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2010 session of the C-24

During its 2010 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 10 meetings from 27 February to 23 June 2010, and adopted, among others, 13 draft resolutions and 2 decisions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2010 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/65/23 and A/65/23/Corr.1. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2010 session, please see under 2010 Seminar page.

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2010 session 

Meeting
(Record)
Date Agenda Documents Outcome/Votes
10th meeting 

25 June 2010

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (continued)

Question of Tokelau

Question of New Caledonia

Report of the Pacific regional seminar on the implementation of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism

Report of the Special Committee on decisions concerning organizational matters

Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism

Commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary 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

Question of sending visiting and special missions to Territories

Organization of work

A/AC.109/2010/3 (Working Paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2010/L.7 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.9 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2010/L.11 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.14 (Report of the Special Committee on decisions concerning organizational matters)

A/AC.109/2010/L.15 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2010/L.16 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2010/L.18 (Draft resolution on the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.19 (Draft decision on the Commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2010/L.7), as orally revised;

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2010/L.9);

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2010/L.11);

Draft report of the Special Committee on decisions concerning organizational matters (A/AC.109/2010/L.14);

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2010/L.16);

Draft resolution on the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (A/AC.109/2010/L.18); and

Draft decision on the Commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2010/L.19)

9th meeting 

24 June 2010

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

A/AC.109/2010/15 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2010/L.15 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2010/L.15)

8th meeting 
23 June 2010

Questions of 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

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 the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories

Fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples 

A/AC.109/2010/L.10 (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)

A/AC.109/2010/L.11 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.12 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.13 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.17 (Draft resolution on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; 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.109/2010/L.10), as revised;

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2010/L.12);

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2010/L.13); and

Draft resolution on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2010/L.17)

7th meeting
22 June 2010

Question of Western Sahara

Question of New Caledonia

Requests for hearing

Questions of 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.109/2010/2 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2010/4 (Working paper on Pitcairn)

A/AC.109/2010/5 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2010/6 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2010/7 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2010/8 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2010/9 (Working paper on Anguilla)

A/AC.109/2010/10 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2010/11 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

A/AC.109/2010/12 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2010/13 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2010/14 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2010/17 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2010/L.10 (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)

 
6th meeting
21 June 2010  Special Committee decision of 15 June 2009 concerning Puerto Rico (continued)

A/AC.109/2010/L.4 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

A/AC.109/2010/L.8 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 15 June 2009 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 15 June 2009 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2010/L.8)

5th meeting 
21 June 2010

Special Committee decision of 15 June 2009 concerning Puerto Rico

A/AC.109/2010/L.4 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

A/AC.109/2010/L.8 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 15 June 2009 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

 
4th meeting 
15 June 2010

Requests for hearing

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

Question of the dissemination of information on decolonization

Question of Gibraltar

A/65/66 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2010/16 (Working paper on Gibraltar)

A/AC.109/2010/19 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information)

A/AC.109/2010/L.5 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.6 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e (A/AC.109/2010/L.5); and

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2010/L.6)

3rd meeting 
30 March 2010 Pacific regional seminar (continued)

 

 
2nd meeting 
10 March 2010 Pacific regional seminar

A/AC.109/2010/18 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2010 Pacific regional seminar)

 
1st meeting
25 February 2010

Opening of the session by the Under-Secretary-General

Election of officers

Organization of work

Increase in the membership of the Special Committee

A/AC.109/2010/1 (Letter dated 1 October 2009 from the Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations addressed to the Chair of the Special Committee)

A/AC.109/2010/L.3 (Draft decision on increase in the membership of the C-24; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2010/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly)

A/AC.109/2010/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

Election by acclamation of Mr. Donatus Keith St. Aimee (Saint Lucia) as the Chair

Election by acclamation of other officers:

Vice-Chairs - Mr. Pedro Núñez Mosquera (Cuba) and Mr. Rupert S. Davies (Sierra Leone); and

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

Adoption without a vote of draft decision on increase in the membership of the C-24 (A/AC.109/2010/L.3)