Report of Meetings held during 2018

First, second, third and fourth quarter of 2018

Task forces for the UN Vienna-based Organizations were established in order to ensure better coordination of substantive matters related to the work programme of the various organizations:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Task Force Leader: Mr. Yahya Mohamed Said ABDELRAHMAN, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Egypt (January - June) and Mr. Charles OKO, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Nigeria (July - December)

Plenary meetings

Task Force meetings
6.2. First kick-off meeting to discuss the workplan ahead for 2018
8.2. Discussion on the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology
9.2. IAEA Board of Governors, 5-9 March 2018
13.2. IAEA Board of Governors, 5-9 March 2018
15.2. IAEA Board of Governors, 5-9 March 2018
16.2.IAEA Board of Governors, 5-9 March 2018
22.2. IAEA Board of Governors, 5-9 March 2018
27.2. IAEA Board of Governors, 5-9 March 2018
28.2. IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology
9.3. IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology
13.3. IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology
21.3. Informal Meeting of the Programme and Budget Committee - The Agency’s Draft Budget Update for 2019
25.3. Informal Meeting of the Programme and Budget Committee on 27 April 2018: The Agency’s Draft Budget Update for 2019
26.4. IAEA Board of Governors: Programme and Budget Committee, 7-11 May 2018
27.4. IAEA Board of Governors: Programme and Budget Committee, 7-11 May 2018
2.5. IAEA Board of Governors: Programme and Budget Committee, 7-11 May 2018
4.5. IAEA Board of Governors: Programme and Budget Committee, 7-11 May 2018
17.5. Due Account Mechanism
23.5. IAEA Board of Governors, 4-8 June 2018
24.5. Informal Meeting of the Programme and Budget Committee, 25 May 2018
28.5. IAEA Board of Governors, 4-8 June 2018
31.5. Informal Meeting of the Programme and Budget Committee, 1 June 2018
1.6. IAEA Board of Governors, 4-8 June 2018
4.6. IAEA Board of Governors, 4-8 June 2018
26.6. Handover of the Task Force Coordination from Egypt to Nigeria and work ahead for the second semester 2018
10.7. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
24.7. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
26.7. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
8.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
10.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
14.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
17.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
21.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
23.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
29.8. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
29.8. Discussion on the General Conference Draft Resolution on Technical Cooperation
31.8. Discussion on the General Conference Draft Resolution on Technical Cooperation
5.9. IAEA Board of Governors, 10-14 September 2018
6.9. Discussion on the General Conference Draft Resolutions
6.9. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
11.9. Discussion on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
11.9. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
12.9. Discussion with Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
12.9. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
13.9. Discussion with Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
14.9. Discussion on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
14.9. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
17.9. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
18.9. Discussion with Non-Members on the G-77 on the Group's General Conference Draft Resolutions
2.11. IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee, 19-21 November 2018, IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 22-23 November 2018 and IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology: Addressing Current and Emerging Development Challenges, 28-30 November 2018
9.11. IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology: Addressing Current and Emerging Development Challenges, 28-30 November 2018
14.11. IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee, 19-21 November 2018 and IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology: Addressing Current and Emerging Development Challenges, 28-30 November 2018
21.11. IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 22-23 November 2018

Friends of the Chair Meetings
24.7. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions
29.8. Discussion on IAEA G-77 General Conference Resolutions

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Task Force Leader: Ms. Sharon HO, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Malaysia

Plenary meetings
9.3. G-77 Handover ceremony
11.9. 20th Anniversary celebrations of the G-77 Vienna Chapter

Task Force Meetings
14.2. UNIDO's Input to the HLPF
19.3. UNIDO's Input to the HLPF
5.4. Briefing for the members of the G-77 Task Force by Ms. Ami Fujino, Director, ODG/SPQ on UNDS reform and General Assembly resolution on QCPR and UNIDO's Informal Working Group on PBC related matters
12.4. Informal Open-ended Working Group on PBC-related matters late payments) and Group's position on the Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda
24.4. Briefing by Mr. Michael Dethlefsen, Chief, Procurement Services Division on the procurement process, including its criteria
23.5. UNIDO Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 34th session, 19-20 June 2018 - Briefing for the members of the G-77 Task Force by Ms. Ami Fujino, Director, ODG/SPQ on UNDS reform and General Assembly resolution on QCPR
9.10. Informal Working Group on PBC-related issues – full cost recovery and Bi-annual General Assembly Draft Resolution on Industrial Development Cooperation
5.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board 46th session, 26-28 November 2018 and IWG on PBC-related matters
12.11. Briefing by Mr. Tareq Emtairah, Director, Department of Energy on activities related to the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), Industrial Development Board 46th session, 26-28 November 2018 and IWG on PBC-related matters
19.11. Industrial Development Board 46th session, 26-28 November 2018
23.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
26.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
27.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
27.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
27.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
28.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
28.11. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 46th session, 26–28 November 2018: G-77 and China draft decisions
14.12. Briefing by Mr. Kai Bethke, Director, EPR/ETR on the engagement strategy with non- and former Member States

Working Group meetings

United Nations Office at Vienna (UNODC)

Task Force Leader: Mr. Alvaro SALCEDO TEULLET, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Peru

Plenary meetings

Task Force meetings
6.3. UNODC: Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 61st session, 12-16 March 2018
19.4. UNODC: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), 27th session, 14-16 May 2018
3.10. UNTOC: 9th Session of the Conference of the parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC-COP), 15-19 October 2018
8.10. UNTOC: 9th Session of the Conference of the parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC-COP), 15-19 October 2018
27.11. UNODC: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, reconvened 27th session and UNODC: Commission on Narcotic Drugs, reconvened 61st session - exchange of views
3.12. UNODC: Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, reconvened 27th session and UNODC: Commission on Narcotic Drugs, reconvened 61st session - exchange of views

COPUOS (Outerspace)

Task Force Leader: Mr. Mohammed Tafida, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria

Plenary meetings

Task Force meetings

27.3. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution) – discuss the streamlined position of the Group and G-77 and China statement on: Committee on the Peaceful uses of Outer Space: Legal Subcommittee, 57th session, 9-20 April 2018
4.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution) – discuss the streamlined position of the Group and G-77 and China statement on: Committee on the Peaceful uses of Outer Space: Legal Subcommittee, 57th session, 9-20 April 2018
6.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
9.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
11.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
12.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
13.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
16.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
17.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
18.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
19.4. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
2.5. Draft resolution on Space as a driver of sustainable development (UNISPACE + 50 draft resolution)
7.6. UNISPACE +50 and the 61st Session of COPUOS
11.6. Report of the Scientific And Technical Subcommittee On Its Fifty Fifth Session and High-Level Segment of UNISPACE+ 50, On The Occasion Of The 61st Session of the Committee On The Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space on the 20th of June 2018
12.6. Report of the Scientific And Technical Subcommittee On Its Fifty Fifth Session and High-Level Segment of UNISPACE+ 50, On The Occasion Of The 61st Session of the Committee On The Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space on the 20th of June 2018
27.6. 61st Session of the Committee On The Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space on the 20th of June 2018
28.6. 61st Session of the Committee On The Peaceful Uses Of Outer Space on the 20th of June 2018
25.9. Working Group on the "Space 2030" Agenda, 8-12 October 2018
9.10. Working Group on the "Space 2030" Agenda, 8-12 October 2018
10.10. Working Group on the "Space 2030" Agenda, 8-12 October 2018
24.10. Draft Working Paper on the "Space 2030" Agenda
31.10. Draft Working Paper on the "Space 2030" Agenda
5.11. Draft Working Paper on the "Space 2030" Agenda
20.11. Draft Working Paper on the "Space 2030" Agenda
26.11. Draft Working Paper on the "Space 2030" Agenda
29.11. Draft Working Paper on the "Space 2030" Agenda

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Task Force Leader: Ms. Veronica Gomez, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Permanent Mission of Ecuador

Task Force meetings
1.10. Briefing by the South Center on the Reforms in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and UNCITRAL’S Working Group III, 36th session, 29 October - 2 November 2018
12.10. Briefing by the UNCITRAL Secretariat on the Reforms in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and UNCITRAL’S Working Group III, 36th session, 29 October - 2 November 2018
30.10. Briefing by the South Center on the Reforms in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and UNCITRAL’S Working Group III, 36th session, 29 October - 2 November 2018

Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

Task Force Leader: Mr. Oualid MAHDAOUI, Attaché, Permanent Mission of Algeria

Plenary meetings
Task Force meetings
2.3. CTBTO: Working Group B, 50th session, 12-23 March 2018
5.3. CTBTO: Working Group B, 50th session, 12-23 March 2018
8.3. CTBTO: Working Group B, 50th session, 12-23 March 2018
28.5. CTBTO: Working Group A, 53rd session, 11-13 June 2018
18.6. CTBTO Preparatory Commission, 50th session, 2-4 July 2018
21.6. CTBTO Preparatory Commission, 50th session, 2-4 July 2018
26.6. Discussion on the review developing guidelines for holding extraordinary session of the Preparatory Commission
29.6. Discussion on the review developing guidelines for holding extraordinary session of the Preparatory Commission
13.8. CTBTO: Working Group B, 51st session, 27 August - 7 September 2018
8.10. CTBTO: Working Group A, 54th session, 15-17 October 2018
31.10. CTBTO: Preparatory Commission, 51st session, 7-9 November 2018
5.11. CTBTO: Preparatory Commission, 51st session, 7-9 November 2018

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