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2015 session of the C-24

During its 2015 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 8 meetings from 19 February to 26 June 2015, and adopted, among others, 12 draft resolutions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2015 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/70/23. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2015 session, please see under 2015 Seminar page.

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2015 session 

Meeting
(Record)
Date Agenda Documents
Press release/
Webcast
Outcome/Votes
8th meeting

26 June 2015

Question of New Caledonia 

Question of French Polynesia 

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

Report of the Caribbean regional seminar 

Draft preliminary report

Closure of the session

A/69/966 (Statement submitted by the Secretary-General on programme budget implications of draft resolution A/AC.109/2015/L.9/Rev.1)

A/AC.109/2015/15 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2015/16 (Working paper on French Polynesia)

A/AC.109/2015/L.9 and Rev.1 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/L.12 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; sponsored by Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone)

A/AC.109/2015/L.16 (Draft resolution on French Polynesia; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/CRP.1 (Draft conclusions and recommendations of the Caribbean regional seminar)

GA/COL/3284

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2015/L.9);

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2015/L.12);

Draft resolution on French Polynesia (A/AC.109/2015/L.16); and

Draft conclusions and recommendations of the Caribbean regional seminar (A/AC.109/2015/CRP.1)

7th meeting

25 June 2015

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (continued)

A/AC.109/2015/19 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

GA/COL/3283

Webcast

 

6th meeting
25 June 2015

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

A/AC.109/2015/19 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2015/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

GA/COL/3283

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2015/L.7)

5th meeting
23 June 2015

Question of Tokelau 

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 

Question of sending visiting and special missions to Territories (continued) 

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 

Question of Western Sahara

A/AC.109/2015/1 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2015/2 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

A/AC.109/2015/3 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2015/4 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2015/5 (Working paper on Pictairn)

A/AC.109/2015/6 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2015/7 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2015/8 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2015/9 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2015/10 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2015/11 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2015/12 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2015/14 (Working paper on Anguilla)

A/AC.109/2015/L.5 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/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.109/2015/L.9 (Draft resolution on on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/L.10 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/L.11 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/L.15 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

GA/COL/3282

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2015/L.5);

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.109/2015/L.8);

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2015/L.10);

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2015/L.11); and

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2015/L.15)

4th meeting 
22 June 2015  Special Committee decision of 23 June 2014 concerning Puerto Rico (continued) 

A/AC.109/2015/L.6 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 23 June 2014 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2015/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

GA/COL/3281

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Decision of the Special Committee of 23 June 2014 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2015/L.6)

3rd meeting 
22 June 2015 Special Committee decision of 23 June 2014 concerning Puerto Rico 

A/AC.109/2015/L.6 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 23 June 2014 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2015/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

GA/COL/3281

 
2nd meeting
15 June 2015

Organization of work

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 sending visiting and special missions to Territories

Question of Gibraltar 

A/70/67 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2015/18 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information) 

A/AC.109/2015/13 (Working paper on Gibraltar) 

A/AC.109/2015/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work) 

A/AC.109/2015/L.3 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/L.4 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2015/L.5 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3280

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e (A/AC.109/2015/L.3); and

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2015/L.4)

1st meeting
19 February 2015

Opening of the session by the Assistant Secretary-General

Election of officers

Organization of work

Organization of the 2015 Caribbean regional seminar 

A/AC.109/2015/17 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2015 Caribbean regional seminar) 

A/AC.109/2015/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly)

A/AC.109/2015/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work) 

GA/COL/3273

Election by acclamation of Mr. Xavier Lasso Mendoza (Ecuador) as the Chair

Election by acclamation of other officers:

Vice-Chairs - Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez (Cuba), Mr. Desra Percaya (Indonesia) and Mr. Vandi Chidi Minah (Sierra Leone); and

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