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107th INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE
Marrakech (Morocco), 17 - 23 March 2002

A G E N D A

Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 107th 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 The role of parliaments in developing public policy in an era of globalisation, multilateral institutions and international trade agreements
Item 5 Ten years after Rio: global degradation of the environment and parliamentary support for the Kyoto Protocol
Item 6 Terrorism a threat to democracy, human rights and civil society: the contribution of parliaments to combating international terrorism and addressing its causes in order to maintain international peace and security
Item 7 The role of parliaments in supporting implementation of resolution 1397 adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 12 March 2002 and particularly the paragraph in which the Council expresses its attachment to "a vision of a region in which two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognised borders"

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REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF A SUPPLEMENTARY ITEM
The following requests have been presented within the statutory deadline (16 February 2002):

ITEMS PROPOSED AUTHORDATE OF RECEIPT
Urgent need for parliamentary action to halt desertification that threatens vast areas of agricultural and forest lands worldwide, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, and the need to encourage international efforts to combat this hazardKuwait2 January
Terrorism: a threat to democracyIndia2 January
The vital role of parliaments in combating international terrorism and organised crime, in particular the production and trafficking of drugs, as a prerequisite for maintaining peace and security in the worldIslamic Republicof Iran7 January
The reform of the UN SystemIraq15 January
Terrorist activities directed against Cuba from the territory of the United StatesCuba25 January
Combating terrorism: The role of Parliaments and of civil societyGermany(supported by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Hungary, Norway and United Kingdom)4 February
The role of parliamentarians in the conclusion of an international treaty on terrorism which defines terrorism, its elements and methods to combat it, in order to secure international peace and securityEgypt7 February
The war against indiscriminate terrorismIsrael12 February
Foreign debt and policies to benefit developing countries: Legal, economic and financial aspectsItaly14 February
Responding to natural disasters in developing countriesSouth Africa15 February

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.

EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY ITEM

ITEM PROPOSEDAUTHORDATE OF RECEIPT
The role of parliaments in supporting implementation of resolution 1397 adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 12 March 2002 and particularly the paragraph in which the Council expresses its attachment to "a vision of a region in which two States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognised borders" Morocco17 March

Procedure to be followed :

Under the terms of Conference Rule 11.2(b), "a request for the inclusion of an emergency supplementary item relating to an event of particular international importance occurring during the 30 days preceding the Conference ... shall, in so far as feasible, be admissible. Such a request must receive a four-fifths majority of the votes cast in order to be accepted."

Should the Conference decide to add this emergency item to its agenda, the Steering Committee will make a proposal regarding the procedure to be followed for the preparation of a draft resolution on this subject.


GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE CONFERENCE AND RELATED MEETINGS
Marrakech, Thursday 14 - Saturday 23 March 2002

pointThursday 14    9.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 - 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

6 7 p.m.
  • Gender partnership Group *

pointFriday 15 8.30 9.30 a.m.
  • Gender partnership Group *

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

3 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

pointSaturday 16 8.30 9.30 a.m.
  • Gender partnership Group *

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

3 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

pointSunday 17 8 - 9.15 a.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

9.30 a.m 12.30 p.m.
  • Committee for Sustainable Development *

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
  • Committee for Sustainable Development *

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

7 p.m.
  • Inaugural Ceremony of the 107th Conference and related meetings

pointMonday 18 8 a.m.
  • Steering Committee of the Conference *

9 - 9.30 a.m.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council (Election of Conference President, Questions relating to Members and Report on the activities of the Executive Committee)

9.45 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Conference: Election of the President, followed by the General Debate

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
    3 p.m.: vote on supplementary item

4 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Committee on Middle East Questions *
  • International Humanitarian Law Committee *

pointTuesday 19 8.30 - 9.30 a.m.
  • Mediterranean Women Parliamentarians' Task Force

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

9.30 a.m. 12 noon
  • CSCM Coordinating Committee *

10.30 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Group of Facilitators for Cyprus *

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

12 noon - 1 p.m.
  • Committee for Sustainable Development *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council (Debate on the IPU reform)
  • First Committee: Debate on item 4, appointment of the drafting committee
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

pointWednesday 20    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
  • Fourth Committee : Debate on item 5, appointment of the drafting committee
  • First Committee: drafting committee item 4 *
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

10.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Panel on "The Worst Forms of Child Labour"

10.30 a.m.
  • Steering Committee of the Conference * (if necessary)

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Fourth Committee: Debate on item 5, appointment of the drafting committee
  • First Committee: drafting committee item 4 *
  • Meeting of Parties to the CSCM Process
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

pointThursday 21 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Executive Committee *
  • Fourth Committee: drafting committee item 5 *
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): drafting committee item 6 *

2.30 4.30 p.m.
  • Conference: continuation and end of the General Debate
  • Executive Committee *
  • First Committee: adoption of a draft resolution, elections
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): drafting committee item 6 *
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

4.30 p.m. **
  • Fourth Committee: drafting committee item 5 *

4.30 6.30 p.m.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council (debate on the IPU Reform)

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

pointFriday 22 9.30 a.m.
  • Fourth 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 *

9.30 - 10.30 a.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

10.30 a.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians (until 11.30 approx.) *

11.30 - 12.00 a.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

12.15 - 1.00 p.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

2.30 p.m.
  • Conference: Reports of the Study Committees and votes on the draft resolutions
  • Closure of the 107th Conference

pointSaturday 23 9 a.m. 2 p.m. ***
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council

N.B. The timetable of the 107th Conference and related meetings has been adjusted following the decision taken by the IPU Council in Ouagadougou last September to resume the debate on the IPU reform at the 107th Conference in Marrakech. The Council will therefore hold two additional sittings: on Tuesday 19 from 2.30 to 6.30 p.m. and on Thursday 21 from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.

* In camera meetings
** If the Executive Committee completes its agenda in the morning, the drafting committee on item 5 will resume its work at 3.30 p.m.
*** The time of the end of the sitting is purely indicative


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