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Sixth Committee
74th Session

Tuesday, 01 October, 2019 - Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, New York
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35th plenary meeting

Observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly [item 172] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 172. 

The representative of Germany made a statement. 

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 172. 

Observer status for the International Trade Union Confederation in the General Assembly [item 173] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 173. 

The representative of France made a statement and announced that Lithuania had joined as sponsor of draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.4

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Trade Union Confederation in the General Assembly to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 173. 

Observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly [item 174] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 174. 

The representative of China made a statement.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 174. 

The law of transboundary aquifers [item 85] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.11, without a vote. 

The representative of Argentina (also on behalf of Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 85. 

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [item 75] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 75. 

The representative of Brazil, on behalf of the Bureau, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.16

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.16 without a vote. 

The representative of Portugal (also on behalf of Argentina, Mexico and Sierra Leone) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 75. 

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [item 76] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76. 

The representative of Pakistan, on behalf of the Bureau, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.14

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.14 without a vote. 

The representative of Finland (also on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, United States, Australia, and Switzerland, the European Union candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EFTA countries Iceland, Norway, as well as Ukraine and Georgia) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 76. 

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [item 78] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78. 

The representative of Ghana introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.15, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.15, without a vote. 

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 78. 

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [item 79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

The representative of Colombia introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.20, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.20 without a vote. 

The representative of Singapore introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.21, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.21 without a vote. 

The representative of Austria (also on behalf of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Finland, Gambia, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Uruguay) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Diplomatic protection [item 80] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80. 

The representative of South Africa introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.17, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.17 without a vote. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 80. 

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [item 82] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82. 

The representative of Ethiopia introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.12, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The representative of Armenia spoke in explanation of position prior to action on the draft resolution. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.12 without a vote. 

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82. 

The rule of law at the national and international levels [item 83] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83. 

The representative of Liechtenstein introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.13, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.13 without a vote. 

The representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic, Russian Federation and Iran (Islamic Republic of) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 83. 

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [item 84] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84. 

The representative of Gambia introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.6, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.6 without a vote. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 84. 

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [item 109] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 109. 

The representative of Canada introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.18, on behalf of the Bureau. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.18 without a vote. 

The Chair informed the Committee that the Chair of the Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism designated Mr. Michael Imran Kanu (Sierra Leone) to be Coordinator of the outstanding issues relating to the draft comprehensive convention on international terrorism. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 109. 

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

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 165. 

The representative of Cyprus introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.19, on behalf of Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire and Cyprus. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.19 without a vote. 

The representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Cuba and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 165. 

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [item 121] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 121. 

The Chair of the Committee introduced draft decision A/C.6/74/L.22

The representative of Togo made a statement. 

The Committee adopted draft decision A/C.6/74/L.22. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 121. 

Programme planning [item 136] 

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 136. 

The Chair of the Committee made a statement. 

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 136. 

Election of the officers of the Main Committees [item 5] 

The Chair of the Committee made a statement. 

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

The Chair of the Committee made a concluding statement. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Uganda, Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Rwanda and Egypt (on behalf of the African Group). 

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

  • Nov 20 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
34th plenary meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism - item 109 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 109. 

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

The Committee took note of the report. 

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts - item 75 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 75. 

The Chair of the Working Group, Ms. Maitê de Souza Schmitz (Brazil), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group. 

The Committee took note of the report. 

Diplomatic protection - item 80 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80. 

The Chair of the Working Group, Mr. Thabo Molefe (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 - item 84 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84. 

The Chair of the Working Group, Mr. Christian Guillermet-Fernandez (Costa Rica), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group. 

The Committee took note of the report. 

The law of transboundary aquifers - item 85

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The representative of Israel introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.11 on behalf of the Bureau. 

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-second session - item 77

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

The representative of Austria announced that El Salvador, India, North Macedonia and Portugal had joined in sponsoring the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/74/L.7.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.7, without a vote.

The representative of the Russian Federation made a statement in explanation of its position after the adoption of draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.7.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.8, without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.9, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 77. 

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm - item 81 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.10, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Administration of justice at the United Nations - item 146

The Committee continued its consideration on agenda item 146.

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

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

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 146. 

Organization of work 

The Committee considered the approval of the programme of work for the remainder of the session.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of), Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Cuba and Nicaragua.

The Chair made a statement.

The Committee approved its programme of work for the remainder of the session. 

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly – item 121

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 121.

The Chair made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of Mexico and Togo. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 121.

  • Nov 11 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Nov 07 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Nov 07 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
33rd plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session - item 79 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Malaysia, Australia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), United States of America, Jamaica and Peru. 

The Chair of the International Law Commission at the seventy-first session made some concluding remarks. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 79. 

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country - item 165 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 165. 

The Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country introduced the report of the Committee (A/74/26). 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA country Liechtenstein, member of the European Economic Area, as well as the Republic of Moldova, aligned themselves with the statement)), Iran (Islamic Republic of), Syrian Arab Republic, Russian Federation, Cuba, Mauritius, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Indonesia, Singapore and United States of America. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 165. 

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-second session - item 77

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

The representative of Austria introduced the draft resolutions contained in documents A/C.6/74/L.7, A/C.6/74/L.8 and A/C.6/74/L.9 and announced that Malta, Singapore and Ukraine had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/74/L.7. 

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm - Item 81 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

The representative of the Czech Republic introduced draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.10.

  • Nov 06 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
32nd plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

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

Statements were made in connection with Cluster III (Succession of States in respect of State responsibility and General principles of law) by the representatives of the Philippines, Poland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Romania, Sudan, Italy, Spain, Chile, Micronesia (Federated States of), Viet Nam, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Slovenia, Russian Federation, Portugal, Egypt, India, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, and Republic of Korea.

  • Nov 06 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
31st plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Peru, Philippines, Cameroon, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Russian Federation, Bangladesh, Algeria, and Armenia. 

A statement was also made by the observer for the Holy See. 

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

The co-chair of the open-ended Study Group on the topic of sea-level rise in relation to international law, Ms. Patricia Galvão Teles, also made some remarks. 

Further statements were made in connection with Cluster III (Succession of States in respect of State responsibility and General principles of law) by the representatives of Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic countries)), Austria, Belarus, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, France, Cuba, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

  • Nov 05 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
30th plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Morocco, Canada, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Japan, Viet Nam, Germany, Estonia, the Republic of Korea, Belize, Malaysia, Chile, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Lebanon, Colombia, the United States of America and Nicaragua.

  • Nov 05 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
29th plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Israel, Poland, India, Argentina, Ireland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Sudan, Sierra Leone, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Thailand, Portugal, Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Slovenia and Turkey.

  • Nov 01 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
28th plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Romania, Belarus, Italy, Slovakia and France. 

The President of the International Court of Justice addressed the Committee. The representatives of Germany, Armenia, Norway, Togo and Kenya spoke. 

Further statements were made in connection with Cluster II (Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, Immunity of state officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction and Sea-level rise in relation to international law) by Greece, Singapore, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan and the Netherlands.

  • Nov 01 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
27th plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Jamaica, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cyprus, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Indonesia, Ecuador, South Africa, Philippines, Cameroon, Paraguay and Peru. 

Statements were also made by the observers for the Holy See, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the Council of Europe. 

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “Crimes against humanity”, Mr. Sean Murphy, made some remarks. 

Further statements were made in connection with Cluster II (Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, Immunity of state officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction and Sea-level rise in relation to international law) by Fiji (also on behalf of Tuvalu, the Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu (the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS)), Tuvalu (also on behalf of Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu (Pacific Islands Forum)), Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic countries)), China and Austria.

  • Oct 31 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
26th plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Egypt, India, Spain, Canada, Togo, Uzbekistan, Japan, Viet Nam, Republic of Korea, Armenia, Turkey, Estonia, New Zealand, Honduras, Belgium, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire and Ukraine.

  • Oct 31 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
25th plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

Statements were made by the representatives of Germany, Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Slovenia, the Russian Federation, Croatia, Portugal and Switzerland.

  • Oct 30 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
24th plenary meeting

Observer status for the Group of Seven Plusin the General Assembly [171] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 171. 

The representative of Sierra Leone announced that Finland and Norway had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.2. Subsequently, Angola and the Sudan also joined in sponsoring the draft resolution. 

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/74/L.2 without a vote. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 171. 

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-first session [79] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Netherlands, Argentina, Israel, Singapore, Greece, Ireland, Sudan, Italy, United States of America, Belarus, Brazil, Australia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Liechtenstein and Thailand.

  • Oct 29 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
23rd plenary meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy- first session [79] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 79. 

The Chair made a statement. 

The Chair of the International Law Commission at the seventy-first session made a statement introducing the Report of the Commission on the work of its seventy-first session (A/74/10). 

Statements were made by the representatives of Sierra Leone (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement)), Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic countries)), China, Austria, Nicaragua, Romania, Slovakia, France, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Czech Republic and Poland.

  • Oct 28 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 25 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
22nd plenary meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law – item 78 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 78.  

The Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law made a statement. 

The Secretary of the Advisory Committee on the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law made a statement. 

A statement was made by a representative of the Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.  

Statements were made by representatives of Egypt (on behalf of the African Group), State of Palestine (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), 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 Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, 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 (also on behalf of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), Mauritius, Slovakia, Singapore, China, Portugal, Lebanon, Sudan, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Sierra Leone, Cuba, Colombia, United States of America, Qatar, Russian Federation, Argentina, Ethiopia, Togo, El Salvador, Republic of Moldova, Gabon, Myanmar, Equatorial Guinea, Chile, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Malaysia, Cameroon and Indonesia.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 78. 

  • Oct 25 2019
  • 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 24 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on Diplomatic protection (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 23 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 22 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
21st plenary meeting

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-second session – item 77 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.  

Statements were made by the representatives of Brunei Darussalam, Belgium, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Peru, Colombia, Belarus, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and the Russian Federation. 

The Committee thus 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 – item 81 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Sweden (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway (Nordic countries)), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), China, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sudan, the United States of America, Turkey, El Salvador, the Russian Federation, Portugal, Malaysia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Egypt. 

The representatives of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina made a statement in the exercise of the right of reply. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 81. 

The law of transboundary aquifers – item 85 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 85. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Denmark (also on behalf of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic countries)), Israel, the United States of America, Mauritius, Turkey, El Salvador, Japan, Portugal, Chile and Egypt. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 85.

  • Oct 22 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 21 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
20th plenary meeting

Observer status for the International Trade Union Confederation 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.6/74/L.4 and announced that Bangladesh, Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Senegal, South Africa and Sri Lanka also joined in sponsoring the draft resolution. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Spain, Turkey, the United States of America, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Sweden and China. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 173. 

Observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly [174] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 174. 

The representative of China introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/74/L.5

Statements were made by the representatives of the Philippines, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nepal, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and China. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 174. 

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-second session [77]

The Chair of the fifty-second session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law made a statement.  

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 77.  

Statements were made by the representatives of the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the Republic of North 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 (also on behalf of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), Sierra Leone, Singapore, the Philippines, Argentina, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Korea, Italy, United States of America, Honduras, Thailand, Austria, India, El Salvador, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Zambia. 

The Chair of the fifty-second session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law made some remarks.

  • Oct 21 2019
  • 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 18 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
19th plenary meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [82] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Egypt, Nepal, Islamic Republic of Iran, Argentina, Syrian Arab Republic and Pakistan. 

The representatives of Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the Syrian Arab Republic made statements in the exercise of the right of reply. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 82. 

Observer status in the General Assembly 

A general statement was made by the representative 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-fifth 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 started 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-fifth 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-fifth session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 168. 

Observer status for the Observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly [169] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 169. 

The Chair of the Committee spoke. 

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 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 169. 

Observer status for the Global Environment Facility in the General Assembly [170] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 170. 

The Chair of the Committee spoke. 

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 Global Environment Facility in the General Assembly to the seventy-fifth session of the Assembly. 

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 170. 

Observer status for the Group of Seven Plus in the General Assembly [171] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 171. 

The representative of Sierra Leone introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/74/L.2 and announced that Brazil, Chad, Cuba, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Republic of Korea, Romania, Somalia, Sweden and Yemen had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution. Subsequently, Comoros also joined in sponsoring the draft resolution. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Gambia (on behalf of the African Group), Timor-Leste, Togo, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, China, the Sudan and Comoros. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 171. 

Observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly [172] 

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 172. 

The representative of Germany introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/74/L.3 and announced that Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Iceland,

Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Romania and Sri Lanka had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution. Subsequently, Bangladesh also joined in sponsoring the draft resolution. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Spain, Turkey, the United States of America, the Philippines, the Russian Federation and Bangladesh. 

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 172.

  • Oct 18 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
18th plenary meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [82] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82. 

The Director of the Codification Division of the 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 Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro 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)), Ukraine (also on behalf of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova), Cuba, Belarus, China, the Philippines, Ghana, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Republic of Korea, United States of America, Russian Federation, Libya, India, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Armenia, Oman, Niger, Bangladesh, Algeria and Azerbaijan.

  • Oct 18 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
17th plenary meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [84] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 84. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Libya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, India, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Brazil, the Philippines, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Senegal, Singapore, Gambia, Gabon, Indonesia, Paraguay, Guinea, Turkey and Myanmar. 

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

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 84. 

Administration of justice at the United Nations [146] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 146. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Gambia (on behalf of the African Group), European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North 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)), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Mexico, United States of America, Switzerland and Netherlands. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 146. 

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [82] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 82. 

The Chair of the 2019 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/74/33). 

The Senior Political Affairs Officer, Officer-in-Charge, Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs made a statement on the status of the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council.

  • Oct 17 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on Diplomatic protection (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 16 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
16th plenary meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [84] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the United States of America, Morocco, Thailand, Mexico, Rwanda, Cuba, Kenya, El Salvador, Mali, South Africa and Russian Federation.

  • Oct 16 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
15th plenary meeting

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [75] 

The Committee reverted to its consideration of agenda item 75. 

A statement was made by the representative of South Africa. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 75. 

Diplomatic protection [80] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80. 

A statement was made by the representative of South Africa. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 80. 

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [84] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Slovakia, China, Czech Republic, Argentina, Israel, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sudan and Syrian Arab Republic.

  • Oct 16 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 15 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
14th plenary meeting

Diplomatic protection [80] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.  

Statements were made by the representatives of El Salvador, Islamic Republic of Iran and Mexico. 

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [84] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 84. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Gambia (on behalf of the African Group), Sweden (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway (Nordic Countries)), Liechtenstein, Sierra Leone and Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)).

  • Oct 15 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
13th plenary meeting

Organization of work 

The Chair made a statement. 

The Committee adopted the part of its programme of work related to agenda items 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 146, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173 and 174. 

A statement was made by the representative of the Russian Federation. 

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [75] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 75. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Finland (also on behalf of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Singapore, China, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sudan, United States of America, Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, the Russian Federation, Greece, Malaysia, Honduras, Cameroon, Spain, Cyprus, Israel, Islamic Republic of Iran, Portugal and Micronesia (Federated States of). 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 75. 

Diplomatic protection [80] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 80.  

Statements were made by the representatives of Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), Slovakia, Singapore, Sudan, United States of America, Cuba, Eritrea, Russian Federation, Portugal, Cameroon and Malaysia.

  • Oct 15 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
12th plenary meeting

Organization of work 

The Chair made a statement. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Syrian Arab Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua, United States of America, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran, China, Oman, the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States), Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Ukraine.

  • Oct 14 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
11th plenary meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [83]  

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.  

Statements were made by the representatives of Nepal, Cameroon, Ecuador, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Croatia, Burkina Faso, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Senegal, Nigeria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Guinea-Bissau, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Indonesia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Statements were also made by the observers for the Holy See, the State of Palestine, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). 

The representatives of Mauritius and the Russian Federation made statements in exercise of the right of reply. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 83.

  • Oct 14 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
10th plenary meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [83] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Mauritius, Netherlands, Rwanda, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Japan, Thailand, Guatemala, Eritrea, Myanmar, Slovenia, Pakistan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, the Republic of Korea, Zambia, Afghanistan and India. 

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

  • Oct 11 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
9th plenary meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [83]  

The Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, made a statement. 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.  

Statements were made by the representatives of Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Belarus, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Singapore, China, United States of America, Kuwait, the Philippines, Poland, Liechtenstein, Ghana, Egypt, Sudan, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Mexico, Togo, Honduras and Maldives.

  • Oct 11 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
8th plenary meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [76] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Russian Federation, South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, India, Haiti, Nigeria, Indonesia, Morocco, Malawi and Netherlands. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 76. 

The rule of law at the national and international levels [83] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 83. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Gambia (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro 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 (also on behalf of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Nicaragua, Argentina, Morocco and Israel.

  • Oct 10 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
7th plenary meeting

The President of the General Assembly visited the Committee and made a statement. 

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [109] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 109. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Libya, Niger, Islamic Republic of Iran, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Panama, Guinea, Kazakhstan, Eritrea, Brazil and Yemen. 

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

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 109. 

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [76] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 76. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA country, Liechtenstein, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), Zambia (on behalf of the African Group), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Slovakia, Israel, Sudan, Thailand, Mexico, El Salvador, United States of America and Pakistan.

  • Oct 10 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
6th plenary meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [109] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 109. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Georgia, Costa Rica, Peru, Indonesia, China, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, India, Montenegro, Uganda, the Republic of Korea, Togo, Serbia, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Bahrain, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tunisia, Nepal, the Philippines, Senegal, Ukraine and Timor-Leste. 

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

  • Oct 09 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
5th plenary meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [109] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 109. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Mauritius, Turkey, Pakistan, Mexico, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Malaysia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, United States of America, Japan, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Armenia, Mali, Myanmar, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Nigeria, Viet Nam, Ethiopia, South Africa and Burundi.

  • Oct 09 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
4th plenary meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [109] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 109. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA country, Liechtenstein, 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)), Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), Israel, Nicaragua, Morocco, Singapore, Egypt, Mongolia, Kuwait, Argentina, Ghana, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Sudan, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Colombia, Russian Federation, Maldives, Gambia, Honduras, Thailand and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 

  • Oct 08 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
3rd plenary meeting

Organization of work  

The Chair made a statement.  

A statement was made by the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

The Committee adopted the part of its programme of work related to agenda items 109 (Measures to eliminate international terrorism), 76 (Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission) and 83 (The rule of law at the national and international levels). 

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [109] 

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 109. 

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Zambia (on behalf of the African Group) and Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)).

  • Oct 08 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
2nd plenary meeting

Organization of Work

The Chair made a statement.

  • Oct 07 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
1st plenary meeting

The Chair, Mr. Michal Mlynár, made a statement.

Composition of the Bureau

The Bureau, as constituted on 4 June 2019 is composed as follows: Chair: Mr. Michal Mlynár (Slovak Republic); Vice-Chairs: Ms. Cecilia Anderberg (Sweden), Mr. Amadou Jaiteh (Gambia), and Mr. Pablo Arrocha (Mexico); Rapporteur: Mr. Mohamed S.J. Al-Thani (State of Qatar).

Establishment of working groups

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/133, the Committee established a Working Group on the 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 will be invited to participate. The Committee elected Ms. Maitê de Sousa Schmitz (Brazil) as the Chair of the Working Group.

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/142, the Committee established a Working Group on diplomatic protection to further examine 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 will be invited to participate. The Committee elected Mr. Thabo Molefe (South Africa) as the Chair of the Working Group.

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/208 of 14 January 2019, 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 73/208, 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 Mr. Christian Guillermet-Fernandez (Costa Rica) as the Chair of the Working Group.

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/211 of 20 December 2018, 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 Mr. Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka) as the Chair of the Working Group.

Organization of work

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Syrian Arab Republic, Cuba, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Guatemala, Pakistan and United States of America.

  • Oct 07 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber