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Sixth Committee
74th Session

Tuesday, 01 October, 2019 - Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, New York
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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

Related Documents

 

Allocation of agenda items to the Sixth Committee: Note by the Secretariat

Note by the Secretariat   |   A/C.6/74/1

Download: Official Document System
 

Organization of work: Note by the Secretariat (Corrigendum)

Note by the Secretariat   |   A/C.6/74/L.1/Corr.1

Download: Official Document System