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2021 session of the C-24

During its 2021 session, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) held a total of 7 meetings from 18 February to 24 June 2021 and adopted 22 draft resolutions without a vote. For details, see below table. For more details concerning the activities of the 2021 session of the C-24, see its annual report of the year, A/76/23. For information concerning its regional seminar during the 2021 session, please see under 2021 Seminar page

Meetings of the C-24 during the 2021 session 

Meeting
(Record) 
Date
Agenda
Documents
Press release/
Webcast
Outcome/Votes
7th meeting
24 June 2021

Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (continued)

Question of New Caledonia (continued)

Question of American Samoa (continued)

Question of Tokelau (continued)

Question of Anguilla (continued)

Question of Bermuda (continued)

Question of the British Virgin Islands (continued)

Question of the Cayman Islands (continued)

Question of French Polynesia (continued)

Question of Guam (continued)

Question of Montserrat (continued)

Question of Pitcairn (continued)

Question of Saint Helena (continued)

Question of the Turks and Caicos Islands (continued) 

Question of the United States Virgin Islands (continued) 

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

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

A/AC.109/2021/1 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2021/2 (Working paper on Anguilla)

A/AC.109/2021/3 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2021/4 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/5 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/6 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2021/7 (Working paper on French Polynesia)

A/AC.109/2021/9 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2021/10 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2021/11 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2021/12 (Working paper on Pitcairn)

A/AC.109/2021/13 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2021/14 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2021/15 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/16 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/L.6 (Draft resolution on economic and other activities; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.9 (Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.10 (Draft resolution on American Samoa; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.11 (Draft resolution on Anguilla; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.12 (Draft resolution on Bermuda; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.14 (Draft resolution on the British Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.15 (Draft resolution on the Cayman Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.16 (Draft resolution on Guam; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.17 (Draft resolution on Montserrat; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.18 (Draft resolution on Pitcairn; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.19 (Draft resolution on Saint Helena; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.20 (Draft resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.21 (Draft resolution on the United States Virgin Islands; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.22 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; submitted by Fiji, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2021/L.23 (Draft resolution on Tokelau; submitted by Fiji, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)

A/AC.109/2021/L.24 (Draft resolution on French Polynesia; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.25 (Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization; submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3347

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on economic and other activities (A/AC.109/2021/L.6);

Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2021/L.8); 

Draft resolution on specialized agencies and international institutions (A/AC.109/2021/L.9);

Draft resolution on American Samoa (A/AC.109/2021/L.10);

Draft resolution on Anguilla (A/AC.109/2021/L.11);

Draft resolution on Bermuda (A/AC.109/2021/L.12);

Draft resolution on the British Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2021/L.14);

Draft resolution on the Cayman Islands (A/AC.109/2021/L.15);

Draft resolution on the Guam (A/AC.109/2021/L.16);

Draft resolution on Montserrat (A/AC.109/2021/L.17);

Draft resolution on Pitcairn (A/AC.109/2021/L.18);

Draft resolution on Saint Helena (A/AC.109/2021/L.19);

Draft resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands (A/AC.109/2021/L.20);

Draft resolution on the United States Virgin Islands (A/AC.109/2021/L.21); 

Draft resolution on New Caledonia (A/AC.109/2021/L.22, as orally revised)

Draft resolution on Tokelau (A/AC.109/2021/L.23); and

Draft resolution on the implementation of the 1960 Declaration on Decolonization (A/AC.109/2021/L.25)

6th meeting  
24 June 2021 Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

A/AC.109/2021/6 (Working paper on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

A/AC.109/2021/L.8 (Draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas); submitted by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela)

GA/COL/3347

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (A/AC.109/2021/L.8)
5th meeting  
18 June 2021 Special Committee decision of 5 August 2020 concerning Puerto Rico

A/AC.109/2021/L.7 (Draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 5 August 2020 concerning Puerto Rico; sponsored by Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic and Venezuela)

A/AC.109/2021/L.13 (Report by the C-24 Rapporteur on Puerto Rico)

GA/COL/3346

Webcast

Adoption without a vote of draft resolution on the Special Committee decision of 5 August 2020 concerning Puerto Rico (A/AC.109/2021/L.7)
4th meeting  
15 June 2021

Question of the Cayman Islands

Preparations for the Caribbean regional seminar 

Question of Guam

Question of Montserrat

Question of New Caledonia

Question of Pitcairn

Question of Saint Helena

Question of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Question of the United States Virgin Islands

A/AC.109/2021/5 (Working paper on the Cayman Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/9 (Working paper on Guam)

A/AC.109/2021/10 (Working paper on Montserrat)

A/AC.109/2021/11 (Working paper on New Caledonia)

A/AC.109/2021/12 (Working paper on Pitcairn)

A/AC.109/2021/13 (Working paper on Saint Helena)

A/AC.109/2021/15 (Working paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/16 (Working paper on the United States Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/L.22 (Draft resolution on New Caledonia; submitted by Fiji, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)

GA/COL/3345

Webcast

 
3rd meeting  
14 June 2021

Question of Western Sahara (continued)

Question of American Samoa

Question of Anguilla

Question of Bermuda

Question of the British Virgin Islands

Question of French Polynesia

A/AC.109/2021/1 (Working paper on American Samoa)

A/AC.109/2021/2 (Working paper on Anguilla)

A/AC.109/2021/3 (Working paper on Bermuda)

A/AC.109/2021/4 (Working paper on the British Virgin Islands)

A/AC.109/2021/7 (Working paper on French Polynesia)

A/AC.109/2021/17 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

GA/COL/3344

Webcast

 
2nd meeting  
14 June 2021

Organization of work 

Election of other officers of the Special Committee

Requests for hearing

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

Question of Gibraltar

Question of Tokelau

Question of Western Sahara

A/76/63 (Report of the Secretary-General on information transmitted under Article 73 e)

A/AC.109/2021/8 (Working paper on Gibraltar)

A/AC.109/2021/14 (Working paper on Tokelau)

A/AC.109/2021/17 (Working paper on Western Sahara)

A/AC.109/2021/18 (Report of the Secretary-General on dissemination of information)

A/AC.109/2021/L.2 (Organization of work) 

A/AC.109/2021/L.3 (Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.4 (Draft resolution on dissemination of information; submitted by the Chair)

A/AC.109/2021/L.5 (Draft resolution on visiting and special missions; submitted by the Chair)

GA/COL/3344

Webcast

Election by acclamation of Rapporteur - Mr. Bassam Sabbagh (Syrian Arab Republic)

Adoption without a vote of:

Draft resolution on information transmitted under Article 73 e (A/AC.109/2021/L.3);

Draft resolution on dissemination of information (A/AC.109/2021/L.4); and

Draft resolution on visiting and special missions (A/AC.109/2021/L.5)

1st meeting
18 February 2021

Opening of the session 

Election of the Chair

Election of other officers of the Special Committee

Organization of work

Organization of the 2021 Caribbean regional seminar

A/AC.109/2021/L.1 (Note by the Secretary-General on the organization of work: relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly) 

A/AC.109/2021/L.2 (Note by the Chair on the organization of work)

A/AC.109/2021/19 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2021 Caribbean regional seminar)

GA/COL/3343

Webcast

Election by acclamation of Ms. Keisha McGuire (Grenada) as the Chair

Election by acclamation of other officers:

Vice-Chairs - Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta (Cuba), Mr. Mohammad Kurniadi Koba (Indonesia) and Mr. Alie Kabba (Sierra Leone)

Approval of A/AC.109/2021/19 (Guidelines and rules of procedure for the 2021 Caribbean regional seminar), as orally revised (subsequently issued as A/AC.109/2021/19/Rev.1)