Key documents related to the agenda of a regular session of the General Assembly may:
All documents issued during a General Assembly session are assigned an agenda item.
No documents are issued to the General Assembly without being assigned to an agenda item.
The agenda item is listed on each General Assembly document. For most documents, it is found under the masthead.
Some meetings may consider more than one agenda item. In meeting records, agenda items are indicated at the point of the discussion of the item, not necessarily on the first page of the document.
For the session to begin in September, the preliminary list is issued in February for the following September.
It provides the proposed list of items to be included in the provisional agenda, some of which may be deleted or deferred.
The preliminary list is assigned the document number 50:
The Annotated preliminary list is scheduled to be issued in June. It often comes out late, but is always issued prior to the opening of the session.
If it is issued after the Provisional Agenda, it carries the title: Annotated provisional agenda.
This document is assigned the document number 100:
The annotated preliminary list or annotated provisional agenda provides:
Prior to the 65th session, the annexes to the annotated preliminary list included comprehensive lists of:
The provisional agenda is issued at least sixty days before the opening of the session, in accordance with Rule 12 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly.
The provisional agenda is assigned the document number 150:
The memorandum of the Secretary-General is issued prior to the session and submitted to the General Committee.
This document provides:
It is assigned the document number 1 in the documentation series of the General Committee (series symbol A/BUR/--):
The General Committee reviews the provisional agenda and issues a report that recommends to the Assembly which items to include in the agenda.
It also recommends allocation of items to the the plenary or to one of the six Main Committees.
Not every item listed in the provisional agenda is recommended for inclusion in the final agenda.
The Report of the General Committee is assigned the document number 250:
Once the agenda is adopted by the plenary, it is a list of all items to be considered at a session of the General Assembly, although additions may be made to the agenda during the session.
The agenda is assigned the document number 251:
Once the agenda is adopted, the item number on General Assembly documents will match the adopted agenda.
The allocation of agenda items finalizes the recommendations made by the General Committee.
This document indicates whether the plenary or one of the Main Committees will have primary responsibility for review of the item during the session.
The allocation of agenda items is assigned the document number 252: