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Sixth Committee
Sixty-eighth session

Monday, 07 October, 2013 - Friday, 15 November, 2013, New York
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29th meeting

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [166]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 166.

The Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country introduced the report of the Committee (A/68/26) and the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.26.

Statements were made by the representatives of the European Union, the Sudan and the United States of America.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 166.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.26 without a vote.

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 166.

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.19 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 77.

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.15 without a vote.

The representative of the Russian Federation 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 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-sixth session [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

The representatives of Denmark, Germany and Malta announced that they had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.9.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.9, without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.10, without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.11, without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.12, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 79.

Diplomatic protection [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.16 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.

Prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.20 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 83.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.18 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 84.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.17 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 86.

Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly [168]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 168.

The Chair of the Committee spoke.

In the view of the proposal that no action be taken on the agenda item, the Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 168.

Observer status for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly [169]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 169.

A statement was made by the representative of France.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly to the sixty-ninth session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 169.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

The representative of Brazil introduced draft resolutions A/C.6/68/L.23 and A/C.6/68/L.24, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.23 without a vote.

The Secretary of the Committee made a statement regarding the financial implications of draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.24.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.24 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 81.

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The representative of Mexico introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.22, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.22 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 85.

The Law of transboundary aquifers [87]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 87.

The representative of Japan introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.25, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.25 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 87.

Programme planning [135]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 135.

The Chairperson made a statement.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 135.

Revitalization of work of the General Assembly [122]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 122.

The Chairperson introduced draft decision A/C.6/68/L.21 containing the provisional programme of work for the Sixth Committee during the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly.

A statement was made by the representative of Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)).

The Committee adopted draft decision A/C.6/68/L.21 without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 122.

Election of the officers of the main committees [5]

The Chairperson made a statement.

Conclusion of the consideration of the substantive items for the sixty-eighth session

The Chairperson made a concluding statement

The representative of Myanmar made a statement.

The Sixth Committee thus concluded the consideration of its substantive items for the sixty-eighth session.

  • Nov 15 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
28th meeting

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77

The Committee received the oral report of the Chairman of the Working Group on the Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts.  

The Committee took note of the report.

Diplomatic protection [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82

The Committee received the oral report of the Chairman of the Working Group on Diplomatic protection.  

The Committee took note of the report.

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77

The representative of Switzerland introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.19, on behalf of the Bureau.

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

The representative of Pakistan introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.15, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-sixth session [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

The representative of Austria introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.9 and announced that Chile, Georgia and Uganda had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The representative of Austria also introduced draft resolutions A/C.6/68/L.10, A/C.6/68/L.11 and A/C.6/68/L.12, on behalf of the Bureau.

Diplomatic protection [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82

The representative of South Africa introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.16, on behalf of the Bureau.

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The representative of Chile introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.20, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The representative of Egypt introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.18, on behalf of the Bureau.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

The representative of Togo introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.17, on behalf of the Bureau.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.14 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 80.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [110]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 110.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.13 without a vote.

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 110.

Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 143.

The Coordinator gave an oral report on the result of the informal consultations.

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 143.  

  • Nov 08 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 08 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 07 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 07 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
27th meeting

Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 143. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: The European Union (the candidate countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland and Serbia, the countries of the stabilisation and association process and potential candidates Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Armenia and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), New Zealand (also on behalf of  Australia and Canada),  Switzerland (also on behalf of Liechtenstein), United States of America, Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Tonga and the Russian Federation.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 143. 

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The representative of Ghana introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.14, and orally revised it, on behalf of the Bureau.

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [167]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 167.

The Chair of the Committee spoke.

The Committee decided to recommend to the General Assembly to defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly to the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 167.

  • Nov 06 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the Administration of justice at the United Nations [143]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 06 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 06 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
26th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: Belgium, Iran (Islamic Republic of) and China.

The observer of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies made a statement. 

The Chairman of the International Law Commission made a statement.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 81.

  • Nov 05 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [77]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 05 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
25th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: Spain, Mexico, Malaysia, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Indonesia, Cuba, Israel, Tonga, Thailand, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Singapore and Ireland.

  • Nov 05 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
24th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: Italy, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Germany, Chile, Romania, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Pakistan and India.

  • Nov 04 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

Closed meeting

  • Nov 04 2013
  • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
23rd meeting

The President of the General Assembly addressed the Committee. 

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-fifth session made a statement introducing Chapters VI to XI of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-fifth session (A/68/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: the European Union, Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), United States of America, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Portugal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86

The Committee received the oral report of the Chairman of the Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction.   

The Committee took note of the report.

  • Nov 04 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
22nd meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Mr. Alain Pellet, the former Special Rapporteur on “Reservations to treaties", made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Greece, Poland, Singapore, France, Spain, Iran (Islamic Republic of) and India. The observer of the Council of Europe also made a statement.

Observer status for the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law in the General Assembly [170] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 170.

The representative of Italy announced that Cuba, Indonesia, Montenegro, Tunisia and the United States of America had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.5.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.5 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 170.

Observer status for the International Anti-Corruption Academy in the General Assembly [171]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 171.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.6 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Pan African Intergovernmental Agency for Water and Sanitation for Africa in the General Assembly [172]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Burkina Faso announced that Madagascar and Chile had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.7.

The representative of Gabon announced that Gabon had joined as a sponsor of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.7 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 172.

Observer status for the Global Green Growth Institute in the General Assembly [173]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 173.

The representative of the Republic of Korea announced that Cameroon, Croatia, France, Kazakhstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Uzbekistan had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.8.

The representative of Micronesia (Federated States of) announced that Micronesia (Federated States of) had joined as a sponsor of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.8 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 173.

  • Nov 01 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
21st meeting

The President of the International Court of Justice addressed the Committee.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: The Netherlands, Slovenia, China, Germany, Chile, Czech Republic and Romania.

  • Nov 01 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
20th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Mr. Alain Pellet, who was the Special Rapporteur on “Reservations to treaties" made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of  Sweden (on behalf of  Nordic countries), United States of America, Switzerland,  New Zealand, Japan, Austria, Portugal, Belarus and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The interactive dialogue took place after the adjournment of the 20th meeting.

  • Oct 30 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
19th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: Italy, Poland, Thailand, Cuba, Malaysia, Israel, Russian Federation, China, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mongolia and Australia.

Mr. Georg Nolte, the Special Rapporteur on “Subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties” made some remarks.

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

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-fifth session made a statement introducing Chapter IV of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-third session (A/66/10 and A/66/10/Add.1).

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [110]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 110.

The representative of Canada introduced draft resolution A/C.6/68/L.13  on behalf of the Bureau.

  • Oct 30 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
18th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: Belarus, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Peru, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Chile, Greece, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Romania and Ireland. 

  • Oct 29 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
17th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third and sixty-fifth sessions [81]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 81.

The Chairman made a statement.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-fifth session made a statement introducing Chapters I to V and XII of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-fifth session (A/68/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic Countries), the United States of America, Switzerland, Austria, Singapore, Japan, Portugal, France, Mexico and Spain.

  • Oct 28 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [77]

Closed meeting

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [78]

Closed meeting

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the law of transboundary aquifers [87]

Closed meeting

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 24 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

Closed meeting

  • Oct 23 2013
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on Diplomatic protection (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 23 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 23 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
16th meeting

Consideration of prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities and allocation of loss in the case of such harm [83]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 83. 

Statements were made by the representatives of: New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada), South Africa, United States of America, Portugal, Micronesia (Federated States of) , Tonga,  India,  Viet Nam, Malaysia,  the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,  Chile, Israel and the Russian Federation.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 83. 

The law of transboundary aquifers [87]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 87. 

Statements were made by the representatives of Uruguay (also on behalf Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay), Bahrain (on behalf of the Arab Group), Japan,  Qatar,  the United States of America, Guatemala, Portugal, Malaysia, Peru, Chile, Ukraine, Israel, the Russian Federation, Italy and  India.

A statement was also made by the observer of the State of Palestine.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 87

  • Oct 22 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 21 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
15th meeting

Organization of work

The Committee approved an amendment to its programme of work.

Responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts [77]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 77.

Statements were made by the representatives of Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Belarus, Cuba, the United States of America, Guatemala, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, India, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Chile, Israel, the Russian Federation, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Malaysia, Indonesia and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 77.

Diplomatic protection [82]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Saudi Arabia, the United States of America, Portugal, Zambia, the Philippines, Cuba, Eritrea, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Chile, the Russian Federation and Iran (Islamic Republic of).

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 82.

  • Oct 21 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
14th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Israel, Albania, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Cuba, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Viet Nam, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Azerbaijan, Italy, Thailand and Uganda.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 86.

Organization of work

The Committee elected Mr. Nikolas Stuerchler (Switzerland) as Chairperson of the Working Group on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts.

The Committee also elected Mr. Thembile Joyini (South Africa) as Chairperson of the Working Group on Diplomatic Protection.

  • Oct 18 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
13th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Switzerland (also on behalf of Lichtenstein), Algeria, Belarus, Ethiopia, South Africa, United States of America, Norway, Qatar, Guatemala, Argentina, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Brazil, Chile, India, Sri Lanka, Peru, Singapore, Finland, Czech Republic, China, Tunisia, Austria, Rwanda, Russian Federation and Poland.

The observer of the International Committee of the Red Cross also made a statement.

  • Oct 17 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
12th meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Secretary of the Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the teaching, study, dissemination, and wider appreciation of international law made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Egypt (on behalf of the African Group), Fiji (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), the European Union (also on behalf of the candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland and Serbia; and the countries of the stabilisation and association process and potential candidates Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina; as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Georgia  and Armenia, which aligned themselves with the statement), Thailand, Ethiopia, South Africa, United States of America, Argentina, Malaysia, Portugal, Chile, Eritrea, United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, the Russian Federation, Uruguay, Ireland, Costa Rica, Israel and Brazil.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 80.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [86]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand) and Egypt (on behalf of the African Group).

  • Oct 17 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
11th meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of  Pakistan and Russian Federation..

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 78.

The representatives of Argentina, Cuba and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) made general statements concerning requests for observer status in the General Assembly.

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [167]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 167.

The representative of Azerbaijan introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.2.

Statements were made by the representatives of Armenia, Cyprus, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 167. 

Observer status for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties in the General Assembly [168]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 168.

The representative of Cambodia introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.3 and announced that Sri Lanka and Viet Nam had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Philippines, Japan, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Argentina, Azerbaijan, the Republic of Korea, Cuba, the Russian Federation and China.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 168.                               

Observer status for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly [169]     

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 169.

The representative of France introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.4 and announced that Belgium had joined as a sponsor of the draft resolution.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 169.

Observer status for the International Institute for the Unification ofPrivate Law in the General Assembly [170]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 170.

The representative of Italy introduced draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.5 and announced that Denmark, Israel, Norway, Turkey and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Argentina, Pakistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Chile and Uruguay.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 170.

Observer status for the International Anti-Corruption Academy in the General Assembly [171]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 171.

The representative of Austria introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.6 and announced that Burkina Faso, Finland, Jordan, Mongolia, Pakistan and Spain had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Thailand and Brazil.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Pan African Intergovernmental Agency for Water and Sanitation for Africa in the General Assembly [172]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Burkina Faso introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.7 and announced that Austria, Uganda and Zimbabwe had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

A statement was made by the representative of Uganda.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 172.

Observer status for the Global Green Growth Institute in the General Assembly [173]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 173.

The representative of the Republic of Korea introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/68/L.8 and announced that Ireland, Peru and Spain had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Denmark, Ethiopia, Mexico, Australia, Kenya, Viet Nam, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Argentina and Chile.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 173.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [80]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 80.

A statement was made by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law.

  • Oct 16 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
10th meeting

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-sixth session [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Belarus, Japan, Kuwait, United States of America, the Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Korea, China, Israel, Russian Federation, Chile, Indonesia, Pakistan and Germany.

The Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law at its forty-sixth session made a statement.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 79.

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [78]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of: Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement),  Cuba  (on behalf of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States), Egypt (on behalf of the African Group), European Union (also on behalf the candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland and Serbia, the countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine, which aligned themselves with the statement), Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand), Ethiopia, South Africa, Thailand, United States of America, Norway,  Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Chile, India and Israel.

  • Oct 16 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
9th meeting

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

Statements were made by the representatives of Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of CARICOM), Ukraine, the Republic of Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Libya, the Russian Federation, Iran (Islamic Republic of), China, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Tunisia, the United States of America, Morocco, the Philippines, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Belarus, Syrian Arab Republic and the Sudan.

The representatives of the Republic of Korea and of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea exercised the right of reply.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 84.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-sixth session [79]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 79.

The Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) introduced the report of UNCITRAL on the work of its forty-sixth session (A/68/17).

Statements were made by the representatives of Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Austria and Switzerland.

  • Oct 14 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
8th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Eritrea, Libya, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Georgia and Afghanistan.

A statement was also made by the observer of the State of Palestine.

Statements were made by observers for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

The representative of Israel and the observer of the State of Palestine made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 85.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [84]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Chairman of the 2013 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/68/33).

The Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, made a statement on the status of the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs.

The Chief of the Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch, Department of Political Affairs, made a statement on the status of the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Egypt (on behalf of the African Group) and the European Union.

 

  • Oct 11 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
7th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Egypt (on behalf of the African Group), Argentina, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Peru, Albania, China, the United States of America, Liechtenstein, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Bangladesh, Poland, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Haiti, Morocco, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Namibia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuwait and Mozambique.

The representatives of Israel and the Syrian Arab Republic made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 10 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
6th meeting

The rule of Law at the national and international levels  [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, India, Japan, South Africa, Cuba, Malaysia, Turkey, Qatar, the United Republic of Tanzania, Maldives, Australia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Chile, the Republic of Korea,  Serbia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Viet Nam, Estonia, Tunisia, the Philippines and Costa Rica.

  • Oct 09 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
5th meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism  [110]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 110.

Statements were made by the representatives of Myanmar, Israel, Mongolia, Lebanon, Monaco, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Montenegro, Mauritania and Indonesia.

The representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran made a statement in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee thus concluded its general debate on agenda item 110.


The rule of law at the national and international levels [85]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 85.

The Deputy Secretary-General made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), the European Union, Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries), New Zealand, Switzerland, Zambia, Guatemala and Mexico.

  • Oct 09 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
4th meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [110] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 110.

Statements were made by the representatives of Egypt (on behalf of the African Group), Iraq, Serbia, Venezuela, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Algeria, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Morocco, India, Uganda, Yemen, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Eritrea, Uruguay and Thailand. 

  • Oct 08 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
3rd meeting
Measures to eliminate international terrorism [110]
The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 110.

Statements were made by the representatives of Ethiopia, Ukraine, Japan, South Africa Colombia, Chile, Russian Federation, Sudan, Turkey, Qatar, Norway, United Republic of Tanzania, Malaysia, Maldives, Nicaragua, Libya, Cuba, SyrianArabRepublic, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, United States of America, Viet Nam, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and the Philippines. 

  • Oct 07 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
2nd meeting
Organization of work (A/C.6/68/L.1 and A/C.6/68/1)

The Chairman made a statement.

Composition of the Bureau

The Bureau, as constituted on 1 October 2013, is composed as follows: Chairperson: Ambassador Palitha T.B. Kohona (Sri Lanka); Vice-Chairpersons: Mr. Ibrahim Salem (Egypt), Mr. Nikolas Stuerchler (Switzerland) and Mr. Leandro Vieira Silva (Brazil);Rapporteur: Mr. Tofig Musayev (Azerbaijan).  

Establishment of working groups

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/19 of 6 December 2010, the Committee established a Working Group on the responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts in order to further examine, with a view to taking a decision, the question of a convention on the responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts or other appropriate action on the basis of the articles on the responsibility of States for internationally wrongful acts. The election of the Chairperson of the Working Group was deferred pending further consultations among delegations. The Working Group is open to all States members of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/27 of 6 December 2010, the Committee established a Working Group on diplomatic protection, in the light of the written comments of Governments, as well as views expressed in the debates held at the sixty-second and sixty-fifth sessions of the General Assembly, 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 election of the Chairperson of the Working Group was deferred pending further consultations among delegations. The Working Group is open to all States members of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 67/98 of 14 December 2012, the Committee also established a Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction to continue the thorough discussion of the scope and application of universal jurisdiction, taking into account the informal working paper of the Working Group at the sixty-sixth session (A/C.6/66/WG.3/1). The Committee elected H.E. Mr. Eduardo Ulibarri (Costa Rica) as Chairperson.  In accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/98, the Working Group shall be open to all Member States and relevant observers to the General Assembly will be invited to participate.

Organization of work

The Committee adopted its programme of work on the basis of document A/C.6/68/L.1. The Committee decided to invite Mr. Alain Pellet, who served as Special Rapporteur on the topic “Reservations to treaties”, to participate in the debate in the Sixth Committee on the chapter of the 2011 report of the Commission which relates to that topic.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [110]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 110.

The Chairman made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran ((Islamic Republic of) on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Egypt (on behalf of the OIC group),  Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Cuba (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations),  the Russian Federation (on behalf of Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization), Tajikstan (on behalf of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization), the European Union, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Pakistan, Mexico, China, Senegal and Belarus.

  • Oct 07 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
1st meeting

Election of the officers of the Main Committees: Election of the Chair and the Bureau of the Sixth Committee at the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly [5]

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly, opened the meeting.
The Committee elected, by acclamation, H.E. Mr. Palitha T. B. Kohona (Sri Lanka) as Chair for the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly.
The Chair-elect made a statement.
The Committee also elected, by acclamation, Mr. Ibrahim Salem (Egypt), Mr. Nikolas Stuerchler (Switzerland) and Mr. Leandro Vieira Silva (Brazil) as Vice-Chairs, as well as Mr. Tofig Musayev (Azerbaijan) as the Rapporteur, of the Sixth Committee for the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly.

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