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106th INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), 9 - 14 September 2001

A G E N D A

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Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 106th Conference
Item 2 Consideration of possible requests for the inclusion of a supplementary item in the Conference agenda
Item 3 General Debate on the political, economic and social situation in the world
Item 4 Protecting and caring for children, the driving force of future society
Item 5 Urgent action to combat HIV/AIDS and other pandemics which seriously endanger public health, and economic, social and political development and even threaten the survival of many nations
Item 6 Contribution of parliaments to dealing with the continuing tragic situation in the occupied Arab territories, to the provision of international observers, and to the protection of the Arab Palestinian people, especially unarmed civilians
Item 7 Condemnation of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the United States of America
Detailed programme
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REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF A SUPPLEMENTARY ITEM
The following requests have been presented within the statutory deadline (10 August 2001):

ITEMS PROPOSED AUTHORDATE OF RECEIPT
Contribution of parliamentarians to dealing with the continuing tragic situation in the occupied Arab territories, to the provision of international observers, and to the protection of the Arab Palestinian people, especially unarmed civiliansKuwait (on behalf of the Arab Group Members of the IPU)18 July
Safety in shipping and ways to curb the rise in acts of piracy and ecological disastersFrance23 July
Production and trafficking of drugs: a serious threat to human society, in particular the young, and the prime responsibility of the international community to combat this organised crimeIslamic Republic of Iran7 August
Terrorist activities directed against Cuba from the territory of the United StatesCuba8 August

Procedure to be followed :

Under the terms of the provisions of Conference Rule 11, any request for the inclusion of a supplementary item must receive a two-thirds majority of the votes cast in order to be accepted. When several requests are taken into consideration, only the one having received both the requisite majority and the largest number of positive votes will be accepted.


DETAILED GENERAL PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE AND RELATED MEETINGS
Ouagadougou, Thursday 6 - Saturday 15 september 2001

pointThursday 6    10 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 - 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

6 7 p.m.
  • Gender partnership Group *

pointFriday 7 8.30 10 a.m.
  • Gender partnership Group *

10 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

pointSaturday 8 8.30 10 a.m.
  • Gender partnership Group *

10 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

pointSunday 9 8 - 9.15 a.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

9.30 a.m 1 p.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

3 p.m.
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

7 p.m.
  • Inaugural Ceremony of the 106th Conference and related meetings

pointMonday 10 8 a.m.
  • Steering Committee of the Conference *

9.30 - 11.15 a.m.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council

11.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Conference: Election of the President, choice of supplementary item

3 p.m.
  • Committee on Middle East Questions *

3.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate

4 - 6.30 p.m.
  • International Humanitarian Law Committee *

pointTuesday 11 8.30 - 9.30 a.m.
  • Mediterranean Women Parliamentarians' Task Force

9.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Second Committee: Debate on item 4, appointment of the drafting committee
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

9.30 12 a.m.
  • CSCM Coordinating Committee *

10.30 a.m.
  • Steering Committee of the Conference *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Second Committee: Debate on item 4, appointment of the drafting committee
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

3 p.m.
  • Group of Facilitators for Cyprus *

4 6 p.m.
  • Committee for Sustainable Development *

pointWednesday 12    8.30 a.m.
  • International Humanitarian Law Committee *

9.30 a.m 1 p.m.
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): debate on the item, appointment of the drafting committee
  • Third Committee : Debate on item 5, appointment of the drafting committee
  • Second Committee: drafting committee *
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

10.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Panel on violence against women: excision **

10.30 a.m.
  • Steering Committee of the Conference *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Third Committee: Debate on item 5, appointment of the drafting committee
  • Second Committee: drafting committee *
  • Meeting of Parties to the CSCM Process
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

pointThursday 13 9.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Executive Committee *
  • Third Committee: drafting committee *
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): drafting committee *

2.30 6 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Executive Committee *
  • Second Committee: adoption of a draft resolution, elections
  • Third Committee: drafting committee *
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): drafting committee
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

5 7 p.m.
  • Committee on Middle East Questions *

pointFriday 14 9.30 a.m.
  • Third Committee: adoption of a draft resolution, elections
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if applicable): adoption of a draft resolution
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians (until noon)

2.30 p.m.
  • Conference: Reports of the Study Committees and votes on the draft resolutions
  • Closure of the 106th Conference

pointSaturday 15 9 a.m. 2 p.m. ***
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council

* In camera meetings
** As decided by the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
*** The time of the end of the sitting is purely indicative
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