Many U.N. organs set up agendas of what issues they will discuss during the session.
How to Understand the Document
1) Along with the title, you see the UN Doc Symbol at the beginning of the agenda:
The agenda lists all the items to be discussed:
About This Resource
- When searching in UNBISnet, you can search using general search methods. If you know more about the agenda you are looking for, try the UN Doc Symbol field
- For the General Assembly, the numbering system is A/session number/251(number for agenda) . So, a search for the agenda for the agenda from 1995 (session 50) would be UN Doc. Symbol A/50/251.
- For the Security Council, the numbering system is S/Agenda/number of meeting.
- For the Economic and Social Council, the numbering system for Programmes is E/year/1, Provisional agendas is E/year/2 and Substantive issues are E/year/100
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