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117th IPU ASSEMBLY
Geneva, 8-10 October 2007

AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY

Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly
Item 2 Emergency item
Item 3 Panel discussions on the subject items chosen for debate during the 118th Assembly in April 2008:

(a) The role of parliaments in striking a balance between national security, human security and individual freedoms, and in averting the threat to democracy
(First Standing Committee)

(b) Parliamentary oversight of State policies on foreign aid
(Second Standing Committee)

(c) Migrant workers, people trafficking, xenophobia and human rights
(Third Standing Committee)

Item 4 Report of the IPU Committee on United Nations Affairs
Item 5 Amendments to the Statutes and Rules of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Item 6 The urgent need to immediately stop the widespread human rights violations and to restore the democratic rights of the people of Myanmar

Updated on 8 October 2007   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM

Items proposedAuthorDate of receipt
Disaster risk reduction and parliamentary support to build action and resilience against climate risk United Kingdom 13 September
Supporting Iraq's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity Islamic Republic of Iran 2 October
The urgent need for the Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to exercise concerted efforts for the speedy attainment of democratization and termination of the widespread human rights violations in Myanmar Indonesia 7 October
Support for the independence and territorial integrity of Iraq and rejection of any attempt to partition its territory Bahrain 7 October

Procedure to be followed :
Under the terms of Assembly Rule 11.2(a), "A request for the inclusion of an emergency item must relate to a major event of international concern on which it appears necessary for the IPU to express its opinion. Such a request must receive a two-thirds majority of the votes cast in order to be accepted." Moreover, Assembly Rule 11.2(b) stipulates that "The Assembly may place only one emergency item on its agenda. Should several requests obtain the requisite majority, the one having received the largest number of positive votes shall be accepted."

Updated on 23 October 2007   
SESSION DOCUMENTS

Title and codeAvailable versions
New!Texts of resolutions adopted by the 117th Assembly [English] [French]
Convocation of the 117th IPU Assembly
A/117/C.1 (8 June 2007)
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of the 181st Session of the Governing Council
CL/181/C.1 (17 July 2007)
PDF [English] [French]
Provisional draft agenda of the session of the Committee on United Nations Affairs
UNC/1/A.1 (30 August 2007)
PDF [English] [French]
First Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
A/117/3(a)-R.1 (10 September 2007)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Second Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
A/117/3(b)-R.1 (10 September 2007)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Third Standing Committee - Draft report prepared by the co-Rapporteurs
A/117/3(c)-R.1 (10 September 2007)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Vacancies to be filled during the 117th Assembly
A/117/Inf.2.rev.2 (4 October 2007)
PDF [English] [French]
Registration form PDF [English] [French]
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DOCUMENTOS EN ESPAÑOLGo!
(La traducción es responsabilidad de la Secretaría del GRULAC / Translation under the responsibility of the GRULAC Secretariat)

Updated on 4 October 2007   
GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS

Date Plenary sittings Committees In camera sittings Parallel events
Friday, 5 October 2007 Morning     10.00 - 13.00
Executive Committee
Main meeting room, IPU headquarters
 
Afternoon     15.00 - 17.00
Executive Committee
Main meeting room, IPU headquarters

17.00- 18.00
Gender Parnership Group
Main meeting room, IPU headquarters

 
Saturday, 6 October 2007 Morning     09.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Room B, CCV Annex Building, CICG

10.00 - 13.00
Executive Committee
Main meeting room, IPU Headquarters

 
Afternoon     14.30 - 18.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Room B, CCV Annex Building, CICG

15.00 - 17.00
Executive Committee
Main meeting room, IPU headquarters

17.00 - 18.00
Gender Partnership Group
Main meeting room, IPU headquarters

 
Sunday, 7 October 2007 Morning     09.00 - 13.00
Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians
Room A, CCV Annex Building, CICG

09.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Room B, CCV Annex Building, CICG

09.30 10.30
ASEAN +3 Group
Rooms 3 & 4, ground floor, CICG

10.30 12.00
Asia-Pacific Group
Rooms 3 & 4, ground floor, CICG

Afternoon     14.30 - 18.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Room B, CCV Annex Building, CICG

15.30 - 17.30
Committee on Middle East Questions
Room A, CCV Annex Building, CICG

14.00 - 18.00
Twelve Plus Group
Rooms 3 & 4, ground floor, CICG

14.30 15.15
Advisers and Secretaries Network
Room 18, lower ground floor, CICG

15.00 - 17.00
African Group
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG

15.00 - 18.00
ASGP Executive Committee
Room 20, 3rd floor, CICG

15.30 - 19.30
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean - GRULAC
Room 18, lower ground floor, CICG

17.00 18.30
Arab Group
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG

Monday, 8 October 2007 Morning 09.30 - 12.00
Governing Council
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

12.00 - 13.00
Assembly: opening and adoption of an emergency item
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

09.00 - 13.00
Committee on UN Affairs: Plenary
Room 2, Ground floor, CICG
08.30 - 09.00
Assembly Steering Committee
IPU President's Office, 3rd floor, CICG

09.30 - 13.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Room B, CCV Annex Building, CICG

08.00 - 09.00
Twelve Plus Group
Rooms 3 & 4, ground floor, CICG

08.00 09.00
GRULAC
Room 18, lower ground floor, CICG

09.00 - 10.00
ASGP Executive Committee
Room 20, 3rd floor, CICG

10.00 12.00
PUOICM
Room 18, lower ground floor, CICG

10.00 - 13.00
ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG

Afternoon 14.30 - 18.00
Assembly: debate on the emergency item
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG
14.30 - 18.00
Committee on UN Affairs: Plenary
Room 2, Ground floor, CICG
14.30 - 16.30
Committee on Middle East Questions
Room 15, Lower ground floor, CICG
14.30 - 18.00
ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG
Tuesday, 9 October 2007 Morning 09.00 - 11.00
Panel discussion on the subject to be discussed by the Second Standing Committee during the 118th Assembly in April 2008: Parliamentary oversight of State policies on foreign aid
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

11.30 - 13.30
Panel discussion on the subject to be discussed by the First Standing Committee during the 118th Assembly in April 2008: The role of parliaments in striking a balance between national security, human security and individual freedoms, and in averting the threat to democracy
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

09.30 - 13.00
Committee on UN Affairs: Plenary
Room 2, Ground floor, CICG
or
Drafting Committee
Room C, CCV Annex building, CICG
09.30 - 13.00
Drafting committee on emergency item
Room B, CCV Annex building, CICG
08.00 - 09.00
Twelve Plus Group
Rooms 3 & 4, ground floor, CICG

09.00 - 10.00
ASGP Executive Committee
Room 20, 3rd floor, CICG

10.00 - 13.00
ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG

Afternoon 14.00 - 16.00
Panel discussion on the subject to be discussed by the Third Standing Committee during the 118th Assembly in April 2008: Migrant workers, people trafficking, xenophobia and human rights
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

16.30 - 18.30
Governing Council
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

  14.30 - 18.00
Drafting committee of Committee on UN Affairs
Room C, CCV Annex building, CICG

15.00 - 18.00
Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians
Room B, CCV Annex Building, CICG

14.30 - 18.00
ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 Morning 11.00 - 13.00
Governing Council
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG
09.30 - 13.00
Committee on UN Affairs
Plenary: close of debate and adoption of outcome document
Room 2, Ground floor, CICG
09.00 - 10.30
Executive Committee
Room A, CCV Annex building, CICG
08.00 - 09.00
Twelve Plus Group
Rooms 3 & 4, ground floor, CICG

09.00 - 10.00
ASGP Executive Committee
Room 20, 3rd floor, CICG

10.00 - 13.00
ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG

Afternoon 14.00 - 16.00
Governing Council
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

16.00 - 17.30
Assembly: closing session
Room 1, 1st floor, CICG

    14.30 - 18.00
ASGP Meeting
Rooms 5 & 6, 3rd floor, CICG

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