The C-24 hears petitioners on questions of three Territories, 1 August 1988 [UN Photo/Y. Nagata]

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For inquiries related to the next annual regional seminar, the C-24 substantive session and the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee), please regularly check this page which will be updated prior to each event. 

Annual Regional Seminar - May

In light of the ongoing situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, on 7 May 2021, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) decided to postpone the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar, to be held in Dominica, to 25-27 August 2021.

Individuals or civil society organizations wishing to participate at their own expense in the annual three-day regional seminar of the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) regarding the Non-Self-Governing Territories* inscribed under the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, usually held in the second half of May, should submit in good time a written request to the Chair of the C-24 via the Office of the Special Committee Secretary (soomroi@un.org).

 

C-24 substantive session - June

Individuals or civil society organizations wishing to address at their own expense the yearly C-24 session in June as petitioners regarding the Non-Self-Governing Territories* inscribed under the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples should submit in good time and not later than 7 June 2021 an online form requesting to appear as a petitioner and specify the Non-Self-Governing Territory under which they would like to petition. 

 

Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) - October

Individuals or civil society organizations wishing to address at their own expense the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) of the General Assembly in October as petitioners regarding the Non-Self-Governing Territories* inscribed under the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples should submit an online form from Monday, 23 August 2021 (09:00 am., New York time), until Thursday, 23 September 2021 (17:00 pm, New York time).  For any questions regarding registration, please send queries to 4thcommittee@un.org.

 

*These are American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)**, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Guam, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands and Western Sahara.

**A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

 

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