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108th INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE
Santiago de Chile (Chile), 6 - 12 April 2003

A G E N D A

Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 108th 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 Parliaments' role in strengthening democratic institutions and human development in a fragmented world
Item 5 International cooperation for the prevention and management of transborder natural disasters and their impact on the regions concerned
Item 6 Amendments to the Statutes and Rules of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Item 7 Importance of the non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction and of missiles, including the prevention of their use by terrorists
Item 8 The need to put an urgent end to the war in Iraq and to re-establish peace: the role of the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union
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REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF A SUPPLEMENTARY ITEM
The following requests have been presented within the statutory deadline (7 March 2003):

ITEMS PROPOSED AUTHORDATE OF RECEIPT
A call by parliamentarians to support an international coalition for peaceIslamic Republic of Iran3 March
Importance of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear and other Weapons of Mass Destruction and of MissilesJapan4 March
Intensifying the fight against drug traffickingItaly5 March
The role of parliaments in fighting the danger of bioterrorism and the deliberate spread of diseasesHungary7 March

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 war against Iraq is not within the bounds of international legitimacyEgypt27 March
The American-British aggression on IraqSudan29 March
The unilateral military aggression against IraqIndonesia1 April
The war in Iraq and the maintenance of international peace and securityArgentina4 April

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.


Updated on 10 March 2003   
GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE CONFERENCE AND RELATED MEETINGS
Santiago de Chile, 3 - 12 April 2003

pointThursday, 3 April    9.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 - 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

6 7 p.m.
  • Gender Partnership Group *

pointFriday, 4 April 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, 5 April 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, 6 April 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 108th Conference and related meetings

pointMonday, 7 April 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

12 noon - 1 p.m.
  • Joint meeting of the Gender Partnership Group and the Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

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

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

pointTuesday, 8 April 8.30 - 9.30 a.m.
  • Mediterranean Women Parliamentarians' Task Force

9 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 a.m. 12 noon
  • CSCM Coordinating Committee *
  • Group of Facilitators for Cyprus *

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 *

pointWednesday, 9 April    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 item 4 *
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

10.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Panel on "Trafficking in children"

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

2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate

4.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Special sitting of the Inter-Parliamentary Council

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

pointThursday, 10 April 8.30 a.m.
  • International Humanitarian Law Committee *
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Conference: General Debate
  • Executive Committee *
  • Third Committee: drafting committee item 5 *
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): drafting committee item 7 *

2.30 6.30 p.m.
  • Conference: continuation and end of the General Debate
  • Executive Committee *
  • Second Committee: adoption of a draft resolution
  • Committee to debate the supplementary item (if the agenda includes one): drafting committee item 7 *
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
  • Third Committee: drafting committee item 5 *

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

pointFriday, 11 April 9.30 a.m.
  • Third Committee: adoption of a draft resolution
  • 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 *

2.30 p.m.
  • Conference: Reports of the Study Committees and votes on the draft resolutions, Amendements to the Statutes and Rules of the of the Inter-Parliamentary Conference
  • Closure of the 108th Conference

pointSaturday, 12 April 9 a.m. 2 p.m. **
  • Inter-Parliamentary Council

* In camera meetings
** The time of the end of the sitting is purely indicative


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