1 February 2006

Tentative Schedule of Meetings of United Nations Bodies in February 2006

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:

16 January-3 February

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

16 January-3 February

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

16 January-3 February

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee, Montreal

23 January-31 March

Conference on Disarmament, first part, Geneva

30 January-3 February

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

30 January-3 February

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

30 January-3 February

United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Board of Trustees, Geneva

30 January-3 February

International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), eighty-fifth session, Vienna

30 January-3 February

Panel of Governmental Experts on Verification in All Its Aspects, first session, New York

Meetings beginning in February:



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Committee on Permanent Representatives, Nairobi

2 February

Open-ended Working Group for the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament, organizational session, New York

6-10 February

Commission on Human Rights, Working Group on Situations, Geneva

6-10 February

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

6-10 February

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Commission on Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, Geneva

6-17 February

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

7-9 February

UNEP, Global Ministerial Environment Forum, ninth special session, Dubai

7-10 February

Economic and Social Council, organizational session, New York

8-10 February

Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, New York

8-17 February

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

13 February

Investments Committee, New York

13-17 February

Commission on Human Rights, Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Geneva

13-17 February

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

13-24 February

United Nations Forum on Forests, New York

13 February-3 March

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

14-15 February

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

14-February-28 April

Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), New York

20-24 February

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), sixty-first session, Geneva

20 February-3 March

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

20 February-10 March

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

20 February-17 March

ICAO, Council, Montreal


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