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Sixth Committee
Seventieth Session

Wednesday, 30 September, 2015 - Friday, 20 November, 2015, New York
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Recent Meetings

30th meeting

Immediately following the meeting of the Third Committee

Election of the officers of the Main Committees: election of the Chair and the Bureau of the Sixth Committee at the seventy-first session of the General Assembly [item 5]

  • Jun 13 2016
  • 12:00 AM
  • General Assembly Hall
29th meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The representative of Pakistan, on behalf of the bureau, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.17.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.17, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 80.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The representative of Peru, on behalf of the bureau, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.13.

The Secretary of the Committee read out a statement on the budgetary implications of draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.13.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.13, without a vote.

The representatives of the European Union, on behalf of its member States, and Canada spoke in explanation of their positions after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 83.

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The representative of Mexico, on behalf of the bureau, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.16.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.16, without a vote.

The representative of Canada spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 85.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108.

The representative of Canada, on behalf of the bureau, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.15.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.15, without a vote.

The representatives of India, the Russian Federation and France spoke in explanation of their positions after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 108.

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [167]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 167.

The representative of Cyprus introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.14 and announced that Canada, Costa Rica and Cote d’Ivoire had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.14, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 167.

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [168]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 168.

Statements were made by the representatives of Kazakhstan, Turkey, Cyprus and Armenia.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 168.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly to the seventy-first session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 168.

Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly [169]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 169.

Statements were made by the representatives of Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation and Turkey. The representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 169.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly to the seventy-first session of the Assembly.

The representative of Belarus made a statement.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 169.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [120]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 120.

The Chair of the Committee introduced draft decision A/C.6/70/L.18 containing the provisional programme of work for the Sixth Committee during the seventy-first session of the General Assembly.

The Committee adopted draft decision A/C.6/70/L.18, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 120.

Programme planning [133]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 135.

The Chair of the Committee made a statement.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 135.

Election of the officers of the main committees [5]

The Chair of the Committee made a statement.

Conclusion of the consideration of the substantive items for the seventieth session

The Chair of the Committee made a concluding statement.

The Sixth Committee thus concluded the consideration of its substantive items for the seventieth session.

  • Nov 20 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
28th meeting

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [167]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 167.

The Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country introduced the report of the Committee (A/70/26).

Statements were made by the representatives of Cuba, the European Union (also on behalf of its member States, the candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the European Free Trade Association country Iceland, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement), the Syrian Arab Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United States of America.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 167.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [120]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 120.

Statements were made by the representative of Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Colombia (on behalf of the Group of Friends in favour of a Woman Candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations), Namibia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Portugal, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Argentina and Paraguay.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 120.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.11 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 84.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.12 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 86.

  • Nov 16 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
27th meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Chairperson of the Working Group, Mr. Thembile Joyini (South Africa), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group.

The Committee took note of the report.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108

The Chairperson of the Working Group, Ambassador Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group.

The Committee took note of the report.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86

The Chairperson of the Working Group, Ms. Georgina Guillén-Grillo (Costa Rica), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group.

The Committee took note of the report.

The representative of Kenya introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.12, on behalf of the Bureau.

Observer status for the Union for the Mediterranean in the General Assembly [174]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 174.

The representative of Jordan announced that Austria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.5.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 174.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.5 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 174.

  • Nov 13 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (5th meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Nov 13 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (4th meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Nov 11 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
26th meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The representative of Egypt introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.11, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-eighth session [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

The representative of the Georgia announced that Georgia had joined as a sponsor of the draft resolution.

The representative of Austria announced that Chile and Portugal had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.9 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 81.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The representative of Ghana orally revised draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.10.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.10, as revised, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.

  • Nov 11 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
25th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Iran (Islamic Republic of), Poland, Palau, Japan, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Canada, the United States of America, Israel, Republic of Korea, Ireland, Sudan, Turkey, Switzerland, New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, Ms. Marie Jacobsson, made some remarks.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction”, Ms. Concepción Escobar-Hernández, made some remarks.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission made a statement.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 83.

  • Nov 11 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
24th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Greece, Cuba, Belarus, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Romania, Lebanon, Australia, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Croatia, El Salvador and Chile.

Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly [170]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 170.

The Vice-Chair of the Committee spoke.

The representative of El Salvador announced that Denmark and Luxembourg had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.7.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 170.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly to the seventy-first session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 170.

Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly [173]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 173.

The Vice-Chair of the Committee spoke.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 173.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly to the seventy-first session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 173.

  • Nov 10 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Nov 09 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
23rd meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, Viet Nam, Russian Federation, Indonesia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Islamic Republic of Iran and Argentina.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission made some remarks on behalf of the Special Rapporteurs of the topics in chapters VI, VII and VIII of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session (A/70/10).

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-seventh session made a statement introducing chapters IX to XI of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session (A/70/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), the European Union, also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Hercegovina, aligned themselves with the statement) and Singapore.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-eighth session [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

The representative of Austria introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.9 and announced that Australia, El Salvador, Israel, Madagascar, Russian Federation, Romania, Switzerland, Slovenia and Thailand had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

  • Nov 09 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
22nd meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The representative of Ghana introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.10, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Germany, Switzerland, Jamaica, New Zealand, United States of America, Australia, Portugal, China, Croatia, Chile, Spain, El Salvador, Turkey, Italy and Japan.

  • Nov 06 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
21st meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Belarus, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Mexico, Singapore, India, Poland, Israel, Romania, Hungary, Sudan and Peru.

The President of the International Court of Justice addressed the Committee, followed by a question and answer segment.

  • Nov 06 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
20th meeting

The President of the General Assembly,His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, addressed the Sixth Committee.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries), France, Austria, Greece and the Czech Republic.

  • Nov 04 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
19th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Russian Federation, Malaysia, Germany, Philippines, United States of America, Portugal, New Zealand, Turkey, Slovakia, Algeria, Jamaica, Argentina and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

The Special Rapporteur on the topic, Protection of the atmosphere, Mr. Shinya Murase made some remarks. 

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-seventh session made a statement introducing Chapters VI to VIII of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session (A/70/10).

A statement was made by the representative of the European Union, the first part of which was also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia,  the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Armenia and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement) and the second part of which was also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries Turkey,  the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania,  the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina aligned themselves with the statement).

  • Nov 04 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
18th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Micronesia (Federated States of), China, Japan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Sri Lanka, Canada, El Salvador, Sudan, Poland, Spain, Thailand, South Africa, Viet Nam and Republic of Korea.

Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 143.

The Committee received a report on the results of the informal consultations.

The Committee authorized its Chairman to send a letter to the President of the General Assembly with a request that it be brought to the attention of the Chairman of the Fifth Committee and circulated as a document of the General Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 143.

  • Nov 03 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
17th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [83]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 83.

The Chairman made a statement.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-seventh session made a statement introducing Chapters I to V and XII of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session (A/70/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Singapore, Peru, Italy, Belarus, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Romania and Nicaragua.

  • Nov 02 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 30 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 29 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 28 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 26 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
16th meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of: the United States of America, China, Portugal, Viet Nam, Thailand, Argentina, Nigeria, El Salvador, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Barbados, Brazil, Lebanon, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Russian Federation.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.

Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 143.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union, also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, as well as the European Free Trade Association country Iceland, Armenia and Georgia, aligned themselves with this statement), Australia (CANZ), Switzerland, the United States of America, Brazil and the Philippines.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 143.

Observer status for the International Civil Defence Organization in the General Assembly [171]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 171.

The representative of the Russian Federation spoke.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.6 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Indian Ocean Rim Association in the General Assembly [172]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Australia announced that Mauritius, Seychelles and the United States had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.8.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.8 without a vote.

  • Oct 26 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 23 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Economic and Social Council Chamber
15th meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

Statements were made by the representatives of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tunisia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Russian Federation and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The representatives of Republic of Korea and of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea spoke in exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 84.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [82]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the Secretary and the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination, and Wider Appreciation of International Law. A presentation of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Programme of Assistance, was shown.

Statements were made by the representatives of South Africa (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Tonga (on behalf of the Group of Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)), European Union (also on behalf of its member States. The Candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA country Iceland, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and Armenia aligned themselves with the statement), Singapore, the Sudan, New Zealand, Qatar and Norway.

  • Oct 23 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
14th meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Chairman of the 2015 session of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization introduced the report of the Special Committee (A/70/33).

The Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, made a statement on the status of the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs.

The Chief of the Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch, Department of Political Affairs, made a statement on the status of the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council.

Statements were made by the representatives of Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union, also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well the European Free Trade Association country Iceland, member of the European Economic Area, which aligned themselves with the statement), Peru, Cuba, Belarus, the Sudan, Qatar, Nicaragua, Ghana, India, Algeria, Thailand, Libya, Nigeria, the Syrian Arab Republic, El Salvador and the United States of America.

  • Oct 22 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 21 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
13th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Mozambique, Egypt, Croatia, El Salvador, Morocco and Guatemala.

Statements were also made by the observers for the Holy See and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 86.

  • Oct 20 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
12th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Peru, Singapore, Cuba, Belarus, Sudan, Qatar, Colombia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Brazil, Viet Nam, Israel, Algeria, Poland, United States of America, Russian Federation, Thailand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Kenya, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, China and  Burkina Faso.

  • Oct 20 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
11th meeting

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [168]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 168.

Statements were made by the representatives of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus and Armenia.

Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly [169]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 169.

The representative of Belarus introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/70/L.2.

Statements were made by the representatives of Georgia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Azerbaijan, Turkey, the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

Azerbaijan and Armenia made statements in their exercise of the right to reply.

Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly [170]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 170.

The representative of El Salvador introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/70/L.7 and announced that Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway and Romania had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Romania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Ecuador, Norway, Sweden, Chile, Syrian Arab Republic, the Netherlands, Belarus, China, Singapore and Cabo Verde.

Observer status for the International Civil Defence Organization in the General Assembly [171]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 171.

The representative of the Russian Federation introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/70/L.6 and announced that China, Kyrgyzstan and the Syrian Arab Republic had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Cuba, the Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Indian Ocean Rim Association in the General Assembly [172]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Australia introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/70/L.8 and announced that Oman and Italy had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Thailand, Sri Lanka, Iran (Islamic Republic of), South Africa, Kenya and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 172.

Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly [173]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 173.

The representative of Cambodia introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/70/L.3 and announced that Azerbaijan and Indonesia had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Argentina, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands and Japan.

Observer status for the Union for the Mediterranean in the General Assembly [174]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 174.

The representative of Jordan introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/70/L.5 and announced that Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal and Tunisia had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Argentina, Singapore, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Morocco, France, Greece and Jordan.

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
10th meeting

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-eighth session [81]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 81.

The Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) introduced the report of UNCITRAL on the work of its forty-eighth session (A/70/17).

Statements were made by the representatives of Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC), Colombia, Belarus, Republic of Korea, Austria, Australia, India, Israel, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Thailand, The Philippines, Italy, China, United States of America, Russian Federation, Malaysia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law at its forty-eighth session made a statement.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 81.

Observer status in the General Assembly

General statements were made by the representatives of Cuba and Argentina.

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [168]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 168.

The representative of Kazakhstan introduced draft resolution A/C.6/70/L.4.

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission (1st meeting)

Closed meeting 

  • Oct 16 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
9th meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [80]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Chairman made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), the European Union, also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the European Free Trade Association country Liechtenstein, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Guatemala, Kenya, Israel, Switzerland, Egypt, Thailand, India, Viet Nam, Algeria, Liberia, the United States of America, Côte d’Ivoire, Malaysia, El Salvador, Morocco and the Russian Federation.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 80.

  • Oct 16 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
8th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Republic of Korea, China, El Salvador, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Barbados, Botswana, Georgia, Madagascar, Mexico and the Philippines.

Statements were also made by the observers for the Holy See, the State of Palestine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

The representatives of Morocco, China, the Russian Federation, Israel, Algeria, Viet Nam, Georgia, the Philippines and the State of Palestine made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 85.

  • Oct 16 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
7th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Morocco, Israel, Maldives, Indonesia, Algeria, Mozambique, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Argentina, Turkey, Lebanon, Armenia, Poland, India and Pakistan.

  • Oct 15 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
6th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Belarus, Myanmar, Sudan, Guatemala, Slovenia, Libya, Austria, Senegal, United States of America, Nicaragua, Estonia, Eritrea, Switzerland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Malaysia, Iraq, Paraguay, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt.

  • Oct 15 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
5th meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108.

The observer of the Holy See made a statement.

The representatives of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 108.

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 85.

The Chairman made a statement.

The Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs made a statement.

The Chief of the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union, also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Liechtenstein, Peru, Singapore, Bangladesh and Cuba.

  • Oct 14 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
4th meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic, Ethiopia, United States of America, China, Georgia, Niger, Kuwait, Maldives, Bahrain, Pakistan, Mali, Islamic Republic of Iran, India, Japan, Montenegro, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Ukraine, Viet Nam, Djibouti, Republic of Korea, Algeria, Benin and Chad.

  • Oct 14 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
3rd meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108.

Statements were made by the representatives of Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mongolia, Liechtenstein, Myanmar, United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Thailand, Colombia, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Gabon.

The observer for the State of Palestine and the representative of Israel made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 13 2015
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
2nd meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108.

Statements were made by the representatives ofBangladesh, Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)), Cuba, Qatar, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Libya, Senegal, Burundi, Serbia, Israel, Eritrea, Indonesia, Nigeria, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Russian Federation, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Turkey, Iraq, Norway, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Uganda.

 

  • Oct 12 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
1st meeting

The Chairman made a statement. 

Composition of the Bureau 

The Bureau, as constituted on 15 June 2015, is composed as follows: Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Eden Charles (Trinidad and Tobago); Vice-Chairpersons: Mr. Boris Holovka (Serbia), Ms. Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma (Singapore), and Mr. Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik (Norway); Rapporteur: Mr. Idrees Mohammed Ali Mohammed (Sudan).  

Establishment of working groups 

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/124 of 10 December 2014, the Committee established a Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction to continue to undertake a thorough discussion of the scope and application of universal jurisdiction. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/124, the Working Group shall be open to all Member States and relevant observers to the General Assembly will be invited to participate. The Committee elected Ms. Georgina Guillén-Grillo (Costa Rica) as the Chairperson of the Working Group. 

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/127 of 10 December 2014, the Committee established a Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism with a view to finalizing the process on the draft comprehensive convention on international terrorism as well as discussions on the item included in its agenda by Assembly resolution 54/110 concerning the question of convening a high-level conference under the auspices of the United Nations. The Working Group shall be open to all States Members of the United Nations or members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Committee elected Ambassador Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka) as the Chairperson of the Working Group.

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/114 of 10 December 2014, the Committee established a Working Group on the criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission to continue consideration of the report of the Group of Legal Experts (A/60/980), in particular its legal aspects, taking into account the views of Member States and also noting the inputs by the Secretariat. The Working Group is open to all States Members of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Committee elected Mr. Thembile Joyini (South Africa) as the Chairman of the Working Group.

Organization of work

Comments were made by the representatives of Argentina, Cuba, Paraguay, Belarus and Brazil. The Committee adopted its programme of work on the basis of document A/C.6/70/L.1/Rev.1.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 108.

The Chairman made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Ecuador (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union, also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Armenia (on behalf of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Sudan and Lebanon.

  • Oct 12 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber