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The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly approved the provisional rules of procedure of the World Summit for Social Development and submitted them to the General Assembly Plenary for its approval. The General Assembly is expected to approve the provisional rules of procedure, as contained in document A/C.2/49/4/Rev.1, before Christmas. The provisional rules of procedure address such issues as: representation and credentials; officers; general committee; secretariat of the Summit; opening of the Summit; conduct of business; decision making; subsidiary bodies; languages and records; public and private meetings; other participants and observers; and amendment and suspension of the rules of procedure.