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Fourth Committee
Sixty-eighth session

Thursday, 03 October, 2013 - Thursday, 14 November, 2013, New York
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Programme

This session has concluded

Recent Meetings

26th meeting
  • Jun 04 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Conference Room 4 (NLB)
25th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

 

1. Effects of atomic radiation (A/C.4/68/L.7/Rev.1) [item 49]

Introduction of and action on draft resolution

2. Comprehensive review of special political missions (AC.4/68/L.11) [item 54]

Introduction of and action on draft resolution

3. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (AC.4/68/L.12, AC.4/68/L.13, AC.4/68/L.14 and AC.4/68/L.15) [item 51]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

4. Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (AC.4/68/L.16, AC.4/68/L.17, AC.4/68/L.18, AC.4/68/L.19 and AC.4/68/L.20) [item 52]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

5. Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (AC.4/68/L.10) [item 122]

Introduction of and action on draft decision

  • Nov 14 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
24th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human
Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (A/68/313, A/68/355, A/68/378, A/68/379, A/68/502 and A/68/513) [item 52]

Conclusion of general debate

  • Nov 11 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
23rd meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (A/68/313, A/68/355, A/68/378, A/68/379, A/68/502 et A/68/513) [item 52]

Introductory statement by the Chair of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

Introductory statement by the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

General debate

  • Nov 08 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
22nd meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee,

 United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/68/13, A/68/13/Add.1, A/68/388, A/68/347, A/68/343 and A/68/335) [item 51]

Conclusion of general debate

  • Nov 07 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
21st meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/68/13, A/68/13/Add.1, A/68/388, A/68/347, A/68/343 and A/68/335) [item 51]

Introductory statement by the Commissioner-General of UNRWA (A/68/13 and A/68/13/Add.1)

Interactive dialogue

Introductory statement by the Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA (A/68/388)

General debate

  • Nov 06 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
20th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee,

1. Address by the President of the General Assembly for the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, His Excellency John W. Ashe

2. Comprehensive review of special political missions (A68/223) [item 54]
Introduction of the report of the Secretary-General

General debate

 

 

  • Nov 04 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
19th meeting

1. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (A/C.4/68/L.2 and A/C.4/68/L.3/Rev.1) [item 50]
Action on draft resolutions A/C.4/68/L.2 and A/C.4/68/L.3/Rev.1

2. Assistance in mine action (A/68/63, A/68/63/Add.1, A/68/305 and A/C.4/68/L.9) [item 48]
Introductory statements by representatives of the Joint Inspection Unit and the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination
Introductory statement by the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations
General debate
Action on draft resolution A/C.4/68/L.9

  • Nov 01 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
18th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their
aspects [item 53]
Conclusion of general debate

[Delegations wishing to be inscribed on the list of speakers are kindly requested to send an e-mail to 4thcommittee@un.org. Delegations are encouraged to observe the time limits of 10 minutes for statements by individual Member States and 15 minutes for delegations speaking on behalf of a group of States. A minimum of 30 copies of statements should be provided by delegations to conference services staff in the room. Delegates are reminded that PaperSmart services are offered as an additional service for the sixty-eighth session of the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly.
Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart portal should send a copy of the statement at least one hour in advance of delivery to papersmart4@un.org. The number of the meeting and the agenda item should be indicated in the heading of the statement and in the subject line of the e-mail. The statements will be made available on the Fourth Committee PaperSmart portal (click here) only when read out by the delegations.
Delegations are reminded that the names of their representatives, alternates and advisers to the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) are to be submitted to Ms. Emer Herity, Secretary of the Committee (e-mail 4thcommittee@un.org; room S-3064; fax 1 (212) 963-5305). Please note that only scanned copies of notes verbales or form A/INF/68/2 will be accepted by e-mail. Background information on the Committee is available and accessible to Member States and permanent observers at https://4thcommittee.unlb.org. For inquiries regarding user names and passwords, kindly send an e-mail to 4thcommittee@un.org. Representatives of Member States wishing to be included in the Fourth Committee mailing list are requested to send an e-mail from an official Permanent Mission e-mail address to 4thcommittee@un.org, indicating name, delegation and e-mail address.]

  • Oct 31 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
17th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 53]
Continuation of general debate

  • Oct 30 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
16th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 53]
General debate

 

[Delegations wishing to be inscribed on the list of speakers are kindly requested to send an e-mail to 4thcommittee@un.org. Delegations are encouraged to observe the time limits of 10 minutes for statements by individual Member States and 15 minutes for delegations speaking on behalf of a group of States. A minimum of 30 copies of statements should be provided by delegations to conference services staff in the room. Delegates are reminded that PaperSmart services are offered as an additional service for the sixty-eighth session of the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly. Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart portal should send a copy of the statement at least one hour in advance of delivery to papersmart4@un.org. The number of the meeting and the agenda item should be indicated in the heading of the statement and in the subject line of the e-mail. The statements will be made available on the Fourth Committee PaperSmart portal (click here) only when read out by the delegations.
Delegations are reminded that the names of their representatives, alternates and advisers to the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) are to be submitted to Ms. Emer Herity, Secretary of the Committee (e-mail 4thcommittee@un.org; room S-3064; fax 1 (212) 963-5305). Please note that only scanned copies of notes verbales or form A/INF/68/2 will be accepted by e-mail. Background information on the Committee is available and accessible to Member States and permanent observers at https://4thcommittee.unlb.org. For inquiries regarding user names and passwords, kindly send an e-mail to 4thcommittee@un.org. Representatives of Member States wishing to be included in the Fourth Committee mailing list are requested to send an e-mail from an official Permanent Mission e-mail address to 4thcommittee@un.org, indicating name, delegation and e-mail address.]

  • Oct 29 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
15th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [53]
Introductory statements by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support
Interactive dialogue (closed)
General debate

  • Oct 28 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
14th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee,

Effects of atomic radiation (A/68/46, A/C.4/68/L.7 and A/C.4/68/L.8) [item 49]
Action on draft decision submitted under item 60 entitled “Question of Gibraltar” (A/C.4/68/L.6)
Introduction of the report of UNSCEAR (A/68/46)
General debate

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
13th meeting

International Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (A/68/20, A/C.4/68/L.2 and A/C.4/68/L.3) [item 50]
General debate

  • Oct 23 2013
  • 3:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
Closed meeting

Working Group of the Whole on International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

 

Afternoon*

*To be held following the adjournment of the 13th meeting of the Committee.

 

  • Oct 23 2013
  • 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
12th meeting

International Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (A/68/20, A/C./68/L.2 and A/C./68/L.3) [item 50]
Introductory statement by the Chair of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
General debate

  • Oct 22 2013
  • 3:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
Closed meeting

*Working Group of the Whole on International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

 

*To be held following the adjournment of the 12th meeting of the Committee

  • Oct 22 2013
  • 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
11th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Questions relating to information (A/68/21 and A/68/315) [item 55]
Conclusion of general debate
Action on draft resolutions A and B contained in document A/68/21

  • Oct 18 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
10th meeting

Questions relating to information (A/68/21 and A/68/315) [item 55]
General debate

  • Oct 17 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
9th meeting
Questions relating to information (A/68/21 and A/68/315) [item 55]
Introductory statement by the Rapporteur of the Committee on Information
Introductory statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, followed by an interactive dialogue
General debate
  • Oct 16 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
8th meeting

1. Agenda items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60
General debate on all decolonization items: item 56 (A/68/23, chapters VII and XIII, A/68/64 and A/68/64/Add.1), item 57 (A/68/23, chapters V and XIII); item 58 (A/68/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/68/62); item 59 (A/68/66 and A/68/66/Add.1), and item 60 (A/68/23, chapters VIII, IX, X and XIII, and A/68/330)
2. Action on draft resolutions relating to agenda items on decolonization (items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60)
(a) Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations [item 56]
Draft resolution I (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 32)
(b) Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories [item 57]
Draft resolution II (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 33)
(c) Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations [item 58]
Draft resolution III (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 35)
(d) Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories [item 59]
Draft resolution (A/C.4/68/L.4)
(e) Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [item 60]*
(i) Question of Western Sahara
Draft resolution (A/C.4/68/L.5)
(ii) Question of New Caledonia
Draft resolution IV (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 40)
(iii) Question of French Polynesia
Draft resolution V (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 43)
(iv) Question of Tokelau
Draft resolution VI (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 45)
(v) Questions of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United States Virgin Islands
Draft resolution VII (A/68/23, chapter XII,p.48)

(vi) Dissemination of information on decolonization
Draft resolution VIII (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 65)
(vii) Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Draft resolution IX (A/68/23, chapter XIII, p. 67)

*The draft decision on the Question of Gibraltar (A/C.4/68/L.6, to be issued), will be considered at a later date to be announced.       


                           

  • Oct 14 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
7th meeting
1. Agenda items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60
General debate on all decolonization items: item 56 (A/68/23, chapters VII and XIII, A/68/64 and A/68/64/Add.1); item 57 (A/68/23, chapters V and XIII); item 58 (A/68/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/68/62); item 59 (A/68/66 and A/68/66/Add.1), and item 60 (A/68/23, chapters VIII, IX, X and XIII, and A/68/330)
  • Oct 11 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
6th meeting
1. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/68/6)
2. Agenda items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60
General debate on all decolonization items: item 56 (A/68/23, chapters VII and XIII, A/68/64 and A/68/64/Add.1), item 57 (A/68/23, chapters V and XIII); item58 (A/68/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/68/62); item 59 (A/68/66 and A/68/66/Add.1), and item 60 (A/68/23, chapters VIII, IX, X and XIII, and A/68/330)
  • Oct 10 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
5th meeting
Special Political and Decolonization Committee
1. Agenda items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60
General debate on all decolonization items: item 56 (A/68/23, chapters VII and XIII, A/68/64 and A/68/64/Add.1), item 57 (A/68/23, chapters V and XIII); item 58 (A/68/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/68/62); item 59 (A/68/66 and A/68/66/Add.1), and item 60 (A/68/23 chapters VIII, IX, X and XIII and A/68/330)
2. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/68/3, A/C.4/68/5 and A/C.4/68/6)
  • Oct 09 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
4th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee:

1. Agenda items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60
General debate on all decolonization items: item 56 (A/68/23, chapters VII and XIII, A/68/64 and A/68/64/Add.1), item 57 (A/68/23, chapters V and XIII); item 58 (A/68/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/68/62); item 59 (A/68/66 and A/68/66/Add.1), and item 60 (A/68/23 chapters VIII, IX, X and XIII and A/68/330)
2. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/68/3, A/C.4/68/5 and A/C.4/68/6)

  • Oct 08 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
3rd meeting

1. Agenda items 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60 General debate on all decolonization items: item 56 (A/68/23, Chapters VII and XIII, A/68/64 and A/68/64/Add.1), item 57 (A/68/23, Chapters V and XIII); item 58 (A/68/23, Chapters VI and XIII, and A/68/62); item 59 (A/68/66 and A/68/66/Add.1), and item 60 (A/68/23 Chapters VIII, IX, X and XIII and A/68/330)
2. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/68/2, A/C.4/68/3, A/C.4/68/4, A/C.4/68/5 and A/C.4/68/6)

  • Oct 07 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
2nd meeting
Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)
Organization of work (A/C.4/68/1, A/C.4/68/L.1, A/C.4/68/INF/1 and aide-mémoire 01/13 (*) (Requests for hearing))
(*) Limited copies will be available.
  • Oct 03 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Conference Room 3 (CB)
1st meeting (Immediately following the meeting of the First Committee)

Election of the officers of the Main Committees: Election of the Chair and the Bureau of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) at the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly [item 5]

  • Oct 01 2013
  • 3:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall (NLB)