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    ORG/1456
    3 January 2006

    Tentative Schedule of Meetings of United Nations Bodies in January 2006

    NEW YORK, 30 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

    Consultative Committee on the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), forty-sixth session, New York

    January/February
    (1 week)

    Commission on Human Rights, Working Group on Situations, Geneva

    6-17 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

    9 January

    Economic and Social Council, election of Bureau, New York

    9-13 January

    Commission on Human Rights, open-ended working group on the right to development, Geneva

    9-20 January

    Preparatory Committee for the 2006 United Nations conference to review progress made in the implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, first meeting, New York

    9-27 January

    Committee on the Rights of the Child, forty-first session, Geneva

    11-13 January

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

    12 January

    States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, twenty-first meeting, New York

    13 January, once every fortnight thereafter

    Military Staff Committee, New York

    16-19 January

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

    16 January-3 February

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

    16 January-3 February

    International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Committee, Montreal

    17 January

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

    19-27 January

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

    20 January

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

    20, 23 January

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

    20-24 January

    WFP, Executive Board, first regular session, Rome

    20 January-3 February

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

    23-27 January

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

    23-28 January

    World Health Organization (WHO), Executive Board, Geneva

    23 January-31 March

    Conference on Disarmament, first part, Geneva

    24-27 January

    UNDP and UNFPA, Executive Board, first regular session, New York

    30 January-3 February

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

    30 January-3 February

    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, eighty-fifth session, Vienna

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