For information only - not an official document.
3 January 2001


NEW YORK, 2 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following is a tentative list of United Nations meetings scheduled to be held in January, including major meetings of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations:

Meetings beginning in January:

January (3 weeks)
Ad Hoc Group of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (twenty-third session), Geneva

January (4 days)
Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, New York

January (1 meeting)
United Nations Staff Pension Committee, New York

January/February (1 week)
Commission on Human Rights, open-ended working group on the right to development, Geneva

5 January, once every fortnight thereafter
Military Staff Committee, New York

8-19 January
Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (second session),
New York

8-19 January
Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (resumed 2000 session), New York

8-26 January
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (fifty-eighth session), Geneva

8-26 January
Committee on the Rights of the Child (twenty-sixth session), Geneva

9 January
Economic and Social Council, election of Bureau, New York

15-19 January
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Working Party on the Medium-term Plan and the Programme Budget (thirty-seventh session), Geneva

15-26 January
Post-Phase V Working Group on Reimbursement of Contingent-Owned Equipment, New York

15 January-2 February
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (twenty-fourth session), NewYork

15 January-23 March
Conference on Disarmament (first part), Geneva

22-25 January
Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery (seventh session), Geneva

22-26 January
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Executive Board (first regular session), New York

22-26 January
Seventh United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas, New York

22-26 January
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Commission on Enterprise, Business Facilitation and Development, Geneva

29 January
Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP), New York

29 January-2 February
Committee on the Rights of the Child, Pre-sessional Working Group, Geneva

29 January-2 February
Preparatory Committee for the Special Session of the General Assembly in 2001 for Follow-up to the World Summit for Children (second substantive session), New York

29 January-9 February
Executive Board of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (first regular session), New York

29 January-23 February
Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and its Working Group, substantive session, New York

30 January-2 February
Economic and Social Council (organizational session), New York

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