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2016 session of the C-24

During its 2016 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 13 meetings from 25 February to 30 June 2016, including one extraordinary (closed) meeting, and adopted 22 draft resolutions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2016 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/71/23. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2016 session, please see under 2016 Seminar page.

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2016 session 

Meeting
(Record)
Date Agenda Documents
Press release/
Webcast
Outcome/Votes
12th meeting 

30 June 2016

Question of French Polynesia (continued)

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

Organization of work 

Closure of the session

A/AC.109/2016/7 (Working paper on French Polynesia) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.24 (Draft resolution on French Polynesia; submitted by the Chair) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.5/Rev.2 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions, submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3300

Webcast 

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2016/L.5/Rev.2); and

Draft resolution on French Polynesia (A/AC.109/2016/L.24)

11th meeting 

24 June 2016

Requests for hearing

Question of French Polynesia 

Question of New Caledonia

Question of American Samoa 

Question of Anguilla 

Question of Bermuda 

Question of the British Virgin Islands 

Question of the Cayman Islands 

Question of Guam 

Question of Monserrat 

Question of Pitcairn 

Question of Saint Helena 

Question of the Turks and Caicos Islands 

Question of the United States Virgin Islands 

Organization of work 

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

Report of the Pacific regional seminar

A/AC.109/2016/7 (Working paper on French Polynesia) 

A/AC.109/2016/11 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2016/L.8 (Draft resolution on American Samoa; submitted by the Chair) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.9 (Draft resolution on Anguilla; submitted by the Chair) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.10 (Draft resolution on Bermuda; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.11 (Draft resolution on the British Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.12 (Draft resolution on the Cayman Islands; submitted by the Chair) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.14 (Draft resolution on Guam; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.15 (Draft resolution on Montserrat; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.16 (Draft resolution on Pitcairn; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.17 (Draft resolution on Saint Helena; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.18 (Draft resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.19 (Draft resolution on the United States Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.22 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.23 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.24 (Draft resolution on French Polynesia; submitted by the Chair) 

A/AC.109/2016/CRP.1 (Draft conclusions and recommendations of the Pacific regional seminar)

GA/COL/3299

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on American Samoa (A/AC.109/2016/L.8);

Draft resolution on Anguilla (A/AC.109/2016/L.9);

Draft resolution on Bermuda (A/AC.109/2016/L.10);

Draft resolution on the British Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2016/L.11);

Draft resolution on the Cayman Islands (A/AC.109/2016/L.12); 

Draft resolution on Guam (A/AC.109/2016/L.14);

Draft resolution on Montserrat (A/AC.109/2016/L.15);

Draft resolution on Pitcairn (A/AC.109/2016/L.16);

Draft resolution on Saint Helena (A/AC.109/2016/L.17);

Draft resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands (A/AC.109/2016/L.18);

Draft resolution on the United States Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2016/L.19);

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2016/L.22);

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2016/L.23); and

Draft conclusions and recommendations of the Pacific regional seminar (A/AC.109/2016/CRP.1)

10th meeting 
23 June 2016  Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (continued) 

A/AC.109/2016/6 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

GA/COL/3298

Webcast 

 
9th meeting
(A/AC.109/2016/SR.9)
23 June 2016

Requests for hearing

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

A/AC.109/2016/6 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

GA/COL/3298

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2016/L.7)

8th meeting
21 June 2016

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

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 special 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

A/71/69 (Report of the Secretary-General on specialized agencies and international institutions)

E/2016/49 (Report of the President of the Council on consultations with the Special Committee on the Implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization)

A/AC.109/2016/1 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2016/2 (Working paper on Anguilla) 

A/AC.109/2016/3 (Working paper on Bermuda) 

A/AC.109/2016/4 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands) 

A/AC.109/2016/5 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands) 

A/AC.109/2016/9 (Working paper on Guam) 

A/AC.109/2016/10 (Working paper on Montserrat) 

A/AC.109/2016/12 (Working paper on Pitcairn) 

A/AC.109/2016/13 (Working paper on Saint Helena) 

A/AC.109/2016/14 (Working paper on Tokelau) 

A/AC.109/2016/15 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands) 

A/AC.109/2016/16 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2016/L.20 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.21 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.25 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

GA/COL/3297

Webcast 

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2016/L.20);

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2016/L.21); and

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2016/L.25)

7th meeting
20 June 2016  Special Committee decision of 22 June 2015 concerning Puerto Rico (continued)

A/AC.109/2016/L.6 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 22 June 2015 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico) 

GA/COL/3296

Webcast part 1
Webcast part 2

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 22 June 2015 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2016/L.6)

6th meeting
20 June 2016  Special Committee decision of 22 June 2015 concerning Puerto Rico 

A/AC.109/2016/L.6 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 22 June 2015 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela) 

A/AC.109/2016/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico) 

GA/COL/3296 

Webcast

 

5th meeting 
17 June 2016 Question of Western Sahara (continued)  A/AC.109/2016/17 (Working paper on Western Sahara) 

GA/COL/3295

Webcast 

 

Extraordinary closed meeting

17 June 2016 Question of Western Sahara (continued)

 

   
4th meeting
14 June 2016  Question of Western Sahara A/AC.109/2016/17 (Working paper on Western Sahara)  GA/COL/3294  
3rd meeting
13 June 2016 

Organization of work

Requests for hearing 

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

Dissemination of information on decolonization 

Question of sending visiting and special missions to Territories

Question of Gibraltar

A/71/68 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2016/8 (Working paper on Gibraltar)

A/AC.109/2016/18 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information)

A/AC.109/2016/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

A/AC.109/2016/L.3 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.4 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2016/L.5 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3293

Webcast 

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e (A/AC.109/2016/L.3); and

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2016/L.4)

2nd meeting
12 April 2016 Organization of the 2016 Pacific regional seminar A/AC.109/2016/19 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2016 Pacific regional seminar) GA/COL/3287  
1st meeting 
25 February 2016

Opening of the session by the Assistant Secretary-General 

Election of the Chair 

Election of other officers of the Special Committee

Organization of work 

Organization of the 2016 Pacific regional seminar

A/AC.109/2016/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly)

A/AC.109/2016/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

GA/COL/3285 

Webcast

Election by acclamation of Mr. Rafael Ramírez (Venezuela) as the Chair

Election by acclamation of other officers: 

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

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