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Fourth Committee
Seventieth Session

Thursday, 01 October, 2015 - Thursday, 02 June, 2016, New York
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Programme

This session has concluded

Recent Meetings

27th 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 seventy-first session of the General Assembly [item 5]

  • Jun 13 2016
  • 12:00 AM
  • General Assembly Hall
26th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/19 and A/C.4/70/L.24) [item 56]

       Action on draft resolution A/C.4/70/L.24

  • Jun 02 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
25th meeting

1.     United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/C.4/70/L.15, A/C.4/70/L.16, A/C.4/70/L.17 and A/C.4/70/L.18) [item 54]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

2.     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/C.4/70/L.19, A/C.4/70/L.20, A/C.4/70.L.21, A/C.4/70/L.22* and A/C.4/70/L.23) [item 55]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

3.     Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (A/C.4/70/L.11*) [item 120]

Action on draft decision

4.     Programme planning [item 135]

No action expected

5.     Conclusion of the work of the Committee for the main part of the seventieth session

Concluding remarks

  • Nov 17 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
24th meeting

1. 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/70/406, A/70/406/Corr.1, A/70/341, A/70/133, A/70/351, A/70/421 and A/70/312) [item 55]

Conclusion of the general debate

2. Comprehensive review of special political missions [item 57]

Action on draft resolution: Comprehensive review of special political missions A/C.4/70/L.14*

3.     Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [item 63]

Action on draft decision: Question of Gibraltar A/C.4/70/L.5

4.     Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Conclusion of the general debate

  • Nov 12 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
23rd meeting

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/70/406, A/70/406/Corr.1, A/70/341, A/70/133, A/70/351, A/70/421 and A/70/312) [item 55]

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 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

General debate

  • Nov 11 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
22nd meeting

1.     United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/70/13, A/70/13/Add.1, A/70/379, A/70/308, A/70/340 and A/70/319) [item 54]

Conclusion of the general debate

2.     International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space [item 53]

Action on draft resolutions A/C.4/70/L.9/Rev.1, A/C.4/70/L.13 and A/C.4/70/L.13/Corr.1

3.     Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Conclusion of the general debate

  • Nov 10 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
21st meeting

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/70/13, A/70/13/Add.1, A/70/379, A/70/308, A/70/340 and A/70/319) [item 54]

Introductory statement by the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Interactive dialogue

Introductory statement by the Rapporteur of the Working group on the Financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

General debate

  • Nov 09 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
20th meeting

Comprehensive review of special political missions (A/70/400, A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 57]

Introductory statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Presentation by the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support

Interactive dialogue

General debate

  • Nov 06 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
19th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Conclusion of the general debate

  • Nov 05 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
18th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Continuation of general debate

  • Nov 04 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
17th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Continuation of general debate

  • Nov 03 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
16th meeting

Address by the President of the General Assembly

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Comprehensive review of special political missions [item 57]

Presentation by the Deputy Secretary-General

Interactive dialogue

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (A/70/95 and A/70/357) [item 56]

Introductory statements by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support

Interactive dialogue (closed)

General debate

  • Oct 30 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
15th meeting

1. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space [item 53]

Action on draft resolution A/C.4/70/L.2/Rev.1 and draft decision A/C.4/70/L.7

2. Questions relating to information (A/70/21 and A/70/220) [item 58]

Conclusion ofthegeneral debate

Action on draft resolutions A and B contained in the Report of the Committee on Information (A/70/21 (Chapter IV))

  • Oct 29 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
14th meeting

Questions relating to information (A/70/21 and A/70/220) [item 58]

Continuation of the general debate

  • Oct 28 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
13th meeting

Questions relating to information (A/70/21 and A/70/220) [item 58]

Introductory statement by the Rapporteur of the Committee on Information

Introductory statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Interactive dialogue

General debate

  • Oct 27 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
12th meeting

Effects of atomic radiation (A/70/46) [item 52]

Statement by the Chair of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

General debate

Action on draft resolution A/C.4/70/L.12

  • Oct 23 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
11th meeting

Special Political and Decolonization Committee

International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space [item 53]

  • Oct 22 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
10th meeting

International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (A/70/20 and A/C.4/70/L.2, A/C.4/70/L.7 and A/C.4/70/L.9) [item 53]

Continuation of the general debate

  • Oct 20 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
9th meeting

1. University for Peace ( A/70/288) [item 50]

 Introductory statement by th e Rector of the University for Peace

 General debate

 Action on draft resolution A/C.4/70/L.10 

2. International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space ( A/70/20 and A/C.4/70/L.2, A/C.4/70/L.7 and A/C.4/70/L.9) [item 53]

Statement by the Chair of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

General debate

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
8th meeting

Assistance in mine action (A/70/207) [item 51]

     Introductory statement by the Assistant Secretary-General for the Rule of Law and                Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations 

     General debate

     Action on draft resolution A/C.4/70/L.8

  • Oct 16 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
7th meeting

1. Agenda items 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63

   General debate on all decolonization items: item 59 (A/70/23, chapters VII and XIII,        and A/70/67); item 60 (A/70/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 61 (A/70/23, chapters    VI    and XIII,    and A/70/64); item 62 (A/70/66 and A/70/66/Add.1) and item 63 (              A/70/23, chapters VIII,    IX, X, XI and XIII, A/70/201 and A/70/73 and A/70/73/Add.1)

          Conclusion of general debate 

2. Action on draft resolutions relating to agenda items on decolonization (items 59, 60, 61,     62 and 63)

 a) Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the        Charter of the United Nations [item 59]

     Draft resolution I (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p.37)

(b) Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-      Governing Territories [item 60]

     Draft resolution II (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p.38)

(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 61]

     Draft resolution III (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p.40)

(d) Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-          Governing Territories [item 62]

     Draft resolution (A/C.4/70/L.3)

(e) Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial                Countries and Peoples [item 63]

     (i) Question of Western Sahara

         Draft resolution (A/C.4/70/L.4*)

     (ii) Question of New Caledonia

          Draft resolution IV (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p.45)

     (iii) Question of French Polynesia

           Draft resolution V (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p.49)

     (iv) Question of Tokelau

           Draft resolution VI (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p. 52)

     (v)  Questions of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the              Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, the Turks and Caicos              Islands and the United States Virgin Islands

            Draft resolution VII (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p. 55)

      (vi) Dissemination of information on decolonization

            Draft resolution VIII (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p. 72)

      (vii) Implementation of the Declaration of the Granting of Independence to                           Colonial Countries and Peoples

             Draft resolution IX (A/70/23, chapter XIII, p. 7 and A/C.4/70/L.6)

  • Oct 15 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
6th meeting

1. Agenda items 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63

   General debate on all decolonization items: item 59 (A/70/23, chapters VII and XIII, and        A/70/67); item 60 (A/70/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 61 (A/70/23, chapters VI and XIII,    and A/70/64); item 62 (A/70/66 and A/70/66/Add.1) and item 63 (A/70/23, chapters VIII,    IX, X, XI and XIII, A/70/201 and A/70/73 and A/70/73/Add.1)

  

  • Oct 14 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
5th meeting

1. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/70/7)

       Statements by petitioners on Western Sahara

2. Agenda items 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63

   General debate on all decolon ization items: item 59 (A/70/23, chapters VII and XIII, and      A/70/67); item 60 (A/70/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 61 (A/70/23, chapters VI and XIII,    and A/70/64); item 62 (A/70/66 and A/70/66/Add.1) and item 63 (A/70/23, chapters VIII,    IX, X, XI and XIII, A/70/201, A/70/73 and A/70/73/Add.1)

  

  • Oct 13 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
4th meeting

1. Agenda items 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63

2. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/70/7)

      Statements by petitioners on Western Sahara

  • Oct 12 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
3rd meeting

1. Agenda items 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63

      General debate

2. Requests for hearings ( A/C.4/70/2, A/C.4/70/3, A/C.4/70/4, A/C.4/70/5, A/C.4/70/6

    and A/C.4/70/7)

      Statements by Representatives of Non -Self-Governing Territories and Petitioners on:

      Gibraltar, New Caledonia, Guam,  the Falkland Island (Malvinas)(a dispute exists

      between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

      Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)), French

      Polynesia and Western Sahara

  • Oct 09 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
2nd meeting

1. Agenda items 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63

   General debate on all decolonization items: item 59 (A/70/23, chapters VII and XIII, and

   A/70/67); item 60 (A/70/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 61 (A/70/23, chapters VI and XIII,

   and A/70/64); item 62 (A/70/66 and A/70/66/Add.1) and item 63 (A/70/23, chapters VIII,

   IX, X, XI and XIII, A/70/201 and A/70/73 and A/70/73/Add.1

   Statements by the Chair and Rapporteur of the Special Committee on the Situation with        regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to              Colonial Countries and Peoples

   General debate

2. Requests for hearings ( A/C.4/70/2, A/C.4/70/3, A/C.4/70/4, A/C.4/70/5, A/C.4/70/6 and

    A/C.4/70/7)

  • Oct 08 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
1st meeting

Organization of work ( A/C.4/70/1, A/C.4/70/L.1, A/C.4/70/INF/1, A/C.4/70/INF/4 and aide-

mémoire 01/15 (Limited copies will be available) (Requests for hearing))

  • Oct 07 2015
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)