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2018 Agenda Topics

The number following each agenda item relates to the agenda item number in UN document A/72/50 (provisional agenda for the 72nd session of the General Assembly). The order of each committee’s agenda will be determined by the number of resolutions submitted by delegates for each topic. The topic with the most resolutions submitted will be first, and so on. For GA and ECOSOC Committees, all four topics will be debated. For the Security Council, agenda order will be determined during committee and all agenda topics may not be debated.

General Assembly (GA) Committees

I. Political Committee

A. Question of Palestine (38)
B. Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (67b)
C. Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (100s)
D. Global plan of action to combat human trafficking

II. Special Political Committee

A. The situation in Afghanistan (39)
B. Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons (94)
C. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (55)
D. Measures to eliminate international terrorism (110)

III. Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee

A. Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions (65)
B. Rights of indigenous peoples (70)
C. Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers (132)
D. Women in development (24b)

IV. Science and Technology Committee

A. Information and communications technologies for development (17)
B. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (20i)
C. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (52)
D. Toward a nuclear free world (100q)

V. Legal Committee

A. Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission (79)
B. Expulsion of aliens (83)
C. Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (100k)
D. International drug control (109)

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committees

I. Economic Committee

A. Promotion of international cooperation to combat illicit financial flows in order to foster sustainable development (18f)
B. South-South cooperation for development (25b)
C. Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (26)
D. Population and development (E18f)

II. Human Rights Committee

A. Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance (71)
B. Advancement of women (E19a)
C. Long-term programme of support for Haiti (E12d)
D. Rights of people to self-determination (72)

III. Environmental Committee

A. Protection of global climate for present and future generations of humankind (20d)
B. Implementation of a Global Code for ships operating in polar waters
C. Developing a protocol to destroy current stockpiles of chemical and bacteriological weapons (107)
D. Preservation of forests from threats of palm oil developments

Security Council

A. The threat of nuclear action by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
B. The situation in Libya
C. The situation in the Middle East
D. The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
E. The situation in Somalia
F. Open

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