General Assembly of the United Nations

Special Political and Decolonization

Fourth Committee

The Special Political and Decolonization Committee deals with a variety of subjects which include those related to decolonization, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation and University for Peace.


In line with General Assembly resolution 66/246, the formal meetings of the Fourth Committee are webcast live on UN Web TV.

Live coverage of the formal meetings is available in the six UN official languages plus the original language of the speaker.

Archive videos are also available on a dedicated Committee page.

Electronic Resources

The Fourth Committee is taking part in the implementation of "PaperSmart" meetings arrangement as a way of modernizing the working methods of the General Assembly and as a means of promoting sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

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