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    1 February 2005

    Tentative Schedule of Meetings of United Nations Bodies in February 2005

    NEW YORK, 31 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following is a tentative list of United Nations meetings scheduled to be held in February, including major meetings of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations:

    Meetings continued from previous month:

    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

    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 Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Working Group on Communications under the Optional Protocol to the Convention, 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

    World Food Programme (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

    Meetings beginning in February:

    (1 day)

    Committee of Permanent Representatives to UN-Habitat, Nairobi


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


    Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, New York

    1-4 February

    Economic and Social Council, organizational session, New York

    1 February-22 April

    Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, New York

    7 February

    Investments Committee, New York

    7-11 February

    Commission on Human Rights, Working Group on Situations, Geneva

    7-11 February

    Commission on Narcotic Drugs, meeting of heads of national drug law enforcement agencies, European region, Vienna

    9-18 February

    Commission for Social Development, forty-third session, New York

    14-18 February

    Commission on Human Rights, Working Group on the Rights to Development, Geneva

    14 February-4 March

    Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Working Group B and informal/expert meetings, Vienna

    14 February-11 March

    International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Council, Montreal

    16-17 February

    International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Governing Council, Rome

    21-25 February

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, twenty-third session, Nairobi

    21 February-4 March

    Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, forty-third session, Vienna

    21 February-11 March

    Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, sixty-sixth session, Geneva

    22-25 February

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

    22-25 February

    Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), sixtieth session, Geneva

    23 February

    Tenth meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, New York

    23-25 February

    Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, New York

    28 February-3 March

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Board of Governors, Vienna

    28 February-4 March

    Intergovernmental preparatory meeting for the thirteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, New York

    28 February-4 March

    United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations, Board of Trustees, Geneva

    28 February-11 March

    Commission on the Status of Women, forty-ninth session, New York

    28 February-11 March

    International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), sixtieth session, Bangkok

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