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2017 session of the C-24

During its 2017 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 9 meetings from 22 February to 23 June 2017, and adopted 22 draft resolutions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2017 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/72/23. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2017 session, please see under 2017 Seminar page.

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2017 session 

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

23 June 2017

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (continued)

Question of American Samoa

Question of Pitcairn

Question of Saint Helena

Question of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Question of the United States Virgin Islands

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

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

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

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

Report of the Caribbean regional seminar

Organization of work

Closure of the session

A/72/69 (Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization)

E/2017/59 (Report of the President of the Council on consultations with the Special Committee on the Implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization)

A/AC.109/2017/1 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2017/6 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2017/12 (Working paper on Pitcairn)

A/AC.109/2017/13 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2017/15 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2017/16 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2017/L.6 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.8 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.9/Rev.1 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.10/Rev.1 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.20 (Draft resolution on Pitcairn; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.21 (Draft resolution on Saint Helena; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.22 (Draft resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.23 (Draft resolution on the United States Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.25 (Draft resolution on American Samoa; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.26 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2017/CRP.1/Rev.1 (Draft conclusions and recommendations of the Caribbean regional seminar) 

A/AC.109/2017/CRP.2 (Procedural report of the Caribbean regional seminar)

GA/COL/3314

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2017/L.6, as orally revised);

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2017/L.8);

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2017/L.9/Rev.1);

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2017/L.10/Rev.1);

Draft resolution on Pitcairn (A/AC.109/2017/L.20);

Draft resolution on Saint Helena (A/AC.109/2017/L.21);

Draft resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands (A/AC.109/2017/L.22);

Draft resolution on the United States Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2017/L.23);

Draft resolution on American Samoa (A/AC.109/2017/L.25);

Draft conclusions and recommendations of the Caribbean regional seminar (A/AC.109/2017/CRP.1/Rev.1); and

Procedural report of the Caribbean regional seminar (A/AC.109/2017/CRP.2, as orally revised)

8th meeting

23 June 2017

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

A/AC.109/2017/6 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2017/L.26 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

GA/COL/3314

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2017/L.26)

7th meeting
22 June 2017

Question of French Polynesia 

Question of New Caledonia 

Question of Anguilla 

Question of Bermuda 

Question of the British Virgin Islands 

Question of the Cayman Islands 

Question of Guam 

Question of Montserrat 

Question of Tokelau

A/AC.109/2017/2 (Working paper on Anguilla)

A/AC.109/2017/3 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2017/4 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2017/5 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2017/7 (Working paper on French Polynesia)

A/AC.109/2017/9 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2017/10 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2017/11 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2017/14 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2017/L.7 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; sponsored by Fiji and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2017/L.11 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; sponsored by Fiji, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2017/L.14 (Draft resolution on Anguilla; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.15 (Draft resolution on Bermuda; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.16 (Draft resolution on the British Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair) 

A/AC.109/2017/L.17 (Draft resolution on the Cayman Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.18 (Draft resolution on Guam; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.19 (Draft resolution on Montserrat; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.24 (Draft resolution on French Polynesia; submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3313

Webcast 

Adoption without a vote of: 

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2017/L.7);

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2017/L.11);

Draft resolution on Anguilla (A/AC.109/2017/L.14);

Draft resolution on Bermuda (A/AC.109/2017/L.15);

Draft resolution on the British Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2017/L.16);

Draft resolution on the Cayman Islands (A/AC.109/2017/L.17);

Draft resolution on Guam (A/AC.109/2017/L.18);

Draft resolution on Montserrat (A/AC.109/2017/L.19); and

Draft resolution on French Polynesia (A/AC.109/2017/L.24)

6th meeting 
19 June 2017 Special Committee decision of 20 June 2016 concerning Puerto Rico (continued)

A/AC.109/2017/L.12 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 20 June 2016 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2017/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

GA/COL/3312

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 20 June 2016 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2017/L.12)

5th meeting
19 June 2017 Special Committee decision of 20 June 2016 concerning Puerto Rico

A/AC.109/2017/L.12 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 20 June 2016 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2017/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

GA/COL/3312

Webcast

 
4th meeting
12 June 2017

Question of Gibraltar

Question of Tokelau

Question of Western Sahara

A/AC.109/2017/8 (Working paper on Gibraltar)

A/AC.109/2017/14 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2017/17 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

GA/COL/3311

Webcast

 
3rd meeting
12 June 2017

Statement by the Chair

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

A/72/62 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2017/18 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information)

A/AC.109/2017/L.2 (Organization of work)

A/AC.109/2017/L.4 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.5 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2017/L.6 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3311

Webcast

The request to hear petitioners on Western Sahara was rejected by 8 votes to 7, with 5 abstentions

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e (A/AC.109/2017/L.4); and

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2017/L.5)

2nd meeting
6 April 2017

Organization of the 2017 Caribbean regional seminar

Question of sending visiting and special missions to Territories 

A/AC.109/2017/19 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2017 Caribbean regional seminar)

GA/COL/3305

Webcast

 

1st meeting
22 February 2017

Opening of the session by the Secretary-General

Election of the Chair

Election of other officers of the Special Committee

Organization of work 

A/AC.109/2017/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly) 

A/AC.109/2017/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

GA/COL/3303

SG/SM/18451

Webcast

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

Election by acclamation of other officers:

Vice-Chairs - Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo (Cuba), Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani (Indonesia) and Mr. Adikalie Foday Sumah (Sierra Leone); and

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