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                4 January 2005

    Tentative Schedule of Meetings of United Nations Bodies in January 2005

    NEW YORK, 31 December (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 (1 day)

    Extraordinary meeting of Permanent Representatives to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi

    January/February (1 mtg)

    United Nations Staff Pension Committee, New York

    January/February (3 days)

    United Nations seminar on assistance to the Palestinian People, Place to be determined

    5-18 January

    Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, regular session, New York

    10-14 January

    United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Working Group on Arbitration, New York

    10-14 January

    International Meeting for the ten-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, Mauritius

    10-20 January

    Commission on Human Rights, open-ended working group to elaborate an optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva

    10-28 January

    Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, thirty-second session, New York

    10-28 January

    Committee on the Rights of the Child, thirty-eighth session, Geneva

    10-28 January

    International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Committee, Montreal

    14 January, once every fortnight thereafter

    Military Staff Committee, New York

    17 January

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Board of Governors, Programme and Budget Committee, Vienna

    17-19 January

    Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, workshop on free, prior and informed consent, New York

    17-19 January

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Executive Board, first regular session, New York

    17-25 January

    World Health Organization (WHO), Executive Board, Geneva

    18-22 January

    Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction and its preparatory committee, Kobe, Japan

    19 January

    Economic and Social Council, election of Bureau, New York

    20, 24 January

    Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and World Food Programme (WFP), New York

    24-28 January

    UNCITRAL, Working Group on Security Interests, New York

    24 January-4 February

    Ad Hoc Committee to elaborate a convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, New York

    24 January-4 February

    Open-ended Working Group on an International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons, second session, New York

    24 January-1 April

    Conference on Disarmament first part, Geneva

    25-28 January

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Executive Board, first regular session, New York

    31 January-2 February

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Working Party on the medium-term plan and the programme budget, forty-fourth session, first part, Geneva

    31 January-4 February

    Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, pre-sessional working group, New York

    31 January-4 February

    Committee on the Rights of the Child, pre-sessional working group, Geneva

    31 January-4 February

    International Narcotics Control Board,  eighty-second session, Vienna

    31 January-4 February

    WFP, Executive Board, first regular session, Rome

    31 January-11 February

    Commission on Human Rights, intersessional open-ended working group mandated to elaborate a draft legally binding normative instrument for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance, Geneva

    31 January-25 February     

    Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and its Working Group, substantive session, New York

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