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110th IPU ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS

At the kind invitation of the Parliament of Mexico, the Inter-Parliamentary Union held its 110th Assembly and related meetings in Mexico City (Mexico) from 15 to 23 April 2004.

AGENDA OF THE ASSEMBLY

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Item 1 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 110th Assembly
Item 2 Consideration of possible requests for the inclusion of an emergency item in the Assembly agenda
Item 3 General debate on the political, economic and social situation in the world with the overall theme of "Reconciliation and Partnership"
Item 4 Promoting international reconciliation, helping to bring stability to regions of conflict, and assisting with post-conflict reconstruction

Under this item, the First Committee will debate the responsibilities of the IPU and the broader international community in peace-making and peace-building, with particular reference to the IPU's mission to help build and strengthen representative institutions
(Committee on Peace and International Security)

Item 5 Working towards an equitable environment for international commerce: the issues of trade in agricultural products and the access to basic medicines

Under this item, the Second Committee will debate the role of the IPU and parliaments in following up the parliamentary declaration adopted in Cancún on the occasion of the Fifth WTO Ministerial Meeting
(Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade)

Item 6 Furthering parliamentary democracy in order to protect human rights and encourage reconciliation among peoples and partnership among nations

Under this item, the Third Committee will discuss the role of parliamentary democracy in defending human rights and promoting reconciliation. It will also look at issues relating to justice, truth commissions, amnesties, pardons, reparations and other means to bring reconciliation to parties riven by conflict
(Committee on Democracy and Human Rights)

Item 7 Amendments to the Statutes and Rules of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Item 8 Approval of the agenda of the 111th IPU Assembly and appointment of the rapporteurs.
Item 9 The role of parliaments in stopping acts of violence, and the building of the separation wall, in order to create conditions conducive to peace and a lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Updated on 15 April 2004   
REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION OF AN EMERGENCY ITEM

Items proposedAuthorDate of receipt
The separation wall: an obstacle on the path of peace and a means to separate peoples Lebanon
(Supported by all of the Arab Groups)
16 March
The role of parliaments in the fight against terrorism Chile 7 April
Combating violence and terrorism in the world - for a peaceful dialogue between cultures and civilisations Germany 7 April
The role of parliaments in stopping acts of violence and creating conditions conducive to peace and a lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Indonesia 15 April

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."
SESSION DOCUMENTS

Title and codeAvailable versions
Convocation of the 110th IPU Assembly
A/110/C.1 (18 December 2003)
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of the 174th Session of the Governing Council
CL/174/C.1 (15 January 2004)
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of Standing Committee I (Committee on Peace and International Security)
C-I/2004/C.1 (15 January 2004)
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of Standing Committee II (Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade)
C-II/2004/C.1 (15 January 2004)
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of Standing Committee III (Committee on Democracy and Human Rights)
C-III/2004/C.1 (15 January 2004)
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee I - Report prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-I/2004/R.2 (2 March 2004)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee I - Draft report prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-I/2004/R.1 (20 December 2003)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee I - Revised preliminary draft resolution prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-I/2004/DR.1.Rev. (2 March 2004)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee I - Preliminary draft resolution prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-I/2004/DR.1 (20 December 2003)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee II - Report prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-II/2004/R.2 (23 February 2004)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee II - Draft report prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-II/2004/R.1 (20 December 2003)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee II - Revised preliminary draft resolution prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-II/2004/DR.1.Rev. (23 February 2004)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee II - Preliminary draft resolution prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-II/2004/DR.1 (20 December 2003)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee III - Draft report prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-III/2004/R.1 (20 December 2003)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Standing Committee III - Preliminary draft resolution prepared by the Co-rapporteurs
C-III/2004/DR.1 (23 February 2004)
MS Word [English] [French]
PDF [English] [French]
Convocation of the Meeting of Women Parliamentarians
FEM/9/C.1 (1 March 2004)
PDF [English] [French]
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Updated on 30 March 2004   
GENERAL TIMETABLE OF THE ASSEMBLY AND RELATED MEETINGS

pointThursday, 15 April    3 6 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

pointFriday, 16 April 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 5 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

5 6 p.m.
  • Gender Partnership Group *

pointSaturday, 17 April 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

3 5 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

5 6 p.m.
  • Gender Partnership Group *

pointSunday, 18 April 8 - 9.15 a.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

9.30 a.m 1 p.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

10 a.m 1 p.m.
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

3 - 6 p.m.
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

7.30 p.m.
  • Inaugural Ceremony of the 110th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and related meetings

pointMonday, 19 April 8 - 9 a.m.
  • Steering Committee of the Conference *

9 - 9.30 a.m.
  • Governing Council (Election of the President of the Assembly, Questions relating to Members and Report on the activities of the Executive Committee)

9 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • First Committee (Peace and Security): Presentation of the report of the Rapporteurs and of the draft resolution; debate; eventual designation of a drafting committee

9.45 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Assembly: Election of the President, followed by plenary debate

10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
  • Committee on Middle East Questions *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Assembly: Continuation of the plenary debate and at 4.30 p.m. consideration of requests for the inclusion of an emergency item
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
  • First Committee (Peace and Security): continuation of the debate or drafting committee

4.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • First Committee (Peace and Security): Start or continuation of the drafting committee

pointTuesday, 20 April 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Assembly: continuation of the plenary debate
  • Second Committee (Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade): Presentation of the report of the Rapporteurs and of the draft resolution; debate; eventual designation of a drafting committee
  • First Committee (Peace and Security): Continuation and end of the drafting committee *

9.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *
  • Group of Facilitators for Cyprus *

2.30 - 3.30 p.m.
  • Mediterranean Women Parliamentarians' Task Force *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Third Committee (Democracy and Human Rights): Presentation of the report of the Rapporteurs and of the draft resolution; debate; eventual designation of a drafting committee
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

2.30 - 4 p.m.
  • Assembly: continuation of the plenary debate

3.30 - 6 p.m.
  • CSCM Coordinating Committee *

4 - 4.30 p.m.
  • Address to the Assembly by a representative of the host country

4.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Panel discussion "Human Rights: a casualty of the fight against terrorism?"

pointWednesday, 21 April    9 - 11 a.m
  • Second Committee (Sustainable Development): continuation of the debate or drafting committee *
  • Third Committee (Democracy and Human Rights): continuation of the debate or drafting committee *

9.30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
  • Panel on the sexual exploitation of children

11 a.m - 1 p.m.
  • Second Committee (Sustainable Development): start or continuation of the drafting committee *
  • Third Committee (Democracy and Human Rights): start or continuation of the drafting committee *

2.30 - 3.30 p.m.
  • Meeting of the Bureau of the First Committee (Peace and Security)*

2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
  • Second Committee (Sustainable Development): End of the work of the drafting committee *
  • Third Committee (Democracy and Human Rights): End of the drafting committee *
  • International Humanitarian Law Committee (Bureau of the Third Committee) *

3.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • First Committee (Peace and Security): Adoption of the report and draft resolution

5.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Meetings of the Bureaux of the:
    - Second Committee (Sustainable Development) *
    - Third Committee (Democracy and Human Rights) *

pointThursday, 22 April 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Second Committee (Sustainable Development): Adoption of the report and draft resolution

9 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Assembly: continuation of the debate

9.30 10.30 a.m.
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee *

10.30 - 11.30 a.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Third Committee (Democracy and Human Rights): Adoption of the report and draft resolution

11.30 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Meeting of Women Parliamentarians

2 - 5 p.m.
  • Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians *

2.30 - 6 p.m.
  • Meeting of parties to the CSCM process *

2.30 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Assembly: continuation of the plenary debate

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

pointFriday, 23 April 8.30 - 10 a.m.
  • Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians *

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Governing Council (including the presentation of some of the reports of the subsidiary bodies (Human Rights Committee, etc.)

3 - 4 p.m.
  • Continuation of the Governing Council

4 - 6 p.m.
  • Closing session of the Assembly: Reports of the Committees, and adoption of the resolutions and decisions;
    Closure of the 110th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

* In camera meetings


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