United Nations seventieth session of the General Assembly opens on 15 September 2015

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The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its seventieth session on Tuesday, 15 September, at 3 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The opening of the session will be followed, in the second week, by the United Nations summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda – a high-level plenary meeting taking place from Friday, 25 September, through Sunday, 27 September 2015 – when world leaders are expected to agree to a new set of sustainability measures that build on the successes of, and lessons learned from, the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – United Nations anti-poverty targets that are due to wrap up at the end of 2015.

The Assembly’s annual general debate, when Heads of State and Government and other senior national representatives gather to pre-sent their views about pressing world issues, will open on Monday, 28 September, and run through Monday, 5 October.

For updates and further information, please visit the General Assembly website.

Forum for multilateral negotiation
Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprised of all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. It also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law.

The Assembly meets from September to December each year, and thereafter as required.

Functions and powers of the General Assembly
The Assembly is empowered to make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence. It has also initiated actions – political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal – which have affected the lives of millions of people throughout the world. The landmark Millennium Declaration, adopted in 2000, and the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, reflect the commitment of Member States to reach specific goals to attain peace, security and disarmament along with development and poverty eradication; to safeguard human rights and promote the rule of law; to protect our common environment; to meet the special needs of Africa; and to strengthen the United Nations. During the sixty-ninth session, a process of intergovernmental negotiations – held in informal meetings of the General Assembly plenary – was launched with the goal of building consensus among countries towards the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

According to the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly may:

  • Consider and approve the United Nations budget and establish the financial assessments of Member States
  • Elect the non-permanent members of the Security Council and the members of other United Nations councils and organs and, on the recommendation of the Security Council, appoint the Secretary-General
  • Consider and make recommendations on the general principles of cooperation for maintaining international peace and security, in-cluding disarmament
  • Discuss any question relating to international peace and security and, except where a dispute or situation is currently being discussed by the Security Council, make recommendations on it
  • Discuss, with the same exception, and make recommendations on any questions within the scope of the Charter or affecting the powers and functions of any organ of the United Nations
  • Initiate studies and make recommendations to promote international political cooperation, the development and codification of international law, the realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and international collaboration in the economic, social, humanitarian, cultural, educational and health fields
  • Make recommendations for the peaceful settlement of any situation that might impair friendly relations among countries
  • Consider reports from the Security Council and other United Nations organs

The Assembly may also take action in cases of a threat to the peace, breach of peace or act of aggression, when the Security Council has failed to act owing to the negative vote of a permanent member. In such instances, according to its “Uniting for peace” resolution of 3 November 1950, the Assembly may consider the matter immediately and recommend to its Members collective measures to maintain or restore international peace and security. (See “Special sessions and emergency special sessions” below.)

The search for consensus
Each of the 193 Member States in the Assembly has one vote. Votes taken on designated important issues – such as recommendations on peace and security, the election of Security Council and Economic and Social Council members, and budgetary questions – require a two-thirds majority of Member States, but other questions are decided by a simple majority.

In recent years, an effort has been made to achieve consensus on issues, rather than deciding by a formal vote, thus strengthening support for the Assembly’s decisions. The President, after having consulted and reached agreement with delegations, can propose that a resolution be adopted without a vote.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
There has been a sustained effort to make the work of the General Assembly more focused and relevant. This was identified as a priority during the fifty-eighth session, and efforts continued at subsequent sessions to streamline the agenda, improve the practices and working methods of the Main Committees, enhance the role of the General Committee, strengthen the role and authority of the President and examine the Assembly’s role in the process of selecting the Secretary-General.

At its sixtieth session, the Assembly adopted a text (annexed to resolution 60/286 of 8 September 2006) which encouraged the holding of informal interactive debates on current issues of critical importance to the international community. The text, which had been recommended by the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly, also invited the General Assembly President to propose themes for these interactive debates. During the sixty-ninth session, several high-level thematic interactive debates were convened on a wide range of issues, including on: advancing gender quality and the empowerment of women; promoting tolerance and reconciliation; the twentieth anniversary of the world programme of action on youth; and the world drug problem.

It has become an established practice for the Secretary-General to brief Member States periodically, in informal meetings of the General Assembly, on his recent activities and travels. These briefings have provided a well-received opportunity for exchange between the Secretary-General and Member States and are likely to be continued at the seventieth session.

Elections for the President and Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly and Chairs of the Main Committees
As a result of the ongoing revitalization of its work, and according to its rules of procedure, the General Assembly now elects its President, Vice-Presidents and Chairs of the Main Committees at least three months in advance of the start of the new session in order to further strengthen coordination and preparation of work among the Main Committees and between the Committees and the Plenary.

General Committee
The General Committee – composed of the President and 21 Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, as well as the Chairs of the six Main Committees – makes recommendations to the Assembly about adoption of the agenda, allocation of agenda items and organization of its work. This year, the General Committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, 16 September, to consider, among other things, the draft agenda of the session. The Assembly will then hold a plenary meeting, on Friday, 18 September, to consider the General Committee’s report and adopt the agenda.

Credentials Committee
The Credentials Committee, appointed by the General Assembly at each session, reports to the Assembly on the credentials of repre-sentatives.

General debate
The Assembly’s annual general debate, which provides Member States the opportunity to express their views on major international issues, will take place from Monday, 28 September, through Monday, 5 October. The Secretary-General will present his report on the work of the Organization immediately prior to the general debate, a practice that began with the fifty-second session.

The theme for the seventieth session’s general debate will be, “The United Nations at 70: the road ahead for peace, security and human rights,” as proposed by the President-elect of the seventieth session, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark, upon his election on 15 June 2015. The practice of selecting a specific issue of global concern for the debate dates back to 2003 when the General Assembly decided to introduce this innovation in an effort to enhance the authority and role of the now 193-member­ body (resolution 58/126 of December 2003).

The meetings of the general debate usually run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Main Committees
With the close of the general debate, the Assembly begins consideration of the substantive items on its agenda. Because of the great number of issues it is called upon to consider (172 agenda items at the sixty-ninth session, for example), the Assembly allocates to its six Main Committees items relevant to their work. The Committees discuss the items, seeking where possible to harmonize the various approaches of States, and present their recommendations, usually in the form of draft resolutions and decisions, to the Plenary of the Assembly for consideration and action.

The six Main Committees are: the Disarmament and International Security Committee (First Committee), concerned with disarmament and related international security issues; the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee), concerned with economic issues; the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee), which deals with social and humanitarian issues; the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), dealing with a variety of political subjects not covered by any other Committee or the Plenary, including decolonization, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the human rights of the Palestinian people; the Administrative and Budgetary Committee (Fifth Committee), which is concerned with the administration and budget of the United Nations; and the Legal Committee (Sixth Committee), which deals with international legal matters.

On a number of agenda items, however, such as the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East, the Assembly acts di-rectly in its plenary meetings.

Working groups of the General Assembly
The General Assembly has, in the past, authorized the establishment of working groups to focus on matters of importance in more detail, and make recommendations for Assembly action. These include the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly, which will continue its work during the forthcoming session.

Regional groups
Various informal regional groupings have evolved over the years in the General Assembly as vehicles for consultation and to facilitate procedural work. The groups are: the African States; the Asia-Pacific States; the Eastern European States; the Latin American and Carib-bean States; and the Western European and other States. The post of President of the General Assembly rotates among the regional groups. For the seventieth session, the General Assembly has elected the President from the Group of Western European and other States.

Special sessions and emergency special sessions
In addition to its regular sessions, the Assembly may meet in special and emergency special sessions. To date, the Assembly has con-vened 29 special sessions on issues that demanded particular attention, including the question of Palestine, United Nations finances, disarmament, international economic cooperation, drugs, the environment, population, women, social development, human settle-ments, HIV/AIDS, apartheid and Namibia. The twenty-ninth special session of the General Assembly, held on 22 September 2014, was devoted to the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.

Ten emergency special sessions have addressed situations in which the Security Council found itself deadlocked, namely, Hungary (1956), Suez (1956), the Middle East (1958 and 1967), the Congo (1960), Afghanistan (1980), Palestine (1980 and 1982), Namibia (1981), the occupied Arab territories (1982) and illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009).

The Assembly decided, on 16 January 2009, to temporarily adjourn the tenth emergency special session on Gaza and to authorize the President of the Assembly to resume its meetings at the request of Member States.

Carrying on the work of the Assembly
The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly and is mainly carried out by:

  • Committees and other bodies established by the Assembly to study and report on specific issues, such as disarmament, peacekeeping, economic development, the environment and human rights
  • The Secretariat of the United Nations – the Secretary-General and his staff of international civil servants

President of the seventieth session of the United Nations General Assembly
On 15 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly elected Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark to serve as the President of its seventieth session, which runs from September 2015 to September 2016. At the time of his election, Mr. Lykketoft was the Speaker (President) of the Danish Parliament, a position he has held since 2011.

Mr. Lykketoft is an economist by training and a veteran parliamentarian and government minister. As chairman of the Social Democratic Party from 2002 to 2005, he was also the opposition leader in Parliament.

A Cabinet Minister for a total of 11 years – beginning in 1981, when he was Minister for Taxation – Mr. Lykketoft served most recently as Foreign Minister, from 2000 to 2001. Earlier, as Finance Minister from 1993 to 2000, he spearheaded economic reforms that led to a rise in employment rates and a strengthened economy. During the same period, Denmark, which has traditionally been an active supporter of international development efforts, dramatically exceeded its development assistance targets.

Mr. Lykketoft’s career in Parliament began in 1981 and has spanned a dozen consecutive general elections – including the latest, in June 2015. He has currently taken leave from Parliament while he serves as the President of the United Nations General Assembly.

While Vice-President of the Parliament from 2009 to 2011, Mr. Lykketoft also served on its Public Accounts Committee, from 2006 to 2011, and was the foreign policy spokesman of his party from 2005 to 2011.

When his party was in opposition over the period 1982 to 1993, Mr. Lykketoft chaired several parliamentary committees and was its key negotiator with the government on economic policy and budgets. He also served as his party’s parliamentary spokesperson from 1991 to 1993, and again, from 2001 to 2002.

Previously, from 1975 to 1981, Mr. Lykketoft headed a department of the Danish Labour Movement’s Economic Council – an economic think-tank established by the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions and the Social Democratic Party.

Since 2010, Mr. Lykketoft has been a regular foreign affairs analyst and commentator with Danish TV2 News, appearing with former Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen of the Danish Liberal Party on the weekly news magazine Ellemann & Lykketoft.

Born in Copenhagen on 9 January 1946, Mr. Lykketoft will turn 70 during the Assembly’s seventieth session, a fact he highlighted during his acceptance speech to the world body upon his election. A graduate of the University of Copenhagen with a Master’s degree in economics, he has written books and articles on subjects ranging from foreign policy and security to economics and the “Danish Model” for employment and social welfare, including two books he co-authored with his wife, the Danish journalist and writer, Mette Holm. He has two daughters and five grandsons.

Draft programme of work of the seventieth session of the United Nations General Assembly

This is the provisional agenda as it was issued on 6 July 2015. More items may be added to this list if requested by Member States. An updated draft agenda will be available by the opening of the General Assembly in September 2015. Download as PDF.

Items included in the provisional agenda of the seventieth regular session of the United Nations General Assembly

1.     Opening of the session by the President of the General Assembly
2.     Minute of silent prayer or meditation
3.     Credentials of representatives to the seventieth session of the General Assembly:
(a) Appointment of the members of the Credentials Committee
(b) Report of the Credentials Committee

4.     Election of the President of the General Assembly
5.     Election of the officers of the Main Committees
6.     Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly
7.     Organization of work, adoption of the agenda and allocation of items: reports of the General Committee
8.     General debate

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.     Report of the Economic and Social Council
10.  Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin
11.  Implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the political declarations on HIV/AIDS
12.  Sport for development and peace: building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal
13.  Improving global road safety
14.  2001-2010: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa
15.  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
16.  Culture of peace
17.  Information and communications technologies for development
18.  Macroeconomic policy questions:
(a) International trade and development
(b) International financial system and development
(c) External debt sustainability and development
(d) Commodities

19.  Follow-up to and implementation of the outcomes of the International Conferences on Financing for Development
20.  Sustainable development:
(a) 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
(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
(c) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
(d) Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind
(e) Implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa
(f) Convention on Biological Diversity
(g) Harmony with Nature
(h) United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

21.  Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
22.  Globalization and interdependence:

0.     (a) Role of the United Nations in promoting development in the context of globalization and interdependence

1.     (b) Science and technology for development

2.     (c) Culture and sustainable development

3.     (d) Development cooperation with middle-income countries

23.  Groups of countries in special situations:

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

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

24.  Eradication of poverty and other development issues:

0.     (a) Implementation of the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008–2017)

1.     (b) Women in development

2.     (c) Human resources development

25.  Operational activities for development:

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

1.     (b) South-South cooperation for development

26.  Agriculture development, food security and nutrition

 

27.  Towards global partnerships

 

28.  Social development:

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

1.     (b) Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family

2.     (c) Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing

29.  Advancement of women:

0.     (a) Advancement of women

1.     (b) Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly

B.   Maintenance of international peace and security

30.  Report of the Security Council

 

31.  Report of the Peacebuilding Commission

 

32.  Support by the United Nations system of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies

 

33.  The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict

 

34.  Prevention of armed conflict:

0.     (a) Prevention of armed conflict

1.     (b) Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution

35.  Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area and their implications for international peace, security and development

 

36.  Zone of peace and cooperation of the South Atlantic

 

37.  The situation in the Middle East

 

38.  Question of Palestine

 

39.  The situation in Afghanistan

 

40.  The situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan

 

41.  Question of the Comorian island of Mayotte

 

42.  Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba

 

43.  The situation in Central America: progress in fashioning a region of peace, freedom, democracy and development

 

44.  Question of Cyprus

 

45.  Armed aggression against the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

46.  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

 

47.  The situation of democracy and human rights in Haiti

 

48.  Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations and its grave consequences for the established international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation­ of nuclear weapons and international peace and security

 

49.  Consequences of the Iraqi occupation of and aggression against Kuwait

 

50.  University for Peace

 

51.  Assistance in mine action

 

52.  Effects of atomic radiation

 

53.  International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

 

54.  United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

 

55.  Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

 

56.  Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects

 

57.  Comprehensive review of special political missions

 

58.  Questions relating to information

 

59.  Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73e of the Charter of the United Nations

 

60.  Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories

 

61.  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

 

62.  Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories

 

63.  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

 

64.  Question of the Malagasy islands of Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Europa and Bassas da India

 

65.  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

 

66.  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

 

C.   Development of Africa

67.  New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support:

0.     (a) New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in implementation and international support

1.     (b) Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa

D. Promotion of human rights

68.  Report of the Human Rights Council

 

69.  Promotion and protection of the rights of children:

0.     (a) Promotion and protection of the rights of children

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

70.  Rights of indigenous peoples:

0.     (a) Rights of indigenous peoples

1.     (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

71.  Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance:

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

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

72.  Right of peoples to self-determination

 

73.  Promotion and protection of human rights:

0.     (a) Implementation of human rights instruments

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

2.     (c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives

3.     (d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

E.   Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts

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

0.     (a) Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

1.     (b) Assistance to the Palestinian people

2.     (c) Special economic assistance to individual countries or regions

3.     (d) Strengthening of international cooperation and coordination of efforts to study, mitigate and minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster

75.  Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly orphans, widows and victims of sexual violence

 

F.    Promotion of justice and international law

76.  Report of the International Court of Justice

 

77.  Report of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

 

78.  Report of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991

 

79.  Report of the International Criminal Court

 

80.  Oceans and the law of the sea:

0.     (a) Oceans and the law of the sea

1.     (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

81.  Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission

 

82.  Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-eighth session

 

83.  United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law

 

84.  Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session

 

85.  Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization

 

86.  The rule of law at the national and international levels

 

87.  The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction

 

G.   Disarmament
88.  Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency
89.  Reduction of military budgets:
(a) Reduction of military budgets
(b) Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures

90.  Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
91.  African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
92.  Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security
93.  Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
94.  Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
95.  Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
96.  Prevention of an arms race in outer space:
(a) Prevention of an arms race in outer space
(b) No first placement of weapons in outer space

97.  Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
98.  General and complete disarmament:
(a) Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
(b) Nuclear disarmament
(c) Notification of nuclear tests
(d) Relationship between disarmament and development
(e) Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
(f) Regional disarmament
(g) Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
(h) Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
(i) Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
(j) Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
(k) Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons
(l) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
(m) Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
(n) Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
(o) Reducing nuclear danger
(p) The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
(q) Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
(r) Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non proliferation
(s) National legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology
(t) Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
(u) Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
(v) Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus
(w) Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities
(x) Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
(y) The Arms Trade Treaty
(z) Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty)
(aa) United action towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons
(bb) Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations
(cc) Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
(dd) Joint ad hoc meeting of the First and Fourth Committees on possible challenges to space security and sustainability

99.  Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly:
(a) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
(b) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
(c) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
(d) United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
(e) Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
(f) United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament

100.   Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session:
(a) Report of the Conference on Disarmament
(b) Report of the Disarmament Commission

101.   The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
102.   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
103.   Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
104.   Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
105.   Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
106.   Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations

H.   Drug control, crime prevention and combating international terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
107.   Crime prevention and criminal justice
108.   International drug control
109.   Measures to eliminate international terrorism

I.     Organizational, administrative and other matters
110.   Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization
111.   Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund
112.   Notification by the Secretary-General under Article 12, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations
113.   Elections to fill vacancies in principal organs:
(a) Election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council
(b) Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council

114.   Elections to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other elections:
(a) Election of seven members of the Committee for Programme and Coordination
(b) Election of thirty members of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
(c) Election of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
(d) Election of two members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission
(e) Election of eighteen members of the Human Rights Council
(f) Election of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

115.   Appointments to fill vacancies in subsidiary organs and other appointments:
(a) Appointment of members of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
(b) Appointment of members of the Committee on Contributions
(c) Confirmation of the appointment of members of the Investments Committee
(d) Appointment of a member of the Board of Auditors
(e) Appointment of members of the Committee on Conferences
(f) Appointment of members of the Joint Inspection Unit
(g) Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal
(h) Appointment of the judges of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal

116.   Admission of new Members to the United Nations
117.   Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit
118.   The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
119.   Follow-up to the commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade
120.   Implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations
121.   Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
122.   Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters
123.   Strengthening of the United Nations system
124.   United Nations reform: measures and proposals
125.   Interaction between the United Nations, national parliaments and the Inter Parliamentary Union
126.   Global health and foreign policy
127.   International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994
128.   International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991
129.   International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
130.   Investigation into the conditions and circumstances resulting in the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld and of the members of the party accompanying him
131.   Financial reports and audited financial statements, and reports of the Board of Auditors:
(a) United Nations
(b) United Nations peacekeeping operations
(c) International Trade Centre
(d) United Nations University
(e) Capital master plan
(f) United Nations Development Programme
(g) United Nations Capital Development Fund
(h) United Nations Children’s Fund
(i) United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
(j) United Nations Institute for Training and Research
(k) Voluntary funds administered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(l) Fund of the United Nations Environment Programme
(m) United Nations Population Fund
(n) United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(o) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
(p) United Nations Office for Project Services
(q) United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
(r) International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994
(s) International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991
(t) International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

132.   Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations
133.   Programme budget for the biennium 2014-2015
134.   Proposed programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017
135.   Programme planning
136.   Improving the financial situation of the United Nations
137.   Pattern of conferences
138.   Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations
139.   Human resources management
140.   Joint Inspection Unit
141.   United Nations common system
142.   Report on the activities of the Office of Internal Oversight Services
143.   Administration of justice at the United Nations
144.   Financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994
145.   Financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991
146.   Financing of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
147.   Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of United Nations peacekeeping operations
148.   Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations
149.   Financing of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
150.   Financing of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad
151.   Financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
152.   Financing of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire
153.   Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
154.   Financing of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
155.   Financing of the United Nations Mission in East Timor
156.   Financing of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
157.   Financing of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
158.   Financing of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
159.   Financing of the United Nations Mission in Liberia
160.   Financing of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
161.   Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East:
(a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
(b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

162.   Financing of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan
163.   Financing of the United Nations Supervision Mission in the Syrian Arab Republic
164.   Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
165.   Financing of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur
166.   Financing of the activities arising from Security Council resolution 1863 (2009)
167.   Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country
168.   Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly
169.   Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly
170.   Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly

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