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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.

Calendar for Government comments

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.


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

Archive videos are also available on a dedicated Committee page.