C-24 regional seminars

Since the 1990s, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) has been organizing regional seminars, alternately in the Caribbean and the Pacific, to review the progress achieved in the implementation of the Plan of Action for the International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism. In a series of its resolutions on the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, the General Assembly requested the C-24 "conduct seminars, as appropriate, for the purpose of receiving and disseminating information on the work of the Special Committee, and to facilitate participation by the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories in those seminars" (see most recently in its resolution 72/111, para. 8 (f)).

The purpose of the regional seminars is to enable the C-24 to obtain the views of representatives of the Non-Self-Governing Territories, experts, members of the civil society, Member States and other stakeholders that can assist the C-24 in identifying policy approaches and practical means that can be pursued in the United Nations decolonization process. The discussions at the seminar are expected to assist the Special Committee in making a realistic analysis and evaluation of the situation in the Non-Self-Governing Territories, on a case-by-case basis, as well as the ways in which the United Nations system and the international community at large could enhance programmes of assistance to the Territories.

The final report of the regional seminar each year is available in the C-24 annual report of that year.

 

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Past venues and dates of the regional seminars

Year

Date Venue Seminar
2019 2-4 May

St. George's, Grenada

Caribbean regional seminar

2018 9-11 May

St. George's, Grenada

Pacific regional seminar

2017 16-18 May Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean regional seminar

2016

31 May - 2 June

Managua, Nicaragua

Pacific regional seminar

2015 19-21 May Managua, Nicaragua

Caribbean regional seminar

2014 21-23 May

Denarau, Fiji

Pacific regional seminar

2013 28-30 May Quito, Ecuador

Caribbean regional seminar

2012 30 May - 1 June Quito, Ecuador

Pacific regional seminar

2011

31 May - 2 June Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean regional seminar

2010

18-20 May Nouméa, New Caledonia

Pacific regional seminar

2009

12-14 May Frigate Bay, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Caribbean regional seminar

2008

14-16 May Bandung, Indonesia

Pacific regional seminar

2007

22-24 May

St. George's, Grenada

Caribbean regional seminar

2006

28-30 November Yanuca, Fiji

Pacific regional seminar

2005

17-19 May Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean regional seminar

2004

18-20 May Madang, Papua New Guinea

Pacific regional seminar

2003

20-22 May The Valley, Anguilla

Caribbean regional seminar

2002

14-16 May Nadi, Fiji

Pacific regional seminar

2001

23-25 May Havana, Cuba

Caribbean regional seminar

2000 16-18 May Majuro, Marshall Islands

Pacific regional seminar

1999 25-27 May Castries, Saint Lucia

Caribbean regional seminar

1998 16-18 June Nadi, Fiji

Pacific regional seminar

1997 21-23 May        St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean regional seminar

1996 12-14 June  Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Pacific regional seminar

1995

      3-5 July Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean regional seminar

1994

  [No seminar took place]  

1993

8-10 June Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Pacific regional seminar

1992

17-19 June St. George's, Grenada

Regional seminar

1991

  [No seminar took place]

 

1990 19-20 June Bridgetown, Barbados

Regional seminar

1990

9-11 May Port Vila, Vanuatu

Regional seminar