Fifty-ninth regular session of the General Assembly

THIRD COMMITTEE

 

STATUS OF DRAFT PROPOSALS

 

 

As at 29 November 2004 (10:30 a.m.)

 

 

Notes:  Issued draft proposals issued are listed in bold type face

             Pending draft proposals are listed in plain type face

             Unless specified otherwise, all “L” documents are draft resolutions.

 

Symbol

A/C.3/59/…

 

Title

 

PBIs

 

Introduced

 

Action

 

Item 93:  Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

 

L.16

(draft decision)

Outcome of the ten-year review of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

No PBI

18th mtg., 19 Oct.

South Africa, G-77

Withdrawn at 44th mtg., 16 Nov.

L.17

 

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

No PBI

18th mtg., 19 Oct.

Chile

L.17/Rev.1

No PBI

Adopted, 45th mtg., 17 Nov.

 

Item 94(a):  Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family: social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family

 

L.2

Celebration of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond

No PBI

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.18

Policies and programmes involving youth

18th mtg., 19 Oct.

Portugal

L.18/Rev.1

Policies and programmes involving youth: 10th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

No PBI

Adopted (as further orally revised), 37th mtg., 4 Nov.

Oral draft decision

Proposed supplement to the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Adopted, 42nd mtg., 11 Nov.

 

Item 94(b): Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family: United Nations Literacy Decade: education for all

 

L.15

 

United Nations Literacy Decade: education for all

No PBI

7th mtg., 11 Oct., Mongolia

L.15/Rev.1

No PBI

Adopted, 29th mtg., 28 Oct.

 

Item 95:  Follow-up to the International Year of Older Persons: Second World Assembly on Ageing

 

L.14

 

Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing

No PBI

14th mtg., 15 Oct. (orally revised)

Qatar, G-77

L.14/Rev.1

 

Adopted, 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

 

Item 96:  Crime prevention and criminal justice

 

L.3

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

Oral

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.4

Assistance to least developed countries to ensure their participation in the sessions of the commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the sessions of conferences of States parties

No PBI

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.5

Strengthening international cooperation and technical assistance in promoting the implementation of the universal conventions and protocols related to terrorism within the framework of the activities of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Oral

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.6

International cooperation in the prevention, combating and elimination of kidnapping and in providing assistance to victims

Oral

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.7

Action against corruption: assistance to States in capacity-building with a view to facilitating the entry into force and subsequent implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

Oral

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.8

Preventing, combating and punishing trafficking in human organs

Oral

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.9

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

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.20

International law enforcement assistance network for combating the criminal misuse of information technologies

No PBI

18th mtg., 19 Oct.

USA

Withdrawn at 44th mtg., 16 Nov.

 

L.21

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

No PBI

14th mtg

15 Oct.

Ethiopia

Adopted, (as orally corrected)

29th mtg., 28 Oct.

L.22

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

No

PBI

18th mtg., 19 Oct.,

Italy

L.22/Rev.1

No PBI

 

Adopted, 37th mtg., 4 Nov.

 

Item 97:  International drug control

 

L.10

Control of cultivation of and trafficking in cannabis

No PBI

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.11

Providing support to the Government of Afghanistan in its efforts to eliminate illicit opium and foster stability and security in the region

No PBI

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.12

Follow-up on strengthening the system of control over chemical precursors and preventing their diversion and trafficking

Oral

Stmt.

Transmitted by ECOSOC

Adopted, 13th mtg, 14 Oct.

L.19

 

International cooperation against the world drug problem

No PBI

18th mtg., 19 Oct.

Mexico

L.19/Rev.1

Oral stmt

Adopted, 37th mtg., 4 Nov

 

Item 98:  Advancement of women

 

L.24

Improvement of the status of women in the United Nations system

No PBI

20th mtg., 21 Oct., Australia, Canada, New Zealand

Adopted (as orally revised)  42nd mtg., 11 Nov.

L.25

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

No PBI

19th  mtg., 20 Oct. (Orally corrected) Turkey

Adopted, 29th  mtg, 28 Oct.

L.26

Future operation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

L.36

34th mtg., 2 Nov. (Orally revised)  Qatar

Adopted, 37th mtg., 4 Nov.

Vote: 128-10-29

L.27/Rev.1

Trafficking in women and girls

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. , (as orally revised) Philippines

Adopted, (as orally revised) 48th  mtg., 19 Nov.

L.36 (PBI)

Future operation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

 

 

Item 99:  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.23

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

19th  mtg., 20 Oct.

Pakistan

Adopted, 37th mtg., 4 Nov

L.

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

Chairman’s text

Adopted, 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

 

Item 100:  Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

 

L.72

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

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. Ghana

Adopted, 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.74

New international humanitarian order

 

45th mtg., 17 Nov. Jordan

Adopted (as orally revised), 52nd mtg., 23 Nov.

L.78

Assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. South Africa

Adopted, (as orally corrected), 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.73

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. Norway

Adopted, 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

 

Item 101:  Promotion and protection of the rights of children

 

L.28

The situation of and assistance to Palestinian children

No PBI

29th  mtg., 28 Oct. Egypt

Adopted, 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

Vote: 105-5-61

L.29

Rights of the child

33rd mtg., 1 Nov., Argentina

L.29/Rev.1

L.82 & add.1

Adopted,  (as orally revised), 52nd mtg., 23 Nov., Vote: 170-2-3, as a whole

 

Vote: 114-30-14 on op 9

 

Vote: 123-7-32 on op 23(b) as a whole (Singapore)

 

Vote: 130-4-33, on op 38 (b), “corporal punishment”

(Singapore)

L.81

Proposed amendments to draft resolution L.29/Rev.1 entitled “Rights of the child”

(USA)

Vote: 2-126-36, except 3 bis and 14

 

Vote: 30-112-10. on para 3 bis

 

Vote: 3-139-16 on para 14

L.82 & add.1 (PBIs) (See L.29/Rev.1)

Proposed Budget Implications for L.29/Rev.1 on the Rights of the Child

L.83

Proposed amendments to draft resolution L.29/Rev.1 entitled “Rights of the child”

No PBI

Vote: 38-97-22  (Egypt)

 

Item 102:  Programme of activities for the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People, 1995-2004

 

L.13

Proposal for a second international decade of the world’s indigenous people

 

Note by the Secretariat

See draft res. L.30

L.30

Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

No PBI

33rd mtg., 1 Nov., Cuba

Adopted (as orally revised) 37th mtg., 4 Nov

 

Item 103:  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination

 

L.71

Global efforts for the total elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

Oral stmt.

44th mtg, 16 Nov.

Qatar, G-77

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

Vote: 175-2-2

 

Item 103(a):  Elimination of racism and racial discrimination

 

L.67/Rev.1

Measures to be taken against political platforms and activities based on doctrines of superiority and violent nationalist ideologies which are based on racial discrimination or ethnic exclusiveness and xenophobia, including neo-Nazism

No PBI

51st mtg., 23 Nov. (as orally revised)

Belarus

Adopted, (as revised), 52nd mtg., 23 Nov.

L.69

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Oral stmt.

43rd mtg., 15 Nov. Belgium

Adopted, (as orally revised), 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

 

Item 104:  Right of peoples to self-determination

 

L.68

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

Oral stmt.

44th mtg., 16 Nov., Cuba

Adopted, 49th mtg., 19 Nov.

Vote: 115-45-10

L.70

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

No PBI

43rd mtg., 15 Nov. Egypt

L.70/Rev.1

Adopted, 52nd mtg., 23 Nov.

Vote: 169-5-4

L.75

Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. Pakistan

Adopted, 51st mtg., 23 Nov.

 

Item 105(a):  Human rights questions:  implementation of human rights instruments 

 

L.31

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

L.63

34th mtg., 2 Nov. Mexico

Adopted (as orally revised), 44th mtg., 16 Nov.

L.32

Equitable geographical distribution in the membership of the human rights treaty

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, 47th mtg., 18 Nov. Vote: 112-51-5

L.33

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Oral stmt.

37th mtg., 4 Nov. Denmark

 

L.33/Rev.1

Adopted, 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.63 (PBI)

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

 

 

Item 105(b): Human rights questions:  human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

 

L.34

Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa

Oral Stmt.

37th mtg., 4 Nov. Cameroon

Adopted

42nd mtg., 11 Nov.

L.35

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

No

PBI

37th mtg., 4 Nov Egypt

Adopted, 48th mtg., 19 Nov.

Vote: 118-50-3

L.37

The right to development

Oral stmt.

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Malaysia

Adopted, (as orally revised), 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

Vote: 165-2-4

L.38

Human rights and extreme poverty

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. Peru

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

L.39

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Malaysia

Adopted, 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.40

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Malaysia

Adopted, (as revised), 48th mtg., 19 Nov.

Vote: 115-51-0

L.41

World Programme for Human Rights Education

No PBI

(Australia, Costa Rica)

Withdrawn at 44th mtg., 16 Nov.

L.42

Missing persons

No PBI

43rd mtg., 15 Nov. Azerbaijan

Adopted (as orally revised), 47th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.43

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

44th mtg., 16 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, 49th mtg., 19 Nov.

 

L.44

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

No PBI

45th mtg., 17 Nov. Mexico

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

L.45

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

stmt.

 

 

 

46th mtg., 18 Nov. Norway

L.45/Rev.1

Adopted (as orally revised), 47th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.47

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

No PBI

44th mtg., 16 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, (as orally revised), 47th mtg., 18 Nov.

Vote: 115-55-4

L.51

Protection of migrants

No PBI

44th mtg., 16 Nov. Mexico

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

L.52

Human rights and terrorism

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Russian Federation

Adopted, 42nd mtg., 11 Nov.

Vote: 109-49-5

L.56

Regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights

Oral stmt.

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Belgium

Adopted, (as orally revised and corrected), 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

L.57

(See L..79 Amend)

 

 

 

 

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Oral stmt.

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Finland

L.57/Rev.1 (See L..80 Amend)

Adopted, as orally revised, 50 mtg., 22 Nov., Vote: 130-0-45, as a whole

 

Vote: 84-41-39 on op 7

 

Vote: 93-42-29 on op 8 (c) “Incl. sexual orientation”

 

Vote: 4-117-41 on op 6 (USA amendment)

L.58

Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

Oral stmt.

48th mtg., 19 Nov.

Mexico

Adopted, (as orally revised), 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

L.59

Elimination of all forms of religious intolerance

Oral stmt.

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Netherlands

Adopted, (as orally revised) 50th mtg, 22 Nov., Vote: 177-0-0

 

Vote: 45-85-29 on op 9 amendment

 

Vote: 99-33-21 on op 9

L.61*

Question of enforced or involuntary disappearances

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. France

Adopted, 44th mtg., 16 Nov.

L.62

(See L.77 )

Enhancing the role of regional, subregional and other organizations and arrangements in promoting and consolidating democracy

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Romania

Adopted, (as orally revised & amended),

53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

Vote: 161-0-20

L.64

 

The right to food

Oral stmt.

44th mtg., 16 Nov. Cuba

L.64/Rev.1

Oral stmt.

Adopted, 49th mtg., 19 Nov.

Vote: 167-2-0

L.65

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

No PBI

44th mtg., 16 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, (as orally revised), 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

Vote: 107-3-63

L.66

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 for fundamental freedoms and in solving international problems of a humanitarian character

No PBI

44th mtg., 16 Nov. Cuba

Adopted, (as orally revised), 49th mtg., 19 Nov.

Vote: 106-54-10

L.77

Amendment to L.62 on enhancing the role of regional, subregional and other organizations and arrangements in promoting and consolidating democracy

No PBI

(Cuba)

See L.62 as adopted at 53rd mtg., 24 Nov.

L.79

(See L.57)

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Oral stmt.

Saudi Arabia

 

L.80

(See L.57/Rev.1)

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Oral stmt.

Saudi Arabia

Vote: 60-74-26 on para 1

 

Vote: 52-75-32 on para 2

 

Item 105 (c):  Human rights questions: human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives

 

L.46

Human rights situation in Zimbabwe

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Netherlands (EU)

No action

Vote: 92-72-9 (54th mtg., 24 Nov.)

L.48*

Situation of human rights in the Sudan

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Netherlands (EU)

No action

Vote: 91-74-11 (54th mtg., 24 Nov.)

L.49

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

L.76

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Netherlands (EU)

Adopted, 44th mtg., 16 Nov.

L.50*

Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Canada

Adopted, 45th mtg., 17 Nov. Roll Call Vote: 69-55-51

L.53

Situation of human rights in Turkmenistan

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Netherlands (EU), USA

Adopted, (as revised) 46th mtg., 18 Nov.

Vote: 65-49-56

L.54

Situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Netherlands (EU)

Adopted, (as a whole/revised), Vote: 72-2-94

54th mtg., 24 Nov.

 

Rejected, Vote: 116-2-38 on op 6(f) (USA) amendment

 

Vote: 101-2-61 on pp 3

 

Vote: 100-2-61 on pp 4

 

Vote: 93-2-67 on op 6 (as a whole/revised)

L.55*

Situation of human rights in Belarus

No PBI

44th mtg., 16 Nov.

(orally corrected)  USA

No action

Vote: 75-65-28

(47th mtg., 18 Nov.)

L.60

Situation of democracy and human rights in the United States of America

No PBI

41st mtg., 10 Nov. Belarus

Withdrawn at 42nd mtg., 11 Nov.

L.76 (PBI)

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

 

Conference Room Papers

 

CRP.1/Rev.1

Revitalization of the work of the Third Committee

Chairman’s text

Approved for transmission to GA (as corrected), 54th mtg., 24 Nov.

CRP.2

Provisional programme of work for the Third Committee at the sixtieth session of the General Assembly

 

Adopted, (as corrected), 54th mtg., 24 Nov.

 

*Reissued for technical reasons.