THIRD COMMITTEE DRAFT PROPOSALS

GENERAL ASSEMBLY – 57th Session (2002)

As at 25 November 2002

Symbol (A/C.3/57/…)

Title

PBIs

Introduced

Action

 

Item 12:     Report of the Economic and Social Council

 

L.75

Organization of work of the Third Committee and draft biennial programme of work of the Committee for 2003-2004

 

Note by the Secretariat

Adopted,

(orally revised),

 60th mtg, 25 Nov.

 

Item 97: Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

 

L.14

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   L.14/Rev.1

Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

No PBI

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No PBI

19th mtg, 14 Oct.

Chile

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Adopted, 22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

 

Item 98:  Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family

 

L.6

Preparation for and observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family

No PBI

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

 

L.12

Promoting youth employment

No PBI

19th mtg, 14 Oct.

Senegal

Adopted, 22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

 

L.13

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L.13/Rev.1

United Nations Literacy Decade:  Education For All

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No PBI

19th mtg, 14 Oct.

Mongolia

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Adopted, 22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

 

Item 99:  Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons:  Second World Assembly on Ageing

 

L.15

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L.15/Rev.1

Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing

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No PBI

19th mtg, 14 Oct.

Venezuela

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Adopted, 22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

 

Item 100:  Crime prevention and criminal justice

 

L.2

International cooperation in the fight against transnational organized crime:  assistance to States in capacity-building with a view to facilitating the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the protocols thereto

Oral stmnt

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

L.3

High-level political conference for the purpose of signing the United Nations convention against corruption

L.11

(orally corrected).

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

L.4

Follow-up to the plans of action for the implementation of the Vienna Declaration on Crime and Justice:  Meeting the challenges of the Twenty-first Century

No PBI

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

L.5

Preparations for the Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Oral stmnt

Transmitted by

ECOSOC

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

L.8

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

No PBI

9th mtg, 7 Oct. Egypt (Afr. grp)

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

L.10

Strengthening the United Nation Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, in particular its technical cooperation capacity

Oral stmnt

9th mtg, 7 Oct.

Italy

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

Item 101:  International drug control

 

L.9

International cooperation against the world drug problem

No PBI

9th mtg, 7 Oct.

Mexico

Adopted, 15th mtg, 10 Oct.

 

Item 102:  Advancement of women

 

L.16

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L.16/Rev.1

The future operations of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

L.82

22nd mtg, 17 Oct. Venezuela (G77 & China)

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Adopted, 51st mtg, 15 Nov.

Vote: 124-7-29

 

L.17

Trafficking in women and girls

No PBI

22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

Philippines

Adopted (as orally revised) 46th mtg, 12 Nov.

 

L.18

Situation of older women in society

No PBI

23rd mtg, 21 Oct Suriname

Adopted (as orally revised) 31st mtg,

31 Oct.

 

L.19

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

No PBI

22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

Sweden

Adopted, 26th mtg, 24 Oct.

 

L.20

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L.20/Rev.1

Working towards the elimination of crimes against women committed in the name of honour

No PBI

22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

Netherlands

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Adopted, 26th mtg, 24 Oct.

 

L.21

Improvement of the status of women in the United Nations system

No PBI

22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

New Zealand

Adopted, 26th mtg, 24 Oct.

 

Item 103:  Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000:  gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”

 

 

 

 

        L.22

Elimination of all forms of violence against women, including crimes identified in the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “women 2000:  gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”

No PBI

22nd mtg, 17 Oct.

Pakistan

Adopted, 26th mtg, 24 Oct.

 

 

 

 

         L.28

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly

No PBI

Chairman’s text

Adopted, 26th mtg, 24 Oct.

 

 

 

 

Item 104:  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

 

 

 

 

        L.73

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

No PBI

53rd mtg, 19 Nov

Ethiopia

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

 

 

 

         L.74

New International Humanitarian Order

No PBI

53rd mtg, 19 Nov

Jordan

Adopted,as further orally revised,  57th mtg, 21 Nov.

 

 

 

 

        L.77

Enlargement of the Executive Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18Nov. Cyprus

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

 

 

 

        L.78

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

No PBI

52nd mtg,18 Nov. Sweden

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

 

 

 

        L.79

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

No PBI

52nd mtg,18 Nov. Sweden

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

 

 

 

Item 105:  Promotion and protection of the rights of children

 

 

 

 

          L.23*

The situation of and assistance to Palestinian children

(*Reissued for technical reasons)

No PBI

25th mtg, 23 Oct.

Egypt

Adopted, 51st mtg, 15 Nov.

Vote: 95-3-58

 

 

 

 

        L.24

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   L.24/Rev.1

The girl child

No PBI

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28th mtg. 28 Oct.

Namibia

 

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Adopted (as orally revised), 31st mtg,

31 Oct. Vote-op.1:

144-2-3

 

 

 

 

          L.25

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L.25/Rev.1

The Rights of the Child

Oral stmnt

32nd mtg, 1 Nov.

Uruguay

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Adopted, (as orally revised), as a whole, 55th mtg,

 20 Nov. 

Vote: 164 -1-0

 

 

 

 

         L.72

The Rights of the Child:  proposed amendment to draft resolution A/C.3/57/L.25/Rev.1

 

 

55th mtg, 20 Nov., withdrawn by sponsors

 

 

 

 

Item 106:  Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

 

          L.7

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

L.26

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 31st mtg,

31 Oct.

 

L.27

International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

Oral PBI

28th mtg, 28 Oct.

Norway

Adopted, 31st mtg,

31 Oct.

 

L.29

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L.29/Rev.1

Indigenous People and Issues

No PBI

31st mtg, 31 Oct.

Suriname

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Adopted, (as orally corrected), 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

Item 107 (a):  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination

 

L.32

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Oral stmnt

31st mtg, 31 Oct. Slovenia

Adopted, 40th mtg, 7 Nov.

Vote: Chap. I, op.10: 154-2-2

 

Item 107 (b):  Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of action

 

L.34

The fight against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

Oral

stmnt

36th mtg, 5 Nov.

Venezuela (G-77 & China)

Adopted, (as orally revised), (as a whole), 60th mtg,

25 Nov.

Vote: 153-2-3

 

Item 108:  Right of peoples to self-determination

 

L.31

Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

Oral stmnt

31st mtg, 31 Oct. Cuba

Adopted, 40th mtg, 7 Nov. (as orally revised )

Vote:  108-19-32

 

L.33

Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination

No PBI

31st mtg, 31 Oct. Pakistan

Adopted, 40th mtg, 7 Nov.

 

L.35

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

No PBI

36th mtg, 5 Nov.

Egypt

Adopted, 40th mtg, 7 Nov.

Vote: 156-3-3

 

Item 109 (a):  Human rights questions:  Implementation of human rights instruments

 

L.30

Optional protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

L.42

oral

stmnt

32nd mtg, 1 Nov.

Costa Rica

Adopted, 40th mtg, 7 Nov.

Vote (as a whole):

104-8-37

 

L.36

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Oral stmnt

36th mtg, 5 Nov.

Iceland

Adopted, (as orally corrected), 40th mtg, 7 Nov.

 

L.37

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

L.88

36th mtg, 5 Nov.

Mexico

Adopted, (as orally revised), 57th mtg, 21 Nov.

 

L.38

Effective implementation of international instruments on human rights, including reporting obligations under international instruments on human rights

Oral stmnt

36th mtg, 5 Nov.

Canada

Adopted, (as orally revised) 40th mtg,

 7 Nov.

 

L.39

Amendment to draft resolution A/C.3/57/L.30

No PBI

36th mtg, 5 Nov.

United States

Not adopted,

 40th mtg, 7 Nov.

Vote: 11-98-37

 

Item 109 (b):  Human rights questions:  Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

 

L.40

Strengthening United Nations action in the field of human rights through the promotion of international cooperation and the importance of non-selectivity, impartiality and objectivity

No PBI

46th mtg, 12 Nov.  Cuba

Adopted, 52nd mtg, 18 Nov.

 

L.41

Human rights and cultural diversity

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.44

Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of all human rights

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Egypt

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

Vote:  105-49-8

 

L.45

Human rights education

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov.

 Suriname

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.46

Missing persons

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Azerbaijan

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.47

Elimination of All forms of Religious Intolerance

Oral Stmnt

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Ireland

Adopted, 52nd mtg, 18 Nov.

 

L.51

Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Oral Stmnt

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Norway

Adopted, 52nd mtg, 18 Nov.

 

L.52

Regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights

Oral stmnt

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Belgium

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.53

Human rights and extreme poverty

No PBI

50th mtg, 15 Nov.

Peru

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.54

United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Australia

Adopted, 52nd mtg, 18 Nov.

 

L.55

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

Vote: 98-52-8

 

L.56

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L.56/Rev.1

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Oral stmnt

51st mtg, 15 Nov Finland

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Adopted, 59th mtg,

25 Nov

Vote: 

pp. 3  - 87-24-35

op. 6  - 92-34-28

op.11 - 91-28-33

op.12  - 89-33-31

op.18  - 77-34-39

op. 22 - 97-23-34

pp.7 & op.3 jointly

Vote: 125-2-30

Adopted, (as a whole), 59th mtg,

 25 Nov.

Vote:112-0-48

 

L.80*

Sudan:  Amendment to draft resolution A/C.3/57/L.56

Reissued for technical reasons

No PBI

Not Applicable

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L.81

Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan:  Amendments to draft resolution A/C.3/57/L.56

No PBI

Not Applicable

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L.86

Amendment to draft resolution A/C.3/57/L.56/Rev.1

No PBI

55th mtg, 20 Nov. Egypt

Not accepted:

58th mtg, 22 Nov.

Vote:

Para.1:  35-79-38

Para.2:   49-72-29

Para.3:  64-67-22

 

L.87

Amendment to draft resolution A/C.3/57/L.56/Rev.1

No PBI

55th mtg, 20 Nov. Sudan (OIC)

Not accepted:

58th mtg, 22 Nov.

Vote:

Para.1:  44-80-30

Para.2:  55-69-32

Para.3:  52-73-28

 

L.57

Question of enforced or involuntary disappearances

Oral stmnt

50th mtg, 15 Nov.

France

Adopted, )as orally revised), (as a whole), 54th mtg, 19 Nov. – (Vote: 148-1-8, pp.7)

 

L.58

Promotion of the right of peoples to peace

No PBI

50th mtg, 15 Nov.

Cuba

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

Vote: 90-50-14

 

L.59

Respect for the purposes and principles contained in the Charter of the United Nations to achieve international cooperation in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and in solving international problems of a humanitarian character

No PBI

50th mtg, 15 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

Vote: 93-51-17

 

L.60

Protection of migrants

No PBI

50th mtg, 15 Nov.

Mexico

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.61

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

No PBI

50th mtg, 15 Nov.

Mexico

Adopted, (as orally revised), 57th mtg, 21 Nov.

 

L.62

Hostage-taking

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. Russian Federation

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.63

Strengthening the rule of law

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. Brazil

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.64

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. South Africa

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

Vote: 106-51-1

 

L.65

The right to development

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. South Africa

Adopted, 57th mtg, 21 Nov.

Vote: 114-3-47

 

L.66

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. South Africa

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.67

Human rights situation in Cambodia

No PBI

50th mtg, 15 Nov.

Japan

Adopted, (as orally corrected), 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

L.68

The right to food

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, (as orally revised), 56th mtg, 20 Nov.

Vote:160-2-4

 

L.69

Respect for the right to universal freedom of travel and the vital importance of family reunification

No PBI

52nd mtg, 18 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, 53rd mtg, 19 Nov.

Vote: 86-2-71

 

L.70

Khmer Rouge trials

L.85

53rd mtg, 19 Nov

Japan

Adopted, 56th mtg, 20 Nov.

Vote: 123-0-37

 

L.76

Award of human rights prizes in 2003

Draft decision submitted by the Chairman on the basis of informal consultations

No PBI

Chairman’s text

Adopted, 52nd mtg, 18 Nov.

 

A/57/357

Draft resolution contained in document A/57/357 – Ad Hoc Committee to consider proposals on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

L.89

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Adopted, 58th mtg, 22 Nov.

 

Item 109 (c):  Human rights questions:  Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives

 

L.43

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L.43/Rev.1

Situation of human rights in the Sudan

No PBI

49th mtg, 14 Nov.  Denmark

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Adopted, (as orally amended), 56th mtg, 20 Nov.

Vote:  74-53-29

 

L.48

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

L.83

49th mtg, 14 Nov.  Denmark

Adopted, (as orally corrected), 54th mtg, 19 Nov.

 

L.49

Human rights situation in Iraq

Oral stmnt

49th mtg, 14 Nov.  Denmark

Vote:

Op.4 (a): 76-8-72

Op.4 (b): 76-8-71

Op.4 (e): 76-8-71

Op.4 (f):  77-8-71

Adopted, (as a whole), 57th mtg, 21 Nov.

Vote: 86-4-71

 

L.50

Situation of human rights in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Oral stmnt

49th mtg, 14 Nov.  Denmark

Vote:

Op.1(i): 125-1-26

Adopted, (as a whole), 57th mtg,

21 Nov.

Vote: 83-3-72

 

L.71

Situation of human rights in Afghanistan

No PBI

Chairman’s text

Adopted, 5th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

Item 109 (d):  Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

 

L.84

Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights in 2003:  draft decision

No PBI

Submitted by the Chairman

Adopted, 55th mtg, 20 Nov.

 

Item 109 (e):  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 
 

(There were no draft proposals submitted under this agenda item)

       

Item 43:  Follow-up to the outcome of the special session children

 
 

(There were no draft proposals submitted under this agenda item)