 74/11).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People: Supplement No. 35 (A/75/35);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/11);

(c)     Note by the Secretary-General (resolution 74/10).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 35)

 

Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People: Supplement No. 35 (A/74/35)

Report of the Secretary-General on the peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (A/74/333) (also applies to item 36)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report prepared by the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on the economic costs of the Israeli occupation for the Palestinian people (A/74/272)

Letter dated 5 February 2020 from the Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed to the President of the General Assembly (A/74/690)

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.14, A/74/L.14/Add.1, A/74/L.15, A/74/L.15/Add.1, A/74/L.16, A/74/L.16/Add.1, A/74/L.17 and A/74/L.17/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.37, 38 and 60

Resolutions

74/10 to 74/13

Decision

74/415

38.

From 10 to 14 January 1980, the sixth emergency special session of the General Assembly was held to examine the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security, pursuant to Security Council resolution 462 (1980) (resolutions ES-6/1 and ES-6/2).

The item entitled “The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security” was included in the agenda of the thirty-fifth session of the Assembly at the request of 35 Member States (A/35/144 and A/35/144/Add.1). The Assembly had the item on its agenda from its thirty-fifth to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 35/37, 36/34, 37/37, 38/29, 39/13, 40/12, 41/33, 42/15, 43/20, 44/15, 45/12, 46/23, 50/88 A and B, 51/195 A and B, 52/211 A and B, 53/203 A and B, 54/189 A and B, 55/174 A and B, 56/220 A and B, 57/8, 57/113 A and B, 58/27 A and B, 59/112 A and B and 60/32 A and B and decisions 47/475, 48/503 and 49/501).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-first session an item entitled “The situation in Afghanistan” (resolution 60/32 A). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-first session (resolutions 61/18, 62/6, 63/18, 64/11, 65/8, 66/13, 67/16, 68/11, 69/18, 70/77, 71/9, 72/10, 73/88 and 74/9).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by 20 delegations (see A/74/PV.36). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan, as well as on the progress made in the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/9).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/9).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 36)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/348

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.13 and A/74/L.13/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.36

Resolution

74/9

41.

The item entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” was included in the agenda of the forty-sixth session of the General Assembly at the request of Cuba (A/46/193). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its forty-sixth session (resolutions 47/19, 48/16, 49/9, 50/10, 51/17, 52/10, 53/4, 54/21, 55/20, 56/9, 57/11, 58/7, 59/11, 60/12, 61/11, 62/3, 63/7, 64/6, 65/6, 66/6, 67/4, 68/8, 69/5, 70/5, 71/5, 72/4, 73/8 and 74/7 and decision 46/407).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by 47 delegations (see A/74/PV.27 and 28). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in consultation with the appropriate organs and agencies of the United Nations system, to prepare a report on the implementation of the resolution in the light of the purposes and principles of the Charter and international law and to submit it to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/7).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/7).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 39)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/91/Rev.1

Draft resolution

A/74/L.6

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.27 and 28

Resolution

74/7

49.

At its tenth session, in 1955, the General Assembly established the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (resolution 913 (X)).

At its twenty-eighth session, the Assembly decided to increase the membership of the Scientific Committee from 15 to a maximum of 20 (resolution 3154 C (XXVIII)) and, at its forty-first session, to a maximum of 21 (resolution 41/62 B). At its sixty-sixth session, the Assembly decided to further increase its membership from 21 to 27 Member States (resolution 66/70). At present, the Committee is composed of the following 27 Member States: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America.

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its twelfth session (resolutions 1147 (XII), 1347 (XIII), 1376 (XIV), 1574 (XV), 1629 (XVI), 1764 (XVII), 1896 (XVIII), 2078 (XX), 2213 (XXI), 1896 (XXII), 2382 (XXIII), 2496 (XXIV), 2623 (XXV), 2773 (XXVI), 2905 (XXVII), 3063 (XXVIII), 3226 (XXIX), 3410 (XXX), 31/10, 32/6, 33/5, 34/12, 35/12, 36/14, 37/87, 38/78, 39/94, 40/160, 41/62 A and B, 42/67, 43/55, 44/45, 45/71, 46/44, 47/66, 48/38, 49/32, 50/26, 51/121, 52/55, 53/44, 54/66, 55/121, 56/50, 57/115, 58/88, 59/114, 60/98, 61/109, 62/100, 63/89, 64/85, 65/96, 66/70, 67/112, 68/73, 69/84, 70/81, 71/89, 72/76, 73/261 and 74/81).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided to review the possible increase in the membership of the Scientific Committee with a view to establishing a procedure at its seventy-third session for possible further increases in membership of the Committee, pursuant to paragraph 19 of Assembly resolution 66/70 (resolution 72/76).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly established a procedure for possible further increases in the membership of the Committee, pursuant to paragraph 19 of Assembly resolution 66/70 (resolution 73/261).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Scientific Committee to continue its work, including its important activities to increase knowledge of the levels, effects and risks of ionizing radiation from all sources, and to report to it thereon at its seventy-fifth session, and invited Algeria, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Norway and the United Arab Emirates to designate one scientist to attend the sixty-seventh session of the Scientific Committee as an observer, pursuant to paragraph 19 of Assembly resolution 72/76 and to the procedures referred to in paragraph 21 of Assembly resolution 73/261 (resolution 74/81).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation: Supplement No. 46 (A/75/46).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 48)

 

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation: Supplement No. 46 (A/74/46)

Summary record

A/C.4/74/SR.13

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/407

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/81

50.

The General Assembly included this item on its agenda at its thirteenth session and established the Ad Hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, composed of 18 members (resolution 1348 (XIII)).

At its fourteenth session, the Assembly set up the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (resolution 1472 A (XIV)), whose original membership of 24 was expanded on several occasions, reaching 95 at the seventy-fourth session (decision 74/82). At present, the Committee is composed of the following 95 Member States: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) and Viet Nam.

The Committee established a Legal Subcommittee and a Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.

The Assembly, in 1963, adopted the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space (resolution 1962 (XVIII)). Since then, multilateral treaties and principles have been developed (see United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space, United Nations publication, Sales No. E.08.I.10).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-seventh session (resolutions 37/89, 38/80, 39/96, 40/162, 41/64, 42/68, 43/56, 44/46, 45/72, 46/45, 47/67, 48/39, 49/34, 50/27, 51/122, 51/123, 52/56, 53/45, 54/67, 54/68, 55/122, 56/51, 57/116, 58/89, 58/90, 59/2, 59/115, 59/116, 60/99, 61/110, 61/111, 62/101, 62/217, 63/90, 64/86, 65/97, 65/271, 66/71, 67/113, 68/74, 68/75, 69/85, 70/82, 70/230, 71/90, 72/77 to 72/79, 73/91 and 74/82 and decisions 72/518 and 73/517).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space to continue to consider, as a matter of priority, ways and means of maintaining outer space for peaceful purposes and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/82).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Supplement No. 20 (A/75/20).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 49)

 

Report of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Supplement No. 20 (A/74/20)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.1416

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/408

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/82

51.

At its third session, the General Assembly initiated United Nations assistance to Palestine refugees (resolution 212 (III)) and established the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, composed of France, Turkey and the United States of America (resolution 194 (III)).

At its fourth session, the Assembly established the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (resolution 302 (IV)). Since May 1950, the Agency, which is supported by voluntary contributions, has been providing education, training, health, relief and other services to Arab refugees from Palestine. In 1967 and 1982, the functions of the Agency were widened to include humanitarian assistance, as far as practicable, on an emergency basis and as a temporary measure, to other displaced persons in serious need of immediate assistance as a result of the 1967 and subsequent hostilities (resolutions 2252 (ES-V) and 37/120 B). The Agency’s mandate has been extended several times, most recently until 30 June 2023 (resolution 74/83).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to increase the membership of the Advisory Commission on UNRWA to 21 members, to invite Palestine to attend and fully participate in its meetings as an observer, to invite the European Community to attend its meetings and to invite the League of Arab States to attend its meetings as an observer (decision 60/522). At its sixty-third, sixty-fifth, sixty-sixth, sixty-ninth and seventy-third sessions, the Assembly decided to increase the membership of the Advisory Commission on UNRWA to 23, then to 24, 25, 27 and 28 members, respectively (resolutions 63/91, 65/98, 66/72, 69/86 and 73/92). At present, the Advisory Commission is composed of the following Member States: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America.

At its twenty-fifth session, the Assembly, in view of the Agency’s deteriorating financial situation, established the Working Group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to study all aspects of the financing of the Agency (resolution 2656 (XXV)). The Working Group has submitted recommendations to the Assembly annually since its twenty-fifth session, and the Assembly has annually extended the Working Group’s mandate. The Working Group is composed of the following nine Member States: France, Ghana, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly reaffirmed its request to the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine to continue exerting efforts towards the implementation of paragraph 11 of Assembly resolution 194 (III) and to report to the Assembly on the efforts being exerted in that regard as appropriate, but no later than 1 September 2020. The Assembly also affirmed the necessity for the continuation of the work of the Agency and the importance of its unimpeded operation and its provision of services, including emergency assistance, and decided to extend the mandate of the Agency until 30 June 2023, without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 11 of Assembly resolution 194 (III) (resolution 74/83).

At the same session, the Assembly expressed its appreciation to the Advisory Commission of the Agency and requested it to continue its efforts and to keep the Assembly informed of its activities (resolution 74/85). The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (resolution 74/86).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: Supplement No. 13 (A/75/13);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (resolution 74/86);

(c)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the seventy-fourth report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (resolutions 512 (VI) and 74/83);

(d)     Report of the Working Group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (resolution 74/85).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 50)

 

Report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: Supplement No. 13 (A/74/13)

Report of the Secretary-General on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (A/74/307)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the seventy-third report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (A/74/332)

Report of the Working Group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/74/337)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.21, 22 and 25

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/409

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolutions

74/83 to 74/86

52.

At its twenty-third session, the General Assembly established the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories (resolution 2443 (XXIII)). At its twenty-fifth session, the Assembly renewed the mandate of the Special Committee (resolution 2727 (XXV)). At present, the Special Committee is composed of the following three Member States: Malaysia, Senegal and Sri Lanka.

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its twenty-sixth session and has requested the Committee to continue its work (resolutions 2851 (XXVI), 3005 (XXVII), 3092 A and B (XXVIII), 3240 A to C (XXIX), 3525 A to D (XXX), 31/106 A to D, 32/91 A to C, 33/133 A to C, 34/90 A to C, 35/122 A to F, 36/147 A to G, 37/88 A to G, 38/79 A to H, 39/95 A to H, 40/161 A to G, 41/63 A to G, 42/160 A to G, 43/58 A to G, 44/48 A to G, 45/74 A to G, 46/47 A to G, 47/70 A to G, 48/41 A to D, 49/36 A to D, 50/29 A to D, 51/131 to 51/135, 52/64 to 52/69, 53/53 to 53/57, 54/76 to 54/80, 55/130 to 55/134, 56/59 to 56/63, 57/124 to 57/128, 58/96 to 58/100, 59/121 to 59/125, 60/104 to 60/108, 61/116 to 61/120, 62/106 to 62/110, 63/95 to 63/99, 64/91 to 64/95, 65/102 to 65/106, 66/76 to 66/80, 67/118 to 67/122, 68/80 to 68/84, 69/90 to 69/94, 70/87 to 70/91, 71/95 to 71/99, 72/84 to 72/88, 73/96 to 73/100 and 74/87 to 74/90).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories” (resolution 74/87). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolutions (resolutions 74/88 to 74/90).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Reports of the Secretary-General:

                   (i)     Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (resolution 74/88);

                   (ii)    Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (resolution 74/89);

                   (iii)   The occupied Syrian Golan (resolution 74/90);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the fifty-second report of the Special Committee (resolution 74/87).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 51)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories (A/74/219)

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (A/74/357)

Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (A/74/468)

The occupied Syrian Golan (A/74/192)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the fifty-first report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (A/74/356)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.2325

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/410

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolutions

74/87 to 74/90

54.

The General Assembly has had the question of special political missions on its agenda annually since its sixty-seventh session (resolutions 67/123, 68/85, 69/95, 70/92, 71/100, 72/89, 73/101 and 74/91).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to hold regular, inclusive and interactive dialogue on the overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions and to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution regarding overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions (resolution 74/91).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/91).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 53)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on overall policy matters pertaining to special political missions (A/74/338)

Summary record

A/C.4/74/SR.20

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/412

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/91

55.

At its thirtieth session, the General Assembly decided to consider at its thirty-third session an item entitled “United Nations public information policies and activities” (resolution 3535 (XXX)). At its thirty-third session, the Assembly considered the item as a sub-item under “Questions relating to information” and decided to establish the Committee to Review United Nations Public Information Policies and Activities, consisting of 41 Member States (resolution 33/115 C).

At its thirty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to maintain the Committee and rename it the Committee on Information (resolution 34/182).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-fifth session (resolutions 35/201, 36/149 A and B, 37/94 A and B, 38/82 A and B, 39/98 A and B, 40/164 A and B, 41/68 A to E, 42/162 A and B, 43/60 A and B, 44/50, 45/76 A and B, 46/73 A and B, 47/73 A and B, 48/44 A and B, 49/38 A and B, 50/31 A and B, 51/138 A and B, 52/70 A and B, 53/59 A and B, 54/82 A and B, 55/136 A and B, 56/64 A and B, 57/130 A and B, 58/101 A and B, 59/126 A and B, 60/109 A and B, 61/121 A and B, 62/111 A and B, 63/100 A and B, 64/96 A and B, 65/107 A and B, 66/81 A and B, 67/124 A and B, 68/86 A and B, 69/96 A and B, 70/93 A and B, 71/101 A and B, 72/90 A and B, 73/102 A and B and 74/92 A and B).

In addition, the Assembly took a series of decisions on increasing the membership of the Committee on Information from 41 to 116 (resolutions 34/182 and 71/101 A and B and decisions 43/418, 44/418, 45/422, 46/423, 47/322, 47/424, 48/318, 49/416, 50/311, 50/411, 52/318, 53/418, 54/318, 55/317, 55/425, 56/419, 57/412, 57/524, 58/410, 58/525, 59/413, 59/518, 60/415, 60/524, 61/413, 61/521, 63/524, 64/520, 67/413, 67/529 and 69/522). The current composition of the Committee is contained in its report on its forty-first session (A/74/21).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to the Committee on Information at its forty-second session and to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the activities of the Department of Global Communications and on the implementation of all recommendations and requests contained in the resolution. The Assembly also requested the Committee on Information to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Questions relating to information” (resolution 74/92 B).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Committee on Information on its forty-second session: Supplement No. 21 (A/75/21);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/92 B).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 54)

 

Report of the Committee on Information on its forty-first session: Supplement No. 21 (A/74/21)

Report of the Secretary-General on questions relating to information (A/74/283)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.911

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/413

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolutions

74/92 A and B

56.

Under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations, Member States administering Non-Self-Governing Territories are required to transmit regularly to the Secretary-General statistical and other information relating to conditions in the Territories for which they are responsible. The information is examined by the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, which, under the terms of resolution 1970 (XVIII), is requested to take that information fully into account in considering the situation in the Non-Self-Governing Territories concerned.

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed that, in the absence of a decision by the Assembly itself that a Non-Self-Governing Territory had attained a full measure of self-government in terms of Chapter XI of the Charter, the administering Power concerned should continue to transmit information under Article 73 e of the Charter with respect to that Territory; requested the Secretary-General to continue to ensure that adequate information was drawn from all available published sources in connection with the preparation of the working papers relating to the Territories concerned; and requested the Special Committee to continue to discharge the functions entrusted to it under resolution 1970 (XVIII), in accordance with established procedures (resolution 74/93).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2020: Supplement No. 23 (A/75/23);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/93).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 55)

 

Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2019: Supplement No. 23 (A/74/23), chaps. V and XIII

Report of the Secretary-General on information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations (A/74/63)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.2 and 68

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/414

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/93

57.

Initially entitled “Activities of foreign economic and other interests which are impeding the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples in Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa and Territories under Portuguese domination and in all other Territories under colonial domination” (resolution 2189 (XXI)), the title of this item was amended at the Assembly’s twenty-second, thirty-fifth, forty-fourth, forty-sixth and forty-eighth sessions (resolution 2288 (XXII), A/35/250, para. 22, and decisions 44/469, 46/402 D and 48/402 C). The item was included in the agenda of the fifty-third session of the General Assembly on the recommendation of the General Committee (see A/53/PV.3).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its twenty-second session (resolutions 2288 (XXII), 2425 (XXIII), 2554 (XXIV), 2703 (XXV), 2873 (XXVI), 2979 (XXVII), 3117 (XXVIII), 3299 (XXIX), 3398 (XXX), 31/7, 32/35, 33/40, 34/41, 35/28, 36/51, 37/31, 38/50, 39/42, 40/52, 41/14, 42/74, 43/29, 44/84, 45/17, 46/64, 47/15, 48/46, 49/40, 50/33, 51/140, 52/72, 53/61, 54/84, 55/138, 56/66, 57/132, 58/103, 59/128, 60/111, 61/123, 62/113, 63/102, 64/98, 65/109, 66/83, 67/126, 68/88, 69/98, 70/95, 71/103, 72/92, 73/104 and 74/94).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Special Committee to continue to examine the question of economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/94).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2020: Supplement No. 23 (A/75/23).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 56)

 

Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2019: Supplement No. 23 (A/74/23), chaps. VI and XIII

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.2 and 68

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/415

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/94

58.

The General Assembly has had this item on its agenda annually since its twenty-second session (resolutions 2311 (XXII), 2426 (XXIII), 2555 (XXIV), 2704 (XXV), 2874 (XXVI), 2980 (XXVII), 3118 (XXVIII), 3300 (XXIX), 3421 (XXX), 31/30, 32/36, 33/41, 34/42, 35/29, 36/52, 37/32, 38/51, 39/43, 40/53, 41/15, 42/75, 43/30, 44/85, 45/18, 46/65, 47/16, 48/47, 49/41, 50/34, 51/141, 52/73, 53/62, 54/85, 55/139, 56/67, 57/133, 58/104, 59/129, 60/112, 61/231, 62/114, 63/103, 64/99, 65/110, 66/84, 67/127, 68/89, 69/99, 70/96, 71/104, 72/93, 73/105 and 74/95).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution and requested the Special Committee to continue to examine the question and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/95).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2020: Supplement No. 23 (A/75/23);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/95).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 57)

 

Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2019: Supplement No. 23 (A/74/23), chaps. VII and XIII

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations (A/74/80)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.2 and 68

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/416

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/95

59.

At its ninth session, the General Assembly invited Member States to offer facilities to the inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories, not only for study and training at the university level but also for study at the post-primary level, as well as technical and vocational training of immediate and practical value, and requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report for the information of the Assembly, giving details of the offers made and the extent to which they had been taken up (resolution 845 (IX)). At subsequent sessions, a similar invitation was reiterated by the Assembly, and the Secretary-General was requested to report on the implementation of the relevant resolution (resolutions 931 (X), 1050 (XI) and 1154 (XII)).

At its thirteenth session, the Assembly decided to place this question as a separate item on the provisional agenda of its fourteenth session (resolution 1277 (XIII)).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fourteenth session (resolutions 1411 (XIV), 1540 (XV), 1696 (XVI), 1849 (XVII), 1974 (XVIII), 2110 (XX), 2234 (XXI), 2352 (XXII), 2423 (XXIII), 2556 (XXIV), 2705 (XXV), 2876 (XXVI), 2982 (XXVII), 3120 (XXVIII), 3302 (XXIX), 3423 (XXX), 31/32, 32/38, 33/43, 34/32, 35/31, 36/54, 37/34, 38/53, 39/45, 40/55, 41/28, 42/77, 43/32, 44/87, 45/20, 46/66, 47/17, 48/48, 49/42, 50/35, 51/142, 52/74, 53/63, 54/86, 55/140, 56/68, 57/134, 58/105, 59/130, 60/113, 61/124, 62/115, 63/104, 64/100, 65/111, 66/85, 67/128, 68/90, 69/100, 70/97, 71/105, 72/94, 73/106 and 74/96).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/96).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/96).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 58)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General

A/74/80, A/74/65 and A/74/65/Add.1

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.2 and 68

Report of the Fourth Committee

A/74/417

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolution

74/96

60.

At its sixteenth session, the General Assembly established the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, consisting of 17 members (resolution 1654 (XVI)). The Assembly enlarged the Special Committee at its seventeenth, thirty-fourth, fifty-ninth, sixty-third and sixty-fourth sessions (resolution 1810 (XVII) and decisions 34/425, 59/520, 63/526 and 64/554).

At present, the Special Committee is composed of the following 29 Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Chile, China, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Mali, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

At its resumed fifty-eighth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided that the item should be allocated for annual consideration in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (resolution 58/316, annex, para. 4 (i)).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixteenth session (resolutions 1654 (XVI), 1810 (XVII), 1956 (XVIII), 2105 (XX), 2189 (XXI), 2326 (XXII), 2465 (XXIII), 2548 (XXIV), 2708 (XXV), 2878 (XXVI), 2908 (XXVII), 3163 (XXVIII), 3328 (XXIX), 3481 (XXX), 31/143, 32/42, 33/44, 34/94, 35/119, 36/68, 37/35, 38/54, 39/91, 40/57, 41/41 A and B, 42/71, 43/45, 44/101, 45/34, 46/71, 47/23, 48/52, 49/89, 50/39, 51/146, 52/78, 53/68, 54/91, 55/147, 56/74, 57/140, 58/111, 59/136, 60/119, 61/130, 62/120, 63/110, 64/106, 65/117, 66/91, 67/134, 68/97, 69/107, 70/231, 71/122, 72/111 and 73/123 and decisions 34/310, 34/425, 59/520, 63/413, 63/526, 64/418 and 64/554).

Under the same item, the Assembly has also considered the following:

(a)     Question of Western Sahara (resolutions 31/45, 32/22, 33/31 A and B, 34/37, 35/19, 36/46, 37/28, 38/40, 39/40, 40/50, 41/16, 42/78, 43/33, 44/88, 45/21, 46/67, 47/25, 48/49, 49/44, 50/36, 51/143, 52/75, 53/64, 54/87, 55/141, 56/69, 57/135, 58/109, 59/131, 60/114, 61/125, 62/116, 63/105, 64/101, 65/112, 66/86, 67/129, 68/91, 69/101, 70/98, 71/106, 72/95, 73/107 and 74/97);

(b)     Question of New Caledonia (resolutions 42/79, 43/34, 44/89, 45/22, 46/69, 47/26, 48/50, 49/45, 50/37, 51/144, 52/76, 53/65, 54/88, 55/142, 56/70, 57/136, 58/106, 59/132, 60/115, 61/126, 62/117, 63/106, 64/102, 65/113, 66/87, 67/130, 68/92, 69/102, 70/99, 71/119, 72/104, 73/115 and 74/106);

(c)     Question of French Polynesia (resolutions 67/265, 68/93, 69/103, 70/100, 71/120, 72/101, 73/112 and 74/103);

(d)     Question of Tokelau (resolutions 2069 (XX), 2232 (XXI), 2357 (XXII), 2430 (XXIII), 2592 (XXIV), 2709 (XXV), 2868 (XXVI), 2986 (XXVII), 3428 (XXX), 31/48, 41/26, 42/84, 43/35, 44/90, 45/29, 46/68 A and B, 47/27 A and B, 48/51 A and B, 49/47, 50/38 A and B, 51/145, 52/77, 53/66, 54/89, 55/143, 56/71, 57/137, 58/107, 59/133, 60/116, 61/127, 62/121, 63/107, 64/103, 65/114, 66/434, 67/131, 68/94, 69/104, 70/101, 71/107, 72/107, 73/118 and 74/109);

(e)     Questions of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands (resolutions 2069 (XX), 2232 (XXI), 2357 (XXII), 2430 (XXIII), 2592 (XXIV), 2709 (XXV), 2869 (XXVI), 2984 (XXVII), 3156 (XXVIII), 3157 (XXVIII), 3289 (XXIX), 3290 (XXIX), 3425 (XXX), 3427 (XXX), 3429 (XXX), 3433 (XXX), 31/52, 31/54, 31/55, 31/57, 31/58, 32/24, 32/28 to 32/31, 33/32 to 33/35, 34/34 to 34/36, 34/39, 35/21 to 35/25, 36/47, 36/48, 36/62, 36/63, 37/20 to 37/27, 38/41 to 38/48, 39/30 to 39/39, 40/41 to 40/49, 41/17 to 41/25, 42/80 to 42/83, 42/85 to 42/89, 43/36 to 43/44, 44/91 to 44/99, 45/23 to 45/28, 45/30 to 45/32, 46/68 A and B, 47/27 A and B, 48/51 A and B, 49/46 A and B, 50/38 A and B, 51/224 A and B, 52/77 A and B, 53/67 A and B, 54/90 A and B, 55/144 A and B, 56/72 A and B, 57/138 A and B, 58/108 A and B, 59/134 A and B, 60/117 A and B, 61/128 A and B, 62/118 A and B, 63/108 A and B, 64/104 A and B, 65/115 A and B, 66/89 A and B, 67/132 A and B, 68/95 A and B, 69/105 A and B, 70/102 A and B, 71/108 to 71/118, 72/96 to 72/100, 72/102, 72/103, 72/105, 72/106, 72/108, 72/109, 73/108 to 73/111, 73/113, 73/114, 73/116, 73/117, 73/119 to 73/121, 74/98 to 74/102, 74/104, 75/105, 74/107 and 74/108);

(f)     Dissemination of information on decolonization (resolutions 2879 (XXVI), 2909 (XXVII), 3164 (XXVIII), 3329 (XXIX), 3482 (XXX), 31/144, 32/43, 33/45, 34/95, 35/120, 36/69, 37/36, 38/55, 39/92, 40/58, 41/42, 42/72, 43/46, 44/102, 45/35, 46/72, 47/24, 48/53, 49/90, 50/40, 51/147, 52/79, 53/69, 54/92, 55/145, 56/73, 57/139, 58/110, 59/135, 60/118, 61/129, 62/119, 63/109, 64/105, 65/116, 66/90, 67/133, 68/96, 69/106, 70/103, 71/121, 72/110, 73/122 and 74/112);

(g)     Question of Gibraltar (resolutions 2070 (XX), 2231 (XXI), 2353 (XXII), 2429 (XXIII) and 3286 (XXIX) and decisions 31/406 C, 32/411, 33/408, 34/412, 35/406, 36/409, 37/412, 38/415, 39/410, 40/413, 41/407, 42/418, 43/411, 44/426, 45/407, 46/420, 47/411, 48/422, 49/420, 50/415, 51/430, 52/419, 53/420, 54/423, 55/427, 56/421, 57/526, 58/526, 59/519, 60/525, 61/522, 62/523, 63/525, 64/521, 65/521, 66/522, 67/530, 68/523, 69/523, 70/520, 71/521, 72/520, 73/519 and 74/515);

(h)     International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (resolutions 43/47, 46/181, 54/90 A, 55/146, 60/120, 64/106 and 65/119);

(i)     Fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (resolution 65/118 and decisions 64/560 and 65/524).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Special Committee to continue to seek suitable means for the immediate and full implementation of the Declaration, to formulate specific proposals to bring about an end to colonialism and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/113).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2020: Supplement No. 23 (A/75/23);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General on the question of Western Sahara (resolution 74/97).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 63)

 

Report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for 2019: Supplement No. 23 (A/74/23), chaps. VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations (A/74/80)

Report of the Secretary-General on the question of Western Sahara (A/74/341)

Summary records

A/C.4/74/SR.2 and 69

Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

A/74/418

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.47

Resolutions

74/97 to 74/113

Decision

74/515

61.

This item was included in the agenda of the thirty-fourth session of the General Assembly at the request of Madagascar (A/34/245). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-fourth to forty-fourth sessions (resolutions 34/91 and 35/123 and decisions 36/432, 37/424, 38/422, 39/421, 40/429, 41/416, 42/415, 43/419 and 44/419).

The Assembly, under the item entitled “Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items”, has decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of the subsequent session annually since its forty-fifth session (decisions 45/402 A, 46/402 A, 47/402 A, 48/402 A, 49/402 A, 50/402 A, 51/402 A, 52/402 A, 53/402 A, 54/402 A, 55/402 A, 56/402 A, 57/503 A, 58/503 A, 59/503 A, 60/503 A, 61/503 A, 62/503 A, 63/503 A, 64/503 A, 65/503 A, 66/503 A, 67/504 A, 68/504 A, 69/502 A, 70/502 A, 71/504 A, 72/504 A, 73/504 A and 74/503 A).

No advance documentation is expected.

62.

The General Assembly considered this question at its forty-eighth to fifty-first sessions under the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council” (resolutions 48/212, 49/132, 50/129 and 51/190). At its fifty-first session, the Assembly decided to include in the agenda of its fifty-second session an item entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” (resolution 51/190).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/207, 53/196, 54/230, 55/209, 56/204, 57/269 (change in name of agenda item to “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”), 58/229, 59/251, 60/183, 61/184, 62/181, 63/201, 64/185, 65/179, 66/225, 67/229, 68/235, 69/241, 70/225, 71/247, 72/240, 73/255 and 74/243).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Second Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 20 delegations (see A/C.2/74/SR.21).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution, including with regard to the cumulative impact of the exploitation, damage and depletion by Israel of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, and with regard to the impact of such practices on the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (resolution 74/243).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (resolution 74/243).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 64)

 

Relevant chapters of the report of the Economic and Social Council on its 2019 session (A/74/3)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/74/88)

Summary records

A/C.2/74/SR.21 and 22

Report of the Second Committee

A/74/387

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/243

63.

At its fifth session, the General Assembly adopted the statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (resolution 428 (V), annex). In accordance with paragraph 11 of the statute, the High Commissioner reports annually in writing to the Assembly.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item in which statements were made by 33 delegations (A/C.3/74/SR.40 and 41).

 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the High Commissioner to report on his annual activities to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/130).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Supplement No. 12 (A/75/12);

(b)     Report of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Supplement No. 12A (A/75/12/Add.1).

 

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

 

The question of assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa was considered by the Assembly at its forty-sixth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 46/108, 47/107, 48/118, 49/174, 50/149, 51/71, 52/101, 53/126, 54/147, 55/77, 56/135, 57/183, 58/149, 59/172, 60/128, 61/139, 62/125, 63/149, 64/129, 65/193, 66/135, 67/150, 68/143, 69/154, 70/134, 71/173, 72/152, 73/150 and 74/131).

Also at its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly invited the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of internally displaced persons to continue the ongoing dialogue with Member States and the intergovernmental and non‑governmental organizations concerned, in accordance with the Council’s mandate, and to include information thereon in all reports to the Council and the Assembly. The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, taking fully into account, inter alia, the situation of their host communities, refugee camps and the efforts expended by countries of asylum and those aimed at bridging funding gaps, under the item entitled “Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions” (resolution 74/131).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/131).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 61)

 

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Supplement No. 12 (A/74/12)

Report of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the work of its seventieth session: Supplement No. 12A (A/74/12/Add.1)

Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa (A/74/322)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.3941, 44, 47 and 49

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/393

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/130 and 74/131

D. Promotion of human rights
67.

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly, under the agenda items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” and “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, decided to establish the Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, in replacement of the Commission on Human Rights, as a subsidiary organ of the Assembly, and that the Council should submit an annual report to the Assembly (resolution 60/251). The Assembly has had the item entitled “Report of the Human Rights Council” on its agenda annually since its sixty-first session (resolutions 61/177, 61/178, 61/295, 62/219, 63/117, 63/160, 64/10, 64/142 to 64/144, 64/254, 65/195, 65/196, 66/136 to 66/138, 67/151, 68/144, 69/155, 70/136, 71/174, 72/153, 73/152 and 74/132 and decisions 61/547, 62/527, 66/533 and 68/568; see also decisions 61/503 A, 62/503 A, 63/503 A, 64/503 A, 64/507, 65/503 A and 66/558 on the allocation of the item).

At its sixty-fifth session, the Assembly, under the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” and “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, decided to continue its practice of allocating the item entitled “Report of the Human Rights Council” to the plenary of the Assembly and to the Third Committee, in accordance with its decision 65/503 A,[2] with the additional understanding that the President of the Council would present the report in her or his capacity as President to the plenary of the Assembly and the Third Committee. The Assembly also decided that the Third Committee would hold an interactive dialogue with the President of the Council at the time of her or his presentation of the report of the Council to the Third Committee. The Assembly further decided that, from 2013, the Council would start its yearly membership cycle on 1 January (resolution 65/281).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by the President of the Assembly, the President of the Council and 21 delegations (see A/74/PV.23 and 24), and took note of the report of the Council, including the addendum thereto, and its recommendations (resolution 74/132).

At the same session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item, in which statements were made by 10 delegations (A/C.3/74/SR.42).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Human Rights Council: Supplement No. 53 (A/75/53 and A/75/53/Add.1).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 65)

 

Report of the Human Rights Council on its fortieth and forty-first regular sessions: Supplement No. 53 (A/74/53); and on its forty-second regular session: Supplement No. 53A (A/74/53/Add.1)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.42 and 44

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/394

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.23, 24 and 50

Resolution

74/132

68.

(a) Promotion and protection of the rights of children

 

The item entitled “Necessity of adopting effective measures for the promotion and protection of the rights of children throughout the world who are victims of especially difficult circumstances, including armed conflicts” was included in the agenda of the forty-eighth session at the request of Cuba (A/48/242). The General Assembly had the item on its agenda at that session (resolutions 48/156 and 48/157).

At its forty-ninth session, on the proposal of Uruguay, the Assembly changed the title of the item to “Promotion and protection of the rights of children” (see A/BUR/49/SR.1). The Assembly had this item on its agenda annually from its forty-ninth to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 49/209 to 49/212, 50/153 to 50/155, 51/76, 51/77, 52/106, 52/107, 53/127, 53/128, 54/148, 54/149, 55/78, 55/79, 56/138, 56/139, 57/188 to 57/190, 58/155 to 58/157, 58/245, 59/173, 59/261, 60/141 and 60/231 and decisions 51/418, 52/421, 53/431, 54/432, 55/418, 57/530 and 59/525).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to include the item as a sub-item in the provisional agenda of its sixty-first session (decision 60/537). The Assembly had the sub-item entitled “Promotion and protection of the rights of children” on its agenda annually since the sixty-first session (resolutions 61/146, 62/138 to 62/141, 63/241, 64/145, 64/146, 65/197, 66/139 to 66/141, 67/152, 68/145 to 68/148, 68/273, 69/156 to 69/158, 70/137, 70/138, 71/175 to 71/177, 72/154, 72/245, 73/153 to 73/155 and 74/133 and decisions 61/526, 62/528, 63/532, 64/532, 65/534, 66/534, 67/535, 68/533, 69/532, 71/532 and 73/524).

At its forty-fourth session, under the item entitled “Adoption of the convention on the rights of the child”, the Assembly adopted resolution 44/25 (Convention on the Rights of the Child). At its fifty-fourth session, under the item entitled “Human rights questions”, the Assembly adopted resolution 54/263 (Optional protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography). At its sixty-sixth session, under the item entitled “Report of the Human Rights Council”, the Assembly adopted resolution 66/138 (Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure).

Also at its forty-fourth session, the Assembly decided that the Committee on the Rights of the Child would submit to the Assembly, through the Economic and Social Council, every two years, reports on its activities (resolution 44/25, annex).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to consider the issue of child, early and forced marriage at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of the rights of children”, taking into account the multifaceted and worldwide nature of this issue (resolution 73/153).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a comprehensive report on the rights of the child, containing information on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, bearing in mind the thirtieth anniversary of its adoption, in 2019. The Assembly requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to continue to submit reports to the Assembly and the Human Rights Council on the activities undertaken in the fulfilment of her mandate, including information on her field visits and on the progress achieved and the challenges remaining on the children and armed conflict agenda. The Assembly requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children to continue to submit annual reports to the Assembly and the Council on the activities undertaken in fulfilment of her mandate, consistent with paragraphs 58 and 59 of its resolution 62/141, including information on her field visits and on the progress achieved and the challenges remaining on the violence against children agenda. The Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, to continue to submit reports to the Assembly and the Council on the activities undertaken in fulfilment of her mandate, including information on her field visits and on the progress achieved and the challenges remaining in the prevention and eradication of the sale of children, child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material and the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The Assembly invited the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child to present an oral report on the work of the Committee and to engage in an interactive dialogue with the Assembly at its seventy-fifth and seventy-sixth sessions as a way to enhance communication between the Assembly and the Committee (resolution 74/133).

At the same session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Third Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 106 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.1115)

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Supplement No. 41 (A/75/41);

(b)     Reports of the Secretary-General (resolutions 73/153 and 74/133);

(c)     Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (resolution 74/133);

(d)     Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (resolution 74/133);

(e)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material (resolution 74/133).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 70 (a))

 

Report of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on its seventy-second to seventy-seventh sessions: Supplement No. 41 (A/73/41)

Report of the Secretary-General on the issue of child, early and forced marriage (A/73/257)

Summary records

A/C.3/73/SR.1115, 46, 48 and 55

Report of the Third Committee

A/73/585

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.55

Resolutions

73/153 to 73/155

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 66 (a))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (A/74/231)

The girl child (A/74/246)

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/74/249)

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children (A/74/259)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting:

Report of the Independent Expert leading the global study on children deprived of liberty (A/74/136)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material (A/74/162)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.1115, 47 and 49

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/395

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/133

 

(b) Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children

 

At its fifty-first session, under the item entitled “Operational activities for development”, the General Assembly decided to convene a special session of the Assembly to review the achievement of the goals of the World Summit for Children, and to consider the arrangements for the special session at its fifty-third session (resolution 51/186).

At its twenty-seventh special session, under the items entitled “Review of the achievements in the implementation and results of the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children and Plan of Action for Implementing the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children in the 1990s” and “Renewal of commitment and future action for children in the next decade”, the Assembly adopted resolution S-27/2 (A world fit for children). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report regularly on progress made in implementing the Plan of Action included in the annex to the resolution.

At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly, under the sub-item entitled “Operational activities for development of the United Nations system” of the item entitled “Operational activities for development”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of the fifty-fifth session the item entitled “Special session of the General Assembly in 2001 for follow-up to the World Summit for Children” (resolution 54/93). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-fifth session (resolution 55/26).

At its fifty-fifth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty sixth session the item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children” (resolution 55/26). The Assembly had the item on its agenda annually from its fifty-sixth to sixtieth sessions (resolutions 56/222, 56/259 and 58/282).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to include the item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children” as a sub-item of the item entitled “Promotion and protection of the rights of children” in the provisional agenda of its sixty-first session (decision 60/537). It has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its sixty-first session (resolutions 61/272 and 62/88 (declaration of the commemorative high-level plenary meeting devoted to the follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children)).

At its seventy-fourth session, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, the Assembly approved the programme of work of the Third Committee for the seventy-fifth session, which contained the sub-item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children” (decision 74/519).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution S-27/2).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 66 (b) and 121)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/240

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.1115, 47, 49 and 52

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/395

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Decision

74/519

69.

(a) Rights of indigenous peoples

 

At its seventy-first session, the General Assembly decided to continue its consideration of possible further measures necessary to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them at its seventy-fifth session, taking into account the achievements in that regard of other bodies and organizations throughout the United Nations system, to be preceded by consultations with indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions from all regions of the world as an input to the intergovernmental process (resolution 71/321).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to continue its consideration of the question at its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Rights of indigenous peoples” (resolution 74/135).

At the same session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Third Committee, where statements in the general discussion were made by 30 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.16).

 

(b) Follow-up to the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly decided to maintain in the provisional agenda the sub-item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” (resolution 74/135).

 

References for the seventy-first session (agenda item 65)

 

Draft resolution

A/71/L.82

Plenary meeting

A/71/PV.96

Resolution

71/321

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 67 (a) and (b))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of indigenous peoples (A/74/149)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.16 and 44

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/396

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolution

74/135

70.

At the seventy-fourth session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item as a whole (item 68), jointly with item 69, entitled “Right of peoples to self-determination”, in which statements were made by 48 delegations (A/C.3/74/SR.3739 and 41).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 68)

 

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on its ninety-sixth, ninety-seventh and ninety-eighth sessions: Supplement No. 18 (A/74/18)

 

(a) Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 

Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to prepare, for submission to it at its seventy-fifth session and to the Human Rights Council at its forty-fourth session, reports on the implementation of the resolution and decided to remain seized of the issue (resolution 74/136).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Chair-Rapporteur of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination to present a progress report to it at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/137)

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (resolution 74/136).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 68 (a))

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (A/74/253)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.3739, 41 (jointly with sub‑item (b) and item 69), 44 and 51

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/397

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/136 and 74/137

 

(b) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

 

International Decade for People of African Descent

 

At its sixty-eighth session, the General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent, commencing on 1 January 2015 and ending on 31 December 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”, to be officially launched immediately following the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the Assembly (resolution 68/237).

At its sixty-ninth session, the Assembly adopted the programme of activities for the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent annexed to the resolution and requested the Secretary-General to submit annually a progress report on the implementation of the activities of the Decade (resolution 69/16).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly invited the Human Rights Council, through the Chair of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, to continue to submit a report on the work of the Working Group to the Assembly, and in that regard invited the Chair of the Working Group to engage in an interactive dialogue with the Assembly under the item entitled “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” at its seventy-fifth session. The Assembly welcomed the decision to establish the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, which would serve as a consultation mechanism for people of African descent and other interested stakeholders as a platform for improving the quality of life and livelihoods of people of African descent and to contribute to elaborating a United Nations declaration, on the promotion and full respect of human rights of people of African descent, and that the modalities, format and substantive and procedural aspects of the Permanent Forum would be concluded by Member States and observer States, with further consultations with people of African descent. (resolution 74/137).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 69/16);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (resolution 74/137).

 

A global call for concrete action for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution and to include in that report a section outlining the progress in the implementation of paragraph 18 of its resolution 68/151 regarding the revitalization of the trust fund for the purpose of ensuring the successful implementation of the activities of the International Decade for People of African Descent and enhancing the effectiveness of the comprehensive follow-up to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action; encouraged the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, within her mandate, to continue to focus on the issues of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and incitement to hatred, which impede peaceful coexistence and harmony within societies, and to submit reports in that regard to the Human Rights Council and the Assembly; requested the President of the Assembly and the President of the Human Rights Council to continue to convene annual commemorative meetings of the Assembly and the Council during the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, with the appropriate focus and themes, and to hold a debate on the midterm review of the Decade, with the participation of the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and in that context encouraged the participation of eminent personalities active in the struggle against racial discrimination, Member States and civil society organizations in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Assembly and the Council, respectively; and decided to remain seized of this priority matter at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” (resolution 74/137).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/137);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (resolution 74/137).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 68 (b))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Implementation of the activities of the International Decade for People of African Descent (A/74/308)

A global call for action for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (A/74/312)

Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (A/74/274)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting:

Report of the Group of Independent Eminent Experts on the Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on its sixth session (A/74/173)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (A/74/321)

Note by the Secretariat on the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (A/74/344)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.3739, 41 (jointly with sub‑item (a) and item 69) and 51

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/397

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolution

74/137

71.

At its twenty-fourth session, the General Assembly, under the items entitled “International Year for Human Rights” and “Implementation of the recommendations of the International Conference on Human Rights”, decided to review at its twenty-fifth session the progress in the implementation of resolution VIII of the International Conference on Human Rights, entitled “Importance of the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination and of the speedy granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights” (resolution 2588 B (XXIV)). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twenty-fifth to forty-fifth sessions (resolutions 2649 (XXV), 2787 (XXVI), 2955 (XXVII), 3070 (XXVIII), 3246 (XXIX), 3382 (XXX), 31/34, 32/14, 33/24, 34/44, 35/35 A and B, 36/9, 36/10, 37/42, 37/43, 38/16, 38/17, 39/17, 39/18, 40/24, 40/25, 41/100 to 41/102, 42/94 to 42/96, 43/105 to 43/107, 44/79 to 44/81 and 45/130 to 45/132).

The Assembly has had the item entitled “Right of peoples to self-determination” on its agenda annually since its forty-sixth session (resolutions 46/87 to 46/89, 47/82 to 47/84, 48/92 to 48/94, 49/148 to 49/151, 50/138 to 50/140, 51/83, 51/84, 52/112 to 52/114, 53/134 to 53/136, 54/151, 54/152, 54/155, 55/85 to 55/87, 56/141, 56/142, 56/232, 57/196 to 57/198, 58/161 to 58/163, 59/178 to 59/180, 60/145, 60/146, 61/150 to 61/152, 62/144 to 62/146, 63/163 to 63/165, 64/149 to 64/151, 65/201 to 65/203, 66/145 to 66/147, 67/157 to 67/159, 68/152 to 68/154, 69/163 to 69/165, 70/141 to 70/143, 71/182 to 71/184, 72/158 to 72/160, 73/158 to 73/160, 74/138 and 74/140 and decisions 60/532, 61/528 and 66/536).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to consult States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations on the implementation of the resolution and to report, with specific recommendations, to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session its findings on the use of mercenaries to undermine the enjoyment of all human rights and to impede the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination. The Assembly decided to consider the question of the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/138).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it on the question of the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/140).

Also at the same session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item, jointly with item 68, entitled “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” as a whole, in which statements were made by 48 delegations (A/C.3/74/SR.3739 and 41).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/140);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (resolution 74/138).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 69)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the right of peoples to self-determination (A/74/309)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (A/74/244)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.3739 and 41 (jointly with item 68), 49, 51 and 52

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/398

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/138 and 74/140

72.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item as a whole, during which statements were made by 87 delegations (A/C.3/74/SR.1736, 43 and 49).

(a) Implementation of human rights instruments

 

Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto

 

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto (resolution 61/106, annexes I and II). The Convention and its Optional Protocol entered into force on 3 May 2008.

The Assembly has considered the question periodically since its sixty-second session (resolutions 62/170, 63/192, 64/154, 66/229, 67/160, 69/142, 70/145, 72/162, 74/143 and 74/144).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly invited the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of persons with disabilities to address and engage in an interactive dialogue with the Assembly annually, under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights”, as a way to enhance communication between the Assembly and the Committee, and invited the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a progress report on steps taken by the United Nations system towards mainstreaming disability inclusion, including the implementation of the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy, within existing resources (resolution 74/144).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/144).

 

Report of the Committee against Torture

 

In accordance with article 24 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (resolution 39/46, annex), the Committee submits an annual report on its activities to the States parties and to the Assembly.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Human Rights Council, and to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth, seventy-sixth and seventy-seventh sessions, a report on the operations of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture and the Special Fund established by the Optional Protocol to the Convention. The Assembly decided to consider at its seventy-fifth, seventy-sixth and seventy-seventh sessions the reports of the Secretary-General, including the report on the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture and the Special Fund established by the Optional Protocol, the report of the Committee, the report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the interim report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and decided to give its full consideration to the subject matter at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/143).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/143).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 70 (a))

 

Report of the Human Rights Committee on its 123rd, 124th and 125th sessions: Supplement No. 40 (A/74/40)

Report of the Committee against Torture on its sixty-fourth, sixty-fifth and sixty-sixth sessions: Supplement No. 44 (A/74/44)

Report of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families on its twenty-ninth and thirtieth sessions: Supplement No. 48 (A/74/48)

Report of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on its seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth sessions: Supplement No. 55 (A/74/55)

Report of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on its fifteenth and sixteenth sessions: Supplement No. 56 (A/74/56)

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Accessibility and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto (A/74/146)

United Nations voluntary trust fund on contemporary forms of slavery (A/74/228)

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (A/74/233)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting:

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (A/74/148)

Report of the Chairs of the human rights treaty bodies on their thirty-first annual meeting (A/74/256)

Note by the Secretariat on the report of the Secretary-General on the Special Fund established by the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (A/74/254)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.1736 (jointly with sub‑items (b–d), 43 and 49

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/399/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolution

74/143 and 74/144

 

(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

 

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

 

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (resolution 61/177, annex). The Convention entered into force on 23 December 2010.

In accordance with article 36 of the Convention, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances submits an annual report on its activities under the Convention to the Assembly.

The Assembly considered the question at its sixty-third to seventieth, seventy-second and seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 63/186, 64/167, 65/209, 66/160, 67/180, 68/166, 69/169, 70/160, 72/183 and 74/161).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly invited the Chair of the Committee and the Chair of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to address and engage in an interactive dialogue with the Assembly at its seventy-fifth and seventy-sixth sessions under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights”, requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-sixth session a report on the status of the Convention and the implementation of the resolution, and decided to give its full consideration to the subject matter at its seventy-sixth session (resolution 74/161).

Documents for the seventy-fifth and seventy-sixth sessions:

(a)     Report of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances on its seventeenth and eighteenth sessions: Supplement No. 56 (A/75/56);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/161).

 

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief

 

The Assembly considered the question at its sixtieth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 60/150, 61/164, 62/154, 63/171, 64/156, 65/224, 66/167, 67/178, 68/169, 69/174, 70/157, 71/195, 72/176, 73/164 and 74/164).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report that includes information provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on steps taken by States to combat intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief, as set forth in the resolution (resolution 74/164).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/164).

 

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

 

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions to submit to it, at its seventy-fourth and seventy-fifth sessions, a report on the situation worldwide with regard to extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and recommendations for more effective action to combat this phenomenon, and decided to continue its consideration of the question at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/172).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (resolution 73/172).

 

Human rights and extreme poverty

 

At its thirty-fifth session, the Human Rights Council decided to extend, for a period of three years, the mandate of its Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and requested the Special Rapporteur to submit an annual report to the Assembly and to the Council (Human Rights Council resolution 35/19).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to consider the question further at its seventy-fifth session under the sub-item entitled “Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms” of the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 73/163).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur (resolution 73/163).

Human rights in the administration of justice

 

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on the latest developments, challenges and good practices in human rights in the administration of justice, including on the situation of persons with disabilities in the administration of justice, and on the activities undertaken by the United Nations system as a whole, and decided to continue its consideration of the question of human rights in the administration of justice at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 73/177).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/177).

 

The right to development

 

The Assembly has considered this question annually since its forty-first session, at which it adopted the Declaration on the Right to Development (resolutions 41/128, 42/117, 43/127, 44/62, 45/97, 46/123, 47/123, 48/130, 49/183, 50/184, 51/99, 52/136, 53/155, 54/175, 55/108, 56/150, 57/223, 58/172, 59/185, 60/157, 61/169, 62/161, 63/178, 64/172, 65/219, 66/155, 67/171, 68/158, 69/181, 70/155, 71/192, 72/167, 73/166 and 74/152).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its seventy-fifth session and an interim report to the Human Rights Council on the implementation of the resolution, including efforts undertaken at the national, regional and international levels in the promotion and realization of the right to development, and invited the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development and the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the right to development to present an oral report and to engage in an interactive dialogue with the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/152).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/152).

 

Protection of migrants

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly invited the Chair of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families to present an oral report on the work of the Committee and to engage in an interactive dialogue with the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session; invited the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of migrants to submit his report to the General Assembly and to engage in an interactive dialogue at its seventy-fifth session; and decided to remain seized of the matter (resolution 74/148).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants (resolution 74/148).

 

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

 

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism to continue to report and engage in interactive dialogues on an annual basis with the Assembly and the Council in accordance with their programmes of work (resolution 72/180).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (resolution 72/180).

 

Freedom of religion or belief

 

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to designate 22 August as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief and requested the Secretary-General to bring the resolution to the attention of all Member States, the organizations of the United Nations system and civil society organizations for appropriate observance (resolution 73/296).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on freedom of religion or belief to submit an interim report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session and decided to consider the question of the elimination of all forms of religious intolerance at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 74/145).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief (resolution 74/145).

 

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

 

The Assembly has considered this question annually since its fifty-first session (resolutions 51/103, 52/120, 53/141, 54/172, 55/110, 56/148, 57/222, 58/171, 59/188, 60/155, 61/170, 62/162, 63/179, 64/170, 65/217, 66/156, 67/170, 68/162, 69/180, 70/151, 71/193, 72/168, 73/167 and 74/154).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights to include in his report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session more information on the process regarding the discussions of his proposals at the Council and to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution and on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the full enjoyment of human rights, and decided to examine the question on a priority basis at its seventy-fifth session under the sub-item entitled “Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms” of the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 74/154).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights (resolution 74/154).

 

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty

 

At its sixty-second session, the Assembly adopted resolution 62/149, entitled “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty”. The Assembly has considered this question biennially since its sixty-third session (resolutions 63/168, 65/206, 67/176, 69/186, 71/187 and 73/175).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution and decided to continue consideration of the matter at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 73/175).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/175).

Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons

 

The Assembly has considered this question biennially since its fiftieth session (resolutions 50/195, 52/130, 54/167, 56/164, 58/177, 60/168, 62/153, 64/162, 66/165, 68/180, 70/165, 72/182 and 74/160).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of internally displaced persons to submit to it at its seventy-fifth and seventy-sixth sessions a report on the implementation of the resolution and decided to continue its consideration of the question of protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons at its seventy-sixth session (resolution 74/160).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (resolution 74/160).

 

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

 

The Assembly considered this question at its fifty-fifth and fifty-sixth sessions, biennially at its fifty-seventh to sixty-third sessions and annually thereafter (resolutions 55/107, 56/151, 57/213, 59/193, 61/160, 63/189, 64/157, 65/223, 66/159, 67/175, 68/175, 69/178, 70/149, 71/190, 72/172, 73/169 and 74/150).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Independent Expert of the Human Rights Council on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution, invited him to undertake research into the impact of financial and economic policies pursued by international organizations and other institutions on a democratic and equitable international order, and decided to continue consideration of the matter at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 74/150).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (resolution 74/150).

 

The right to food

 

The Assembly has considered this question annually since its fifty-sixth session (resolutions 56/155, 57/226, 58/186, 59/202, 60/165, 61/163, 62/164, 63/187, 64/159, 65/220, 66/158, 67/174, 68/177, 69/177, 70/154, 71/191, 72/173, 73/171 and 74/149).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the right to food to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session an interim report on the implementation of the resolution and to continue her work, including by examining the emerging issues with regard to the realization of the right to food that are within her mandate, and decided to continue the consideration of the question at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 74/149).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food (resolution 74/149).

 

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights

 

The Assembly has considered this question annually since its fifty-first session (resolutions 51/100, 52/134, 53/154, 54/181, 55/109, 56/149, 57/224, 58/170, 59/187, 60/156, 61/168, 62/160, 63/180, 64/171, 65/218, 66/152, 67/169, 68/160, 69/179, 70/153, 71/194, 72/169, 73/168 and 74/153).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to continue its consideration of the question at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/153).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

The role of the Ombudsman, mediator and other national human rights institutions in the promotion and protection of human rights

 

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution, in particular on the obstacles encountered by States in that regard, as well as on best practices in the work and functioning of the Ombudsman, mediator and other national human rights institutions (resolution 72/186).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 72/186).

 

Missing persons

 

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to seek further the views of Member States and relevant agencies and to submit to the Human Rights Council at its relevant session and to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a comprehensive report on the implementation of the resolution, including relevant recommendations (resolution 73/178).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/178).

 

The right to privacy in the digital age

 

At its twenty-eighth session, the Human Rights Council decided to appoint, for a period of three years, a special rapporteur on the right to privacy, whose tasks would include submitting an annual report to the Council and to the Assembly, starting at the thirty-first session and the seventy-first session respectively (Human Rights Council resolution 28/16).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to continue its consideration of the question at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/179).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy (Human Rights Council resolution 28/16).

 

Twentieth anniversary and promotion of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

 

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided to devote a high-level plenary meeting of the Assembly at its seventy-third session, within existing resources, to the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration, with a view to giving impetus to its promotion in all regions, and requested the President of the General Assembly to conduct consultations with Member States in order to determine the scope of and modalities for that meeting (resolution 72/247). The meeting was held on 18 December 2018.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly also requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights defenders to continue to report annually on his activities to the Assembly and the Council, in accordance with the mandate, and decided to remain seized of the matter (resolution 74/146).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (resolution 74/146).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 74 (b))

 

Summary records

A/C.3/73/SR.1737 (jointly with item 68), 2034 (jointly with sub‑items (a), (c) and (d)), 4447, 51, 53 (jointly with sub-item (a)) and 54

Report of the Third Committee

A/73/589/Add.2

Draft resolution

A/73/L.85 and A/73/L.85/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.55 and 85

Resolutions

73/164, 73/166 to 73/169, 73/171, 73/172, 73/174, 73/175, 73/176 and 73/296

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 70 (b))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Human rights and cultural diversity (A/74/212)

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (A/74/213)

Effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (A/74/215)

National institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights (A/74/226)

Promotion of equitable geographical distribution in the membership of the human rights treaty bodies (A/74/227)

Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief (A/74/229)

United Nations Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region (A/74/262)

Protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (A/74/270)

Human rights of migrants (A/74/271)

Strengthening the role of the United Nations in enhancing the effectiveness of the principle of periodic and genuine elections and the promotion of democratization (A/74/285)

The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity (A/74/314)

Strengthening United Nations action in the field of human rights through the promotion of international cooperation and the importance of non-selectivity, impartiality and objectivity (A/74/351)

Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa (A/74/460)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (A/74/147)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (A/74/159)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues (A/74/160)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment (A/74/161)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to development (A/74/163)

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food (A/74/164)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights (A/74/165)

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (A/74/174)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers (A/74/176)

Report of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights (A/74/178)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences (A/74/179)

Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (A/74/181)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context (A/74/183)

Report of the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity (A/74/185)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities (A/74/186)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children (A/74/189)

Report of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism (A/74/190)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants (A/74/191)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation (A/74/197)

Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (A/74/198)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education (A/74/243)

Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order (A/74/245)

Report of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights (A/74/255)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (A/74/261)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy (A/74/277)

Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (A/74/318)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism (A/74/335)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (A/74/349)

Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief (A/74/358)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes (A/74/480)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/74/486)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (A/74/493)

Note by the Secretariat on the right to development (A/74/167)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.1736 (jointly with sub‑items (a), (c) and (d)) and 44, 4749, 50 and 52

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/399/Add.2

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/145 to 74/165

 

(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives

 

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly decided to continue its examination of the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at its seventy-fifth session, and to that end requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and requested the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council to continue to report his findings and recommendations, as well as to report on the follow-up to the implementation of the recommendations of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (resolution 74/166).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/166);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (resolution 74/166).

 

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the progress made in the implementation of the resolution, including options and recommendations to improve its implementation, and to submit an interim report to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session, and decided to continue its examination of the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 74/167).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/167).

 

Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the progress made in the implementation of the resolution, including options and recommendations to improve its implementation, and decided to continue its consideration of the matter at its seventy-fifth session under the item entitled “Promotion and protection of human rights” (resolution 74/168).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/168).

 

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to extend the appointment of his Special Envoy on Myanmar and submit the report of the Special Envoy covering all relevant issues addressed in the resolution to it at its seventy-fifth session. The Assembly also requested that the Special Envoy continue to participate by way of an interactive dialogue in the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly. The Assembly decided to remain seized of the matter, inter alia, on the basis of the reports of the Secretary-General, the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar, the Independent Mechanism, the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and the Special Envoy on Myanmar (resolution 74/246).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (resolution 74/246);

(b)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (resolution 74/246);

(c)     Note by the Secretariat transmitting the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (resolution 74/246).

 

Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly urgently requested the convening of a high-level panel discussion, funded by voluntary contributions, led by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic and Syrian civil society to brief the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic (resolution 74/169).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 70 (c))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (A/74/273)

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (A/74/268)

Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine (A/74/276)

Situation of human rights in Myanmar (A/74/311)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (A/74/188)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (A/74/275/Rev.1)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar (A/74/342)

Note by the Secretariat on the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (A/74/278)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.1736 (jointly with sub‑items (a), (b) and (d)) and 4346

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/399/Add.3

Report of the Fifth Committee

A/74/609

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.50 and 52

Resolutions

74/166 to 74/169 and 74/246

 

(d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

 

At its forty-eighth session, the General Assembly endorsed the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights in June 1993, and requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly on the measures taken and the progress achieved in the implementation of the recommendations of the Conference (resolution 48/121).

The Assembly has had the sub-item on its agenda annually since its forty-ninth session (resolutions 49/208, 50/201, 51/118, 52/148 and 53/166 and decisions 54/435, 55/422, 56/403, 57/535, 58/540, 59/529, 60/534, 61/530, 62/533, 63/535, 64/537, 65/537, 66/538, 67/538, 68/535, 69/535, 70/534, 71/536, 72/534, 73/526 and 74/518).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

At its forty-eighth session, the Assembly decided to create the post of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and requested the High Commissioner to report annually to the Commission on Human Rights and, through the Economic and Social Council, to the Assembly (resolution 48/141).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Supplement No. 36 (A/75/36).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 70 (d))

 

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Supplement No. 36 (A/74/36)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.1736 (jointly with sub‑items (a) to (c))

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/399/Add.4

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Decision

74/518

E. Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts
73.

At its forty-eighth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic, social and related fields”, decided that the following questions were to be considered in the plenary of the Assembly as sub-items of an item entitled “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance”: (a) strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations; (b) special economic assistance to individual countries or regions; (c) strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster; and (d) international cooperation to mitigate the environmental consequences on Kuwait and other countries in the region resulting from the situation between Iraq and Kuwait (resolution 48/162, annex II, sect. F). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its forty-ninth session (resolutions 52/167, 53/87, 54/192, 54/233, 55/175, 56/217, 57/155, 58/122, 59/211, 59/279, 60/13, 60/15, 60/123, 61/133, 62/95, 63/138, 64/294, 65/132, 66/117, 66/120, 67/84, 67/85, 68/101, 69/133, 69/134, 70/104, 70/105 and 71/129 and decision 61/543).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with its four sub-items, during which statements were made by the President of the Assembly and 31 delegations (see A/74/PV.48 and 49).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 71)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/464

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.48 and 49 (jointly with sub‑items (a) to (d))

 

(a) Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

 

The item entitled “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations” was included in the agenda of the forty-sixth session of the Assembly at the request of the Netherlands on behalf of the States members of the European Community (A/46/194). At that session, the Assembly adopted guiding principles and a framework for strengthening the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations system, in which an annual report of the Secretary-General was requested on the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance, including information on the central emergency revolving fund, to be submitted to the Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (resolution 46/182). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-seventh and forty-eighth sessions (resolutions 47/168 and 48/57). Pursuant to resolution 48/162 (annex II, sect. F), the title of the sub-item was changed to “Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations”. The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its forty-ninth session (resolutions 49/139 A and B, 50/57, 51/194, 52/168, 53/88, 54/30, 54/95, 55/163, 55/164, 56/99, 56/103, 56/107, 57/150, 57/152, 57/153, 58/25, 58/114, 59/137, 59/141, 59/212, 60/124, 60/125, 60/225, 61/131, 61/132, 61/134, 62/91, 62/92, 62/94, 63/137, 63/139, 63/141, 64/74 to 64/77, 64/250, 64/251, 65/133, 65/135, 65/136, 65/264, 65/307, 66/9, 66/119, 66/227, 67/87, 67/231, 68/102, 68/103, 69/135, 69/243, 70/106, 70/107, 71/127, 71/128, 72/131 to 72/133, 73/136 to 73/139, 74/115, 74/116 and 74/118).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly invited the Secretary-General, on the basis of the work experience acquired by the White Helmets in the international field, as recognized in various resolutions of the Assembly, and in view of the success of coordinated actions carried out with, inter alia, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Food Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Volunteers, to suggest measures to enhance the collaboration of the White Helmets initiative with the United Nations system and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-sixth session in a separate section of the annual report on the strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (resolution 73/138).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session and to include in his report recommendations on how to ensure that humanitarian assistance is provided in ways that are supportive of the transition from relief to development (resolution 74/115).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on road incidents, including civilian casualties resulting from road accidents; to enhance further collaborative initiatives to address the security needs of implementing partners, including through enhanced information-sharing and, where appropriate, security training and to report on steps taken in that regard; and to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a comprehensive and updated report on the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel and on the implementation of the resolution, including an assessment of the impact of safety and security risks on such personnel, and the development, implementation and outcomes of policies, strategies and initiatives of the United Nations system in the field of safety and security (resolution 74/116).

Also at the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to address further the insufficient diversity in geographical representation and gender balance in the composition of the humanitarian staff of the Secretariat and other United Nations humanitarian agencies, in particular regarding professional and high-level staff, and to report on concrete measures taken in that regard in his annual report; to report on actions taken to enable the United Nations to continue to strengthen its ability to recruit and deploy staff quickly, effectively and flexibly, to procure emergency relief materials and services rapidly, cost-effectively and locally, where applicable, and to quickly disburse funds in order to support Governments and United Nations country teams in the coordination of international humanitarian assistance; and to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, through the Economic and Social Council at its 2020 session, on progress made in strengthening the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, and to submit a report to it on the detailed use of the Central Emergency Response Fund (resolution 74/118).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolutions 46/182, 74/115, 74/116 and 74/118).

Document for the seventy-sixth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/138).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 71 (a))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (A/74/81)

Central Emergency Response Fund (A/74/138)

International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development (A/74/319)

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.31, A/74/L.31/Add.1, A/74/L.32, A/74/L.32/Add.1, A/74/L.34 and A/74/L.34/Add.1

Draft amendments

A/74/L.35, A/74/L.35/Add.1, A/74/L.36 and A/74/L.36/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.48 and 49 (jointly with item 71 and sub-items (b), (c) and (d))

Resolutions

74/115, 74/116 and 74/118

 

(b) Assistance to the Palestinian people

 

At its fiftieth session, the Assembly, under the sub-item entitled “Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first session, under the item entitled “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance”, the sub-item entitled “Assistance to the Palestinian people” (resolution 50/58 H). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-first session (resolutions 51/150, 52/170, 53/89, 54/116, 55/173, 56/111, 57/147, 58/113, 59/56, 60/126, 61/135, 62/93, 63/140, 64/125, 65/134, 66/118, 67/86, 68/100, 69/242, 70/108, 71/126, 72/134, 73/256 and 74/117 and decision 53/424).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its seventy-fifth session, through the Economic and Social Council, on the implementation of the resolution, containing an assessment of the assistance actually received by the Palestinian people and an assessment of the needs still unmet and specific proposals for responding effectively to them (resolution 74/117).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/117).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 71 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/89

Draft resolution

A/74/L.33 and A/74/L.33/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.48 and 49 (jointly with item 71 and sub-items (a), (c) and (d))

Resolution

74/117

 

(c) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions

 

At its forty-eighth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Restructuring and revitalization of the United Nations in the economic, social and related fields”, decided to consider the sub-item entitled “Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions” under the item entitled “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance” (resolution 48/162, annex II, sect. F). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-ninth to sixty-third sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-fifth session (resolutions 49/21 A to P, 50/58 A to L, 50/244, 51/30 A to J, 52/169 A to M, 53/1 A to O, 54/96 A to M, 55/44, 55/45, 55/165 to 55/172, 55/176, 55/240, 55/241, 56/10, 56/11, 56/100, 56/101, 56/104 to 56/106, 56/108, 56/110, 56/112, 57/101 to 57/105, 57/146, 57/148, 57/149, 57/151, 57/154, 58/24, 58/26, 58/115 to 58/117, 58/120, 58/121, 58/123, 59/214 to 59/219, 60/216 to 60/220, 61/217 to 61/219, 63/20, 63/136, 63/279, 69/280 and 71/161 A and B and decisions 51/431, 51/451 and 53/415).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 71 (c))

 

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.48 and 49 (jointly with item 71 and sub-items (a), (b) and (d))

 

(d) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster

 

At its forty-fifth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-sixth session an item entitled “International cooperation to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the disaster at Chernobyl” (resolution 45/190). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-sixth session (resolution 46/150).

At its forty-sixth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-seventh session an item entitled “Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster” (resolution 46/150). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-seventh session and biennially from its forty-eighth to sixty-second sessions and has had the item on its agenda triennially since its sixty-fifth session (resolutions 47/165, 48/206, 50/134, 52/172, 54/97, 56/109, 58/119, 60/14, 62/9, 65/131, 68/99, 71/125 and 74/114).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the President of the General Assembly to convene, within existing resources, on 26 April 2021, a special commemorative meeting of the Assembly in observance of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-seventh session, a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/114).

Document for the seventy-seventh session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/114).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 71 (d))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/461

Draft resolution

A/74/L.30 and A/74/L.30/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.48 and 49 (jointly with item 71 and sub-items (a) to (c))

Resolution

74/114

F. Promotion of justice and international law
74.

The item entitled “Report of the International Court of Justice” was included in the agenda of the twenty-third session of the General Assembly at the request of the Secretary-General (A/7181). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twenty-third to twenty-ninth sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-first session in accordance with Article 15, paragraph 2, of the Charter (decisions adopted at the twenty-third to twenty-ninth sessions and decisions 31/418, 32/422, 33/428, 34/443, 35/435, 36/439, 37/436, 38/411, 39/414, 40/406, 41/411, 42/405, 43/405, 44/405, 45/405, 46/405, 47/405, 47/406, 48/404, 49/404, 50/404, 51/405, 52/405, 53/412, 54/411, 55/407, 56/407, 57/510, 58/510, 59/508, 60/507, 61/507, 62/509, 63/508, 64/508, 65/508, 66/507, 67/510, 68/511, 69/510, 70/510, 71/509, 72/509, 73/507 and 74/505). The report of the Court is included in the provisional agenda of the Assembly pursuant to rule 13 (b) of the rules of procedure.

Pursuant to paragraph 16 of the revised terms of reference, guidelines and rules of the Secretary-General’s trust fund to assist States in the settlement of disputes through the International Court of Justice (A/59/372, annex), an annual report on the activities of the fund is made to the Assembly.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by the President of the Court and 46 delegations (see A/74/PV.20 and 21). The Assembly took note of the report of the Court covering the period from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019 (decision 74/505).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the International Court of Justice: Supplement No. 4 (A/75/4);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General on the Secretary-General’s trust fund to assist States in the settlement of disputes through the International Court of Justice (A/59/372, annex).

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 72)

 

Report of the International Court of Justice: Supplement No. 4 (A/74/4)

Report of the Secretary-General on the Secretary-General’s trust fund to assist States in the settlement of disputes through the International Court of Justice (A/74/316)

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.20 and 21

Decision

74/505

75.

At its forty-ninth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-sixth session”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fiftieth session an item entitled “Establishment of an international criminal court” (resolution 49/53). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fiftieth to fifty-third sessions (resolutions 50/46, 51/207, 52/160 and 53/105).

Following the diplomatic conference of plenipotentiaries that was held pursuant to Assembly resolution 51/207 and adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (A/CONF.183/9) and resolution F of the Final Act of the Conference (A/CONF.183/10), by which the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court was established, the Assembly, at its fifty-third session, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session an item entitled “Establishment of the International Criminal Court” (resolution 53/105). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-fourth to fifty-seventh sessions (resolutions 54/105, 55/155, 56/85 and 57/23). Following the entry into force of the Rome Statute, the Assembly, at its fifty-seventh session, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-eighth session an item entitled “International Criminal Court” (resolution 57/23). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 58/79, 58/318 and 59/43).

At its fifty-eighth session, the Assembly approved the draft Relationship Agreement between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (A/58/874, annex), under which the Court may attend and participate in the work of the Assembly in the capacity of observer (art. 4, para. 2) and, if it deems it appropriate, submit reports on its activities to the United Nations through the Secretary-General (art. 6), and decided to apply the Relationship Agreement provisionally pending its formal entry into force (resolution 58/318).

At its fifty-ninth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session an item entitled “Report of the International Criminal Court” (resolution 59/43). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixtieth session (resolutions 60/29, 61/15, 62/12, 63/21, 64/9, 65/12, 66/262, 67/295, 68/305, 69/279, 70/264, 71/253, 72/3, 73/7 and 74/6).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by the President of the Assembly, the President of the Court and 43 delegations (see A/74/PV.25 and 26). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to include information relevant to the implementation of article 3 of the Relationship Agreement in a report to be submitted to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session; emphasized the need for the Secretary-General to continue to inform the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session of the expenses incurred and reimbursements received by the United Nations in connection with assistance provided to the Court; and invited the Court to submit, if it deemed it appropriate, in accordance with article 6 of the Relationship Agreement, a report on its activities for 2019/20, for consideration by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/6).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the International Criminal Court (resolutions 58/318 and 74/6);

(b)     Reports of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/6).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 73)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Information relevant to the implementation of article 3 of the Relationship Agreement between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (A/74/325)

Expenses incurred and reimbursement received by the United Nations in connection with assistance provided to the International Criminal Court (A/74/326)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the International Criminal Court on its activities for 2018/19 (A/74/324)

Draft resolution

A/74/L.8 and A/74/L.8/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.25 and 26

Resolution

74/6

76.

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea entered into force on 16 November 1994. The Agreement relating to the implementation of part XI of the Convention entered into force on 28 July 1996. The Agreement is to be interpreted and applied together with the Convention as a single instrument.

 

(a) Oceans and the law of the sea

 

At its thirty-eighth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea: report of the Secretary-General”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-ninth session an item entitled “Law of the sea” (resolution 38/59 A). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-ninth to fifty-first sessions (resolutions 39/73, 40/63, 41/34, 42/20, 43/18, 44/26, 45/145, 46/78, 47/65, 48/28, 48/263, 49/28, 50/23 and 51/34). At its fifty-first session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session an item entitled “Oceans and the law of the sea” (resolution 51/34). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/26, 52/251, 53/32, 54/31, 55/7, 56/12, 57/33, 57/141, 58/240, 59/24, 60/30, 61/222, 62/215, 63/111, 64/71, 65/37 A and B, 66/231, 67/5, 67/78, 68/70, 69/245, 69/292, 70/226, 70/235, 70/303, 71/124, 71/257, 71/312 (“Our ocean, our future: call for action”), 72/73, 72/249, 73/124, 73/292 and 74/19 and decisions 57/523, 65/545, 67/522, 71/548, 71/552 A and B, 74/543 and 74/554).

At its forty-ninth session, the Assembly decided to undertake an annual review and evaluation of the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other relevant developments, and requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly as from its fiftieth session (resolution 49/28).

At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to establish an open-ended informal consultative process (“Informal Consultative Process”) in order to facilitate the annual review by the Assembly of developments in ocean affairs by considering the Secretary-General’s report on oceans and the law of the sea and by suggesting particular issues to be considered by it, with an emphasis on identifying areas where coordination and cooperation at the intergovernmental and inter-agency levels should be enhanced, and decided that the meetings would be coordinated by two co‑chairpersons, who would be appointed by the President of the Assembly in consultation with Member States and taking into account the need for representation from developed and developing countries (resolution 54/33).

At its fifty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to establish by 2004 a regular process under the United Nations for the global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects, both current and foreseeable, building on existing regional assessments (“Regular Process”) (resolution 57/141).

Following its establishment of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole at its sixty-third session to recommend a course of action to the Assembly (resolution 63/111), the Assembly, at its sixty-fifth session, decided that the Regular Process would be overseen and guided by an Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole of the Assembly, composed of Member States; and decided that the meetings of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole would be coordinated by two co-chairs representing developing and developed countries, who would be appointed by the President of the Assembly in consultation with regional groups (resolution 65/37 A).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to continue the Informal Consultative Process for the next two years, in accordance with resolution 54/33, with a further review of its effectiveness and utility by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, and decided to defer the review of the terms of reference for the work of UN‑Oceans until its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/124).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with the sub-item entitled “Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments”, where statements were made by 33 delegations (see A/74/PV.42 and 43).

At the same session, the Assembly invited the Secretary-General to inform the Assembly on the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) through his report on oceans and the law of the sea, on the basis of information to be provided by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission; decided to launch the third cycle of the Regular Process, to cover five years, from 2021 to 2025; requested the Secretary-General to convene the thirteenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on 9 and 10 September 2020, with a view to providing recommendations to the Assembly on progress in the implementation of the second cycle of the Regular Process and on the draft programme of work and resource requirements for the third cycle of the Process, and also to convene the fourteenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole for one day in December 2020 or January 2021, depending on the calendar of the meetings of the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly, with a view to considering the second world ocean assessment and providing recommendations to the Assembly; requested the Secretary-General to convene, in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of resolution 54/33, the twenty-first meeting of the Informal Consultative Process, in New York during the week of 22 to 26 June 2020; and requested the Secretary-General to prepare reports for consideration by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, namely, a report on developments and issues relating to ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including the implementation of resolution 74/19, in accordance with resolutions 49/28, 52/26 and 54/33, and a report on the topic that is the focus of the twenty-first meeting of the Informal Consultative Process (resolution 74/19).

Also at the same session, the Assembly, also under the item entitled “Sustainable development”, decided to postpone the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, originally scheduled to be held from 2 to 6 June 2020 in accordance with resolution 73/292, to a later date to be decided by the Assembly, and also decided to set, at a later stage, the new deadlines for its preparatory process (decision 74/548).

Also at its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to postpone the twenty-first meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea to 2021, to be held at a date to be decided by the Assembly (decision 74/554).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Reports of the Secretary-General on oceans and the law of the sea (resolutions 49/28 and 74/19);

(b)     Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole addressed to the President of the General Assembly transmitting the report on the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (resolutions 63/111, 65/37 A and 74/19);

(c)     Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Informal Consultative Process addressed to the President of the General Assembly transmitting the report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (resolutions 54/33, 73/124 and 74/19).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 74 (a))

 

Reports of the Secretary-General (A/74/70 and A/74/350)

Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole addressed to the President of the General Assembly transmitting the reports on the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (A/74/315)

Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Informal Consultative Process addressed to the President of the General Assembly transmitting the report on the work of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea at its twentieth meeting (A/74/119)

Draft resolution

A/74/L.22 and A/74/L.22/Add.1

Draft decisions

A/74/L.41, A/74/L.48 and A/74/L.63

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.42, 43 (jointly with sub‑item (b)) and 61

Resolution

74/19

Decisions

74/543, 74/548 and 74/554

 

(b) Sustainable fisheries, including through the 1995 Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and related instruments

 

The Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks entered into force on 11 December 2001.

At its fiftieth session, the General Assembly, under the sub-item entitled “Sustainable use and conservation of the marine living resources of the high seas” under the item entitled “Environment and sustainable development”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first session, under the item entitled “Law of the sea”, a sub-item entitled “Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks” (resolution 50/24). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-first to fifty-fourth sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-sixth session (resolutions 51/35, 51/36, 52/28, 53/33, 54/32, 56/13, 57/143, 58/14, 59/25, 60/31, 61/105, 62/177, 63/112, 64/72, 65/38, 66/68, 67/79, 68/71, 69/109, 70/75, 71/123, 72/72, 73/125 and 74/18).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with the sub-item entitled “Oceans and the law of the sea”, where statements were made by 33 delegations (see A/74/PV.42 and 43). The Assembly decided to include the sub‑item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session and to consider the possibility of including the sub-item in future provisional agendas on a biennial basis (resolution 74/18).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 74 (b))

 

Draft resolution

A/74/L.21 and A/74/L.21/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.42 and 43 (jointly with sub‑item (a))

Resolution

74/18

77.

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly decided that the agenda item entitled “Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects”, which had been allocated to the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), should also be referred to the Sixth Committee for discussion of the report of the Group of Legal Experts on ensuring the accountability of United Nations staff and experts on mission with respect to criminal acts committed in peacekeeping operations (see A/60/980), submitted pursuant to Assembly resolutions 59/300 and 60/263 and decision 60/563 (decision 61/503 A).

At the same session, under the item entitled “Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission”, the Assembly decided to establish an Ad Hoc Committee, open to all States Members of the United Nations or members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, for the purpose of considering the report of the Group of Legal Experts, in particular its legal aspects (resolution 61/29). The Ad Hoc Committee reported on its work to the Assembly at its sixty-second and sixty-third sessions (A/62/54 and A/63/54).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-second session (resolutions 62/63, 63/119, 64/110, 65/20, 66/93, 67/88, 68/105, 69/114, 70/114, 71/134, 72/112, 73/196 and 74/181).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 31 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.7 and 8). The Assembly reiterated its decision that the consideration of the report of the Group of Legal Experts, in particular its legal aspects, taking into account the views of Member States and also noting the inputs by the Secretariat, would be continued during its seventy-fifth session in the framework of a working group of the Sixth Committee, and, for that purpose, invited further comments from Member States on that report, including on the question of future action. The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on any updates to the policies and procedures of the United Nations system regarding allegations of crimes that may have been committed or were allegedly committed by United Nations officials or experts on mission. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/181).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/181).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 76)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General

A/74/142 and A/74/145

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.7, 8 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/422

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/181

78.

At its twenty-first session, the General Assembly established the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) to promote the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade, and requested the Commission to submit an annual report to the Assembly (resolution 2205 (XXI)). The Commission began its work in 1968. It originally consisted of 29 Member States representing the various geographic regions and the principal legal systems of the world. At its twenty-eighth and fifty-seventh sessions, respectively, the Assembly increased the membership of the Commission from 29 to 36 States (resolution 3108 (XXVIII)) and from 36 to 60 States (resolution 57/20). For the current composition of the Commission, see decision 73/412.

The Assembly had on its agenda the item entitled “Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law” annually from the twenty-third to the forty-first sessions and has had the item entitled “Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its … session” annually since its forty-second session (resolutions 2421 (XXIII), 2502 (XXIV), 2635 (XXV), 2766 (XXVI), 2928 (XXVII), 3104 (XXVIII), 3108 (XXVIII), 3316 (XXIX), 3494 (XXX), 31/98 to 31/100, 32/145, 33/92, 33/93, 34/142, 34/143, 35/51, 35/52, 36/32, 37/106, 37/107, 38/134, 38/135, 39/82, 40/71, 40/72, 41/77, 42/152, 42/153, 43/165 (United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes), 43/166, 44/33, 45/42, 46/56 A and B, 47/34, 48/32 to 48/34, 49/54, 49/55, 50/47, 50/48 (United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit), 51/161, 51/162 (Model Law on Electronic Commerce adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), 52/157, 52/158 (Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), 53/103, 54/103, 55/151, 56/79, 56/80, 56/81 (United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade), 57/17, 57/18 (Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), 57/19, 57/20, 58/75, 58/76, 59/39, 59/40, 60/20, 60/21 (United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts), 61/32, 61/33, 62/64, 62/65, 63/120, 63/121, 63/122 (United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea), 64/111, 64/112, 65/21 to 65/24, 66/94 to 66/96, 67/89, 67/90, 68/106 to 68/109, 69/115, 69/116 (United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration), 70/115, 71/135 to 71/138, 72/113, 72/114, 73/197 to 73/200, and 74/182 to 74/184).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by the Chair of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and by 31 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.20 and 21). The Assembly commended the Commission for the finalization and adoption of a number of texts and took note with interest of the progress made by the Commission in its work in several areas and noted with interest the decisions taken by the Commission on its future work (resolution 74/182).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-third session: Supplement No. 17 (A/75/17).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 77)

 

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-second session: Supplement No. 17 (A/74/17)

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.20, 21, 33 and 34

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/423

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolutions

74/182 to 74/184

79.

At its twentieth session, under the item entitled “Technical assistance to promote the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law”, the General Assembly established a programme of assistance and exchange in the field of international law as well as an Advisory Committee on Technical Assistance to Promote the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, the members of which are appointed by the Assembly, to assist the Secretary-General in the performance of the functions entrusted to him by the Assembly (resolution 2099 (XX)). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twenty-first session, and decided that the programme established under resolution 2099 (XX) would be known as the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, and accordingly the Advisory Committee set up under that resolution would be known as the Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law (resolution 2204 (XXI)).

The Assembly had the item entitled “United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law” on its agenda and authorized the continuation of the Programme annually at its twenty-second to twenty-sixth sessions, biennially until its sixty-fourth session and annually thereafter (resolutions 2313 (XXII), 2464 (XXIII), 2550 (XXIV), 2698 (XXV), 2838 (XXVI), 3106 (XXVIII), 3502 (XXX), 32/146, 34/144, 36/108, 38/129, 40/66, 42/148, 44/28, 46/50, 48/29, 50/43, 52/152, 54/102, 56/77, 58/73, 60/19, 62/62, 64/113, 65/25, 66/97, 67/91, 68/110, 69/117, 70/116, 71/139, 72/115, 73/201 and 74/185).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements were made by the Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Programme of Assistance, the Secretary of the Advisory Committee, a representative of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs and 35 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.22). The Assembly authorized the Secretary-General to carry out the activities specified in his report on the item in 2020 and requested the Secretary-General to continue to include resources for the activities of the Programme of Assistance in the proposed programme budget for 2021, to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the Programme of Assistance in 2020 and, following consultations with the Advisory Committee on the Programme of Assistance, to submit recommendations regarding the Programme in subsequent years (resolution 74/185).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/185).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 78)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/496

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.22 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/424

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/185

80.

At its second session, the General Assembly, under the agenda item entitled “Establishment of an International Law Commission”, resolved to establish the International Law Commission, with a view to giving effect to Article 13, paragraph 1 (a), of the Charter of the United Nations and with the objective of promoting the progressive development of international law and its codification (resolution 174 (II)). The statute of the Commission, annexed to resolution 174 (II) (subsequently amended in resolutions 485 (V), 984 (X), 985 (X) and 36/39), provides that the Commission should submit reports to the Assembly.

At its fourth session, the Assembly adopted the resolution entitled “Approval of part I of the report of the International Law Commission covering its first session” (resolution 373 (IV)). The Assembly had the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its … session” on its agenda at its sixth, seventh and twelfth to eighteenth sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its twentieth session (resolutions 601 (VI), 683 (VII), 1185 (XII), 1290 (XIII), 1399 (XIV), 1504 (XV), 1686 (XVI), 1765 (XVII), 1902 (XVIII), 2045 (XX), 2167 (XXI), 2272 (XXII), 2400 (XXIII), 2501 (XXIV), 2634 (XXV), 2780 (XXVI), 2926 (XXVII), 3071 (XXVIII), 3315 (XXIX), 3495 (XXX), 31/97, 32/151, 33/139, 34/141, 35/163, 36/113, 36/114, 37/111, 37/112, 38/138, 39/85, 40/75, 41/81, 42/156, 43/169, 44/35, 44/36, 45/41, 46/54, 46/55, 47/33, 48/31, 49/51 to 49/53, 50/45, 51/160, 52/156, 53/102, 54/111, 54/112, 55/152, 56/82, 56/83, 57/21, 58/77, 59/41, 60/22, 61/34 to 61/36, 62/66, 63/123, 63/124, 64/114, 65/26, 66/98 to 66/100, 67/92, 68/111, 68/112, 69/118, 69/119, 70/236, 71/140, 71/141, 72/116, 73/202, 73/203, 73/265 and 74/186 and decision 74/545).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session” to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 80 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.2333). The Assembly decided that the next session of the International Law Commission would be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 27 April to 5 June and from 6 July to 7 August 2020. The Assembly recommended that the debate on the report of the International Law Commission at its seventy-fifth session commence on 26 October 2020 (resolution 74/186). At the same session, the Assembly decided that the first part of the seventy-second session of the Commission, scheduled to be held from 27 April to 5 June 2020, should be postponed to the earliest possible available date to be decided by the Assembly, and that the second part of the seventy-second session of the Commission should be extended by one week such that it would be held from 29 June to 7 August 2020 (decision 74/545).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session: Supplement No. 10 (A/75/10).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 79)

 

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session: Supplement No. 10 (A/74/10)

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.2333 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/425

Draft decision

A/74/L.45

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/186

Decision

74/545

81.

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session”, took note of the draft articles on prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity contained in chapter IV of the report of the Commission (A/74/10), and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session an item entitled “Crimes against humanity” and to continue to examine the recommendation of the Commission contained in paragraph 42 of its report on the work of its seventy-first session (resolution 74/187).

No advance documentation is expected.

82.

At its sixty-ninth session, in 2014, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session”, considered chapter IV of the report of the Commission, which contained the draft articles on the expulsion of aliens together with a recommendation, in paragraph 42, that the Assembly: (a) take note of the draft articles on the expulsion of aliens in a resolution, annex the articles to the resolution and encourage their widest possible dissemination; and (b) consider, at a later stage, the elaboration of a convention on the basis of the draft articles. The Assembly welcomed the conclusion of the work of the Commission on the expulsion of aliens, expressed its appreciation to the Commission for its continuing contribution to the codification and progressive development of international law, took note of the recommendation of the International Law Commission contained in paragraph 42 of its report and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-second session an item entitled “Expulsion of aliens” (resolution 69/119).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 18 delegations (see A/C.6/72/SR.14 and 15). The Assembly decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, with a view to examining, inter alia, the question of the form that might be given to the articles or any other appropriate action (resolution 72/117).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-second session (agenda item 82)

 

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session: Supplement No. 10 (A/69/10)

Summary records

A/C.6/72/SR.14, 15, 25 and 28

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/72/461

Plenary meeting

A/72/PV.67

Resolution

72/117

83.

The item entitled “State of signatures and ratifications of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (Protocol I) and the protection of victims of noninternational armed conflicts (Protocol II)” was included in the agenda of the thirty-seventh session of the General Assembly at the request of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (A/37/142).

At its thirty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-ninth session an item entitled “Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts: report of the Secretary-General” (resolution 37/116). The Assembly had the item on its agenda biennially at its thirty-ninth to forty-fifth sessions (resolutions 39/77, 41/72, 43/161 and 45/38).

At its forty-fifth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-seventh session an item entitled “Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts” (resolution 45/38). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda biennially since then (resolutions 47/30, 49/48, 51/155, 53/96, 55/148, 57/14, 59/36, 61/30, 63/125, 65/29, 67/93, 69/120, 71/144 and 73/204).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 24 delegations (see A/C.6/73/SR.16 and 17). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the status of the Additional Protocols relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts, as well as on measures taken to strengthen the existing body of international humanitarian law, including with respect to its dissemination and full implementation at the national level, based on information received from Member States and the International Committee of the Red Cross (resolution 73/204).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/204).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 83)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/277

Summary records

A/C.6/73/SR.16, 17 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/73/555

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/204

84.

The item entitled “Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives” was included in the agenda of the thirty-fifth session of the General Assembly at the request of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (A/35/142).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda annually at its thirty-fifth to forty-third sessions, and biennially thereafter (resolutions 35/168, 36/33, 37/108, 38/136, 39/83, 40/73, 41/78, 41/79, 42/154, 43/167, 45/39, 47/31, 49/49, 51/156, 53/97, 55/149, 57/15, 59/37, 61/31, 63/126, 65/30, 67/94, 69/121, 71/145 and 73/205).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 21 delegations (see A/C.6/73/SR.17 and 18). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report containing information on the state of ratification of and accessions to the instruments relevant to the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives and a summary of the reports received from States on serious violations involving diplomatic and consular missions and representatives and actions taken against offenders, as well as of the views of States with respect to any measures needed or already taken to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives (resolution 73/205).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/205).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 84)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/189

Summary records

A/C.6/73/SR.17, 18 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/73/554

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/205

85.

The item entitled “Need to consider suggestions regarding the review of the Charter of the United Nations” was included in the agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly at the request of Colombia (A/7659). The Assembly had the item on its agenda biennially at its twenty-fifth to twenty-ninth sessions (resolutions 2697 (XXV), 2968 (XXVII) and 3349 (XXIX)).

At its twenty-ninth session, under the item entitled “Need to consider suggestions regarding the review of the Charter of the United Nations”, the Assembly decided to establish an Ad Hoc Committee on the Charter of the United Nations to consider any specific proposals that Governments might make with a view to enhancing the ability of the United Nations to achieve its purposes, as well as other suggestions for the more effective functioning of the United Nations that might not require amendments to the Charter (resolution 3349 (XXIX)).

The item entitled “Strengthening of the role of the United Nations with regard to the maintenance and consolidation of international peace and security, the development of cooperation among all nations and the promotion of the rules of international law in relations between States” was included in the agenda of the twenty-seventh session of the Assembly at the request of Romania (A/8792). The Assembly had the item on its agenda annually at its twenty-seventh to twenty-ninth sessions (resolutions 2925 (XXVII), 3073 (XXVIII) and 3282 (XXIX)).

At its thirtieth session, under the item “Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization”, the Assembly decided to reconvene the Ad Hoc Committee on the Charter of the United Nations as the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization to examine suggestions and proposals regarding the Charter and the strengthening of the role of the United Nations with regard to the maintenance and consolidation of international peace and security, the development of cooperation among all nations and the promotion of the rules of international law. The Assembly also decided that the Special Committee should submit an annual report to the Assembly (resolution 3499 (XXX)).

The Assembly has had the item entitled “Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization” on its agenda annually since its thirty-first session (resolutions 31/28, 32/45, 33/94, 34/147, 35/164, 36/122, 36/123, 37/114, 38/141, 39/88 A and B, 40/78, 41/83, 42/157, 43/51, 43/170, 44/37, 45/44, 45/45, 46/58, 46/59, 47/38, 48/36, 49/57, 49/58, 50/50 to 50/52, 51/208, 51/209, 52/161 to 52/163, 53/106, 53/107, 54/106 to 54/108, 55/156, 55/157, 56/86, 56/87, 57/24 to 57/26, 58/80, 58/248, 59/44, 59/45, 60/23, 61/37, 61/38, 62/69, 63/127, 64/115, 65/31, 66/101, 67/95, 67/96, 68/115, 69/122, 70/117, 71/146, 71/147, 72/118, 73/206 and 74/190).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 34 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.1719). The Assembly decided that the Special Committee would hold its next session from 18 to 26 February 2020, and requested the Special Committee to submit a report on its work to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session. The Assembly also requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on both the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council (resolution 74/190).

The Special Committee met at United Nations Headquarters from 18 to 26 February 2020 and adopted its report (A/75/33).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization: Supplement No. 33 (A/75/33);

(b)     Report of the Secretary-General on the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council (resolution 74/190);

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 82)

 

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization: Supplement No. 33 (A/74/33)

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Implementation of the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations related to assistance to third States affected by the application of sanctions (A/74/152)

Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council (A/74/194)

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.1719 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/428

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/190

86.

The item entitled “The rule of law at the national and international levels” was included in the agenda of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly at the request of Liechtenstein and Mexico (A/61/142). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda since its sixty-first session (resolutions 61/39, 62/70, 63/128, 64/116, 65/32, 66/102, 67/1 (declaration of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the rule of law at the national and international levels), 67/97, 68/116, 69/123, 70/118, 71/148, 72/119, 73/207 and 74/191).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by the Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination and by 72 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.8–11). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit, in a timely manner, his next annual report on United Nations rule of law activities, in accordance with paragraph 5 of its resolution 63/128, addressing, in a balanced manner, the national and international dimensions of the rule of law, and invited Member States to focus their comments during the upcoming Sixth Committee debate on the subtopic “Measures to prevent and combat corruption” (resolution 74/191).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/191).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 83)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities (A/74/139)

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.811 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/429

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/191

87.

The item entitled “The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction” was included in the agenda of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly at the request of the United Republic of Tanzania on behalf of the Group of African States (A/63/237/Rev.1). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since then (resolutions 64/117, 65/33, 66/103, 67/98, 68/117, 69/124, 70/119, 71/149, 72/120, 73/208 and 74/192).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 50 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.1417). The Assembly decided to establish, at its seventy-fifth session, a working group of the Sixth Committee to continue to undertake a thorough discussion of the scope and application of universal jurisdiction. The Assembly also decided that the working group would be open to all Member States and that relevant observers to the Assembly would be invited to participate in the work of the working group. The Assembly invited Member States and relevant observers, as appropriate, to submit information and observations on the scope and application of universal jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, information on the relevant applicable international treaties and their national legal rules and judicial practice, and requested the Secretary-General to prepare and submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report based on such information and observations (resolution 74/192).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/192).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 84)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/144

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.1417, 34 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/430

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/192

88.

At its sixty-sixth session, in 2011, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session”, considered chapter V of the report of the Commission, which contained the draft articles on responsibility of international organizations together with a recommendation that the Assembly take note of the draft articles and that it consider, at a later stage, the elaboration of a convention on the basis of the draft articles. The Assembly took note of the articles, the text of which was annexed to resolution 66/100, commended them to the attention of Governments and international organizations without prejudice to the question of their future adoption or other appropriate action and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-ninth session an item entitled “Responsibility of international organizations” (resolution 66/100).

The Assembly considered the item at its sixty-ninth and seventy-second sessions (resolutions 69/126 and 72/122).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 17 delegations (see A/C.6/72/SR.15). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to update the compilation of decisions of international courts, tribunals and other bodies referring to the articles and to invite Governments and international organizations to submit information on their practice in that regard, as well as written comments on any future action regarding the articles, and also requested the Secretary-General to submit that material well in advance of its seventy-fifth session (resolution 72/122).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General:

(a)     Compilation of decisions of international courts and tribunals (resolution 72/122);

(b)     Comments and information received from Governments and international organizations (resolution 72/122).

 

References for the seventy-second session (agenda item 87)

 

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session: Supplement No. 10 (A/66/10)

Reports of the Secretary-General

A/72/80 and A/72/81

Summary records

A/C.6/72/SR.15 and 30

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/72/466

Plenary meeting

A/72/PV.67

Resolution

72/122

89.

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-third session an item entitled “Protection of persons in the event of disasters”. The Assembly invited Governments to submit comments concerning the recommendation by the Commission to elaborate a convention on the basis of the draft articles on the protection of persons in the event of disasters presented by the Commission (resolution 71/141).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 24 delegations (see A/C.6/73/SR.31). The Assembly decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/209).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/209).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 90)

 

Report of the International Law Commission on its sixty-eighth session: Supplement No. 10 (A/71/10), chap. IV

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/229

Summary records

A/C.6/73/SR.31 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/73/558

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/209

90.

At its seventieth session, under the agenda item entitled “The rule of law at the national and international levels”, the General Assembly invited the Secretary-General to review the regulations giving effect to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations and to submit the result of that review to the Sixth Committee for consideration (resolution 70/118). Accordingly, the Secretary-General presented the review in his report on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities (A/71/169).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to further elaborate on a review of the regulations giving effect to Article 102 of the Charter, taking into account recent developments, and to prepare a report on the registration and publication of treaties and international agreements pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter, to be submitted well in advance of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly (resolution 71/148).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly took note of the report of the Secretary-General entitled “Review of the regulations to give effect to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations” (A/72/86) and stressed that the regulations should be useful and relevant to Member States (resolution 72/119).

In a letter dated 7 June 2018 addressed to the Secretary-General (A/73/141), the Permanent Representatives of Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Italy and Singapore to the United Nations requested the inclusion of a new item entitled “Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework” in the provisional agenda of the seventy-third session.

At its seventy-third session, the General Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 20 delegations (see A/C.6/73/SR.5). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to provide, at its seventy-fifth session, a report, following broad consultations with Member States, with information on practice and possible options to review the regulations, taking into account outstanding issues identified by Member States, and decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/210).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/210)

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 91)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the review of the regulations to give effect to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations (A/72/86)

Summary records

A/C.6/73/SR.5 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/73/560

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.62

Resolution

73/210

G. Disarmament
93.

The Agreement governing the relationship between the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency was approved by the General Assembly on 14 November 1957 (resolution 1145 (XII), annex), under the item entitled “Draft relationship agreement between the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency: report of the Advisory Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy”. In accordance with article III of the Agreement, the Agency submits to the Assembly an annual report on its work. Pursuant to article VII of the Agreement, the Director General of the Agency is entitled to attend plenary meetings of the Assembly for the purposes of consultation and to attend and participate without vote in meetings of the Committees of the Assembly; the Director General may designate any person as a representative. In the statement made to the Assembly, the Director General of the Agency gives an account of any major developments since the date of issue of the report.

The Assembly has had the item entitled “Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency” on its agenda annually since its thirteenth session (resolutions 1242 (XIII), 1355 (XIV), 1503 (XV), 1651 (XVI), 1769 (XVII), 1770 (XVII), 1886 (XVIII), 2026 (XX), 2156 (XXI), 2284 (XXII), 2457 (XXIII), 2536 (XXIV), 2655 (XXV), 2763 (XXVI), 2907 (XXVII), 3056 (XXVIII), 3213 (XXIX), 3386 (XXX), 31/11, 32/49, 32/50, 33/3, 33/4, 34/11, 34/63, 35/17, 35/112, 36/25, 36/78, 37/19, 38/8, 39/12, 40/8, 41/36, 42/6, 43/16, 44/13, 45/7, 46/16, 47/8, 48/14, 49/65, 50/9, 51/10, 52/11, 53/21, 54/26, 55/244, 56/94, 57/9, 58/8, 59/18, 60/6, 61/8, 62/2, 63/6, 64/8, 65/9, 66/7, 67/3, 68/10, 69/7, 70/10, 71/158, 72/5, 73/9 and 74/8).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate during which statements were made by the Acting Director General of the Agency and 26 delegations (see A/74/PV.30).

At the same session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: reports of the General Committee”, on the recommendation of the General Committee, which had taken note of the fact that some portions of the annual report of the Agency, which was to be considered directly in plenary meeting under the item entitled “Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency”, dealt with the subject matter of the item entitled “General and complete disarmament” (A/74/250, para. 111), decided that the relevant paragraphs of the report would be brought to the attention of the First Committee in connection with its consideration of the item entitled “General and complete disarmament” (decision 74/502).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (resolution 1145 (XII), annex). In his statement to the General Assembly, the Director General of the Agency will give an account of any major developments since the date of issue of the report.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 88)

 

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (A/74/287)

Draft resolution

A/74/L.10 and A/74/L.10/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.30

Resolution

74/8

94.

The question of the reduction of military budgets was first considered under the item entitled “Reduction of the military budget of States permanent members of the Security Council by 10 per cent and utilization of part of the funds thus saved to provide assistance to developing countries”, included in the agenda of the twenty-eighth session of the General Assembly, in 1973, at the request of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (A/9191). At its twenty-eighth session, the Assembly considered the item and established a Special Committee on the Distribution of Funds Released as a Result of the Reduction of Military Budgets (resolutions 3093 A and B (XXVIII)).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twenty-ninth to thirty-third, thirty-fifth to forty-fourth and forty-sixth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 3254 (XXIX), 3463 (XXX), 31/87, 32/85, 33/67, 35/142 A and B, 36/82 A and B, 37/95 A and B, 38/184 A and B, 39/64 A and B, 40/91 A and B, 41/57, 42/36, 43/73, 44/114 A and B, 46/25 and decisions 47/418, 55/414, 59/512, 61/513, 63/516, 65/514, 67/513, 69/513, 71/512, 73/510).

At its thirty-fifth session, in 1980, the General Assembly recommended that Member States report annually to the Secretary-General their military expenditures of the latest fiscal year for which data were available and requested the Secretary-General to report on those matters to the Assembly on an annual basis (resolution 35/142 B).

At the seventy-fourth session, no proposals were submitted under this item.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 89)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/360

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

95.

The item entitled “Declaration on the Denuclearization of Africa” was included in the agenda of the twentieth session of the General Assembly at the request of 34 African States (A/5975).

The Assembly considered the question at its twentieth, twenty-ninth to thirty-second, tenth special and thirty-third to forty-ninth sessions (resolutions 2033 (XX), 3261 E (XXIX), 3471 (XXX), 31/69, 32/81, S-10/2, para. 63 (c), 33/63, 34/76 A and B, 35/146 A and B, 36/86 A and B, 37/74 A and B, 38/181 A and B, 39/61 A and B, 40/89 A and B, 41/55 A and B, 42/34 A and B, 43/71 A and B, 44/113 A and B, 45/56 A and B, 46/34 A and B, 47/76, 48/86 and 49/138).

At its fiftieth session, the Assembly welcomed with special satisfaction the adoption by the African leaders of the final text of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first session an item entitled “African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty” (resolution 50/78). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-first session and biennially between its fifty-second and sixty-fourth sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-fifth session (resolutions 51/53, 52/46, 54/48, 56/17, 58/30, 60/49, 62/15, 64/24, 65/39, 66/23, 67/26, 68/25, 69/26, 70/23, 71/26, 72/22, 73/26 and 74/26).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty” (resolution 74/26).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 91)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/362

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/26

96.

This item was included in the agenda of the thirtieth session of the General Assembly, in 1975, at the request of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (A/10243). At that session, the Assembly requested the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament to proceed, with the assistance of qualified governmental experts, to work out the text of an agreement on the prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons and to submit a report on the results achieved for consideration by the Assembly at its thirty-first session (resolution 3479 (XXX)).

At its thirty-first and thirty-second, tenth special, thirty-third to thirty-sixth, twelfth special, thirty-seventh to forty-third, forty-fifth, forty-eighth, fifty-first, fifty-fourth, fifty-seventh, sixtieth, sixty-third, sixty-sixth, sixty-ninth and seventy-second sessions, the Assembly continued its consideration of the item (resolutions 31/74, 32/84 A and B, S-10/2, para. 77, 33/66 A and B, 34/79, 35/149, 36/89, 37/77 A and B, 38/182, 39/62, 40/90, 41/56, 42/35, 43/72, 45/66, 48/61, 51/37, 54/44, 57/50, 60/46, 63/36, 66/21, 69/27 and 72/23 and decision S-12/24).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly requested the Conference on Disarmament to keep the matter under review; called upon all States, immediately following any recommendations of the Conference on Disarmament, to give favourable consideration to those recommendations; requested the Secretary-General to transmit to the Conference on Disarmament all documents relating to the consideration of the item by the Assembly at its seventy-second session; and requested the Conference on Disarmament to report the results of any consideration of the matter in its annual reports to the Assembly (resolution 72/23).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/75/27).

References for the seventy-second session (agenda item 93)

 

Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/72/27)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/72/PV.228

Report of the First Committee

A/72/403

Plenary meeting

A/72/PV.62

Resolution

72/23

97.

The item entitled “Maintenance of international security” was included in the agenda of the forty-eighth session of the General Assembly pursuant to resolution 47/60 B. The Assembly continued its consideration of the item at its forty-eighth to fiftieth sessions (resolutions 48/84 A and 50/80 A and B and decision 49/428).

At its fifty-first session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-third session the item entitled “The maintenance of international security – prevention of the violent disintegration of States” (resolution 51/55). The Assembly considered the item at its fifty-third session (resolution 53/71).

At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session an item entitled “Maintenance of international security – stability and development of South-Eastern Europe” (resolution 54/62).

The Assembly considered the question at its fifty-fifth to fifty-seventh sessions and biennially thereafter (resolutions 55/27, 56/18, 57/52, 59/59 and 61/53 and decisions 63/517, 65/515, 67/514, 69/514, 71/513 and 73/511).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session (decision 73/511).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 95)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/73/PV.231

Report of the First Committee

A/73/504

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.45

Decision

73/511

98.

At its forty-third session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its fifteenth special session”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-fourth session the item entitled “Scientific and technological developments and their impact on international security” (resolution 43/77 A). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-fourth, forty-fifth and forty-seventh to forty-ninth sessions (resolutions 44/118 A, 45/60, 47/43, 48/66 and 49/67). At its fiftieth session, the Assembly decided that an item entitled “The role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament” should be included in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first session (resolution 50/62). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-first and fifty-second sessions (resolutions 51/39 and 52/33).

At its fifty-third session, the Assembly decided that an item entitled “Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security” should be included in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session (resolution 53/70). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-fourth session (resolutions 54/49, 55/28, 56/15, 57/53, 58/32, 59/60, 60/45, 61/54, 62/17, 63/37, 64/25, 65/41, 66/24, 67/27, 68/243, 69/28, 70/237, 71/28, 73/27, 73/266, 74/28 and 74/29 and decision 72/512).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to convene, beginning in 2019, an open-ended working group acting on a consensus basis, which would present a report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/27).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly called upon Member States to be guided in their use of information and communications technologies by the 2010, 2013 and 2015 reports of the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (resolution 74/28).

At the same session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security” (resolution 74/29).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the open-ended working group (resolution 75/27).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 96)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/73/PV.231

Report of the First Committee

A/73/505

Report of the Fifth Committee

A/73/678

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.45 and 65

Resolutions

73/27 and 73/266

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 93)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/363

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolutions

74/28 and 74/29

99.

This item was included in the agenda of the twenty-ninth session of the General Assembly at the request of Iran, later joined by Egypt (A/9693, A/9693/Add.1, A/9693/Add.2 and A/9693/Add.3).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its twenty-ninth session (resolutions 3263 (XXIX), 3474 (XXX), 31/71, 32/82, S-10/2, para. 63 (d), 33/64, 34/77, 35/147, 36/87 B, 37/75, 38/64, 39/54, 40/82, 41/48, 42/28, 43/65, 44/108, 45/52, 46/30, 47/48, 48/71, 49/71, 50/66, 51/41, 52/34, 53/74, 54/51, 55/30, 56/21, 57/55, 58/34, 59/63, 60/52, 61/56, 62/18, 63/38, 64/26, 65/42, 66/25, 67/28, 68/27, 69/29, 70/24, 71/29, 72/24, 73/28 and 74/30).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to pursue consultations with the States of the region and other concerned States in accordance with paragraph 7 of resolution 46/30 and to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/30).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/30).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 94)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/157 (Parts I and II)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/364

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/30

100.

The item entitled “Conclusion of an international convention on the strengthening of guarantees of the security of non-nuclear States” was included in the agenda of the thirty-third session of the General Assembly at the request of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (A/33/241).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-third session (resolutions 33/72 B, 34/85, 35/155, 36/95, 37/81, 38/68, 39/58, 40/86, 41/52, 42/32, 43/69, 44/111, 45/54, 46/32, 47/50, 48/73, 49/73, 50/68, 51/43, 52/36, 53/75, 54/52, 55/31, 56/22, 57/56, 58/35, 59/64, 60/53, 61/57, 62/19, 63/39, 64/27, 65/43, 66/26, 67/29, 68/28, 69/30, 70/25, 71/30, 72/25, 73/29 and 74/31).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons” (resolution 74/31).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/75/27).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 95)

 

Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/74/27)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/365

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/31

101.

(a) Prevention of an arms race in outer space

 

This item was included in the agenda of the thirty-sixth session of the General Assembly at the request of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (A/36/192).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-sixth session (resolutions 36/97 C, 37/83, 38/70, 39/59, 40/87, 41/53, 42/33, 43/70, 44/112, 45/55 A and B, 46/33, 47/51, 48/74 A and B, 49/74, 50/69, 51/44, 52/37, 53/76, 54/53, 55/32, 56/23, 57/57, 58/36, 59/65, 60/54, 61/58, 62/20, 63/40, 64/28, 65/44, 66/27, 67/30, 68/29, 69/31, 70/26, 71/31, 72/26, 73/30 and 74/32).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Prevention of an arms race in outer space” (resolution 74/32).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/75/27).

 

(b) No first placement of weapons in outer space

 

This item was included in the agenda of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly at the request of the Russian Federation (A/69/192). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-ninth session (resolutions 69/32, 70/27, 71/32, 72/27, 73/31 and 74/33).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “No first placement of weapons in outer space” (resolution 74/33).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(c) Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space

 

The General Assembly has had the item on its agenda since its seventy-second session (resolutions 72/250 and 74/34 and decision 73/512).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly welcomed the deliberations held in 2018 and 2019 by the Group of Governmental Experts on Further Practical Measures for the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Prevention of an arms race in outer space”, the sub-item entitled “Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space” (resolution 74/34).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 96)

 

Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/74/27)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/366

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolutions

74/32, 74/33 and 74/34

102.

At its forty-third session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its fifteenth special session”, decided to include the item entitled “Scientific and technological developments and their impact on international security” in the provisional agenda of its forty-fourth session (resolution 43/77 A). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-fourth, forty-fifth and forty-seventh to fiftieth sessions (resolutions 44/118 A and B, 45/60, 47/43, 48/66, 49/67 and 50/62).

The Assembly had the item entitled “Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament” on its agenda at its fifty-first to sixty-first sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-third session (resolutions 51/39, 52/33, 53/73, 54/50, 55/29, 56/20, 57/54, 58/33, 59/62, 60/51, 61/55, 72/28, 73/32 and 74/35 and decisions 63/518, 64/514, 65/516, 66/515, 67/515, 68/516, 69/515, 70/514 and 71/514).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session an updated report on recent developments in science and technology and their potential impact on international security and disarmament efforts (resolution 74/35).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/35).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 97)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/367

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/35

103.

The item entitled “General and complete disarmament” was included in the agenda of the fourteenth session of the General Assembly at the request of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (A/4218).

The Assembly considered the question at its fourteenth, sixteenth to eighteenth and twentieth to seventy-fourth sessions (resolutions 1378 (XIV), 1722 (XVI), 1767 (XVII), 1884 (XVIII), 2031 (XX), 2162 (XXI), 2342 (XXII), 2454 (XXIII), 2602 (XXIV), 2661 (XXV), 2825 (XXVI), 2932 A and B (XXVII), 3184 A to C (XXVIII), 3261 A to G (XXIX), 3484 A to E (XXX), 31/189 B, 32/87 A to G, 33/91 A to I, 34/87 A to F, 35/156 A to K, 36/97 A to L, 37/99 A to K, 38/188 A to J, 39/151 A to J, 40/94 A to O, 41/59 A to O, 42/38 A to O, 43/75 A to T, 44/116 A to U, 45/58 A to P, 46/36 A to L, 47/52 A to L, 48/75 A to L, 49/75 A to P, 50/70 A to R, 51/45 A to T, 52/38 A to T, 53/77 A to AA, 54/54 A to V, 55/33 A to Y, 56/24 A to V, 57/58 to 57/86, 58/37 to 58/59, 58/241, 59/66 to 59/95, 60/55 to 60/82, 60/226, 61/59 to 61/89, 62/22 to 62/48, 63/41 to 63/73, 63/240, 64/29, 64/30, 64/32 to 64/34, 64/37, 64/38, 64/41 to 64/44, 64/46 to 64/50, 64/53 to 64/55, 64/57, 65/45 to 65/77, 66/28 to 66/52, 67/31 to 67/62, 67/234 A and B, 68/30 to 68/56, 69/33 to 69/67, 70/28 to 70/60, 71/33 to 71/72, 71/258, 71/259, 72/29 to 72/58, 72/251, 73/33 to 73/72 and 74/36 to 74/67 and decisions 38/447, 42/407, 43/422, 44/432, 45/415 to 45/418, 46/412, 46/413, 47/419, 47/420, 49/427, 50/420, 51/414, 54/417, 55/415, 56/411 to 56/413, 57/515, 58/517 to 58/521, 59/513 to 59/515, 60/515 to 60/519, 61/515, 62/513, 62/514, 63/519, 63/520, 64/515, 64/516, 65/517, 66/516 to 66/518, 67/516 to 67/518, 68/517, 68/518, 69/516 to 69/518, 70/551, 71/515 to 71/517, 72/513 to 72/515, 73/513, 73/514, 74/509, 74/510, 74/549 and 74/552).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly adopted 32 resolutions and 4 decisions under the item (resolutions 74/36 to 74/67 and decisions 74/509, 74/510, 74/549 and 74/552).

At the same session, the Assembly decided to postpone the fourth Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia to a period in 2021 to be decided by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/549).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(a) Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices

 

At its thirty-sixth session, the General Assembly requested the Committee on Disarmament, at an appropriate stage of its work on the item entitled “Nuclear weapons in all aspects”, to pursue its consideration of the question of adequately verified cessation and prohibition of the production of fissionable material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices and to keep the Assembly informed of the progress of that consideration (resolution 36/97 G). At its forty-eighth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth session the item entitled “Prohibition of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices” (resolution 48/75 L), which was considered at its forty-ninth session (no proposal was put forward). The Assembly also considered the subject, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, at its fifty-third and fifty-fifth to fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 53/77 I, 55/33 Y, 56/24 J, 57/80, 58/57 and 59/81).

At its sixty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fifth session the item entitled “Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices” (resolution 64/29), which it has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-fifth session (resolutions 65/65, 66/44, 67/53, 70/39, 71/259 and 73/65 and decisions 68/518, 69/516, 72/513 and 74/509).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices” (decision 74/509).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(b) Nuclear disarmament

 

At its forty-first session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-second session the item entitled “Nuclear disarmament” (resolution 41/59 F), which it had on its agenda at its forty-second to forty-fifth and forty-seventh sessions and has had on its agenda annually since its fiftieth session (resolutions 42/38 H, 43/75 E, 44/116 D, 45/58 D, 50/70 P, 51/45 O, 52/38 L, 53/77 X, 54/54 P, 55/33 T, 56/24 R, 57/79, 58/56, 59/77, 60/70, 61/78, 62/42, 63/46, 64/53, 65/56, 66/51, 67/60, 68/47, 69/48, 70/52, 71/63, 72/38, 73/50 and 74/45).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/45).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/45).

 

(c) Notification of nuclear tests

 

At its forty-first session, the General Assembly called upon States conducting nuclear explosions to provide data with regard to the date, time, location, geological characteristics and yield of such explosions to the Secretary-General within one week of each such explosion and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly annually a register of the information provided on nuclear explosions during the preceding 12 months (resolution 41/59 N).

The Assembly has had the item entitled “Notification of nuclear tests” on its agenda annually since its forty-second session (resolution 42/38 C).

At the seventy-fourth session, no proposals were submitted under this item.

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(d) Relationship between disarmament and development

 

At its forty-third session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-fourth session the item entitled “Relationship between disarmament and development” (resolution 43/75 B), which it has had on its agenda annually since its forty-fourth session (resolutions 44/116 L, 45/58 A, 46/36 C, 47/52 F, 48/75 A, 49/75 G and J, 50/70 G, 51/45 D, 52/38 D, 53/77 K, 54/54 T, 55/33 L, 56/24 E, 57/65, 59/78, 60/61, 61/64, 62/48, 63/52, 64/32, 65/52, 66/30, 67/40, 68/37, 69/56, 70/32, 71/62, 72/46, 73/37 and 74/57 and decision 58/520).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/57).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/57).

 

(e) Regional disarmament

 

At its forty-fifth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-sixth session the item entitled “Regional disarmament” (resolution 45/58 P), which it has had on its agenda annually since its forty-sixth session (resolutions 46/36 I, 47/52 G and J, 48/75 G and I, 49/75 N, 50/70 K, 51/45 K, 52/38 P, 53/77 O, 54/54 N, 55/33 O, 56/24 H, 57/76, 58/38, 59/89, 60/63, 61/80, 62/38, 63/43, 64/41, 65/45, 66/36, 67/57, 68/54, 69/45, 70/43, 71/40, 72/34, 73/33 and 74/37).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Regional disarmament” (resolution 74/37).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(f) Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels

 

At its forty-eighth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-ninth session the item entitled “Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels” (resolution 48/75 J), which it has had on its agenda annually since its forty-ninth session (resolutions 49/75 O, 50/70 L, 51/45 Q, 52/38 Q, 53/77 P, 54/54 M, 55/33 P, 56/24 I, 57/77, 58/39, 59/88, 60/75, 61/82, 62/44, 63/44, 64/42, 65/46, 66/37, 67/62, 68/56, 69/47, 70/44, 71/41, 72/35, 73/34 and 74/38).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the subject and to submit a report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/38).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/38).

 

(g) Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament

 

At its forty-ninth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fiftieth session the item entitled “Fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament” (resolution 49/75 I). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fiftieth to sixty-fifth sessions and has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixty-seventh session (resolutions 50/70 F, 51/45 C, 52/38 F, 53/77 AA, 54/54 U, 55/33 M, 56/24 D, 57/61, 59/71, 61/60, 62/29, 65/66, 72/49, 73/42 and 74/56 and decisions 58/521, 60/518, 63/519, 64/515, 67/518, 69/518, 70/551, 71/517).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament” (resolution 74/56).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(h) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control

 

At its fiftieth session, the General Assembly recognized the importance of the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms limitation and invited the Conference on Disarmament to take every necessary measure to include in negotiating treaties and agreements on disarmament and arms limitation the corresponding environmental norms, with a view to ensuring that the process of implementation of such treaties and agreements is environmentally sound, in particular the destruction of weapons covered by them (resolution 50/70 M).

At its fifty-first session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session the item entitled “Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control” (resolution 51/45 E), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/38 E, 53/77 J, 54/54 S, 55/33 K, 56/24 F, 57/64, 58/45, 59/68, 60/60, 61/63, 62/28, 63/51, 64/33, 65/53, 66/31, 67/37, 68/36, 69/55, 70/30, 71/60, 72/47, 73/39 and 74/52).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session containing information communicated by Member States on the measures that they have adopted to promote the objectives envisaged in the resolution (resolution 74/52).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/52).

 

(i) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons

 

At its forty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the International Court of Justice to render an advisory opinion on whether the threat or use of nuclear weapons was permitted in any circumstance under international law (resolution 49/75 K).

At its fifty-first session, the Assembly took note of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (A/51/218, annex) and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session the item entitled “Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons” (resolution 51/45 M), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/38 O, 53/77 W, 54/54 Q, 55/33 X, 56/24 S, 57/85, 58/46, 59/83, 60/76, 61/83, 62/39, 63/49, 64/55, 65/76, 66/46, 67/33, 68/42, 69/43, 70/56, 71/58, 72/58, 73/64 and 74/59).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to apprise the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session of information provided by States on the efforts and measures taken with respect to the implementation of the resolution and nuclear disarmament. (resolution 74/59).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/59).

 

(j) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction

 

On 3 September 1992, the Conference on Disarmament adopted the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Chemical Weapons to the Conference on Disarmament, including the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (A/44/27, appendix). The Convention entered into force on 29 April 1997.

At its forty-seventh session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Chemical and bacteriological (biological) weapons”, commended the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, as contained in the report of the Conference on Disarmament (resolution 47/39).

At its fifty-first session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session the item entitled “Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction” (resolution 51/45 T), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-second session (resolutions 52/38 T, 53/77 R, 54/54 E, 55/33 H, 56/24 K, 57/82, 58/52, 59/72, 60/67, 61/68, 62/23, 63/48, 64/46, 65/57, 66/35, 67/54, 68/45, 69/67, 70/41, 71/69, 72/43, 73/45 and 74/40).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction” (resolution 74/40).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (resolution 55/283, annex).

 

(k) Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol

 

At its fifty-first session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, renewed its previous call to all States to observe strictly the principles and objectives of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, signed at Geneva on 17 June 1925 (resolution 51/45 P). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-third session (resolutions 53/77 L, 55/33 J, 57/62, 59/70, 61/61, 63/53, 65/51, 67/35, 69/53, 71/59 and 73/43).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/43).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/43).

 

(l) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

 

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction was concluded on 18 September 1997 and was opened for signature by all States. The Convention entered into force on 1 March 1999.

At its fifty-second session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-third session the item entitled “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction” (resolution 52/38 A). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda since its fifty-third session (resolutions 53/77 N, 54/54 B, 55/33 V, 56/24 M, 57/74, 58/53, 59/84, 60/80, 61/84, 62/41, 63/42, 64/56, 65/48, 66/29, 67/32, 68/30, 69/34, 70/55, 71/34, 72/53, 73/61 and 74/61).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to undertake the preparations necessary to convene the Eighteenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction” (resolution 74/61).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(m) Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them

 

At its fifty-second session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-third session the item entitled “Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them” (resolution 52/38 C), which it had on its agenda at its fifty-third to fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 53/77 B, 54/54 J, 55/33 F, 56/24 U, 57/70, 58/58 and 59/74). At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-first session an item entitled “Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them” (resolution 60/71), which it has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-first session (resolutions 61/71, 62/22, 63/66, 64/30, 65/50, 66/34, 67/41, 68/34, 69/33, 70/29, 71/52, 72/40, 73/52 and 74/51).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/51).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/51).

 

(n) Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia

 

At its fifty-second session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to consider the question of the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia at its fifty-third session (resolution 52/38 S). The Assembly considered the question at its fifty-third to sixty-first and sixty-third sessions (resolutions 53/77 A, 55/33 W, 57/69, 61/88 and 63/63 and decisions 54/417, 56/412, 58/518, 59/513 and 60/516). At its sixty-fifth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-seventh session the item entitled “Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia” (resolution 65/49), which it has had on its agenda biennially since its sixty-seventh session (resolutions 67/31, 69/36, 71/65 and 73/58).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia” (resolution 73/58).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(o) Reducing nuclear danger

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session the item entitled “Reducing nuclear danger” (resolution 53/77 F), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-fourth session (resolutions 54/54 K, 55/33 N, 56/24 C, 57/84, 58/47, 59/79, 60/79, 61/85, 62/32, 63/47, 64/37, 65/60, 66/48, 67/45, 68/40, 69/40, 70/37, 71/37, 72/41, 73/56 and 74/44).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on efforts to contribute to the full implementation of the seven recommendations identified in the report of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, and to encourage Member States to consider the convening of an international conference, as proposed in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, so as to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers (resolution 74/44).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/44).

 

(p) The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session the item entitled “Illicit traffic in small arms” (resolution 53/77 T), which it had on its agenda at its fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth sessions (resolutions 54/54 R and 55/33 Q). At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-seventh session the item entitled “The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects” (resolution 56/24 V), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-seventh session (resolutions 57/72, 58/241, 59/86, 60/81, 61/66, 62/47, 63/72, 64/50, 65/64, 66/47, 67/58, 68/48, 69/51, 70/49, 71/48, 72/57, 73/69 and 74/60).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to convene a one-week biennial meeting of States from 15 to 19 June 2020 to consider key challenges and opportunities relating to the implementation of the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument, as well as a one-week biennial meeting of States in 2022; also decided to convene the fourth United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects in 2024, to be preceded by a preparatory committee meeting in early 2024 of not more than five days; requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution; and also requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on best practices, lessons learned and new recommendations on preventing and combating the diversion and illicit international transfer of small arms and light weapons to unauthorized recipients and to include them, along with views from the United Nations system, in a report for consideration at the seventh Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects in 2020 (resolution 74/60).

At the same session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to postpone the biennial meeting of States to a period in 2021 to be decided by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/552).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/60).

 

(q) Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session the item entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda” (resolution 53/77 Y). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-fourth to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 54/54 G, 55/33 C, 57/59 and 58/51 and decision 56/411). At its fifty-ninth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session the item entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments” (resolution 59/75), which it has had on its agenda annually since its sixtieth session (resolutions 60/56, 61/65, 62/25, 63/58, 64/57, 65/59, 66/40, 67/34, 68/39, 69/37, 70/51, 71/54, 72/39, 73/70 and 74/46).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments” (resolution 74/46).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(r) Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session the item entitled “Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status”, which has been on its agenda biennially since then (resolutions 53/77 D, 55/33 S, 57/67, 59/73, 61/87, 63/56, 65/70, 67/52, 69/63, 71/43 and 73/44).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/44).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/44).

(s) Missiles

 

At its fifty-fourth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session an item entitled “Missiles” (resolution 54/54 F), which it had on its agenda at its fifty-fifth to sixty-third, sixty-fifth to sixty-ninth, seventy-first and seventy-third sessions (resolutions 55/33 A, 56/24 B, 57/71, 58/37, 59/67, 61/59 and 63/55 and decisions 60/515, 62/514, 65/517, 66/516, 67/516, 68/517, 69/517, 71/516 and 73/513).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Missiles” (decision 73/513).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(t) Disarmament and non-proliferation education

 

At its fifty-fifth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, requested the Secretary-General to prepare a study on disarmament and non-proliferation and to report to the Assembly thereon at its fifty-seventh session (resolution 55/33 E). The Assembly has considered the question of disarmament and non-proliferation education biennially since its fifty-seventh session (resolutions 57/60, 59/93, 61/73, 63/70, 65/77, 67/47, 69/65, 71/57 and 73/59).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the results of the implementation of the recommendations made in the United Nations study and possible new opportunities for promoting disarmament and non-proliferation education (resolution 73/59).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/59).

 

(u) Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation

 

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-eighth session the item entitled “Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation” (resolution 57/63), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-eighth session (resolutions 58/44, 59/69, 60/59, 61/62, 62/27, 63/50, 64/34, 65/54, 66/32, 67/38, 68/38, 69/54, 70/31, 71/61, 72/48, 73/41 and 74/55).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the issue of the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation and to submit a report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/55).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/55).

 

(v) Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction

 

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-eighth session the item entitled “Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction” (resolution 57/83), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-eighth session (resolutions 58/48, 59/80, 60/78, 61/86, 62/33, 63/60, 64/38, 65/62, 66/50, 67/44, 68/41, 69/39, 70/36, 71/38, 72/42, 73/55 and 74/43).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its seventy-fifth session containing measures already taken by international organizations on issues relating to the linkage between the fight against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the views of Member States on additional relevant measures for tackling the global threat posed by the acquisition by terrorists of weapons of mass destruction (resolution 74/43).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/43).

 

(w) Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context

 

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-ninth session the item entitled “Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context” (resolution 58/43), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-ninth session (resolutions 59/87, 60/64, 61/81, 62/45, 63/45, 64/43, 65/47, 66/38, 67/61, 68/55, 69/46, 70/42, 71/39, 72/33, 73/35 and 74/39).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its seventy-fifth session containing the views of Member States on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (resolution 74/39).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/39).

 

(x) The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

 

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session the item entitled “The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation” (resolution 59/91). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its sixtieth session and has had the item on its agenda biennially since its sixty-third session (resolutions 60/62, 63/64, 65/73, 67/42, 69/44, 71/33 and 73/49).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation” (resolution 73/49).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(y) Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms

 

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session the item entitled “Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms” (resolution 59/92), which it had on its agenda at its sixtieth session and has had on its agenda biennially since its sixty-first session (resolutions 60/82, 61/79, 63/57, 65/63, 67/49, 69/64, 71/35 and 73/51).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms” (resolution 73/51).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(z) Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus

 

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session the item entitled “Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus” (decision 59/515), which was considered at its sixtieth, sixty-first and sixty-third sessions and has been considered biennially since its sixty-fourth session (resolutions 60/74, 61/72, 63/61, 64/51, 66/42, 68/52, 70/35, 72/55 and 74/65).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly encouraged States in a position to do so to assist interested States within a bilateral framework or through international or regional organizations, including through activities conducted under the umbrella of the SaferGuard knowledge resource management programme, on a voluntary and transparent basis, in elaborating and implementing programmes to eliminate surplus stockpiles or to improve stockpile management; reiterated its decision to address the issue of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus in a comprehensive manner; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly on the work of the group of governmental experts convened in 2020 on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus upon its completion (resolution 74/65).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/65).

 

(aa) Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities

 

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-first session the item entitled “Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities” (resolution 60/66), which it had on its agenda at its sixty-first to sixty-sixth sessions and has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-eighth session (resolutions 61/75, 62/43, 63/68, 64/49, 65/68, 68/50, 69/38, 70/53, 71/42, 72/56, 73/72 and 74/67 and decision 66/517).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities” (resolution 74/67).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(bb) The Arms Trade Treaty

 

At its sixty-first session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session the item entitled “Towards an arms trade treaty: establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms” (resolution 61/89). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its sixty-third, sixty-fourth and sixty-sixth sessions (resolutions 63/240 and 64/48 and decision 66/518). At its sixty-seventh session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-eighth session the item entitled “The Arms Trade Treaty” (resolution 67/234 A), which it has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-eighth session (resolutions 68/31, 69/49, 70/58, 71/50, 72/44, 73/36 and 74/49).

On 2 April 2013, the Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (A/CONF.217/2013/L.3, annex) and requested the Secretary-General, as depositary of the Treaty, to open the Treaty for signature on 3 June 2013 (resolution 67/234 B).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “The Arms Trade Treaty”, and to review the implementation of the resolution at that session (resolution 74/49).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(cc) Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium

 

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-third session the item entitled “Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium” (resolution 62/30), which it has had on its agenda biennially since its sixty-third session (resolutions 63/54, 65/55, 67/36, 69/57, 71/70 and 73/38).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session an updated report on the subject (resolution 73/38).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/38).

 

(dd) Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive sources

 

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session the item entitled “Preventing the risk of radiological terrorism” (resolution 60/73). At its sixty-second session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fourth session the item entitled “Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources” (resolution 62/46), which it had on its agenda at its sixty-fourth session and has had on its agenda biennially since its sixty-fifth session (decision 64/516 and resolutions 65/74, 67/51, 69/50, 71/66 and 73/66).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive sources” (resolution 73/66).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(ee) Joint courses of action and future-oriented dialogue towards a world without nuclear weapons

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly adopted resolution 74/63 entitled “Joint courses of action and future-oriented dialogue towards a world without nuclear weapons” under the sub-item entitled “United action with renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons” and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, a sub-item entitled “Joint courses of action and future-oriented dialogue towards a world without nuclear weapons” (resolution 74/63).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(ff) Compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments

 

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments” (resolution 72/32).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(gg) Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control

 

At its sixty-fifth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-seventh session the item entitled “Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control” (resolution 65/69), which it had on its agenda at its sixty-seventh to sixty-ninth, seventy-first and seventy-third sessions (resolutions 67/48, 68/33, 69/61, 71/56 and 73/46).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on ways and means of promoting the role of women in disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control and to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/46).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/46).

 

(hh) Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament

 

At its sixty-eighth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-ninth session the sub-item entitled “Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament” (resolution 68/32), which it has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-ninth session (resolutions 69/58, 70/34, 71/71, 72/251, 73/40 and 74/54 and decision 72/553).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly reiterated its request to the President of the Assembly to organize, on 26 September every year, a one-day high-level plenary meeting of the Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, with the participation of Member and observer States, represented at the highest possible level, as well as with the participation of the President of the Assembly and the Secretary-General; requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States with regard to achieving the objective of the total elimination of nuclear weapons and to submit a report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session; decided to convene, in New York, on a date to be decided later, a United Nations high-level international conference on nuclear disarmament to review the progress made in that regard; and requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the resolution to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 74/54).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/54).

 

(ii) Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices

 

At its seventieth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-first session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices” (resolution 70/46), which it had on its agenda at its seventy-first to seventy-third sessions (resolutions 71/72, 72/36 and 73/67).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution, focusing on awareness and prevention strategies, acknowledging and taking into account existing efforts, both inside and outside the United Nations, and seeking the views of Member States (resolution 73/67).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/67).

 

(jj) Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

 

At its seventieth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-first session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons” (resolution 70/47), which it has had on its agenda annually since its seventy-first session (resolutions 71/46, 72/30, 73/47 and 74/42).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons” (resolution 74/42).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(kk) Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world

 

At its seventieth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-first session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world” (resolution 70/50), which it has had on its agenda annually since its seventy-first session (resolutions 71/55, 72/37, 73/68 and 74/47).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world” (resolution 74/47).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(ll) Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

 

At its sixty-third session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to render the necessary assistance and to provide such services as might be necessary to fulfil the tasks entrusted to him by the Convention on Cluster Munitions (resolution 63/71). The Convention on Cluster Munitions was opened for signature on 3 December 2008 and entered into force on 1 August 2010.

At its seventieth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-first session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions” (resolution 70/54), which it has had on its agenda annually since its seventy-first session (resolutions 71/45, 72/54, 73/54 and 74/62).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to convene the second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions” (resolution 74/62).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(mm) Nuclear disarmament verification

 

At its seventy-first session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-second session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Nuclear disarmament verification” (resolution 71/67), which it has had on its agenda annually since its seventy-second session (resolution 74/50 and decisions 72/514 and 73/514).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the substantive views of Member States on the report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Nuclear Disarmament Verification and to report back to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session; also requested the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts of up to 25 participants, chosen on the basis of equitable geographical representation and equitable representation of women and men, which will meet in Geneva for four sessions of one week each in 2021 and 2022, to further consider nuclear disarmament verification issues; and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, the sub-item entitled “Nuclear disarmament verification” (resolution 74/50).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

(nn) Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

 

At its sixty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-eighth session the item entitled “Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations” (resolution 67/56), which it has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-eighth session (resolutions 68/46, 69/41, 70/33, 71/258, 72/31, 73/48 and 74/41).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, as depositary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, to report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the status of signature and ratification, acceptance, approval or accession of the Treaty (resolution 74/41).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/41).

 

(oo) Strengthening and developing the system of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation treaties and agreements

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly adopted resolution 74/66 entitled “Strengthening and developing the system of arms control, disarmament and non‑proliferation treaties and agreements” under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament” and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament”, a sub-item entitled “Strengthening and developing the system of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation treaties and agreements” (resolution 74/66).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-second session (agenda item 99)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/72/PV.228

Report of the First Committee

A/72/409

Plenary meeting

A/72/PV.62

Resolution

72/32

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 101)

 

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol (A/73/91)

Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (A/73/96)

Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control (A/73/115)

Disarmament and non-proliferation education (A/73/119)

Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (A/73/156)

Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status (A/73/202)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/73/PV.231

Report of the First Committee

A/73/510 and A/73/510/Corr.1

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.45

Resolutions

73/38, 73/43, 73/44, 73/46, 73/49, 73/51, 73/58, 73/59, 73/66 and 73/67

Decision

73/513

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 98)

 

Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/74/27)

Reports of the Secretary-General:

Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non‑proliferation (A/74/96)

Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (A/74/98)

Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (A/74/99)

Relationship between disarmament and development (A/74/116)

Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (A/74/117)

Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (A/74/140)

Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament (A/74/141)

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (A/74/154)

Nuclear disarmament; follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons; reducing nuclear danger (A/74/158)

The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects and assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them (A/74/187)

United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (A/74/201)

Notes by the Secretary-General transmitting:

Report of the Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament (A/74/90)

Report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (A/74/114)

Report on the continuing operation of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms and its further development (A/74/211)

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 98)

 

Report of the First Committee

A/74/368

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolutions

74/36 to 74/67

Draft decisions

A/74/L.44 and A/74/L.62

Decisions

74/509, 74/510, 74/549 and 74/552

104.

(a)     United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services

 

At its twelfth special session, the General Assembly decided to include the item entitled “United Nations programme of fellowships on disarmament: report of the Secretary-General” in the agenda of its thirty-seventh session (decision S-12/24). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-seventh to forty-first sessions (resolutions 37/100 G, 38/73 C, 39/63 B, 40/151 H and 41/60 H). At its forty-second session, it decided to rename the three programmes consolidated pursuant to paragraph 3 of resolution 40/151 H “the United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services programme” (resolution 42/39 I). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-third to fiftieth sessions and has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-first session (resolutions 43/76 F, 44/117 E, 45/59 A, 46/37 E, 47/53 A, 48/76 C, 49/76 B, 50/71 A, 51/46 F, 53/78 G, 55/34 C, 57/93, 59/97, 61/91, 63/79, 65/82, 67/68, 69/75, 71/73 and 73/73).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to implement annually the programme within existing resources and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (resolution 73/73).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/73).

 

(b) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons

 

At its thirty-seventh session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-eighth session the item entitled “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons” (resolution 37/100 C), which it has had on its agenda annually since its thirty-eighth session (resolutions 38/73 G, 39/63 H, 40/151 F, 41/60 F, 42/39 C, 43/76 E, 44/117 C, 45/59 B, 46/37 D, 47/53 C, 48/76 B, 49/76 E, 50/71 E, 51/46 D, 52/39 C, 53/78 D, 54/55 D, 55/34 G, 56/25 B, 57/94, 58/64, 59/102, 60/88, 61/97, 62/51, 63/75, 64/59, 65/80, 66/57, 67/64, 68/58, 69/69, 70/62, 71/75, 72/59, 73/74 and 74/68).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly reiterated its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations in order to reach agreement on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances, and requested the Conference to report to the Assembly on the results of those negotiations (resolution 74/68).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/75/27).

(c) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

 

At its fortieth session, the General Assembly decided to establish as at 1 January 1986, within the framework of the Secretariat, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (resolution 40/151 G). The Assembly had the item entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa” on its agenda at its forty-first to forty-fourth sessions (resolutions 41/60 D, 42/39 J, 43/76 D and 44/117 F).

The Assembly considered the question at its forty-fifth to fifty-first sessions jointly with two other sub-items entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific” and “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America” (resolutions 44/117 F, 45/59 E, 46/37 F, 48/76 E, 49/76 D, 50/71 C and D and 51/46 B and E and decision 47/421). At its fifty-third session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session the item entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa” (resolution 53/78 C), which it had on its agenda at its fifty-fourth to sixty-fourth sessions and has had on its agenda annually since its sixty-sixth session (resolutions 54/55 B, 55/34 D, 56/25 D, 57/91, 58/61, 59/101, 60/86, 61/93, 62/216, 63/80, 64/62, 66/58, 67/69, 68/61, 69/74, 70/66, 71/76, 72/60, 73/75 and 74/71).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/71).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/71).

 

(d) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

At its forty-first session, the General Assembly decided to establish, as at 1 January 1987, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America (resolution 41/60 J). The Assembly had the item entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America” on its agenda at its forty-second session (resolution 42/39 K).

At its forty-third session, the Assembly decided to rename the Centre “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” (resolution 43/76 H). It had the item on its agenda at its forty-fourth session (resolution 44/117 F).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-fifth to fifty-first sessions jointly with two other items entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa” and “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia” (resolutions 45/59 E, 46/37 F, 48/76 E, 49/76 D, 50/71 C and D and 51/46 E and decision 47/421). At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session the item entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” (resolution 54/55 F), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-fifth session (resolutions 55/34 E, 56/25 E, 57/89, 58/60, 59/99, 60/84, 61/92, 62/49, 63/74, 64/60, 65/79, 66/54, 67/66, 68/60, 69/72, 70/63, 71/77, 72/61, 73/76 and 74/72).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/72).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/72).

 

(e) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific

 

At its forty-second session, the General Assembly decided to establish the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia (resolution 42/39 D) and had the item entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia” on its agenda at its forty-third session (resolution 43/76 G).

At its forty-fourth session, the Assembly decided to rename the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia as the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (resolution 44/117 F).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its forty-fourth to fifty-first sessions jointly with two other items entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean” and “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa” (resolutions 44/117 F, 45/59 E, 46/37 F, 48/76 E, 49/76 D, 50/71 C and D and 51/46 B and decision 47/421). At its fifty-second session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-third session the item entitled “United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific” (resolution 52/39 A), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-third session (resolutions 53/78 B, 54/55 C, 55/34 H, 56/25 F, 57/92, 58/62, 59/100, 60/85, 61/94, 62/52, 63/77, 64/63, 65/83, 66/56, 67/65, 68/59, 69/68, 70/65, 71/78, 72/62, 73/77 and 74/69).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/69).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/69).

 

(f) Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa

 

On 28 May 1992, the Secretary-General established the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, pursuant to the request made by the General Assembly at its forty-sixth session (resolution 46/37 B).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly called upon the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/73).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/73).

 

(g) United Nations Disarmament Information Programme

 

At its twelfth special session, the General Assembly launched the World Disarmament Campaign and decided to include the item entitled “World Disarmament Campaign” in the agenda of its thirty-seventh session (decision S-12/24). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-seventh to forty-sixth sessions (resolutions 37/100 H to J, 38/73 D and F, 39/63 A, D and J, 40/151 B and D, 41/60 A and B, 42/39 G, 43/76 C, 44/117 A, 45/59 C and 46/37 A). At its forty-seventh session, the Assembly decided that the World Disarmament Campaign should be known thereafter as the “United Nations Disarmament Information Programme” and also decided to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-eighth session the item entitled “United Nations Disarmament Information Programme” (resolution 47/53 D), which it had on its agenda at its forty-eighth session and has had on its agenda biennially since its forty-ninth session (resolutions 48/76 D, 49/76 A, 51/46 A, 53/78 E, 55/34 A, 57/90, 59/103, 61/95, 63/81, 65/81, 67/67, 69/71, 71/74 and 73/79).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report covering both the implementation of the activities of the Programme by the United Nations system during the previous two years and the activities of the Programme contemplated by the system for the following two years (resolution 73/79).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/79).

 

(h) United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament

 

At its fifty-third session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fourth session the item entitled “United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament” (resolution 53/78 F), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fifty-fourth session (resolutions 54/55 E, 55/34 F, 56/25 C, 57/87, 58/63, 59/98, 60/83, 61/90, 62/50, 63/76, 64/58, 65/78, 66/53, 67/63, 68/57, 69/70, 70/61, 71/80, 72/64, 73/80 and 74/70).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly”, the sub-item entitled “United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament” (resolution 74/70).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 102)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services programme (A/73/113)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/73/PV.231

Report of the First Committee

A/73/511

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.45

Resolutions

73/73 to 73/80

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 99)

 

Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/74/27)

Reports of the Secretary-General:

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (A/74/112)

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (A/74/115)

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (A/74/118)

Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (A/74/218)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.227

Report of the First Committee

A/74/369

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolutions

74/68 to 74/73

105.

At its tenth special session, the General Assembly decided to include the item entitled “Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session” in the provisional agenda of its thirty-third session (resolution S-10/2, para. 115). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-third session (resolutions 33/71 A to N, 34/83 A to M, 35/152 A to J, 36/92 A to M, 37/78 A to K, 38/183 A to P, 39/148 A to R, 40/18, 40/152 A to Q, 41/86 A to R, 42/42 A to N, 43/78 A to M, 44/119 A to H, 45/62 A to G, 46/38 A to D, 47/54 A to G, 48/77 A and B, 49/77 A to D, 50/72 A to C, 51/47 A to C, 52/40 A to C, 53/79 A and B, 54/56 A and B, 55/35 A to C, 56/26 A and B, 57/95, 57/96, 58/66, 58/67, 59/104, 59/105, 60/89 to 60/91, 61/98, 61/99, 62/54, 62/55, 63/82, 63/83, 64/64, 64/65, 65/85 to 65/87, 66/59, 66/60, 67/71, 67/72, 68/63, 68/64, 69/76, 69/77, 70/67 to 70/69, 71/81, 71/82, 72/65, 72/66, 73/81, 73/82 and 74/74 and decisions 34/422, 39/423, 40/428, 41/421, 47/422, 54/418, 74/511 and 74/546).

 

(a) Report of the Conference on Disarmament

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly requested the Conference on Disarmament to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on its work and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session, under the item entitled “Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session”, the sub-item entitled “Report of the Conference on Disarmament” (resolution 74/74).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/75/27).

 

(b) Report of the Disarmament Commission

 

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly decided that the Disarmament Commission would submit a substantive report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/511).

At the same session, the Assembly decided to postpone the substantive session of the Disarmament Commission to a period in 2021 to be decided by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session (decision 74/546).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Disarmament Commission: Supplement No. 42 (A/75/42).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 100)

 

Report of the Conference on Disarmament: Supplement No. 27 (A/74/27)

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (A/74/247)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (A/74/180)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.327

Report of the First Committee

A/74/370

Draft decision

A/74/L.43

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/74

Decisions

74/511 and 74/546

106.

This item, previously referred to as “Israeli nuclear armament”, was included in the agenda of the thirty-fourth session of the General Assembly at the request of Iraq (A/34/142). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda since its thirty-fourth session (resolutions 34/89, 35/157, 36/98, 37/82, 38/69, 39/147, 40/93, 41/93, 42/44, 43/80, 44/121, 45/63, 46/39, 47/55, 48/78, 49/78, 50/73, 51/48, 52/41, 53/80, 54/57, 55/36, 56/27, 57/97, 58/68, 59/106, 60/92, 61/103, 62/56, 63/84, 64/66, 65/88, 66/61, 67/73, 68/65, 69/78, 70/70, 71/83, 72/67, 73/83 and 74/75 and decision 73/546).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to convene annual sessions of a conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to report annually to the Assembly on developments in this regard (decision 73/546).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 74/75).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session: Reports of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/75 and decision 73/546).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 104)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/182 (Parts I and II)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/73/PV.231

Report of the First Committee

A/73/513

Report of the Fifth Committee

A/73/679

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.45 and 65

Decision

73/546

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 101)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/157 (Parts I and II)

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.227

Report of the First Committee

A/74/371

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/75

107.

The General Assembly first considered this question at its twenty-seventh session, under the item entitled “General and complete disarmament” (resolution 2932 A (XXVII)). At its twenty-eighth to thirty-eighth sessions, the Assembly considered the question under agenda items relating to certain conventions (resolutions 3076 (XXVIII), 3255 A and B (XXIX), 3464 (XXX), 31/64, 32/152, 33/70, 34/82, 36/93, 37/79 and 38/60). At its thirty-ninth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fortieth session the item entitled “Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects” (resolution 39/56), which it has had on its agenda annually since its fortieth session (resolutions 40/84, 41/50, 42/30, 43/67, 45/64, 46/40, 47/56, 48/79, 49/79, 50/74, 51/49, 52/42, 53/81, 54/58, 55/37, 56/28, 57/98, 58/69, 59/107, 60/93, 61/100, 62/57, 63/85, 64/67, 65/89, 66/62, 67/74, 68/66, 69/79, 70/71, 71/84, 72/68, 73/84 and 74/76 and decision 44/430).

The Assembly welcomed the adoption, on 10 October 1980, of the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, the Protocol on Non-detectable Fragments (Protocol I), the Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices (Protocol II) and the Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons (Protocol III) (resolution 35/153). The Convention was opened for signature on 10 April 1981 and entered into force, with the three annexed Protocols, on 2 December 1983. The Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons (Protocol IV) entered into force on 30 July 1998. The Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War (Protocol V) entered into force on 12 November 2006.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects” (resolution 74/76).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 102)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.227

Report of the First Committee

A/74/372

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/76

108.

At its thirty-seventh session, the General Assembly, in the course of its consideration of the item entitled “Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security”, decided to include the item entitled “Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region” in the provisional agenda of its thirty-eighth session (resolution 37/118). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its thirty-eighth session (resolutions 38/189, 39/153, 40/157, 41/89, 42/90, 43/84, 44/125, 45/79, 46/42, 47/58, 48/81, 49/81, 50/75, 51/50, 52/43, 53/82, 54/59, 55/38, 56/29, 57/99, 58/70, 59/108, 60/94, 61/101, 62/58, 63/86, 64/68, 65/90, 66/63, 67/75, 68/67, 69/80, 70/72, 71/85, 72/69, 73/85 and 74/77).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its seventy-fifth session a report on means to strengthen security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (resolution 74/77).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 74/77).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 103)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/97

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.227

Report of the First Committee

A/74/373

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/77

109.

The question of the cessation of nuclear tests, independently of agreement on other disarmament measures, was discussed by the General Assembly as early as the ninth session.

At its thirty-fifth session, the Assembly requested the Committee on Disarmament to initiate substantive negotiations on a comprehensive test-ban treaty as a matter of highest priority at the beginning of its 1981 session (resolution 35/145 B).

The Assembly has considered the question annually since its thirty-sixth session (resolutions 36/85, 37/73, 38/63, 39/53, 40/81, 41/47, 42/27, 43/64, 44/107, 45/51, 46/29, 47/47, 48/70, 49/70, 50/65, 54/63, 55/41, 57/100, 58/71, 59/109, 60/95, 61/104, 62/59, 63/87, 64/69, 65/91, 66/64, 67/76, 68/68, 69/81, 70/73, 71/86, 72/70, 73/86 and 74/78 and decisions 51/413, 52/414, 53/422 and 56/415).

On 10 September 1996, the Assembly adopted the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, as contained in document A/50/1027 (resolution 50/245). On 24 September 1996, the Secretary-General, as its depositary, opened the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty for signature at United Nations Headquarters.

At its fifty-fourth session, under the item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization”, the Assembly approved the Agreement to Regulate the Relationship between the United Nations and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, article IV, paragraph 1, of which stipulated that the Commission should, within its competence and in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty, keep the United Nations informed of its activities, and might submit through the Secretary-General of the United Nations reports thereon on a regular or ad hoc basis to the principal organs of the United Nations concerned (resolution 54/280, annex).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty” (resolution 74/78).

No advance documentation is expected.

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 104)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.227

Report of the First Committee

A/74/374

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/78

110.

Various aspects of the question of chemical and bacteriological (biological) weapons have been considered by the General Assembly at different times under several items. At the twenty-first to twenty-third sessions, the question was considered under the item “General and complete disarmament” (see item 103). An item entitled “Question of chemical and bacteriological (biological) weapons” was first included in the agenda of the Assembly at its twenty-fourth session.

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction entered into force on 26 March 1975.

The Assembly has considered the question annually since its twenty-fourth session (resolutions 2603 (XXIV), 2662 (XXV), 2826 (XXVI), 2933 (XXVII), 3077 (XXVIII), 3256 (XXIX), 3465 (XXX), 31/65, 32/77, 33/59 B, 34/72, 35/144 A to C, 36/96 A to C, 37/98 A, C and D, 38/187 A to C, 39/65 A to E, 40/92 A to C, 41/58 A to D, 42/37 A to C, 43/74 A to C, 44/115 A to C, 45/57 A to C, 46/35 A to C, 47/39, 48/65, 49/86, 50/79, 51/54, 52/47, 53/84, 54/61, 55/40, 58/72, 59/110, 60/96, 61/102, 62/60, 63/88, 64/70, 65/92, 66/65, 67/77, 68/69, 69/82, 70/74, 71/87, 72/71, 73/87 and 74/79 and decisions 56/414 and 57/516).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session the item entitled “Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction” (resolution 74/79).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 105)

 

Verbatim records

A/C.1/74/PV.227

Report of the First Committee

A/74/375

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.46

Resolution

74/79

H. Drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
111.

At its twenty-sixth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Criminality and social change”, decided to consider the question of crime prevention and control in depth at its twenty-seventh session (resolution 2843 (XXVI)). The Assembly had the item entitled “Crime prevention and control” on its agenda at its twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, thirty-second and thirty-fifth sessions (resolutions 3021 (XXVII), 3139 (XXVIII), 32/58 to 32/61 and 35/170 to 35/173 and decision 35/437). At its thirty-fifth session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-sixth session an item entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice and development” (resolution 35/171). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at that session (resolutions 36/21 and 36/22). At its thirty-ninth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council”, decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fortieth session an item entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice” (resolution 39/112). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fortieth session (resolutions 40/32 to 40/37, 41/107, 42/59, 43/99, 44/71, 44/72, 45/107 to 45/123, 46/152, 46/153, 47/87, 47/89, 47/91, 48/101 to 48/103, 49/156 to 49/159, 50/145 to 50/147, 51/59 to 51/63, 52/85 to 52/91, 53/110 to 53/114, 54/125 to 54/131, 55/25, 55/59 to 55/64, 55/255, 56/119 to 56/123, 56/260, 56/261, 57/168 to 57/173, 58/4, 58/135 to 58/140, 59/151 to 59/159, 60/175 to 60/177, 61/179 to 61/182, 62/172 to 62/175, 63/193 to 63/196, 64/177 to 64/181, 64/293 (United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons), 65/227 to 65/232, 66/177 to 66/182, 67/184 to 67/192, 67/260, 68/185 to 68/195, 69/191 to 69/199, 70/174 to 70/180, 71/206 to 71/209, 71/287, 71/319, 71/322, 72/1 (Political declaration on the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons), 72/192 to 72/196, 73/183 to 73/191, 74/170 to 74/177 and 74/276 and decisions 59/523, 60/536, 61/531, 63/536, 65/538, 66/539, 67/540, 68/537, 69/537, 70/535, 71/537, 72/535, 73/527 and 74/550).

At its fifth session, the Assembly authorized the Secretary-General to make arrangements to transfer the functions of the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission to the United Nations. Among the functions assumed by the United Nations was the convening every five years of an international congress on the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, similar to those previously organized by the Commission (resolution 415 (V)).

At its sixty-eighth session, the Assembly decided to appraise, from within existing resources, on a four-year basis, starting at its seventy-second session, the progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons in order to assess achievements, gaps and challenges, including in the implementation of the relevant legal instruments, and requested the Secretary-General to take all necessary measures in that regard (resolution 68/192).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the implementation of the resolution entitled “United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders”, including recommendations on further strengthening the capacity of the Institute (resolution 73/188).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the implementation of the resolution entitled “Strengthening and promoting effective measures and international cooperation on organ donation and transplantation to prevent and combat trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal and trafficking in human organs” (resolution 73/189).

Also at the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, within existing reporting obligations, to include in his report to it, at its seventy-fifth session, under the item on crime prevention and criminal justice, an analytical section entitled “Preventing and combating corrupt practices and the transfer of proceeds of corruption, facilitating asset recovery and returning such assets to legitimate owners, in particular to countries of origin, in accordance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption”, and also requested the Secretary-General to transmit to it the report of the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on its eighth session (resolution 73/190).

Also at its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to hold the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kyoto, Japan, from 20 to 27 April 2020, with pre-Congress consultations to be held on 19 April 2020 (resolution 73/184).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly noted with appreciation the progress made thus far in the preparations for the Fourteenth Congress, welcomed the regional preparatory meetings, which were held in all five regions, requested the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to give high priority at its twenty-ninth session to considering the declaration of the Fourteenth Congress, with a view to recommending, through the Economic and Social Council, appropriate follow-up by the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, and requested the Secretary-General to ensure proper follow-up to the resolution entitled “Follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice” and to report to it thereon, at its seventy-fifth session, through the Commission (resolution 74/171). At the same session, the Assembly decided to postpone the holding of the Fourteenth Congress until further notice and to consider new dates in due course (decision 74/550).

Also at the seventy-fourth session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item jointly with the items entitled “Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes” and “International drug control”, during which statements were made by 60 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.5 and 6).

Also at the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the implementation of the mandates of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, reflecting also emerging policy issues and possible responses (resolution 74/177).

Also at its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it, at its seventy-fifth session, on the implementation of the resolution entitled “Technical assistance provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime related to counter-terrorism” (resolution 74/175). Furthermore, the Assembly requested the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to provide information to the Secretary-General on the implementation of the resolution entitled “Integrating sport into youth crime prevention and criminal justice strategies” as a possible contribution to his report to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session on the implementation of resolution 73/24 on sport as an enabler of sustainable development (resolution 74/170).

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Report of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on its twenty-ninth session: Supplement No. 10 (E/2020/30) (resolution 74/171);

(b)     Reports of the Secretary-General:

                   (i)     United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (resolution 73/188);

                   (ii)    Strengthening and promoting effective measures and international cooperation on organ donation and transplantation to prevent and combat trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal and trafficking in human organs (resolution 73/189);

                   (iii)   Integrating sport into youth crime prevention and criminal justice strategies (resolutions 73/24 and 74/170);

                   (iv)   Follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (resolution 74/171);

                   (v)    Technical assistance provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime related to counter-terrorism (resolution 74/175);

                   (vi)   Strengthening the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, in particular its technical cooperation capacity (resolution 74/177);

(c)     Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption on its eighth session (resolution 73/190).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 109)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (A/73/133)

Summary records

A/C.3/73/SR.5 and 6 (jointly with item 110), 44, 45, 47, 51 and 55

Report of the Third Committee

A/73/590

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.56

Resolutions

73/188 to 73/191

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 106)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the mandates of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme, with particular reference to the technical cooperation activities of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (A/74/125)

Report of the Secretary-General on improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons (A/74/127)

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on its ninth session (A/74/126)

Note by the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and preparations for the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (A/74/128)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.5 and 6 (jointly with items 107 and 108), 43, 48 and 52

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/400

Draft resolution

A/74/L.58/Rev.2

Draft decision

A/74/L.47

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolutions

74/170, 74/171, 74/175, 74/177 and 74/276

Decision

74/550

112.

The item entitled “Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes” was first included in the agenda of the General Assembly at its seventy-fourth session (resolution 73/187).

At the seventy-fourth session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item jointly with the items entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice” and “International drug control”, during which statements were made by 60 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.5 and 6).

At the same session, the General Assembly decided to establish an open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental committee of experts, representative of all regions, to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, taking into full consideration existing international instruments and efforts at the national, regional and international levels on combating the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes, in particular the work and outcomes of the open-ended intergovernmental Expert Group to Conduct a Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime. The Assembly also decided that the ad hoc committee should convene a three-day organizational session in August 2020, in New York, in order to agree on an outline and modalities for its further activities, to be submitted to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session for its consideration and approval (resolution 74/247).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the open-ended ad hoc intergovernmental committee of experts (resolution 74/247).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 107)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/130

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.5 and 6 (jointly with items 106 and 108), 44 and 50

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/401

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.52

Resolution

74/247

113.

The item entitled “International campaign against traffic in drugs” was included in the agenda of the thirty-sixth session of the General Assembly at the request of Bolivia (A/36/193). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-sixth to forty-fourth sessions (resolutions 36/132, 37/198, 38/122, 39/141 to 39/143, 40/120 to 40/122, 41/125 to 41/127, 42/111 to 42/113, 43/120 to 43/122 and 44/140 to 44/142 and decisions 42/422 and 44/434). At its forty-fifth session, the Assembly had the item entitled “International action to combat drug abuse and illicit trafficking” on its agenda (resolutions 45/146 to 45/149 and 45/179). At its forty-sixth and forty-seventh sessions, the Assembly had the item entitled “Narcotic drugs” on its agenda (resolutions 46/101 to 46/104 and 47/97 to 47/102). The Assembly has had the item entitled “International drug control” on its agenda annually since its forty-eighth session (resolutions 48/12, 48/112, 49/168, 50/148, 51/64, 52/92, 53/115, 54/132, 55/65, 56/124, 57/174, 58/141, 59/160 to 59/163, 60/178, 60/179, 61/183, 62/176, 63/197, 64/182, 65/227, 65/233, 66/183, 67/193, 68/196, 68/197, 69/200, 69/201, 70/181, 70/182, 71/210, 71/211, 72/197, 72/198, 73/192, 74/178 and decision 69/538).

At its twentieth special session, devoted to countering the world drug problem, the Assembly adopted the Political Declaration (resolution S-20/2, annex), the Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction (resolution S-20/3, annex) and measures to enhance international cooperation to counter the world drug problem (resolutions S-20/4 A to E). The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, at its forty-second session, decided to submit a report to the Assembly in 2003 and 2008 on the progress achieved in meeting the goals and targets set out in the Political Declaration adopted by the Assembly at its twentieth special session (Commission resolution 42/11). At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly adopted the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Drug Demand Reduction (resolution 54/132, annex).

At its thirtieth special session, on the world drug problem, held in April 2016, the Assembly adopted the outcome document entitled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem” (resolution S-30/1, annex).

At its sixty-first session, the Assembly requested the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to continue to report annually to the General Assembly on the work of the Office in connection with the areas mentioned in the resolution entitled “International cooperation against the world drug problem” (resolution 61/183).

At the seventy-fourth session, the Third Committee held a general discussion on the item jointly with the items entitled “Crime prevention and criminal justice” and “Countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes”, during which statements were made by 60 delegations (see A/C.3/74/SR.5 and 6).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to report, within existing reporting obligations, on the financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and to continue to ensure that the Office had sufficient resources to carry out its mandates fully and effectively. The Assembly encouraged the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to keep the Assembly informed of developments in the follow-up to the 2019 Ministerial Declaration on Strengthening Our Actions at the National, Regional and International Levels to Accelerate the Implementation of Our Joint Commitments to Address and Counter the World Drug Problem. The Assembly also requested that the Secretary-General submit to it, at its seventy-fifth session, a report on the implementation of the resolution entitled “International cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem” (resolution 74/178).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General on international cooperation to address and counter the world drug problem (resolutions 61/183 and 74/178).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 108)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on international cooperation against the world drug problem (A/74/129)

Summary records

A/C.3/74/SR.5 and 6 (jointly with items 106 and 107) and 52

Report of the Third Committee

A/74/402

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.50

Resolution

74/178

114.

The item entitled “Measures to prevent international terrorism which endangers or takes innocent human lives or jeopardizes fundamental freedoms, and study of the underlying causes of those forms of terrorism and acts of violence which lie in misery, frustration, grievance and despair and which cause some people to sacrifice human lives, including their own, in an attempt to effect radical changes” was included in the agenda of the twenty-seventh session of the General Assembly further to an initiative of the Secretary-General (A/8791, A/8791/Add.1 and A/8791/Add.1/Corr.1). At that session, the Assembly decided to establish the Ad Hoc Committee on International Terrorism, consisting of 35 members (resolution 3034 (XXVII)).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-first session and biennially from its thirty-second to forty-eighth sessions, and has had the item on its agenda annually since then, changing its title to “Measures to eliminate international terrorism” at its forty-sixth session (resolutions 31/102, 31/103, 32/147, 32/148, 33/19, 34/145, 34/146 (International Convention against the Taking of Hostages), 36/109, 38/130, 40/61, 42/159, 44/29, 46/51, 49/60 (Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism), 50/53, 51/210 (Declaration to Supplement the 1994 Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism), 52/164 (International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings), 52/165, 53/108, 54/109 (International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism), 54/110, 55/158, 56/88, 57/27, 58/81, 59/46, 59/290 (International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism), 60/43, 61/40, 62/71, 63/129, 64/118, 65/34, 66/105, 67/99, 68/119, 69/127, 70/120, 71/151, 72/123, 73/211 and 74/194 and decision 48/411).

At its fiftieth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the implementation of paragraph 10 of the Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism (resolution 50/53).

At its fifty-first session, the Assembly established an Ad Hoc Committee to elaborate an international convention for the suppression of terrorist bombings and, subsequently, an international convention for the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, to supplement related existing international instruments, and thereafter to address means of further developing a comprehensive legal framework of conventions dealing with international terrorism (resolution 51/210).

At its fifty-fourth session, the Assembly decided that the Ad Hoc Committee should also address the question of convening a high-level conference under the auspices of the United Nations to formulate a joint organized response of the international community to terrorism in all its forms and manifestations (resolution 54/110).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly allocated the item to the Sixth Committee, where statements in the debate were made by 91 delegations (see A/C.6/74/SR.37). The Assembly decided to recommend that the Sixth Committee, at the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly, establish a working group with a view to finalizing the process on the draft comprehensive convention on international terrorism as well as discussions on the item included in its agenda by resolution 54/110 concerning the question of convening a high-level conference under the auspices of the United Nations, recognized the valuable dialogue and efforts of Member States towards resolving any outstanding issues and encouraged all Member States to redouble their efforts during the intersessional period (resolution 74/194).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolutions 50/53 and 74/194).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 109)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/151

Summary records

A/C.6/74/SR.37, 34 and 35

Report of the Sixth Committee

A/74/432

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Resolution

74/194

I. Organizational, administrative and other matters
115.

Article 98 of the Charter of the United Nations requires the Secretary-General to make an annual report to the General Assembly on the work of the Organization. That report is included in the provisional agenda of the Assembly pursuant to rules 13 (a) and 48 of the rules of procedure and to resolution 51/241. Under section II of the annex to that resolution, the Secretary-General is requested to introduce the report orally at an appropriate time under this item; the introduction to the report should be in the nature of an executive summary highlighting main issues; and the report shall be considered in plenary meetings of the Assembly immediately after the general debate (paras. 4, 7 and 10). Pursuant to those provisions, and as at previous sessions, the Secretary-General wishes to make a brief presentation of the report as the first item in the morning prior to the opening of the general debate. Pursuant to resolution 55/285, the President of the General Assembly, after consideration by the Assembly of the report, shall inform the Assembly of the President’s assessment of the debate on the report in order for the Assembly to determine the need for further action. The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its first session (resolutions 37/67, 47/120 A and B, 49/143, 55/281, 56/512, 57/337 and 57/338, decisions adopted at the eighteenth to thirtieth sessions and decisions 31/417, 32/432, 33/427, 34/441, 35/433, 36/437, 38/410, 39/413, 40/417, 41/410, 42/404, 43/404, 44/404, 45/404, 46/404, 47/407, 48/405, 49/406, 50/405, 51/404, 51/474, 51/475, 52/410, 53/404, 54/408, 55/404, 56/404, 57/504, 57/586, 58/506, 59/504, 60/504, 61/504, 62/504, 63/504, 64/504, 65/505, 66/505, 67/506, 68/507, 69/506, 70/508, 71/505, 72/505, 73/505 and 74/542 A and B).

At its forty-seventh session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly on the implementation of Article 50 of the Charter (resolution 47/120 B).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, requested the President of the Assembly to reconsider the timing of the plenary meetings of the Assembly on the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization, in close coordination with the Secretary-General, so that discussion of this important report is not conducted in a perfunctory manner (resolution 73/341).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Secretary-General introduced the report orally (see A/74/PV.3) pursuant to decision 74/502 under the item entitled “Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items”, in which the Assembly had, pursuant to resolution 51/241 and as at previous sessions, approved that the Secretary-General make a brief presentation of his annual report as the first item in the morning prior to the opening of the general debate. The Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by the Secretary-General and 39 delegations (see A/74/PV.5456). The Assembly took note of the report (decision 74/542 B).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization: Supplement No. 1 (A/75/1).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 110)

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization: Supplement No. 1 (A/74/1)

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.3 and 5456

Decisions

74/542 A and B

118.

(c) Election of members of the International Court of Justicef

 

In accordance with Articles 3 and 4 of its Statute, the International Court of Justice consists of 15 members elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council. Under Article 13 of the Statute, members of the Court are elected for a term of nine years and may be re-elected. A regular election of five judges is held every three years. The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its first session and has had the item on its agenda triennially since its third session. It also had the item on its agenda at its eighth, fourteenth, twentieth, thirty-fifth, fortieth, forty-first, forty-third, forty-sixth, forty-seventh, forty-ninth, fiftieth, fifty-sixth, fifty-ninth and sixty-fourth sessions (decisions adopted at the first, third, sixth, eighth, ninth, twelfth, fourteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-fourth, twenty-seventh, thirtieth sessions and decisions 33/305, 35/325, 36/309 A and B, 39/307, 40/309, 41/321, 42/308, 43/327, 45/307, 46/315, 47/326, 48/308, 49/322 A to C, 50/319, 51/308, 54/310 A and B, 56/306, 57/404, 59/414, 60/408, 63/406, 64/426 A and B, 66/404 A and B, 69/406 and 72/404 A and B).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly, together with the Security Council, elected Ronny Abraham (France), Dalveer Bhandari (India), Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil), Nawaf Salam (Lebanon) and Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia) as members of the Court for a nine-year term of office beginning on 6 February 2018 (decision 72/404 A).

At the same session, the Assembly, together with the Security Council, elected Iwasawa Yuji (Japan) as member of the Court for a term of office beginning on 22 June 2018 and ending on 5 February 2021, as a result of the resignation of Owada Hisashi (decision 72/404 B).

The present membership of the International Court of Justice is as follows: Ronny Abraham (France),*** Mohamed Bennouna (Morocco),** Dalveer Bhandari (India),*** Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade (Brazil),*** James Richard Crawford (Australia),** Joan E. Donoghue (United States of America),** Giorgio Gaja (Italy),* Kirill Gevorgian (Russian Federation),** Iwasawa Yuji (Japan),* Patrick Lipton Robinson (Jamaica),** Nawaf Salam (Lebanon),*** Julia Sebutinde (Uganda),* Peter Tomka (Slovakia),* Xue Hanqin (China)* and Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Somalia).***

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 5 February 2021.

   **   Term of office expires on 5 February 2024.

***   Term of office expires on 5 February 2027.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly, together with the Security Council, will need to fill the seats of five members whose term of office expires on 5 February 2021, namely, Mr. Gaja, Mr. Iwasawa, Ms. Sebutinde, Mr. Tomka and Ms. Xue.

The election will proceed on the basis of a list of persons nominated by national groups of States parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice. The Secretary-General has requested that nominations reach him by 24 June 2020. The list of candidates containing nominations made by that date will be circulated to the Assembly and to the Security Council. Any withdrawals of candidates will be circulated in addenda to that document. The curricula vitae of the candidates will be circulated separately. In addition, the Assembly and the Council will have before them a memorandum by the Secretary-General on the procedure to be followed in the elections.

The election will take place in accordance with the following:

(a)     The Statute of the International Court of Justice, in particular Articles 2 to 4 and 7 to 12;

(b)     Rules 150 and 151 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly;

(c)     Rules 40 and 61 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council.

Those candidates who obtain an absolute majority of votes both in the Assembly and in the Security Council will be considered as elected.

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Memorandum by the Secretary-General;

(b)     Notes by the Secretary-General:

         (i)      List of candidates nominated by national groups;

         (ii)    Curricula vitae of candidates nominated by national groups.

 

References for the seventy-second session (agenda item 113 (c))

 

Memorandums by the Secretary-General

(A/72/181 and A/72/872)

Notes by the Secretary-General:

Lists of candidates nominated by national groups (A/72/182, A/72/182/Add.1 and A/72/873)

Curricula vitae of candidates nominated by national groups (A/72/183 and A/72/874)

Plenary meetings

A/72/PV.44, 45, 4953, 57 and 97

Decisions

72/404 A and B

119.

(b) Election of members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission

 

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly, under the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” and “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, decided to establish the Peacebuilding Commission as an intergovernmental advisory body that would have a standing Organizational Committee, responsible for developing its own rules of procedure and working methods, and comprising:

(a)     Seven members of the Security Council, including permanent members, selected according to rules and procedures decided by the Council;

(b)     Seven members of the Economic and Social Council, elected from regional groups according to rules and procedures decided by the Council, giving due consideration to those countries that had experienced post-conflict recovery;

(c)     Five top providers of assessed contributions to United Nations budgets and of voluntary contributions to United Nations funds, programmes and agencies, including a standing peacebuilding fund, that were not among those selected in (a) or (b) above, selected by and from among the 10 top providers, giving due consideration to the size of their contributions;

(d)     Five top providers of military personnel and civilian police to United Nations missions that were not among those selected in (a), (b) or (c) above, selected by and from among the 10 top providers, giving due consideration to the size of their contributions;

(e)     Giving due consideration to representation from all regional groups in the overall composition of the Committee and to representation from countries that had experienced post-conflict recovery, seven additional members would be elected according to rules and procedures decided by the Assembly; and decided that members of the Committee would serve for renewable terms of two years, as applicable, and that the arrangements set out in the resolution would be reviewed five years after its adoption (resolution 60/180).

The item entitled “Election of seven members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission” was included in the agenda of the sixtieth session of the Assembly at the request of the Secretary-General (see A/60/237). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixtieth session (decisions 60/417, 61/416, 62/419 A and B, 63/415, 64/414, 65/411, 66/415, 67/414 A and B, 68/415, 69/418, 70/416, 71/415 A and B, 72/414 A and B, 73/413 A and B and 74/413).

At its sixty-third session, the Assembly decided that, beginning with the election to be held during that session, the term of office of the members of the Assembly on the Organizational Committee should begin on 1 January instead of 23 June and invited other bodies with members on the Organizational Committee that had not yet done so to adjust the term of office of their respective members so that the term of office of all members of the Organizational Committee could start on 1 January (resolution 63/145).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly, pursuant to its resolutions 60/180 and 63/145, elected Peru and Slovakia as members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission for a two-year term of office, beginning on 1 January 2020, to fill the vacancies occurring on the expiration of the terms of office of Czechia and El Salvador (decision 74/413).

Pursuant to paragraphs 4 (a) to (d) of resolution 60/180, 28 States have already been elected and/or selected as members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission: Egypt, Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal, elected by the Assembly; (decision 73/413 A); China, Dominican Republic, France, Niger, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America, selected by the Security Council;[3] Brazil, Colombia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Mali and Republic of Korea, elected by the Economic and Social Council;[4] Canada, Germany, Japan, Norway and Sweden, selected by and from among the top 10 providers of assessed contributions to United Nations budgets and of voluntary contributions to United Nations funds, programmes and agencies, including a standing peacebuilding fund;[5] and Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan and Rwanda, selected by and from among the top 10 providers of military personnel and civilian police to United Nations missions.[6]

As a result, on 1 January 2020, the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission is composed of the following 30 Member States:[7] Bangladesh,** Brazil,**** Canada,** China,* Colombia,**** Dominican Republic,** Egypt,** Ethiopia,** France,* Germany,** Guatemala,** India,** Iran (Islamic Republic of),**** Ireland,**** Japan,** Kenya,** Mali,**** Mexico,** Nepal,** Niger,** Norway,** Pakistan,** Peru,*** Republic of Korea,**** Russian Federation,* Rwanda,** Slovakia,*** Sweden,** United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland* and United States of America.*

 

 

 

     *   Permanent members of the Security Council.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

**** Term of office expires on 31 December 2020 or when they cease to be members of the Economic and Social Council, whichever comes earlier.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will need to fill the seats occupied by the following countries whose terms of office expire on 31 December 2020: Egypt, Guatemala, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal.

Documents for the seventy-fifth session:

(a)     Note verbale or letter on behalf of the top 10 providers of assessed contributions to United Nations budgets and of voluntary contributions to United Nations funds, programmes and agencies, including a standing peacebuilding fund (resolution 60/180);

(b)     Note verbale or letter on behalf of the top 10 providers of military personnel and civilian police to United Nations missions (resolution 60/180).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 114 (b))

 

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.51

Decision

74/413

 

(c) Election of members of the Human Rights Council

 

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly, under the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” and “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, decided to establish the Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, in replacement of the Commission on Human Rights, as a subsidiary organ of the Assembly. It also decided that the Council would consist of 47 Member States, which would be elected directly and individually by secret ballot by the majority of the members of the Assembly; that the membership would be based on equitable geographical distribution and seats would be distributed as follows among regional groups:

(a)     Thirteen from African States;

(b)     Thirteen from Asia-Pacific States;

(c)     Six from Eastern European States;

(d)     Eight from Latin American and Caribbean States;

(e)     Seven from Western European and other States;

and that the members of the Council would serve for a period of three years and would not be eligible for immediate re-election after two consecutive terms. It further decided that the terms of membership would be staggered and that such decision would be taken for the first election by the drawing of lots, taking into consideration equitable geographical distribution (resolution 60/251).

The item entitled “Election of 47 members of the Human Rights Council” was included in the agenda of the sixtieth session of the Assembly at the request of the Secretary-General (A/60/236). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its sixtieth session (decisions 60/416, 60/555, 61/415, 62/415, 63/420, 64/421, 65/415, 67/405, 68/406, 69/403, 70/413, 71/403, 72/403 A and B, 73/402 and 74/405; see also resolutions 65/265 and 66/11, adopted under the item entitled “Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations”).

At its sixty-fifth session, the Assembly, under the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” and “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, decided that, from 2013, the Human Rights Council would start its yearly membership cycle on 1 January and that, as a transitional measure, the period of office of members of the Human Rights Council ending in June 2012, June 2013 and June 2014 would exceptionally be extended until the end of the respective calendar year (resolution 65/281).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly elected the following 14 members for a three-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2020: Armenia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Sudan and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (decision 74/405).

As a result, as of 1 January 2020, the Human Rights Council is composed of the following 47 Member States:[8] Afghanistan,* Angola,* Argentina,** Armenia,*** Australia,* Austria,** Bahamas,** Bahrain,** Bangladesh,** Brazil,*** Bulgaria,** Burkina Faso,** Cameroon,** Chile,* Czechia,** Democratic Republic of the Congo,* Denmark,** Eritrea,** Fiji,** Germany,*** India,** Indonesia,*** Italy,** Japan,*** Libya,*** Marshall Islands,*** Mauritania,*** Mexico,* Namibia,*** Nepal,* Netherlands,*** Nigeria,* Pakistan,* Peru,* Philippines,** Poland,*** Qatar,* Republic of Korea,*** Senegal,* Slovakia,* Somalia,** Spain,* Sudan,*** Togo,** Ukraine,* Uruguay** and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).***

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will need to fill the 15 seats occupied by the countries whose term of office expires on 31 December 2020.[9]

No advance documentation is expected.

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 114 (c))

 

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.17

Decision

74/405

 

(d) Election of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

 

At its fifth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Refugees and stateless persons”, adopted the statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (see resolution 428 (V), annex). In accordance with paragraph 13 of the statute, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is elected by the Assembly on the nomination of the Secretary-General.

The Assembly had the item on its agenda (the item was entitled “Election of a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees” at the eleventh session) at its fifth, eighth, eleventh, thirteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, twentieth, twenty-third, twenty-eighth, thirty-second, thirty-seventh, fortieth, forty-third, forty-fourth, forty-fifth, forty-eighth, fifty-third, fifty-fifth, fifty-eighth, fifty-ninth, sixty-fourth, sixty-ninth and seventieth sessions (decisions adopted at the eleventh, thirteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, twentieth, twenty-third and twenty-eighth sessions and decisions 32/314, 37/319, 40/310, 43/312, 44/312, 45/319, 48/307, 53/305, 55/310, 58/402, 59/420, 64/419, 69/417 and 70/410; see also the decisions adopted at the fifth session, under the item entitled “Refugees and stateless persons”, and at the eighth session, under the item entitled “Question of the continuation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees”).

At its seventieth session, the Assembly elected Filippo Grandi (Italy) as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a period of five years beginning on 1 January 2016 and ending on 31 December 2020 (decision 70/410).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General.

 

References for the seventieth session (agenda item 113 (f))

 

Note by the Secretary-General

A/70/548

Plenary meeting

A/70/PV.57

Decision

70/410

120.

The General Assembly has had the item entitled “Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointments” on its agenda annually since its second session (decision 73/417).

 

(a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

 

The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, established by the General Assembly in 1946 (resolution 14 A (I)), acts in an advisory capacity to the Assembly and makes recommendations to it on the United Nations budget and related matters and on the administrative budgets of the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Details on the appointment, membership and functions of the Advisory Committee can be found in rules 155 to 157 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly.

At its seventy-fourth session, under the item entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system”, the General Assembly decided to increase the membership of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions from 16 to 21 members, beginning from 1 January 2021, and approved, with effect from 1 January 2021, an amendment to rule 155 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly, to read “The General Assembly shall appoint an Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions consisting of twenty-one members, including at least three financial experts of recognized standing.” The Assembly also decided that the seats should be distributed as follows among regional groups (resolution 74/267):

(a)     Five from African States;

(b)     Five from Asia-Pacific States;

(c)     Three from Eastern European States;

(d)     Four from Latin American and Caribbean States;

(e)     Four from Western European and other States.

Also at its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly appointed seven members of the Advisory Committee (decision 74/402). At present, the Advisory Committee is composed of the following 16 members:

Yves Éric Ahoussougbemey (Benin),** Amjad Qaid Al Kumaim (Yemen),** Makiese Kinkela Augusto (Angola),** Abdallah Bachar Bong (Chad),* Pavel Chernikov (Russian Federation),* Donna-Marie Chiurazzi-Maxfield (United States of America),* Patrick A. Chuasoto (Philippines),*** Udo Klaus Fenchel (Germany),*** Olivio Fermín (Dominican Republic),*** Ihor Humennyi (Ukraine),** Conrod Hunte (Antigua and Barbuda),** Marcel Jullier (Switzerland),*** Julia A. Maciel (Paraguay),* Matsunaga Takeshi (Japan),*** Cihan Terzi (Turkey)* and Ye Xuenong (China).***

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will need to fill the vacancies that will arise upon the expiry of the terms of office of Mr. Bachar Bong, Mr. Chernikov, Ms. Chiurazzi-Maxfield, Ms. Maciel and Mr. Terzi and five additional vacancies that will arise pursuant to resolution 74/267.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General (A/75/101).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (a))

 

Notes by the Secretary-General

A/74/101/Rev.1, A/74/101/Add.1 and A/C.5/74/4

Summary records

A/C.5/74/SR.1 and A/C.5/74/SR.8

Reports of the Fifth Committee

A/74/482 and A/74/482/Add.1

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.14 and A/74/PV.29

Decision

74/402

 

(b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions

 

The Committee on Contributions, established by the General Assembly in 1946 (resolution 14 A (I)), advises the Assembly concerning the apportionment, under Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations, of the expenses of the Organization among Members (see also item 141, on the scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations). Details on the appointment, membership and functions of the Committee can be found in rules 158 to 160 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly appointed eight members of the Committee (decisions 74/406 A and B). At present, the Committee is composed of the following 18 members:

Syed Yawar Ali (Pakistan),** Jakub Chmielewski (Poland),** Cheikh Tidiane Dème (Senegal),*** Gordon Eckersley (Australia),*** Mohamed Mahmoud Ould El Ghaouth (Mauritania),*** Bernardo Greiver del Hoyo (Uruguay),*** Michael Holtsch (Germany),* Jun Ji-sun (Republic of Korea),* Vadim Laputin (Russian Federation),* Lin Shan (China),* Robert Ngei Mule (Kenya),** Ozawa Toshiro (Japan),** Tõnis Saar (Estonia),** Henrique da Silveira Sardinha Pinto (Brazil),* Brett Dennis Schaefer (United States of America),** Ugo Sessi (Italy),*** Alejandro Torres Lépori (Argentina)*** and Steve Townley (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).*

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will need to fill the vacancies that will arise upon the expiry of the terms of office of Mr. Holtsch, Ms. Jun, Mr. Laputin, Mr. Lin, Mr. Sardinha Pinto and Mr. Townley.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General (A/75/102).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (b))

 

Notes by the Secretary-General

A/74/102/Rev.1, A/74/102/Add.1, A/74/102/Add.2, A/74/102/Add.3 and A/C.5/74/5

Summary records

A/C.5/74/SR.8 and A/C.5/74/SR.11

Reports of the Fifth Committee

A/74/525, A/74/525/Add.1, A/74/525/Add.2 and A/74/525/Add.3

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.29 and A/74/PV.36

Decisions

74/406 A and B

 

(c) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee

 

The Investments Committee, established by the General Assembly in 1947 (resolution 155 (II)), advises the Secretary-General on the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and other United Nations funds.

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly confirmed the appointment by the Secretary-General of one member of the Investments Committee as a regular member and as Chair of the Investments Committee for a one-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2020, four members of the Investments Committee as regular members for a three-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2020 and four ad hoc members of the Investments Committee for a one-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2020 (decision 74/407). At present, the Committee is composed of the following six regular members:[10]

Madhav Dhar (India),* Honda Keiko (Japan),** Simon Jiang (China),*** Achim Kassow (Germany),*** Michael S. Klein (United States of America)*** and Luciane Ribeiro (Brazil).***

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will be asked to confirm four regular member appointments.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General (A/75/103).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (c))

 

Notes by the Secretary-General

A/74/103 and A/C.5/74/6

Summary record

A/C.5/74/SR.8

Report of the Fifth Committee

A/74/524

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.29

Decision

74/407

 

(d) Appointment of members of the International Civil Service Commission

 

The International Civil Service Commission, established by the General Assembly in 1974 (resolution 3357 (XXIX)) for the regulation and coordination of the conditions of service of the United Nations common system, consists of 15 members appointed by the Assembly, of whom 2, designated Chair and Vice-Chair, serve full-time.

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly appointed five members of the Commission (decision 73/407). By the same decision, the Assembly also designated Larbi Djacta as Chair of the Commission. At present, the Commission is composed of the following 15 members:

Larbi Djacta (Algeria)* (Chair), Aldo Mantovani (Italy)** (Vice-Chair), Andrew Gbebay Bangali (Sierra Leone),*** Marie-Françoise Bechtel (France),*** Mohammed Farashuddin (Bangladesh),* Carleen Gardner (Jamaica),*** Luis Mariano Hermosillo Sosa (Mexico),** Kumamaru Yuji (Japan),** Ali Kurer (Libya),*** Jeffrey Mounts (United States of America),** Wolfgang Stöckl (Germany),** Vladimir A. Storozhev (Russian Federation),* Wang Xiaochu (China),* Bogusław Winid (Poland)*** and El Hassane Zahid (Morocco).*

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will need to fill the vacancies that will arise upon the expiry of the terms of office of Mr. Djacta, Mr. Farashuddin, Mr. Storozhev, Mr. Wang and Mr. Zahid.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General (A/75/104).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 117 (d))

 

Notes by the Secretary-General

A/73/104, A/C.5/73/7 and A/C.5/73/7/Add.1

Summary record

A/C.5/73/SR.11

Report of the Fifth Committee

A/73/485

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.35

Decision

73/407

 

(e) Appointment of members of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee

 

The Independent Audit Advisory Committee, established by the General Assembly on 23 December 2005 (resolution 60/248, sect. XIII), advises the Assembly on issues it considers appropriate concerning the scope, content and outcome of the work of audit entities and assists the Assembly in discharging its oversight responsibilities. In its resolution 61/275, the Assembly approved the terms of reference for the Committee and decided that it should comprise five members, to be elected by the Assembly. Details on the appointment, membership and functions of the Advisory Committee are contained in the annex to the same resolution.

In order to facilitate the election of members of the Committee, the names of the candidates and other relevant information should be submitted to the Secretary-General. It is the understanding of the Secretary-General that regional groups are encouraged to present at least two candidates for election to the Committee and that each regional group will be entitled to one seat on the Committee (see A/C.5/61/SR.58).

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly appointed two members of the Committee for a three-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2020 and one member for a term of office beginning on 13 April 2020 and ending on 31 December 2022 (decisions 74/409 A and B). At present, the Committee is composed of the following five members:

Dorothy Bradley (Belize),** Richard Quartei Quartey (Ghana),* Anton V. Kosyanenko (Russian Federation)**, Agus Joko Pramono (Indonesia)** and Janet St. Laurent (United States of America).*

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the General Assembly will need to fill the vacancies that will arise upon the expiry of the terms of office of Mr. Quartey and Ms. St. Laurent.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General (A/75/105).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (e))

 

Notes by the Secretary-General

A/74/105, A/74/105/Add.1 and A/C.5/74/8

Summary record

A/C.5/74/SR.8

Reports of the Fifth Committee

A/74/527 and A/74/527/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.29

Decisions

74/409 A and B

 

(f) Appointment of members and alternate members of the United Nations Staff Pension Committee

 

The United Nations Staff Pension Committee, established by the General Assembly in 1948 (resolution 248 (III)), deals with the administration of pension matters insofar as they relate to the United Nations. It consists of four members and four alternate members elected by the Assembly, four members and two alternate members appointed by the Secretary-General and four members and two alternate members elected by the participants.

At its seventy-first session, the General Assembly appointed eight members of the United Nations Staff Pension Committee (decision 71/410).

At its seventy-fourth session, the General Assembly appointed one member, as a result of the resignation of Kozaki Hitoshi (Japan), to fill the remainder of the term of office of Mr. Kozaki, for a term of office from 27 November 2019 to 31 December 2020 (decision 74/412). At present, the members and alternate members elected by the Assembly, whose terms of office will expire on 31 December 2020, are the following:

Dmitry S. Chumakov (Russian Federation), Lovemore Mazemo (Zimbabwe), Philip Richard Okanda Owade (Kenya), Pía Poroli (Argentina), Md. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Thomas A. Repasch (United States of America), Jörg Stosberg (Germany) and Yamaguchi Tomoya (Japan).

At its seventy-fifth session, the General Assembly will need to elect four members and four alternate members of the Committee.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General (A/75/106).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (j))

 

Note by the Secretary-General

A/C.5/74/9

Summary record

A/C.5/74/SR.9

Report of the Fifth Committee

A/74/545

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.36

Decision

74/412

 

(g) Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences

 

At its twenty-ninth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Pattern of conferences”, decided to establish, on an experimental basis, and subject to review at its thirty-second session, a Committee on Conferences composed of 22 Member States (resolution 3351 (XXIX)). At its forty-third session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Pattern of conferences”, decided to retain the Committee on Conferences as a permanent subsidiary organ; that the Committee should be composed of 21 members to be appointed by the President of the General Assembly, after consultations with the Chairs of the regional groups, for a period of three years, on the basis of the following geographical distribution:

(a)     Six members from African States;

(b)     Five members from Asia-Pacific States;

(c)     Four members from Latin American and Caribbean States;

(d)     Two members from Eastern European States;

(e)     Four members from Western European and other States;

and that one third of the Committee’s membership should retire annually and that retiring members would be eligible for reappointment (resolution 43/222 B).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its forty-fourth session (decisions 44/314, 45/314, 46/312 A and B, 47/311 A and B, 48/312, 49/318 A to C, 50/310 A and B, 51/317, 52/320, 53/318, 54/308, 55/318, 56/309, 57/413 A and B, 58/409, 59/405, 60/407, 61/412, 62/407, 63/405 A and B, 64/407 A and B, 65/405 A and B, 66/414 A and B, 67/415 A to C, 68/414 A to D, 69/412 A and B, 70/406 A and B, 71/411 A and B, 72/412 A and B, 73/411 and 74/411).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly took note of the appointment by its President, after consultations with the Chairs of the regional groups concerned, of Algeria, Austria, China, the Comoros, Jamaica, Japan and the United States of America as members of the Committee on Conferences for a three-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2020 (decision 74/411).

At present, the Committee is composed of the following 21 Member States: Algeria,*** Austria,*** Botswana,* Brazil,* China,*** Comoros,*** Ecuador,** France,* Germany,** Ghana,** Guyana,** Iran (Islamic Republic of),** Iraq,* Jamaica,*** Japan,*** Nepal,* Russian Federation,* Senegal,** Sierra Leone,* Ukraine** and United States of America.***

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2020.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

 

 

At its seventy-fifth session, the Assembly will need to fill the seats being vacated by Botswana, Brazil, France, Iraq, Nepal, the Russian Federation and Sierra Leone.

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (f))

 

Note by the Secretary-General

A/74/123

Plenary meeting

A/74/PV.36

Decision

74/411

 

(h) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit

 

At its thirty-first session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Joint Inspection Unit”, adopted the statute of the Joint Inspection Unit, consisting of not more than 11 members, the duration of whose appointments shall be five years, renewable for one further term (resolution 31/192). Pursuant to article 3, paragraph 1, of the statute, starting from the thirty-second session of the Assembly, the President of the General Assembly shall consult with Member States to draw up, with due regard to the principle of equitable geographical distribution and of reasonable rotation, a list of countries which would be requested to propose candidates who meet the qualifications mentioned in article 2, paragraph 1. Pursuant to article 3, paragraph 2, the President of the Assembly, through appropriate consultations, including consultations with the President of the Economic and Social Council and with the Chair of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (now the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination), shall review the qualifications of the proposed candidates. After further consultations, if necessary, with the States concerned, the President of the Assembly shall submit the list of candidates to the Assembly for appointment.

At its fifty-ninth session, under the item entitled “Joint Inspection Unit”, the Assembly stressed the importance of ensuring that candidates had experience in at least one of the following fields: oversight, audit, inspection, investigation, evaluation, finance, project evaluation, programme evaluation, human resources management, management, public administration, monitoring and/or programme performance, as well as knowledge of the United Nations system and its role in international relations (resolution 59/267). At its sixty-first session, under the item entitled “Joint Inspection Unit”, the Assembly decided that, beginning on 1 January 2008, the President of the Assembly, when drawing up the list of countries that would be requested to propose candidates, would invite Member States to submit the names of the countries and their respective candidates simultaneously (resolution 61/238).

The Assembly has had the item entitled “Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit” on its agenda at its thirty-second, thirty-fourth to thirty-sixth, thirty-ninth, forty-first to forty-fourth, forty-sixth to fifty-fourth, fifty-sixth to fifty-ninth, sixty-first to sixty-fourth, sixty-sixth, sixty-eighth to seventy-first, seventy-third and seventy-fourth sessions (decisions 32/317, 34/322, 35/317, 36/320, 39/305 A to C, 41/319, 42/319, 43/326, 44/315 A and B, 46/314 A and B, 47/329, 48/320, 49/321, 50/318, 51/320, 52/322, 53/320, 54/321, 56/319, 57/416, 58/422, 59/416 A and B, 61/421, 62/402, 63/416, 64/425, 66/417 A and B, 68/424, 69/419, 70/419, 71/413 A to C, 73/414 and 74/416).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly appointed Jesús Miranda Hita (Spain), Victor Moraru (Republic of Moldova), Gönke Roscher (Germany) and Tesfaalem Seyoum (Eritrea) as members of the Joint Inspection Unit for a five-year term of office beginning on 1 January 2021 and expiring on 31 December 2025 (decision 74/416).

As of 1 January 2021, the Joint Inspection Unit is composed of the following 11 members:

Gopinathan Achamkulangare (India),** Jean Wesley Cazeau (Haiti),** Eileen Cronin (United States of America),* Jorge Flores Callejas (Honduras),* Kamioka Keiko (Japan),*** Nikolay Lozinskiy (Russian Federation),** Jesús Miranda Hita (Spain),**** Victor Moraru (Republic of Moldova),**** Sukai Prom-Jackson (Gambia),** Gönke Roscher (Germany)**** and Tesfaalem Seyoum (Eritrea).****

 

 

 

 

     *   Term of office expires on 31 December 2021.

   **   Term of office expires on 31 December 2022.

***   Term of office expires on 31 December 2024.

**** Term of office expires on 31 December 2025.

 

 

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 115 (g))

 

Note by the Secretary-General

A/74/84

Note by the President of the General Assembly

A/74/673

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.36 and 60

Decision

74/416

 

(j) Confirmation of the appointment of the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

 

At its thirteenth session, under the item entitled “Economic development of under-developed countries: establishment of the Special Fund – reports of the Preparatory Committee for the Special Fund and of the Economic and Social Council”, the General Assembly provided that, after having consulted the Governing Council of the Special Fund, the Secretary-General would appoint the Managing Director, subject to confirmation by the Assembly, and that the Managing Director should be appointed for a term of four years, or for a shorter period, and should be eligible for reappointment (resolution 1240 (XIII)). At its twentieth session, the Assembly established the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), combining in one programme the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance and the Special Fund (resolution 2029 (XX)). The procedure established for appointing the Managing Director of the Special Fund has been construed as applying also to the appointment of the Administrator of UNDP.

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twenty-sixth, thirtieth, thirty-fourth, thirty-eighth, fortieth, forty-fourth, forty-seventh, fifty-first, fifty-third and fifty-seventh sessions. It has had the item on its agenda quadrennially since its fifty-ninth session (decisions adopted at the twenty-sixth and thirtieth sessions and decisions 34/311, 38/314, 40/325, 44/307, 47/327, 51/321, 53/323, 57/415, 59/417, 63/419, 67/418 and 71/418; see also the decisions adopted at the twenty-third and twenty-fifth sessions under the item entitled “Operational activities for development”).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly confirmed the appointment by the Secretary-General of Achim Steiner as Administrator of UNDP for a four-year term of office beginning on 17 June 2017 and ending on 16 June 2021 (decision 71/418).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General.

 

References for the seventy-first session (agenda item 115 (j))

 

Note by the Secretary-General

A/71/871 and A/71/871/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/71/PV.76

Decision

71/418

 

(k) Confirmation of the appointment of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

 

At its nineteenth session, the General Assembly, under the item entitled “Report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development”, established the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as an organ of the Assembly (resolution 1995 (XIX)). In accordance with section II, paragraph 27, of that resolution, the Secretary-General of UNCTAD shall be appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the appointment shall be confirmed by the Assembly.

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twenty-third, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, thirty-first, thirty-fourth, thirty-seventh, thirty-ninth, fortieth, forty-third, forty-sixth, forty-seventh, forty-ninth, fifty-third, fifty-seventh and fifty-eighth sessions. It has had the item on its agenda quadrennially since its fifty-ninth session (decisions adopted at the twenty-third, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth sessions and decisions 31/314, 34/321, 37/322, 39/324, 40/308, 43/313, 46/316, 47/324, 49/325, 53/321, 57/417, 58/574, 59/419, 63/424, 67/419 and 71/423; see also the decision adopted at the nineteenth session under the item entitled “Report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development”).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly confirmed the appointment by the Secretary-General of the United Nations of Mukhisa Kituyi as Secretary-General of UNCTAD for a further four-year term of office beginning on 1 September 2017 and ending on 31 August 2021 (decision 71/423).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Note by the Secretary-General.

 

References for the seventy-first session (agenda item 115 (k))

 

Note by the Secretary-General

A/71/936

Plenary meeting

A/71/PV.90

Decision

71/423

122.

At its fifty-fifth session, the General Assembly, under the sub-item entitled “The Millennium Assembly of the United Nations” under the item entitled “United Nations reform: measures and proposals”, adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration (resolution 55/2).

The item entitled “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit” was included in the agenda of the fifty-fifth session of the Assembly at the request of Algeria, Finland, Namibia, Poland, Singapore and Venezuela (see A/55/235).

The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fifty-fifth session (resolutions 55/162, 56/95, 57/144, 57/145, 58/3, 58/16, 58/291, 59/27, 59/57, 59/145, 59/291, 59/314, 60/1 (2005 World Summit Outcome), 60/180 (Peacebuilding Commission), 60/251 (Human Rights Council), 60/260, 60/265, 60/283, 60/287, 60/288, 61/16, 61/225, 61/244 to 61/246, 62/8, 62/214, 62/270, 62/277, 62/278, 63/23, 63/142, 63/235, 63/281, 63/302, 63/308, 63/311, 64/1, 64/184, 64/265, 64/289 to 64/291, 64/299, 65/1 (Keeping the promise: united to achieve the Millennium Development Goals), 65/7, 65/238, 65/281, 65/285, 66/2, 66/290, 68/1, 68/6 (outcome document of the special event to follow up efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals), 68/271, 68/275, 68/300 (outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non‑communicable diseases), 69/108, 69/244, 69/269, 69/315, 70/1 (2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), 70/262, 70/290, 70/299, 70/302, 71/1 (New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants), 71/280, 71/313, 72/244, 72/274, 72/305, 72/308, 73/2 (political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases), 73/195 (Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration) and 74/275 and decisions 61/546, 61/562, 63/571, 64/555, 64/564, 65/504, 65/549, 67/563, 69/550, 69/555, 69/557, 70/539 and 74/508).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare an annual report and a comprehensive report every five years on progress achieved by the United Nations system and Member States towards implementing the Millennium Declaration, drawing upon the road map (A/56/326) and in accordance with resolution 55/162, and requested that the annual reports focus on cross-cutting and cross-sectoral issues, as well as on the major areas set forth in the road map, while the quinquennial comprehensive reports examine progress achieved towards implementing all the commitments made in the Declaration (resolution 56/95).

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly decided to dedicate a specific meeting focused on development, including an assessment of progress over the previous year, at each session of the Assembly during the debate on the follow-up to the Millennium Declaration and the 2005 World Summit Outcome (resolution 60/265). At the specific meeting held at its seventy-fourth session, there were no speakers under the item (see A/74/PV.14).

At its sixty-fourth session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, starting at the sixty-fifth session of the Assembly, and as background material for the comprehensive policy review, to make available a compilation of all relevant legislation on the roles and responsibilities of the Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, including its subsidiary bodies, the executive boards of funds and programmes of the United Nations and the governing bodies of the specialized agencies in the governance of United Nations operational activities for development (resolution 64/289).

At its seventieth session, the Assembly decided to review progress in implementing resolution 70/299 and resolution 67/290 on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum at its seventy-fourth session, in order to benefit from lessons learned in the first cycle of the forum as well as from other processes under the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council related to the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (resolution 70/299).

At its seventy-second session, the Assembly decided that the arrangements contained in resolution 72/305 and its annex, entitled “Review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution 68/1 on the strengthening of the Economic and Social Council”, should be reviewed at its seventy-fourth session and at subsequent review cycles in conjunction with the review process of the high-level political forum for sustainable development; and that the Assembly should adopt one main theme for the high-level political forum and the Economic and Social Council, bearing in mind the provisions of resolution 70/299, the themes of the segments of the Council should be focused on a particular aspect of the one main theme, bearing in mind their respective functions, and the humanitarian affairs segment should continue to adopt themes based on humanitarian considerations and that were coherent with the main theme of the Council (resolution 72/305).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in consultation with Member States, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization and relevant funds, programmes and specialized agencies of the United Nations system, to submit to the General Assembly, by the end of 2024, for consideration by Member States, a report on the progress achieved in the implementation of the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, in preparation for a high-level meeting on a comprehensive review, in 2025, of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and the promotion of mental health and well-being (resolution 73/2).

At the same session, the Assembly endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which would also be known as the Marrakech Compact on Migration, in which the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives had requested the Secretary-General, drawing on the United Nations Network on Migration, to report to the Assembly on a biennial basis on the implementation of the Global Compact, the activities of the United Nations system in this regard, as well as the functioning of the institutional arrangements; and decided that the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development should be repurposed and renamed “International Migration Review Forum” and that each edition of the forum would result in an intergovernmentally agreed Progress Declaration, which might be taken into consideration by the high-level political forum on sustainable development (resolution 73/195). The Assembly also decided that the forums should take place during the first semester of the year 2022, and thereafter every four years at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and should last for four days; requested the Secretary-General, as part of the biennial report preceding each forum and drawing on the network, to provide guidance for the deliberations during the forum, including the envisaged round tables and policy debate, and to make the report available at least 12 weeks ahead of each forum; requested the Secretary-General, with input from the network, to prepare a background note for each round table to be circulated at least 6 weeks prior to each forum; requested the President of the General Assembly to appoint two co facilitators no later than two months ahead of each forum to conduct open, transparent and inclusive intergovernmental consultations, with a view to agreeing on the Progress Declaration, preferably before the beginning of each forum; and decided to review, after the second forum, its format and organizational aspects, unless otherwise decided (resolution 73/326).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields”, “Strengthening of the United Nations system” and “United Nations reform: measures and proposals”, where a statement was made by one delegation (see A/74/PV.14).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/195).

Document for the seventy-ninth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/2).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 117)

 

Draft resolution

A/74/L.66 and A/74/L.66/Add.1

Draft decision

A/74/L.11 (also relates to item 14)

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.14 (jointly with items 14, 123 and 124) and 32 (Resumption 2) (jointly with item 14)

Resolution

74/275

Decision

74/508 (also relates to item 14)

123.

At its sixtieth session, under the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields” and “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session an item entitled “The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy” (resolution 60/288). The Assembly had the item on its agenda biennially at its sixty-second to seventieth sessions and has had it annually since its seventy-first session (resolutions 62/272, 64/235, 64/297, 66/10, 66/12, 66/282, 68/276, 70/291, 71/291 and 72/284 and decisions 68/554 and 74/556).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly invited the Secretary-General to update as might be necessary, by February 2021, the report requested in paragraph 84 of resolution 72/284 on progress made in the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (A/74/677), as well as on progress made in the implementation of that resolution; decided to postpone the examination of the report of the Secretary-General to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly; also decided to postpone the seventh biennial review of the Strategy, as called for in paragraphs 83 and 85 of resolution 72/284, to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly; and further decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-fifth session in order to undertake, no later than June 2021, an examination of the aforementioned report of the Secretary-General, as well as of the implementation of the Strategy by Member States, and to consider updating the Strategy to respond to changes (decision 74/556).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (decision 74/556).

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 118)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/74/677

Draft decision

A/74/L.61

Decision

74/556

128.

(a) Strengthening of the United Nations system

 

At its forty-ninth session, under the item entitled “Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization”, the General Assembly decided to include an item entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system” in the provisional agenda of its fiftieth session (resolution 49/252). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda annually since its fiftieth session (resolutions 51/241, 52/232, 53/224, 55/14, 55/285, 57/300, 58/269, 58/314, 58/317, 61/256, 61/257, 65/94, 65/276, 66/255, 68/306, 69/320, 70/3, 70/6, 71/278, 72/199, 73/5, 73/257, 73/286, 73/299, 74/267, 74/270 and 74/274 and decisions 50/491, 52/453, 53/452, 54/490, 56/455, 56/479, 57/587, 60/565, 71/563 and 72/573; see also decision 64/503 B).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly decided to convene in New York, on 21 September 2020, a high-level meeting of the Assembly to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, with the participation of Heads of State and Government and to adopt by consensus at the high-level meeting a concise, substantive, forward-looking and unifying declaration that captures the collective commitment of Member States to multilateralism and to the United Nations and their shared vision for a common future; requested the President of the Assembly at its seventy-fourth session to appoint two co-facilitators to lead and conclude intergovernmental negotiations on the declaration no later than June 2020; decided to commemorate, on 26 June 2020, the signing of the Charter of the United Nations and, on 24 October 2020, United Nations Day, through meaningful observance ceremonies at United Nations Headquarters in New York, open to Member States and observers of the Assembly, as well as non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council; and requested the President of the Assembly at its seventy-fourth session to determine the modalities of those ceremonies, taking into account the views of Member States and relevant stakeholders, including civil society and youth (resolution 73/299).

At its seventy-fourth session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields”, “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit” and “United Nations reform: measures and proposals”, where a statement was made by one delegation (see A/74/PV.14).

At the same session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in close collaboration with the World Health Organization and other relevant agencies of the United Nations system, including the international financial institutions, to identify and recommend options, including approaches to rapidly scaling manufacturing and strengthening supply chains that promote and ensure fair, transparent, equitable, efficient and timely access to and distribution of preventive tools, laboratory testing, reagents and supporting materials, essential medical supplies, new diagnostics, drugs and future vaccines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a view to making them available to all those in need, in particular in developing countries; and requested the Secretary-General, in close collaboration with the World Health Organization, to take the necessary steps to effectively coordinate and follow up on the efforts of the United Nations system to promote and ensure global access to medicines, vaccines and medical equipment needed to face COVID-19, and, in that regard, to consider establishing, within existing resources, an inter-agency task force, and to brief the Assembly on such efforts, as appropriate (resolution 74/274).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-fourth session (agenda item 123)

 

Plenary meetings

A/74/PV.14 (jointly with items 14, 117 and 124) and A/74/PV.53

Draft resolutions

A/74/L.5, A/74/L.52, A/74/L.52/Add.1, A/74/L.56, A/74/L.56/Add.1 and A/74/L.57

Resolutions

74/267, 74/270 and 74/274

 

(b) Central role of the United Nations system in global governance

 

At its sixty-fifth session, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-sixth session, under the item entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system”, a new sub-item entitled “Central role of the United Nations system in global governance” (resolution 65/94). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its sixty-sixth, sixty-seventh, seventy-first and seventy-third sessions (resolutions 66/256, 67/289 and 71/327).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly decided to include the sub-item in the provisional agenda of its seventy-third session, to be considered thereafter on a biennial basis (resolution 71/327).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly considered the sub-item in a joint debate, with the sub-item entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system” and the items entitled “Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields”, “Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit”, and “United Nations reform: measures and proposals”, where statements were made by five delegations (see A/73/PV.18).

No advance documentation is expected.

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 125 (b))

 

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Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/356

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.18 (jointly with items 14, 119, 125 (a) and 126)

129.

The item entitled “Multilingualism” was included in the agenda of the fiftieth session of the General Assembly at the request of 47 countries (A/50/147, A/50/147/Add.1 and A/50/147/Add.2).

The Assembly had the item on its agenda biennially from its fiftieth to fifty-eighth sessions and has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-ninth session (resolutions 50/11, 52/23, 54/64, 56/262, 59/309, 61/266, 63/306, 65/311, 67/292, 69/324, 71/288, 71/328 and 73/346 and decision 58/571).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly considered the item in a debate where statements were made by two delegations (see A/73/PV.107). The Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a comprehensive report on the full implementation of its resolutions on multilingualism (resolution 73/346).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/346).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 127)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/761

Draft resolution

A/73/L.114 and A/73/L.114/Add.1

Plenary meeting

A/73/PV.107

Resolution

73/346

130.

At its fifty-fifth session, the General Assembly, under the items entitled “Strengthening of the United Nations system” and “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided that all cooperation items would be clustered under the item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations” and individual cooperation items would become sub-items of that item; that the item would be biennialized, starting at the fifty-seventh session, and would appear in the agenda of the Assembly thereafter at odd-numbered sessions; that the biennialization would be reflected in each related resolution, starting at the fifty-sixth session, as appropriate; that a joint debate would be held on the cooperation item, during which all or some aspects of cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations might be addressed; and that the cooperation item and its sub-items would read as follows:

         “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations:

                   “(a)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity;

                   “(b)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference;

                   “(c)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization;

                   “(d)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States;

                   “(e)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Latin American Economic System;

                   “(f)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of American States;

                   “(g)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe;

                   “(h)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Caribbean Community;

                   “(i)    Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization;

                   “(j)    Cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union;

                   “(k)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Organization of la Francophonie;

                   “(l)    Cooperation between the United Nations and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization;

                   “(m)  Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe;

                   “(n)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Community of Central African States;

                   “(o)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons;

                   “(p)   Cooperation between the United Nations and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization” (resolution 55/285, annex).”

The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its fifty-sixth session and has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-seventh session (resolutions 67/109, 69/277 (political declaration on strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations) and 71/19).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly, on recommendation by the General Committee in the light of resolution 55/285 (A/56/250, para. 59), decided to include the item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations” in the agenda of that session, with all cooperation items mandated for that session becoming its sub-items (see also decision 56/402 A on the allocation of agenda items).

At its fifty-eighth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly”, decided that the Secretary-General would submit a single consolidated report on all cooperation items under the item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations”, to take effect beginning with the fifty-ninth session of the Assembly (resolution 58/316, annex).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly considered the item in a joint debate, with all its sub-items, where statements were made by the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and 24 delegations (see A/73/PV.39 and 40).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 58/316).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 128)

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/328

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.39 and 40

 

(a) Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union

 

The item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity” was first included in the agenda of the twentieth session of the General Assembly at the request of Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dahomey, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Republic, United Republic of Tanzania, Upper Volta and Zambia (A/5978 and A/5978/Corr.1). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its twentieth to twenty-second, twenty-fourth, twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh to fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 2011 (XX), 2193 (XXI), 2505 (XXIV), 2863 (XXVI), 2962 (XXVII), 3066 (XXVIII), 3280 (XXIX), 3412 (XXX), 31/13, 32/19, 33/27, 34/21, 35/117, 36/80, 37/15, 38/5, 39/8, 40/20, 41/8, 42/9, 43/12, 44/17, 45/13, 46/20, 47/148, 48/25, 49/64, 50/158, 51/151, 52/20, 53/91, 54/94, 55/218 and 56/48, a decision adopted at the twenty-second session and decision 56/475).

At its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly, under the item entitled “Adoption of the agenda and organization of work”, decided to change the title of the sub-item from “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity” to “Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union” (decision 56/402 B). The Assembly has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-seventh session pursuant to resolution 55/285, as well as at its seventy-second session (resolutions 57/48, 59/213, 61/296, 63/310, 65/274, 67/302 and 71/254 and decision 71/564).

At its seventy-first session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on a biennial basis to the Assembly on the implementation of the Framework for a Renewed United Nations-African Union Partnership on Africa’s Integration and Development Agenda 2017–2027 within the context of his report on cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (resolution 71/254).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 71/254).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 128 (a))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/328

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.39 and 40

 

(b) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

 

The item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference” was included in the agenda of the thirty-fifth session of the General Assembly, in 1980, at the request of Pakistan (A/35/192). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-fifth to fifty-sixth sessions and biennially at its fifty-seventh to sixty-fifth sessions pursuant to resolution 55/285 (resolutions 35/36, 36/23, 37/4, 38/4, 39/7, 40/4, 41/3, 42/4, 43/2, 44/8, 45/9, 46/13, 47/18, 48/24, 49/15, 50/17, 51/18, 52/4, 53/16, 54/7, 55/9, 56/47, 57/42, 59/8, 61/49, 63/114 and 65/140). On 28 June 2011, the Organization of the Islamic Conference changed its name to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The title of the item was therefore revised as “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation”. The Assembly has had the item on its agenda biennially since its sixty-seventh session pursuant to resolution 55/285, as well as at its seventy-second session (resolutions 67/264, 69/317, 72/74 and 73/135; see also decision 72/504 on the allocation of agenda items).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its seventy-fifth session on the state of cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (resolution 73/135).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/135).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 128 (b))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/328

Draft resolution

A/73/L.45

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.39, 40 and 52

Resolution

73/135

 

(c) Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization

 

The item entitled “Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee” was included in the agenda of the thirty-sixth session of the General Assembly at the request of Bangladesh, Botswana, Cyprus, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen (A/36/191, A/36/191/Add.1 and A/36/191/Add.2). At that session, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-seventh session an item entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee” (resolution 36/38). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-seventh to forty-first sessions and biennially from its forty-third to fifty-fifth sessions (resolutions 37/8, 38/37, 39/47, 40/60, 41/5, 43/1, 45/4, 47/6, 49/8, 51/11, 53/14 and 55/4).

By a circular letter dated 5 July 2001, the Secretary-General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization announced the decision to change its name from the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee to the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization in accordance with its resolution 40/ORG 3 of 24 June 2001. The title of the item was therefore revised as “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization”. The Assembly has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-seventh session pursuant to resolution 55/285 (resolutions 57/36, 59/3, 61/5 and 63/10).

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 128 (c))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/328

Plenary meetings

A/73/PV.39 and 40

 

(d) Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States

 

This item was included in the agenda of the thirty-sixth session of the General Assembly at the request of Algeria (A/36/196). The Assembly had the item on its agenda at its thirty-sixth to fifty-sixth sessions and has had the item on its agenda biennially since its fifty-seventh session pursuant to resolution 55/285 (resolutions 36/24, 37/17, 38/6, 39/9, 40/5, 41/4, 42/5, 43/3, 44/7, 45/82, 46/24, 47/12, 48/21, 49/14, 50/16, 51/20, 52/5, 53/8, 54/9, 55/10, 56/40, 57/46, 59/9, 61/14, 63/17, 65/126, 67/11 A and B, 69/9, 71/11 and 73/267).

At its seventy-third session, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session a report on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 73/267).

Document for the seventy-fifth session: Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 73/267).

 

References for the seventy-third session (agenda item 128 (d))

 

Report of the Secretary-General

A/73/328