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Sixth Committee
Sixty-Ninth Session

Monday, 01 September, 2014 - Monday, 15 June, 2015, New York
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Recent Meetings

30th meeting

Election of the officers of the Main Committees: election of the Chair and the Bureau of the Sixth Committee at the seventieth session of the General Assembly [item 5]

  • Jun 15 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • General Assembly Hall
29th meeting

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country [168]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 168.

The Vice-Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country introduced the report of the Committee (A/69/26). The representative of Cyprus introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/69/L.19 and announced that Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The representative of Canada requested the withdrawal of Canada from the list of sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States, the candidate Countries the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Armenia aligned themselves with the statement), Cuba, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America.  

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 168.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.19 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 168.

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [169]                

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 169.

A statement was made by the representative of Turkey.

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

Statements were also made by the representatives of Cyprus and Armenia.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 169.

Observer status for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly [170]                           

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 170.

In view of the proposal that no action be taken on the agenda item, the Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 170.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [78]               

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

The representative of Peru introduced draft resolutions A/C.6/69/L.14 and A/C.6/69/L.15, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.14 entitled “Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session”, without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.15 entitled “Expulsion of aliens”, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 78.

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

The representative of Sweden introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.12 and announced that Australia, Austria, Chad, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.12 without a vote.

The representatives of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Egypt and the Syrian Arab Republic spoke in explanation of their positions after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 79.

Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives [80]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The representative of Finland introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.18 and announced that Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chad, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Uruguay had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.18 without a vote.

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 80.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization [81] 

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

The representative of Egypt introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.13, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.13 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 81.

The rule of law at the national and international levels [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The representative of Lichtenstein introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.20, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.20 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [107]            

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 107.

The representative of Canada introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.17, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.17 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 107.

Programme planning [133]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 133.

The Chairperson made a statement.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 133.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly [118]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 118.

The Chairperson introduced and orally revised draft decision A/C.6/69/L.16 containing the provisional programme of work for the Sixth Committee during the seventieth session of the General Assembly.

Statements were made by the representative of Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Nicaragua and Cuba.

The Committee adopted draft decision A/C.6/69/L.16 as orally revised without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 118.

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-ninth session

The Chairperson made a concluding statement.

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

  • Nov 14 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on Monday, 10 November 2014

Closed meetings. Unless otherwise indicated all consultations will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber:

11:30 - 1:00p.m.: The rule of law at the national and international levels, agenda item 82 (to be held in Conf. Rm 7)

1:15p.m. - 2:30 p.m. : Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country, agenda item 168

3:00p.m. - 4:30 p.m. : Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country, agenda item 168 (Conf. Rm. 8)

4:30p.m. - 6:00 p.m. : Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country, agenda item 168 (Conf. Rm. 2)

 

  • Nov 10 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations (3-7 November)

Closed meetings. The dates and times of the following consultations depend on the progress of the work, and are subject to change. Unless otherwise indicated all consultations will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber:

Monday, 3 November 2014

1:15 - 2:30p.m.: The rule of law at the national and international levels, agenda item 82 (to be held in Conf. Rm 7)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

10:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.: Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session, agenda item 78

Thursday, 6 November 2014

1:15 - 2:30p.m.: Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives, agenda item 80 (to be held in Conf. Rm 6)  

3:00 - 6:00p.m.: Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session, agenda item 78  

Friday, 7 November 2014

1:15 - 2:30p.m.: The rule of law at the national and international levels, agenda item 82 (to be held in Conf. Rm 7)

3:00 - 6:00p.m.: Measures to eliminate international terrorism, agenda item 107

  • Nov 07 2014
  • 1:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
28th meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [107]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 107

The Chairperson of the Working Group, Amb. Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group.

The representative of Sudan made a statement.

The Committee took note of the report.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83

The Chairperson of the Working Group, Ms. Georgina Guillén-Grillo (Costa Rica), presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group.

The Committee took note of the report.

The representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.8, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.8 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 83.

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [75]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 75.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.11 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 75.

Effects of armed conflicts on treaties [84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.9 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 84.

Responsibility of international organizations [85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.10 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 85.

  • Nov 07 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on International Terrorism (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting.

  • Nov 05 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
27th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of New Zealand, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey, Jamaica, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and the Republic of Korea.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic, Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, Ms. Marie Jacobsson, made some remarks.

The Chair of the International Law Commission made a statement.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 78.

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [item 75]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 75.

The representative of Pakistan introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.11, on behalf of the Bureau.

Effects of armed conflicts on treaties [item 84]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The representative of the Czech Republic introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.9, on behalf of the Bureau.

Responsibility of international organizations [item 85]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The representative of Brazil introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.10, on behalf of the Bureau.

  • Nov 05 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on International Terrorism (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting.

  • Nov 04 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
26th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of Portugal, the United Kingdom, Belarus, Greece, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Germany, Romania, South Africa, Spain, India and Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Nov 03 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
25th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of Algeria, the Sudan, Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic, Protection of the atmosphere, Mr. Shinya Murase, made some remarks.

The Chair of the International Law Commission at the sixty-sixth session made a statement introducing chapters X to XIII of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session (A/69/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of the European Union (also on behalf of its member States, the candidate countries Turkey, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Israel, the Russian Federation, Austria, the Federated States of Micronesia and Peru.

  • Nov 03 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
24th meeting

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-seventh session [item 76]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.5, entitled “Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-seventh session”, without a vote.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.6, entitled “United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration”, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 76.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [item 77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

The Secretary of the Committee made a statement regarding the financial implications of draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.7.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.7, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 77.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of South Africa, Spain, Malaysia, Hungary, Palau, Ireland, Chile, Thailand, the United States, Cyprus, Portugal, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Greece and Mongolia.

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

  • Oct 31 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
23rd meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, China, Poland, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Cuba, Israel, Slovakia and El Salvador.

The President of the International Court of Justice addressed the Committee, followed by a question and answer segment.

  • Oct 31 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations (27-31 October)

Closed meetings. The dates and times of the following consultations depend on the progress of the work, and are subject to change. Unless otherwise indicated all consultations will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber:

Monday, 27 October 2014

1:15p.m. - 2:30p.m.: United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law, agenda item 77

Thursday, 30 October 2014

1:15p.m. - 2:30p.m.: The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction, agenda item 83

No further consultations presently scheduled for this week.

  • Oct 30 2014
  • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
22nd meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [item 77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

The representative of Ghana introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.7, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-seventh session [item 76]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 76.

The representative of Austria introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.5 and announced that El Salvador, Jordan and New Zealand had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

The representative of Austria also introduced draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.6, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Austria, the Federated States of Micronesia, France, Romania and Italy.

The interactive dialogue took place following the 22nd meeting of the Sixth Committee. The focus of the dialogue was on the "Identification of customary international law".

  • Oct 29 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
21st meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of Algeria, Indonesia, Greece, the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Zealand, Spain, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Cuba and India.

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

The Chair of the International Law Commission at the sixty-sixth session made a statement introducing Chapters VI and IX of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session (A/69/10).

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

  • Oct 29 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
20th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [item 78]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 78.

Statements were made by the representatives of Tonga (on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States), the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, China, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Japan, Chile, Israel, Thailand, Slovakia, Belarus, El Salvador, Croatia, South Africa and the United States.

Administration of justice at the United Nations [item 144]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 144.

The Committee received a report on the result of the informal consultations.

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

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 144.

  • Oct 28 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
19th meeting

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session [78]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 78.

The Chairman made a statement.

The Chairman of the International Law Commission at the sixty-sixth session made a statement introducing Chapters I to V and XIV of the Report of the Commission on the work of its sixty-sixth session (A/69/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of: Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States, the Candidate Country Serbia, the countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania aligned themselves with the statement), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), the Russian Federation, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Peru, Romania, Portugal, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Germany and Ireland.

  • Oct 27 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations (20-24 October)

Closed meetings. The dates and times of the following consultations depend on the progress of the work, and are subject to change. Unless otherwise indicated all consultations will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber:

Monday, 20 October 2014 

3:00 - 4:30p.m.: Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization, agenda item 81

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 

1:15 - 2:45p.m..: Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives, agenda item 80

Afternoon  (immediately following the plenary meeting) - 6:00p.m.: Administration of justice at the United Nations, agenda item 144

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 

Morning (after conclusion of the plenary debate): Administration of justice at the United Nations, agenda item 144

3:00 - 6:00p.m.: Measures to eliminate international terrorism, agenda item 107 (to be held in Conf. Rm 9) 

Thursday, 23 October 2014 

Morning (after conclusion of the plenary debate): Administration of justice at the United Nations, agenda item 144

4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m. (after conclusion of the Working Group on Universal Jurisdiction): Administration of justice at the United Nations, agenda item 144 

Friday, 24 October 2014 

12:30p.m. - 1:00p.m.: Administration of justice at the United Nations, agenda item 144 

1:15p.m - 2:30p.m.: Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts, agenda item 79

 4:30 - 6:00p.m..: Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives, agenda item 80 (in Conf. Rm A)

 

  • Oct 24 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on International Terrorism (1st meeting)

Closed meeting.

No meeting is scheduled after 3pm

  • Oct 24 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (3rd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 23 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
18th meeting

The President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Sam Kahamba Kutesa, addressed the Committee.

Effects of armed conflicts on treaties [item 84]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 84.

Statements were made by the representatives of South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Belarus, the Russian Federation, Cuba, Colombia, Singapore, Israel, Portugal, India, Greece, Malaysia, Argentina and the United States.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 84.

Responsibility of international organizations [item 85]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries), the Russian Federation, Cuba, the Federated States of Micronesia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Israel, Portugal, Greece and the United States.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 85.

Observer status for the Developing Eight Countries Organization for Economic Cooperation in the General Assembly [item 171]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 171.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.2 without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Pacific Community in the General Assembly [item 172]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Fiji announced that Cuba, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Palau had joined as sponsors of draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.3.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/69/L.3 without a vote.

The representative of Fiji made a statement.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 172.

  • Oct 23 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
17th meeting

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission [75]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 75.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union, also on behalf of its Member States (the candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), New Zealand (also on behalf of Canada and Australia (CANZ)), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries), the Russian Federation, Ethiopia, Thailand, Israel, United States of America, Malaysia, Viet Nam, India, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, El Salvador and the Republic of Korea.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 75.

  • Oct 22 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
16th meeting

Administration of justice at the United Nations [item 144]

The Committee commenced its debate on agenda item 144.

Statements were made by the representatives of Canada (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States. The candidate countries Turkey, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate country Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Guatemala, the Russia Federation, Switzerland, Tonga and the United States.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 144.

  • Oct 21 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
15th meeting

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [item 79]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

Statements were made by the representatives of Bahrain, Belarus, the United States, China, Algeria, El Salvador, the Syrian Arab Republic and Sierra Leone.

The observer of the State of Palestine made a statement.

Statements were also made by the observers of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC).

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

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 79.

Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives [item 80]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 80.

Statements were made by the representatives of Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States. The candidate countries Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate country Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), the Russian Federation, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia, Israel, Eritrea, the United States, India, China, Turkey, Algeria, El Salvador and the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 80.

  • Oct 21 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
14th meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [item 77]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 77.

Statements were made by the representatives of Tonga (on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)), Thailand, China, Guatemala, New Zealand, Qatar, France, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, Lebanon, Chile, Portugal, Sierra Leone and Saudi Arabia.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 77.

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts [item 79]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 79.

Statements were made by the representatives of South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member states. The candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina aligned themselves with the statement), Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic Countries), Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the Russian Federation, Cuba, Switzerland, Egypt, Argentina, Peru, Australia, Qatar, the United Kingdom, Israel and Monaco.

  • Oct 20 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (2nd meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 17 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
13th meeting

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law [item 77]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 77.

Statements were made by the Secretary and the Chair of the Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination, and Wider Appreciation of International Law. In response to requests from certain delegations, further statements were made by the Secretary of the Advisory Committee, and from a representative of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member states. The candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), the Sudan, the Russian Federation, Argentina, Ethiopia, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Nigeria, Algeria, Belarus, Norway (also on behalf of Iceland), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ireland and the United States.

  • Oct 17 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Informal consultations on the measures to eliminate international terrorism

Closed meeting

  • Oct 16 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction (1st meeting)

Closed meeting

  • Oct 16 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
12th meeting

Organization of work

The Committee elected Ms. Georgina Guillén-Grillo as Chairof the Working Group on the scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction.

The Committee also revised its programme of work.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [item 83]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of the United Republic of Tanzania, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Mozambique, India, Belarus, Morocco, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, Jordan, Viet Nam, Tunisia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kenya.

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

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 83.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-seventh session [item 76]

The Committee reopened its debate on agenda item 76.

The representative of Kuwait made a statement.

The Committee concluded again its debate on agenda item 76.

  • Oct 15 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
11th meeting

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction [item 83]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 83.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Guatemala, the Sudan, the Russian Federation,Cuba, Algeria, Israel, Burkina Faso, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Malaysia, Poland, Senegal, Norway, Singapore, the Republic of the Congo, Qatar, Switzerland, the United States, Thailand, Sri Lanka and China.

  • Oct 15 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
10th meeting

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly [item 169]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 169.

The representative of Turkey introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/69/L.4.

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

The representatives of Armenia and Cyprus made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 169.

Observer status for the International Chamber of Commerce in the General Assembly [item 170]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 170.

Statements were made by the representative of France, Argentina, the Russian Federation, Cuba and Cyprus.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 170.

Observer status for the Developing Eight Countries Organization for Economic Cooperation in the General Assembly [item 171]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 171.

The representative of Pakistan introduced draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/69/L.2and announced that Nigeria had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of Malaysia, Turkey, the Russian Federation, Nigeria and Pakistan.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Pacific Community in the General Assembly [item 172]

The Committee started its consideration of agenda item 172.

The representative of Fiji introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/69/L.3and announced that theFederated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Australia, and New Zealand had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

Statements were made by the representatives of the United States, the Russian Federation and Cuba.

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 172.

Observer status in the General Assembly

The representative of Cuba made a general statement concerning requests for observer status in the General Assembly.  

The Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law met at 4:40 pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, for its resumed 49th session.

  • Oct 14 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 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 [item 81]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 81.

The Chair of the 2014 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/69/33).

The Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, made a statement on thestatus 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 the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group), Costa Rica (on behalf of CELAC), European Union (also on behalf of its Member States. The candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland and Albania, the country of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement), the Sudan, Nicaragua, the Russian Federation, Cuba, Algeria, the United States, El Salvador, Malaysia, Ghana, Libya, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, the Syrian ArabRepublic, Morocco, China, Nigeria and Tunisia.

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 81.

The Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law met at 1:15 pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, for its resumed 49th session.

  • Oct 14 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
8th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Saudi Arabia, Madagascar and Jordan.

Statements were also made by the observers for the Holy See and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 82.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-seventh session [76]

The Committee commenced its consideration of agenda item 76.

The Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) introduced the report of UNCITRAL on the work of its forty-seventh session (A/69/17).

Statements were made by the representatives of Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Austria, Belarus, Singapore, the Russian Federation, Japan, India, Algeria, Canada, South Africa, Republic of Korea, the United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, El Salvador, Madagascar, the Philippines, and Zambia.

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

The Committee concluded its debate on agenda item 76.

The Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law met at 3:00 p.m., in Conference Room 8, for its resumed 49th session.

  • Oct 13 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
7th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [item 82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Sri Lanka, Tonga, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Austria, China, the Syrian Arab Republic, Mexico, Eritrea, Montenegro, India, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Armenia, Sierra Leone, Georgia, Malawi and Kuwait.

A statement was also made by the observer for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  • Oct 10 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
6th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [item 82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Lebanon, the United Republic of Tanzania, Nicaragua, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Argentina, Senegal, Morocco, South Africa, Brazil, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Burkina Faso, Slovenia, Nigeria, the United States, Peru, Estonia, Turkey, Myanmar, Algeria, Guinea and the Maldives.

  • Oct 10 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
5th meeting

The rule of law at the national and international levels [82]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), the European Union (also on behalf of its Member States. The candidate countries The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia aligned themselves with the statement), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries), Belarus, Australia, Cuba, Liechtenstein, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Qatar, the Sudan, Libya, Lesotho, Pakistan, Colombia, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, Poland, Japan and Malaysia.

  • Oct 09 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
4th meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [107]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 107.

Statements were made by the representatives of Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Myanmar, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Libya, Kenya, Botswana, Jordan, Benin, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Maldives, Georgia, Uganda, Armenia and Mongolia.

The representatives of the Russian Federation and Georgia made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee concluded its general debate on agenda item 107.

The rule of law at the national and international levels [82]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), South Africa (on behalf of the African Group) and Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)).

  • Oct 09 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
3rd meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [107]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 107.

Statements were made by the representatives of Ethiopia, Viet Nam, Philippines, Turkey, Montenegro, Morocco, Israel, South Africa, Indonesia, Zambia, the Syrian Arab Republic, China, Cuba, Thailand, Peru, Sierra Leone, Gabon, South Sudan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, Eritrea, Algeria, and Iraq.

The Advisory Committee on the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law met at 3:00 p.m., in Conference Room 6.

  • Oct 08 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
2nd meeting

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [107]

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 107.

Statements were made by the representatives of South Africa (on behalf of the Group of African States), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paraguay, Guatemala, Columbia, Sudan, Senegal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pakistan, Lebanon, Cambodia, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, United Republic of Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Serbia, Russian Federation, Ecuador, Republic of Korea, and the United States of America.

The representatives of Afghanistan, Israel, and Ukraine made statements in the exercise of the right of reply.

  • Oct 07 2014
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber
1st meeting

The Chairman made a statement.

Composition of the Bureau

The Bureau, as constituted on 18 June 2014, was composed as follows: Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Tuvako N. Manongi (United Republic of Tanzania); Vice-Chairpersons: Ms. Fernanda Millicay (Argentina), Mr. Mirza Pašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Mr. Hossein Gharibi (Iran (Islamic Republic of));Rapporteur: Mr. Salvatore Zappalà (Italy). 

The Legal Counsel made a statement.

The Committee observed a moment of silence in memory of Ms. Alejandra Quezada, a former delegate of Chile in the Sixth Committee.

Establishment of working groups

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/117 of 16 December 2013, 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 68/117, the Working Group shall be open to all Member States and relevant observers to the General Assembly will be invited to participate.

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/119 of 16 December 2013, 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 Committee elected Mr. Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka) as the Chairman of the Working Group.

Organization of work

The Committee adopted its programme of work on the basis of document A/C.6/69/L.1.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism [107]

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 107.

The Chairman made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of Iran (Islamic Republic of) (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Egypt (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), the Russian Federation (on behalf of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)), the European Union (on behalf of its Member States; the candidate countries, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania, the countries of the Stabilization and Association Process and potential candidate country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, and Armenia aligned themselves with the statement), Costa Rica (on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)), Trinidad and Tobago (on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)), Belarus, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, and Qatar.

  • Oct 07 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Trusteeship Council Chamber