Press Releases

    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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