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Fourth Committee
Seventy-First Session

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 - Wednesday, 31 May, 2017, New York
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Programme

This session has concluded

Recent Meetings

24th meeting

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-second session of the General Assembly [item 5]

 

  • May 31 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
23rd meeting

1.     Comprehensive review of the special political missions (A/C.4/7l/L.6) [item 52]

Introduction of and action on draft resolution

2.     United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/C.4/71/L.7, A/C.4/71/L.8, A/C.4/71/L.9 and A/C.4/71/L.10) [item 49]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

3.     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.4/71/L.11, A/C.4/71/L.12, A/C.4/71.L.13, A/C.4/71/L.14 and A/C.4/71/L.15) [item 50]

Introduction of and action on draft resolutions

4.     Question of Gibraltar (to be issued pending the approval of the Committee to extend the deadline for the submission of draft proposals) [item 58]

Introduction of and action on draft decision

5.     Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (A/C.4/71/L.16) [item 121]

Action on draft decision

6.     Programme planning [item 135]

No action expected

7.     Conclusion of the work of the Committee for the main part of the seventy-first session

Concluding remarks

 

  • Nov 08 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
22nd meeting

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (A/71/13, A/71/350, A/71/340, A/71/343 and A/71/335) [item 49]

Conclusion of general debate

 

  • Nov 03 2016
  • 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/71/13, A/71/350, A/71/340, A/71/343 and A/71/335) [item 49]

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 02 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
20th 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/71/352, A/71/315, A/71/321, A/71/355, A/71/364 and A/71/392) [item 50]

Conclusion of general debate

 

  • Nov 01 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
19th 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/71/352, A/71/315, A/71/321, A/71/355, A/71/364 and A/71/392) [item 50]

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

  • Oct 31 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
18th meeting

1.  Effects of atomic radiation ( A/71/46) [item 47]

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.4/71/L.5 

2.  Comprehensive review of special political missions ( A/71/330) [item 52] 

Conclusion of general debate

  • Oct 28 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
17th meeting

Comprehensive review of special political missions ( A/71/330) [item 52]

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

     Presentation by the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support

     Interactive dialogue 

     Address by the President of the General Assembly 

     General debate

  • Oct 27 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
16th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 51]

       Conclusion of general debate

  • Oct 26 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
15th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 51]

       Continuation of general debate

  • Oct 25 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
14th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 51]

     Continuation of general debate

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
13th meeting

Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects [item 51]

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

Interactive dialogue (closed)

General debate

  • Oct 20 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
12th meeting

1.  Questions relating to information (A/71/21, A/71/227, A/71/383 and A/71/383/Add.1) [item 53]

         Conclusion of general debate

         Action on draft resolutions A and B contained in the Report of the Committee on Information (A/71/21* (Chapter IV))

2.  International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space [item 48]

         Action on draft resolution A/C.4/71/L.2/Rev.1

  • Oct 19 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
11th meeting

Questions relating to information (A/71/21, A/71/227, A/71/383 and A/71/383/Add.1) [item 53]

General debate (continued)

  • Oct 18 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
10th meeting

Questions relating to information ( A/71/21, A/71/227, A/71/383 and A/71/383/Add.1) [item 53]

Introductory statement by the Rapporteur of the Committee on Information

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

       Interactive dialogue 

Introductory statement by the repres entative of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination 

       General debate

  • Oct 14 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
9th meeting

International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (A/71/20 and A/C.4/71/L.2) [item 48]

Conclusion of general debate

  • Oct 13 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
8th meeting

1. Action on draft resolution [item 58]

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

         Draft resolution V (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 56)

2. International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (A/71/20 and A/C.4/71/L.2) [item 48]

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

                  General debate

  • Oct 11 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
7th meeting

1.  Agenda items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58

General debate on all decolonization items: item 54 (A/71/23, chapters VII and XIII, and A/71/68); item 55 (A/71/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 56 (A/71/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/71/69); item 57 (A/71/70) and item 58 (A/71/23, chapters VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII, and A/71/224)

           Conclusion of general debate

2.  Action on draft resolutions relating to agenda items on decolonization (items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58)

(a)  Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations [item 54]

                Draft resolution I (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 44)

(b)  Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories [item 55]

                Draft resolution IV (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 53)

(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 56]

                 Draft resolution III (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 48)

(d)  Offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories [item 57]

                 Draft resolution (A/C.4/71/L.3)

(e)  Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples [item 58]

       (i)  Question of Western Sahara

            Draft resolution (A/C.4/71/L.4)

       (ii)  Question of Tokelau

             Draft resolution VI (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 60)

       (iii)  Question of American Samoa

              Draft resolution VII (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 63)

       (iv)  Question of Anguilla

              Draft resolution VIII (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 68)

        (v)  Question of Bermuda

              Draft resolution IX (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 73)

        (vi)  Question of the British Virgin Islands

               Draft resolution X (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 77)

        (vii)  Question of the Cayman Islands

                Draft resolution XI (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 81)

        (viii)  Question of Guam

                Draft resolution XII (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 85)

         (ix)  Question of Montserrat

                 Draft resolution XIII (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 91)

          (x)  Question of Pitcairn

                Draft resolution XIV (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 95)

          (xi)  Question of Saint Helena

                 Draft resolution XV (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 99)

          (xii)  Question of the Turks and Caicos Islands

                  Draft resolution XVI (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 104)

          (xiii)  Question of the United States Virgin Islands

                   Draft resolution XVII (A/71/23, chap. XIII, p. 109)

           (xiv)  Question of New Caledonia

                    Draft resolution XVIII (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 114)

           (xv)  Question of French Polynesia

                   Draft resolution XIX (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 120)

           (xvi)  Dissemination of information on decolonization

                   Draft resolution II (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 46)

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

                    Draft resolution V (A/71/23, chapter XIII, p. 56)

  • Oct 10 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
6th meeting

Agenda items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58

General debate on all decolonization items: item 54 (A/71/23, chapters VII and XIII, and A/71/68); item 55 (A/71/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 56 (A/71/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/71/69); item 57 (A/71/70) and item 58 (A/71/23, chapters VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII, and A/71/224)

 

  • Oct 07 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
5th meeting

1.  Requests for hearings (A/C.4/71/7)

             Statements by Petitioners: on Western Sahara

2.  Agenda items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58

General debate on all decolonization items: item 54 (A/71/23, chapters VII and XIII, and A/71/68); item 55 (A/71/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 56 (A/71/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/71/69); item 57 (A/71/70) and item 58 (A/71/23, chapters VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII, and A/71/224)

  • Oct 06 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
4th meeting

1. Agenda items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58

2. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/71/7)

         Statements by Petitioners: on Western Sahara

  • Oct 05 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
3rd meeting

1. Agenda items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58

   General debate

2. Requests for hearings (A/C.4/71/2, A/C.4/71/3, A/C.4/71/4, A/C.4/71/5, A/C.4/71/6 and A/C.4/71/7)

Statements by representatives of Non-Self-Governing Territories and Petitioners on: the Falkland Islands (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, Gibraltar, New Caledonia, United States Virgin Islands and Western Sahara

  • Oct 04 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
2nd meeting

1. Agenda items 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58

General debate on all decolonization items: item 54 (A/71/23, chapters VII and XIII, and A/71/68); item 55 (A/71/23 chapters, V and XIII); item 56 (A/71/23, chapters VI and XIII, and A/71/69); item 57 (A/71/70) and item 58 (A/71/23, chapters VIII, IX, X, XI and XIII and A/71/224)

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.4/71/2, A/C.4/71/3, A/C.4/71/4, A/C.4/71/5, A/C.4/71/6 and A/C.4/71/7)

  • Oct 03 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)
1st meeting

Organization of work (A/C.4/71/1, A/C.4/71/L.1, A/C.4/71/INF/1, A/C.4/71/INF/4 and aide-mémoire 01/16 (Requests for hearing))

  • Sep 29 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Conference Room 4 (CB)