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1999


First quarter of 1999

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)

Chairman of the Task Force: Mr. R. Diaz-Duque, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Guatemala.

Plenary meetings
17.3. IAEA Board of Governors 22-25 March 1999, Briefing by the IAEA Secretariat on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in connection with Kyoto Protocol Task Force:
16.3. IAEA Board of Governors 22-25 March 1999, G-77 common statement
11.3. IAEA Board of Governors
10.2. IAEA Board of Governors, CDM presentation by DDG-TC
21.1. IAEA Board of Governors Programme and Budget Committee held from 25-26.1.99

Task Force meetings
21.1. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 25-26 Jan. 1999
10.2. Briefing by DDG-TC, Mr. Qian on Clean Development Mechanism
11.3. IAEA Board of Governors Meeting 22-25 March 1999
16.3. IAEA Board of Governors Meeting 22-25 March 1999

Working Group meetings
23.3. Follow-up to the Plen. Mtg. 17.3. work of G-77 Task Force on IAEA Matters
16.3. IAEA Board of Governors March 1999
11.3. IAEA Board of Governors March 1999
5.3. IAEA Board of Governors March 1999
25.2. IAEA Board of Governors March 1999


 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Chairman of Task Force: Mr. Mohamed Sani, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria

Plenary meetings
17.2. during Plenary on UNOV matters, also UNIDO matters were dealt with: G-77 and China – UNIDO Joint Development Initiative in Central America, the project proposal on skills training and entrepreneurship development for school leavers in Central America (Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua) was endorsed. The project involves developing the entrepreuneurship skills of 150 school leavers in the food-processing sector in Central America and is a continuation of an existing ongoing UNIDO project US/CAM/97/140. The implementation of such programmes gives the G-77 and China a new approach towards the new functions of the Group and at the same time of the G-77 Liaison Office.

Task Force meetings
26.3. UNIDO Programme and Budget Committee Meeting, 14-16 April 1999
Working Group Meetings
– no meeting took place


 

United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)

Chairperson of the Task Force: Ms. V. Bataclan, Minister, Permanent Mission of the Philippines.

 

Plenary meetings
19.3. Ad hoc meeting on common G-77 position during the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 16-25 March 1999 (4pm)
19.3. Presentation of Mr. Arlacchi, Executive Director of UNDCP, on UNDCP´s Global Programme assessing the magnitude of drug abuse
17.2. Ad Hoc Committee on the elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. UN-COPUOS, 22-26 February 1999 and preparation of UNISPACE III.
28.1. CICP: Open-ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of the Comprehensive International Convention against Transnational organized crime, 19-29 January 1999

Task Force meetings
2.3. Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Substantive Preparations for CND 42nd session (16-25 March 1999), CPCJ 8th session (8 April – 6 May 1999), COPOUS 42nd session (14-16 July 1999); and UNISPACE III (29-30 July 1999)
10.3. 2nd Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
11.3. same as above.

Working Group Meetings – no meeting took place


 

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

Chairman of Task Force: Mr. A. Seedat, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of South Africa.

The first meeting of the Task Force took place on 8 April 1999.


Second quarter of 1999


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Chairman of the Task Force: Mr. R. Diaz-Duque, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Guatemala.

 

Plenary meetings
2.6. IAEA Board of Governors 7-11 June 1999
4.5. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 3-5 May 1999
28.4. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 3-5 May 1999

Task Force meetings
8.6. IAEA Board of Governors 7-11 June 1999
7.6. IAEA Board of Governors 7-11 June 1999
31.5. IAEA Board of Governors 7-11 June 1999
28.5. IAEA Board of Governors 7-11 June 1999
25.5. IAEA Board of Governors 7-11 June 1999
27.4. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 3-5 May 1999
21.4. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 3-5 May 1999

Working Group meetings
17.6. Priorities and Initiatives on G-77 Matters
21.4. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 3-5 May 1999
13.4. IAEA Programme and Budget Committee Meeting 3-5 May 1999


 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Chairman of Task Force: Mr. Mohamed Sani, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria

 

Plenary meetings
21.6. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 23-25 June 1999
15.4 UNIDO Programme and Budget Committee, 14-16 April 1999

Task Force meetings
18.6. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 23-25 June 1999
11.6. UNIDO Industrial Development Board, 23-25 June 1999
12.4. UNIDO Programme and Budget Committee Meeting, 14-16 April 1999;
Inclusion of additional agenda item entitled: “Financing of the integrated technical cooperation programmes in developing countries” for UNIDO IDB, 23-25 June 1999;
Briefing on the 26th meeting of the Chairmen/Coordinators of the Chapters of the G-77, held in Geneva, from 6-8 April 1999;

Working Group Meetings:no meeting took place


 

United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)

Chairperson of the Task Force: Ms. V. Bataclan, Minister, Permanent Mission of the Philippines.

Plenary meetings
26.4. 8th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, 27 April – 6 May 1999 and 3rd meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 28 April-3 May 1999
12.4. 8th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, 27 April – 6 May 1999 and 3rd meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 28 April-3 May 1999

Task Force meetings
24.6. 4th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 28 June – 9 July 1999
5.5. 4th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Substantive Preparations for CND 42nd session (16-25 March 1999), CPCJ 8th session (8 April – 6 May 1999), COPOUS 42nd session (14-16 July 1999); and UNISPACE III (29-30 July 1999)
28.4. 3rd Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 28 April – 3 May 1999
22.4. 3rd Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 28 April – 3 May 1999
Working Group Meetings:no meeting took place


 

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

Chairman of Task Force: Mr. A. Seedat, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of South Africa.

Plenary meetings
19.4. 8th Session of the CTBTO PrepCom 20-23 April 1999

Task Force meetings
13.5. 2000 Programme and Budget
21.4. 8th Session of the CTBTO PrepCom 20-23 April 1999
14.4. 8th Session of the CTBTO PrepCom 20-23 April 1999
8.4. 8th Session of the CTBTO PrepCom 20-23 April 1999

Working Group Meetings:no meeting took place


Third quarter of 1999


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Chairman of the Task Force: Mr. R. Diaz-Duque, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Guatemala.

Plenary meetings 21.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99
16.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99
Task Force meetings 22.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99 and Draft Resolutions for the 43rd General Conference, 27.9.-1.10.99
16.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99 and Draft Resolutions for the 43rd General Conference, 27.9.-1.10.99
13.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99
10.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99
6.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99

Petit Comité meetings
28.9. Consideration of General Conference Draft Resolutions, 27.9.-1.10.99
13.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99
9.9. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Board of Governors of the IAEA, 20-24.9.99


 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Chairman of Task Force: Mr. Sani Mohammed, Senior Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria

No G-77 Group Meetings took place


 

United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)

Chairperson a.i. of the Task Force: Ms. Latha Reddy, Minister, Permanent Mission of India

Plenary meetings
16.7. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III), 19-30 July 1999
12.7. Consideration of Draft Statement at the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III), 19-30 July 1999


Task Force Meetings:

5.7. Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III), 19-30 July 1999


 

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

Chairman of Task Force: No Chairman has been elected

No G-77 Group Meetings took place


Fourth quarter of 1999


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Chairman of the Task Force: Mr. R. Diaz-Duque, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Guatemala.

 

Plenary meetings
2.12. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99

Task Force meetings
15.12. Consideration on “What has the Group achieved in 1999 and where do we go from here?
1.12. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99, briefing by Mr. Qian, DDG, Department of Technical Cooperation 24.11. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99
19.11. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99
10.11. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99 and briefing by Ms. Volkoff, Director, TCPC

Petit Comité meetings
30.11. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99
16.11.Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99
2.11. Consideration of Draft Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors – Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee of the IAEA, 6-8.12.99 and IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 9-10.12.99
12.10. Follow-up of the 43rd IAEA General Conference, 27.9.-1.10.99


 

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Chairman of Task Force: Mr. Sani Mohammed, Senior Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria

Plenary meetings
25.11. Consideration of Draft Statement and Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99

Task Force meetings
22.11. Consideration of Draft Statement and Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99
5.11. Consideration of Draft Statement and Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99
29.10. Consideration of Draft Statement and Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99
21.10. Consideration of Draft Statement and Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99

Working Group meetings
23.11. Informal Consultations between G-77 and EU on Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99
19.11. Informal Consultations between G-77 and EU on Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99
10.11. Consideration of Draft Statement and Draft Resolutions for the 8th session of the UNIDO General Conference, 29.11-3.12.99


 

United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)

Chairperson of the Task Force: Ms. S.A.D.S. Subasinghe, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka

Plenary meetings
8.12. Consideration of New Article 22 – for the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 6th Session, 6-17.12.99

Task Force Meetings:
12.10. Consideration of New Article 22 – for the Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 6th Session, 6-17.12.99

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

Chairman of Task Force: No Chairman has been elected

No G-77 Group Meetings took place