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Sixth Committee (Legal)

General information

The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly. All of the United Nations Member States are entitled to representation on the Sixth Committee as one of the main committees of the General Assembly.

The present website contains information relating to the work of the Sixth Committee during the current or most recent session of the General Assembly, as well as links to the websites of previous sessions. It also provides links to related websites on legal matters.


Information relating to the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly

Provisional programme of work of the Sixth Committee for the sixty-ninth session (A/68/592), adopted by the General Assembly on 16 December 2013 (Decision 68/526).

Schedule of Working Group meetings to be held during the Sixth Committee, as proposed by the Bureau-elect.


Calendar for Government comments

Calendar containing deadlines for the submission of information and the receipt of comments from Member Governments.


Status of international legal instruments relating to the prevention and suppression of international terrorism

As noted in the Report of the Secretary-General on Measures to eliminate international terrorism (A/68/180 para. 102), there are currently 40 instruments, 18 universal (14 instruments and 4 recent amendments) and 22 regional, pertaining to the subject of international terrorism. The status of those instruments is available here.


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

The full text of the information (to be reflected in the 2014 report of the Secretary-General on this agenda item for the 69th session of the Assembly) received from Member States and the International Committee of the Red Cross pursuant to paragraphs 13 and 14 of General Assembly resolution 67/93 is available here.


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

The relevant text of the reports received from States and views expressed (a summary of which to be included in the 2014 report of the Secretary-General on this agenda item for the 69th session of the Assembly) pursuant to paragraphs 10 and 12 of General Assembly resolution 67/94 is available here.



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

Archive videos are also available on a dedicated Committee page.