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Introduction

Political and Security Affairs
Economic and Social Affairs ......
Development and Humanitarian Relief Activities
Administration and Budget

Specialized Agencies
1. Political and Security Affairs
Regional Issues

Middle East
Situation in the Middle East

UN Interim Force in Lebanon
UN Disengagement Observer Force
UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East (UNRWA)

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Iraq

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Africa

Working Group on Reduction of Conflict
Angola
Burundi
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
Ethiopia/Eritrea
Guinea-Bissau
Libya
Rwanda
Sierra Leone

Western Sahara
Western Hemisphere

Cuba
Guatemala

Haiti
Other Areas

Afghanistan
Bougainville
Burma
Cambodia
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
Tajikistan

The Former Yugoslavia
Special Political Issues

International Peace and Security
Disarmament Issues

Disarmament Commission
Conference on Disarmament

First Committee
Other Issues

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Non-Self-Governing Territories
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K)
Security Council Thematic Debates

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Admission of New Members

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2. Reform of the United Nations

Reform of the United Nations
Secretary General's Reform Initiatives
Reforms in International Organizations: UN Headquarters
Peacekeeping Reform
Security Council Reform

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3. Economic and Social Affairs Economic and Social Affairs

Economic and Social Council

General Assembly .......
UN Conference on Trade and Development
Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
Commission for Social Development
Regional Economic Commissions

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

(ECLAC)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

(ESCAP)
Human Rights
Status of Women

Commission on the Status of Women
Economic and Social Council

General Assembly Consideration
Crime Prevention and Control ......
Drug Abuse Control
NGO Committee

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4. Development and Humanitarian Relief Activities

UN Development Program (UNDP)
UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Food Program (WFP) .....
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Disaster and Humanitarian Relief Activities

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Consideration
General Assembly Consideration

ReliefWeb
Population Activities
Human Settlements

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5. Science, Technology, and Research

UN Environment Program (UNEP)
Protection of World Climate

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

(UNSCEAR)
6. Legal Developments
International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Iran v. United States of America
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United States of America

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Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a

Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights
Germany v. United States of America

Yugoslavia v. United States of America
International Law Commission (ILC)
UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Draft convention on commercial finance
International project finance
Electronic commerce
Future work

Technical assistance and law unification
International Criminal Court (ICC)
UN Decade of International Law
Host Country Relations
International Terrorism
Strengthening the Role of the United Nations
International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former

Yugoslavia
Law of the Sea

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7. Administration and Budget
Current Financial Situation of the United Nations

99 UN Budget

100 Scale of Assessments

101 Financing Peacekeeping Operations

102 Committee for Program and Coordination (CPC)

103 Audit Reports

104 Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)

105 Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

106 International Civil Service Commission (ICSC)

107 Human Resources Management

108 Employment of Americans

110 8. Specialized Agencies and Other Bodies Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

113 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

115 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

117 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

119 International Labor Organization (ILO)

120 International Maritime Organization (IMO)

122 International Monetary Fund (IMF)

123 International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

124 International Trade Center (ITC)

126 UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 126 Universal Postal Union (UPU)

128 World Bank Group.

129 World Health Organization (WHO)

130 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

134 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

135 Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

135 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

136 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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