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2013 session of the C-24

During its 2013 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 9 meetings from 21 February to 21 June 2013, and adopted 12 draft resolutions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2013 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/68/23. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2013 session, please see under 2013 Seminar page.

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2013 session 

Meeting
(Record)
Date Agenda Documents Outcome/Votes
9th meeting

21 June 2013

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (continued)

Question of Tokelau

Question of New Caledonia (continued)

Question of French Polynesia

Report of the Caribbean regional seminar

Special Committee on decisions concerning organizational matters

Organization of work

Closure of the session

A/AC.109/2013/2 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2013/14 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2013/16 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2013/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2013/L.12 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; sponsored by Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2013/L.14 (Report of the Special Committee on decisions concerning organizational matters)

A/AC.109/2013/L.15 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2013/L.16 (Draft resolution on French Polynesia; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2013/CRP.1 (Draft report of the Caribbean regional seminar)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2013/L.12);

Draft report of the Special Committee on decisions concerning organizational matters (A/AC.109/2013/L.14);

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2013/L.15); 

Draft resolution on French Polynesia (A/AC.109/2013/L.16); and

Draft report of the Caribbean regional seminar (A/AC.109/2013/CRP.1)

8th meeting
 20 June 2013 Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 

A/AC.109/2013/14 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2013/L.7 (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.109/2013/L.7)

7th meeting
18 June 2013

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 the international institutions associated with the United Nations

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

Question of New Caledonia

A/68/62 (Report of the Secretary-General on specialized agencies and international institutions)

E/2013/55 (Report of the President of the Council on consultations with the Special Committee on the Implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization)

A/AC.109/2013/3 (Working paper on Pitcairn) 

A/AC.109/2013/4 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2013/5 (Working paper on Anguilla) 

A/AC.109/2013/6 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2013/7 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2013/8 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2013/9 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2013/10 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2013/11 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2013/12 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2013/13 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2013/16 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2013/L.8 (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.109/2013/L.9 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2013/L.10 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2013/L.11 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; 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.109/2013/L.8);

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2013/L.9);

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2013/L.10); and

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2013/L.11)

6th meeting
17 June 2013  Special Committee decision of 18 June 2012 concerning Puerto Rico (continued)

A/AC.109/2013/L.6 (Draft resolution on the decision of the Special Committee of 18 June 2012 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2013/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the decision of the Special Committee of 18 June 2012 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2013/L.6)

5th meeting
17 June 2013 Special Committee decision of 18 June 2012 concerning Puerto Rico

A/AC.109/2013/L.6 (Draft resolution on the decision of the Special Committee of 18 June 2012 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2013/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

 
4th meeting
12 June 2013

Question of Gibraltar

Question of Western Sahara

A/AC.109/2013/1 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

A/AC.109/2013/15 (Working paper on Gibraltar)

 
3rd meeting
10 June 2013

Requests for hearing

Question of the 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/68/64 and Add.1 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2013/18 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information)

A/AC.109/2013/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

A/AC.109/2013/L.3 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2013/L.4 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2013/L.5 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e (A/AC.109/2013/L.3);

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2013/L.4); and

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2013/L.5)

2nd meeting

1 April 2013

Caribbean regional seminar

A/AC.109/2013/17 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2013 Caribbean regional seminar)

 

1st meeting
21 February 2013

Opening of the session by the Secretary-General

Election of officers

Organization of work

A/AC.109/2013/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly)

A/AC.109/2013/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

Election by acclamation of Mr. Diego Morejón (Ecuador) as the Chair

Election by acclamation of other officers:

Vice-Chairs - Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez (Cuba) and Mr. Shekou M. Touray (Sierra Leone); and

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