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Sixth Committee
Seventy-First Session

Monday, 26 September, 2016 - Wednesday, 31 May, 2017, New York
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34th meeting

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

 

  • May 31 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
33rd meeting

The Rule of Law at the national and international level [84]

The Committee continued consideration of agenda item 84.

The representative of Liechtenstein, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.27.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.27, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 84.

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [74]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 74.

The representative of Brazil, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.28.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.28, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 74.

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [75]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 75.

The representative of Pakistan, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.25.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.25, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 75.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

The representative of Peru, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.26, entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session”.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.26, without a vote.

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

The representative of Slovakia, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.31, entitled “Protection of persons in the event of disasters”.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.31, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 78.

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

The representative of Sweden, on behalf of the co-sponsors, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.21 and announced that France, Ghana, Italy and Lithuania had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The representative of Sudan spoke in explanation of position before action on the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.21, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 81.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The representative of Zambia, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.15.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.15, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 83.

The law of transboundary aquifers [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

The representative of Japan, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.22.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.22, without a vote.

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

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 86.

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 the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.24.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.24, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 108.

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [165]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 165.

The representative of Cyprus, on behalf of the bureau, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.29.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.29, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 165.

Observer Status for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly [173]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 173.

The representative of France orally revised the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.7 and announced that Canada, Denmark and Luxembourg had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Cameroon, Costa Rica, Kenya, Estonia, Equatorial Guinea and Palau joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.7, as revised, without a vote.

The representatives of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Russian Federation spoke in explanation of their positions after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 173.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [121]

The Committee continued consideration of agenda item 121.

The Chair of the Committee introduced draft decision A/C.6/71/L.30 containing the provisional programme of work for the Sixth Committee during the seventy-second session of the General Assembly.

The Committee adopted draft decision A/C.6/71/L.30, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 121.

Programme planning [135]

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 officers [5]

The Chair of the Committee made a statement.

Conclusion of the consideration of the substantive items for the seventy-first session

The Chair of the Committee made a concluding statement.

The representative of India spoke.

The Sixth Committee thus concluded the consideration of its substantive items for the seventy-first session.

  • Nov 11 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
32nd meeting

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [121]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 121.              

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States), Cuba, Brazil and Kenya.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 121.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.17, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 77.

Diplomatic protection [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.14, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 79.

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.20, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 80.

Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.18, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.16, without a vote.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.23, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 85.

Observer status for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in the General Assembly [174]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 174.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.19, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 174.

  • Nov 07 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
31st meeting

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [74]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 74.

The Chairperson of the Working Group, Mr. Patrick Luna (Brazil), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group.

The Committee took note of the report.

Diplomatic protection [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

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.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

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.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108.

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

The Committee took note of the report.

Diplomatic protection [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

The representative of South Africa introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.14, on behalf of the Bureau.

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The representative of the Czech Republic introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.20, on behalf of the Bureau.

Observer status for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in the General Assembly [174]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 174.

The representative of Honduras introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.19 and announced that Belize, Colombia and Spain had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 174.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The representative of Kenya introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.23, on behalf of the Bureau.

Observer status for the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries in the General Assembly [170]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 170.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.5, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 170.

Observer status for the International Youth Organization for Ibero-America in the General Assembly [171]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 171.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.6, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Pacific Islands Development Forum in the General Assembly [172]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Fiji announced that Germany, Qatar and Tajikistan had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.8.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 172.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.8 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 172.

Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly [169]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 169.

The Chair of the Committee announced that the co-sponsors of the draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.4 had decided not to pursue the request for observer status in the General Assembly for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties at this session, while reserving the right to present it at a future session.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 169.

  • Nov 04 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
30th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Ukraine, Peru, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Republic of Korea and India.

The observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross also made a statement.

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 at the sixty-eighth session made a statement.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 78.

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [165]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 165.

The Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country introduced the report of the Committee (A/71/26).

Statements were made by representatives of: 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, the country of the European Free Trade Association Iceland, as well as Ukraine and Moldova, aligned themselves with the statement), Cuba, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 165.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

The representative of Ghana introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.17, on behalf of the Bureau.

Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The representative of Finland introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.18 and announced that Greece and Hungary had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The representative of Zambia introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.16, on behalf of the Bureau.

  • Nov 03 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
29th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: the Netherlands, Thailand, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Slovenia, Turkey, the United States of America, Mexico, Ireland, Argentina, Japan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mongolia and Israel.

The representative of Cyprus made a statement in the exercise of the right of reply.

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

  • Nov 02 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Nov 01 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
28th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: the Sudan, the Russian Federation, Lebanon, Romania, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Portugal, Croatia, Spain and the Federated States of Micronesia. 

  • Nov 01 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
27th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Sri Lanka, Canada, Ireland, the Federated States of Micronesia, Japan, Indonesia and India.

The observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross also made a statement.

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

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “Jus cogens”, Mr. Dire Tladi, made some remarks.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-eighth session made a statement introducing chapters X to XII (Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, and Provisional application of treaties) of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session (A/71/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: the European Union (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, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova aligned themselves with the statement), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Austria, the Czech Republic, Australia, Singapore and El Salvador.

  • Nov 01 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
26th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Spain, Mexico, Singapore, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Belarus, Viet Nam, Slovenia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), United States of America, Tuvalu, Tonga and Sovakia.

The Czech Republic and Sudan made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 28 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
25th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Greece, Israel, Croatia, El Salvador, the Russian Federation, Sudan, Romania, Austria, Australia, Portugal and Chile.

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

  • Oct 28 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
24th meeting

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session [76]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76.

The representatives of Belgium, Republic of Moldova, Israel and Ukraine announced that they had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.10.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.10, entitled “Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session” without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.11, entitled “Model Law on Secured Transactions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law” without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.12, entitled “2016 Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law” without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.13, entitled “Technical Notes on Online Dispute Resolution of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law” without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 76.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Indonesia, Ecuador and India.

Representatives of the observers of the Council of Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent also made statements.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “Protection of the persons in the event of disasters”, Mr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, made some remarks.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic, “Identification of customary international law”, Mr. Michael Wood, made some remarks.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic, “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties”, Mr. Georg Nolte, made some remarks.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-eighth session made a statement introducing chapters VII to IX (Crimes against humanity, Protection of the atmosphere, Jus cogens) of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session (A/71/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: the European Union (the candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, and the Republic of Moldova, aligned themselves with the statement), Iceland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Cuba, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, the Republic of Korea and China.

  • Oct 27 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
23rd meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Belarus, Republic of Korea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Togo, Cuba, Slovakia, Algeria, Slovenia and Egypt. 

  • Oct 26 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
22nd meeting

Administration of justice at the United Nations [145]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 145.

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 145.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Greece, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Ireland, Israel, Singapore, Thailand, Colombia, Viet Nam, Cyprus, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Argentina and Sri Lanka.

  • Oct 26 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Economic and Social Council Chamber
21st meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: the Czech Republic, Australia, Turkey, El Salvador, Peru, the Russian Federation, Romania, Austria, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Portugal, Chile, Spain, Germany, the Philippines, the Netherlands and the Sudan.

  • Oct 25 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
20th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-seventh session [78]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 78.

The Chairman made a statement.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-eighth session made a statement introducing Chapters I to III, XIII and IV to VI of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-eighth session (A/71/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: the Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union (the candidate country Serbia, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine and Georgia aligned themselves with the first part of the statement; the candidate country Serbia, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Georgia aligned themselves with the second part of the statement; the candidate country Serbia, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine aligned themselves with the third part of the statement), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), the United States of America, China, France and Italy.

  • Oct 24 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 20 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
19th meeting

The law of transboundary aquifers [86]

The Committee continue its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Viet Nam, Algeria, the United States of America and Morocco.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 86.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session [76]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76.

The representative of Austria introduced draft resolution A/C.6/71/L.10 and announced that Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, Singapore and Switzerland had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The representative of Austria also introduced draft resolutions A/C.6/71/L.11, A/C.6/71/L.12 and A/C.6/71/L.13, on behalf of the Bureau.

  • Oct 20 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
18th meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Sudan, the Russian Federation, Ethiopia, Chile, Lebanon, the United States of America, Brazil, Myanmar, Nigeria, Algeria, Peru, China, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Malaysia, Morocco and Paraguay.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 77.

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [80]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 80.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), El Salvador, Israel, the Philippines, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Viet Nam, the United States of America, China, Malaysia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 80.

The law of transboundary aquifers [86]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Tunisia (on behalf of the Arab Group), Argentina (also on behalf of Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), Qatar, El Salvador, the Russian Federation, Japan, Chile, Israel, Bangladesh and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

  • Oct 20 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on Diplomatic Protection (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 19 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 19 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 17 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on Diplomatic Protection (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 17 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
17th meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [77]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 77.

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.

Statements were made by the representatives of Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Thailand (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), 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 EFTA country Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement), Qatar, El Salvador and Singapore.

  • Oct 17 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 14 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
16th meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [83] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Belarus, Morocco and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 

The representatives of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea exercised the right of reply. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 83. 

Administration of justice at the United Nations [145] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 145. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: the Dominican Republic (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, the country of the Stabilisation and Association and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the European Free Trade Association country Iceland, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia, aligned themselves with this statement), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Switzerland and the United States of America. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 145.

  • Oct 14 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
15th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [85] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85. 

A statement was made by the representative of Paraguay. 

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

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 85. 

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [83] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 83. 

The Chairman of the 2016 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/71/33). 

The Officer-in-Charge 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. 

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. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (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 Montenegro and Albania, the country of the Stabilization 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 Georgia, which aligned themselves with the statement), Cuba, Peru, the Sudan, the Russian Federation, Ghana, Libya, Nicaragua, the United States of America, Nigeria, Namibia, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran (Islamic Republic of), China, India, the Philippines and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  • Oct 14 2016
  • 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 13 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
14th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Slovenia, Israel, Togo, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Algeria, Malaysia, India, China, Viet Nam, Norway, Serbia, Bangladesh, and Morocco. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Croatia and Serbia in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 13 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (1st meeting)

Closed meeting 

  • Oct 13 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
13th meeting

Observer status for the for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly [173] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 173. 

The representative of France introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.7 and announced that Australia, Brazil, Finland, Gabon, Guatemala, Madagascar, Morocco, Romania and the United Arab Emirates had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Brazil, Honduras, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Turkey, Kenya, the Russian Federation, Croatia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Algeria, Morocco, Belgium and Romania. 

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [85] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 85. 

Statements were made by representatives of the Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Cuba, the Czech Republic, Qatar, El Salvador, Peru, Sudan, the Russian Federation, Burkina Faso, Lebanon, Zambia, Poland, Croatia, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mexico, Singapore, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Brazil and Nigeria. 

Serbia and Croatia made statements in exercise of the right to reply.

  • Oct 11 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
12th meeting

The Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, gave a statement. 

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session [76] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Peru, Canada, Austria, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, El Salvador, Thailand, the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, Ecuador, India, Belarus, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Cameroon. 

The Chairman of the Forty-ninth session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law spoke. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 76. 

Observer status in the General Assembly 

A general statement was made by the representatives of Cuba. 

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [166] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 166. 

The Chair of the Committee spoke. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 166. 

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-second session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 166. 

Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly [167] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 167. 

The Chair of the Committee spoke. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 167. 

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-second session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 167. 

Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly [168] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 168. 

The Chair of the Committee spoke. 

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 Community of Democracies in the General Assembly to the seventy-second session of the Assembly. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Cuba, Nicaragua and Algeria. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 168. 

Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly [169] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 169. 

The representative of the Republic of Korea introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.4 and announced that Australia, Indonesia, Lebanon and Malaysia had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Lebanon, the Philippines, Turkey, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), the Russian Federation, Bangladesh, the Syrian Arab Republic and Iran (Islamic Republic of). 

Observer status for the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries in the General Assembly [170]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 170. 

The representative of Spain introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.5 and announced that El Salvador had joined as sponsor of the draft resolution. 

A statement was made by the representative of Peru. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 170. 

Observer status for the International Youth Organization for Ibero-America in the General Assembly [171] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 171. 

The representative of Spain introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.6 and announced that Argentina, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Peru and Honduras. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 171. 

Observer status for the Pacific Islands Development Forum in the General Assembly [172] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 172. 

The representative of Fiji introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/71/L.8 and announced that Tonga and Sri Lanka had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Turkey. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 172.

  • Oct 11 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
11th meeting

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [81] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

The observer for the International Committee of the Red Cross made a statement. 

A statement was made by the Syrian Arab Republic in the exercise of the right to reply. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 81. 

Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives [82] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 82. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (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 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), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Cuba, Brazil, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Bangladesh,  Algeria, the United States of America, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, El Salvador, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, China, Morocco, the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

A statement was made by Ukraine in the exercise of the right to reply. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 82. 

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-ninth session [76] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 76. 

The Chairperson of the forty-ninth session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law gave a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Honduras, and Singapore.

  • Oct 10 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
10th meeting

Diplomatic protection [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Mexico, Togo and the Philippines.

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 79. 

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [81] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Tunisia (the Arab 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), Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Cuba, Switzerland, El Salvador, Peru, Lebanon, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Nigeria, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Togo, the United States of America, Liechtenstein, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Algeria, Israel, Bangladesh, and the Republic of Korea. The observer for the State of Palestine made a statement. The observer for the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission made a statement.

  • Oct 10 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
9th meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [75] 

The Committee continued consideration of agenda item 75. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Georgia, Nepal, Malaysia, Morocco, Bangladesh and Viet Nam. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 75. 

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [74] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 74. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin and Caribbean States (CELAC)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Cuba, El Salvador, Singapore, the Russian Federation, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Algeria, Portugal, Greece, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Peru, Malaysia, the United States of America, Mexico and China. 

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 74. 

Diplomatic protection [79] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Dominican Republic (on behalf of the Community of Latin and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Cuba, El Salvador, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Portugal, Singapore, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United States of America and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

  • Oct 07 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
8th meeting

The Rule of Law at the national and international level [84] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

Statements were made by the representatives of Belarus and Malawi. 

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

The Committee concluded its debate of agenda item 84. 

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [75] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 75. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (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), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), 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 Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, aligned themselves with the statement), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Switzerland, Sudan, El Salvador, the Russian Federation, Thailand, Indonesia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the United States of America, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Israel, Mexico, Algeria, India and Peru.

  • Oct 07 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
7th meeting

The Rule of Law at the national and international level [84] 

The Committee continued consideration of agenda item 84. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Malaysia, Israel, Nigeria, Guatemala, Mexico, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Senegal, Argentina, Viet Nam, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Korea, Tonga, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Botswana, Kuwait, the Philippines, China, and Nepal. 

The representatives of the Philippines and China made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 06 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
6th meeting

The Rule of Law at the national and international level [84] 

The Committee continued consideration of agenda item 84. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Indonesia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, India, Liechtenstein, Zambia, Japan, United States of America, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Kenya, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Georgia, Maldives, Slovenia, Ghana, Costa Rica, and Tanzania.

  • Oct 06 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
5th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international level [84] 

The Committee continued consideration of agenda item 84. 

The Deputy Secretary-General made a statement. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), 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, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries), New Zealand (on behalf of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (CANZ)), Cuba, Switzerland, Russian Federation, Turkey, State of Qatar, Libya, El Salvador, Singapore, Peru, Sudan, Lebanon, Thailand, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Austria, Ukraine. 

The representative of the Russian Federation made a statement in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 05 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
4th meeting

The Chairman made a statement. 

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 108. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Bangladesh, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Iceland, Norway, Mexico, the Congo, Djibouti, the Republic of Korea, Senegal, Jordan, Mongolia, Mauritius, Madagascar, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Nepal. The observer of the Holy See and the observer of the State of Palestine made statements. The observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross made a statement. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 108. 

Visit of the President of the General Assembly 

The Chairman made a statement. 

The President of the General Assembly addressed the Committee. 

The Rule of Law at the national and international level [84] 

The Committee began consideration of the agenda item 84.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (on behalf of CELAC), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of NAM), South Africa (on behalf of African Group).

  • Oct 05 2016
  • 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 Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation), China, Georgia, Singapore, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Morocco, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, the Syrian Arab Republic, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, Algeria, India, Azerbaijan, and Nigeria.

  • Oct 04 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 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 of the Sudan, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Thailand, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, United Arab Emirates, Liechtenstein, Pakistan, Ukraine, Philippines, Lebanon, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Colombia, the Maldives, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Zambia, Japan, the United States of America, Sri Lanka, the Russian Federation, Kenya, Eritrea, and Panama.

  • Oct 03 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
1st meeting

The Vice-Chairperson, Mr. Zoltán Turbék, made a statement. 

Composition of the Bureau 

The Bureau, as constituted on 13 June 2016, is composed as follows: Chairperson: Ambassador Danny Danon (Israel); Vice-Chairpersons: Mr. Bilal Ahmad (Pakistan), Mr. Kaswamu Katota (Zambia), and Mr. Zoltán Turbék (Hungary); Rapporteur Mr. Isaias Medina (Venezuela). 

Establishment of working groups 

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/104 of 16 December 2013, the Committee established a Working group on Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts to further examine, with a view to taking a decision, the question of a convention on responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts or other appropriate action on the basis of the articles. 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 Mr. Patrick Luna (Brazil) as the Chairperson of the Working Group. 

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/113 of 16 December 2013, the Committee established a Working Group on Diplomatic Protection to further examine, in the light of the written comments of Governments, as well as views expressed in the debates held at the sixty-second, sixty-fifth and sixty-eighth sessions of the General Assembly, the question of a convention on diplomatic protection, or any other appropriate action, on the basis of the articles on diplomatic protection and to also identify any difference of opinion on the articles. 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 Mr. Thembile Joyini (South Africa) as the Chairperson of the Working Group. 

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/119 of 14 December 2015, 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 70/119, 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 70/120 of 14 December 2015, 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. 

Organization of work 

The Committee adopted its programme of work on the basis of document A/C.6/71/L.1

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [108] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 108. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Dominican Republic (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), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), 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), Canada, also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ), Armenia (on behalf of the member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Cuba, Switzerland, Qatar, Brazil, Turkey, Libya, El Salvador and Peru.

  • Oct 03 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber