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2008 session of the C-24

During its 2008 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 11 meetings from 28 February to 23 June 2008, and adopted 11 draft resolutions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2008 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/63/23. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2008 session, please see under 2008 Seminar page.

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2008 session 

Meeting
(Record)
Date Agenda Documents Outcome/Votes
11th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.11)

23 June 2008

Question of New Caledonia

Question of Tokelau

Organization of work

Closure of the session

A/AC.109/2008/1 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2008/9 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2008/L.13 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2008/L.15 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2008/L.13); and

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2008/L.15), as orally amended

10th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.10)

19 June 2008

Report of the Pacific regional seminar

Report of the Special Committee

A/AC.109/2008/L.14 (Report of the Special Committee)

A/AC.109/2008/CRP.2 (Draft report of the Pacific regional seminar)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft report of the Special Committee (A/AC.109/2008/L.14);

Draft report of the Pacific regional seminar (A/AC.109/2008/CRP.2)

9th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.9)

18 June 2008

Question of Gibraltar

A/AC.109/2008/8 and Corr.1 (Corr. 1 in Spanish only) (Working paper on Gibraltar)

 

8th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.8)
12 June 2008

Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations

Economic and other activities which affect the interests of peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories

A/63/61 (Report of the Secretary-General on specialized agencies and international institutions)

E/2008/47 (Report of the President of the Council on consultations with the Special Committee on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization)

A/AC.109/2008/L.10 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2008/L.11 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2008/L.12 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; submitted by the Chair)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2008/L.10);

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2008/L.11); and

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2008/L.12)

7th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.7)
12 June 2008

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

A/AC.109/2008/13 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2008/L.8 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba and Venezuela)

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2008/L.8)

6th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.6)
11 June 2008

Question of Western Sahara

Questions of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Tokelau, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands

A/AC.109/2008/2 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2008/3 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2008/4 (Working paper on Pitcairn)

A/AC.109/2008/6 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2008/7 (Working paper on Anguilla)

A/AC.109/2008/10 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2008/11 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2008/12 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2008/14 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

A/AC.109/2008/15 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2008/16 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2008/17 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2008/L.9 (Draft resolution on American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair)

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2008/L.9)

5th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.5)
9 June 2008 Special Committee decision of 14 June 2007 concerning Puerto Rico (continued)

A/AC.109/2008/L.3 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

A/AC.109/2008/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 14 June 2007 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Cuba and Venezuela)

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 14 June 2007 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2008/L.7)
4th meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.4)
9 June 2008

Special Committee decision of 14 June 2007 concerning Puerto Rico

A/AC.109/2008/L.3 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

A/AC.109/2008/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 14 June 2007 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Cuba and Venezuela)

 
3rd meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.3)
27 May 2008 

Dissemination of information on decolonization

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations

Question of sending visiting and special missions to Territories

A/63/65 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2008/18 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information)

A/AC.109/2008/L.4 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2008/L.5 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2008/L.6 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 (A/AC.109/2008/L.4);

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2008/L.5); and

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2008/L.6)

2nd meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.2)
15 April 2008

Pacific regional seminar

A/AC.109/2008/5 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2008 Pacific regional seminar)  
1st meeting
(A/AC.109/2008/SR.1)
28 February 2008

Opening of the session by the Secretary-General

Election of officers

Organization of work

A/AC.109/2008/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly)

A/AC.109/2008/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

Election by acclamation of Mr. R. M. Marty M. Natalegawa (Indonesia) as the Chair

Election by acclamation of other officers:

Vice-Chairs - Mr. Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz (Cuba) and Mr. Luc-Joseph Okio (Congo); and

Rapporteur - Mr. Bashar Ja’afari (Syrian Arab Republic)