TitlePattern of conferences : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Pattern of conferences
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Approves the draft biennial calendar of conferences and meetings for 2000-2001; requests the Secretary-General to provide all the conference services required as a result of decisions taken by the General Assembly at its 54th session; decides to include all necessary resources in the budget for the biennium 2000-2001 to provide interpretation services for meetings of regional and other major groupings of Member States and that full interpretation in the 6 official languages must be ensured for the meetings of intergovernmental bodies for the full duration of those meetings; decides to establish a permanent interpretation service at the UN Office at Nairobi no later than Jan. 2001; reiterates its request to the Secretary-General to ensure that documentation is available in accordance with the 6-week rule for the distribution of documents simultaneously in the 6 official languages of the General Assembly; requests the Secretary-General to publish updated Financial Regulations and Staff Rules and Regulations; decides that the use of remote interpretation shall not constitute an alternative to the current institutionalized system of interpretation; requests the Secretary-General to improve and update document access and retrieval from UN web sites and from the optical disk system in the 6 official languages at all duty stations by Mar. 2000.