Sixth Committee (Legal) — 76th session

Summaries of meetings

30th plenary meeting

7 June 2022 | GA Hall | Video Webcast

Election of the officers of the Main Committees: election of the Chairperson and the Bureau of the Sixth Committee at the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly – Item 5

Ms. Justina Krutulytė (Lithuania), Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee, opened the meeting.

The Committee elected, by acclamation, His Excellency Mr. Pedro Comissário Afonso (Mozambique) as its Chair for the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly.

The Committee also elected, by acclamation, Ms. Tzvety Romanska (Bulgaria), Mr. Edgar Daniel Leal Matta (Guatemala), and Ms. Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir (Iceland) as Vice-Chairs, as well as Ms. Sarah Zahirah Ruhama (Malaysia) as the Rapporteur, of the Sixth Committee for the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its work for the seventy-sixth session of the General Assembly.

29th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.29)

18 November 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission – Item 79

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79.

The representative of Pakistan introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.12, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.12, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 79.

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-fourth session – Item 80

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The representative of Austria, also on behalf of the sponsors, introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.10 and announced that Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Israel, Montenegro, Nigeria, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and United Republic of Tanzania had joined in sponsoring the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.10, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 80.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law – Item 81

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

The representative of Ghana introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.21, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.21, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 81.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The representative of Peru introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.16, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.16, without a vote.

The representative of Greece introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.15, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.15, without a vote.

The representative of Colombia introduced [in English] draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.13, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.13, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 82.

Crimes against humanity – Item 83

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83.

The representative of Singapore introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.17, on behalf of the Bureau.

The representatives of Mexico, Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union and its member States, as well as Albania, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America spoke in explanation of position prior to action on the draft resolution.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.17, without a vote.

The representative of Israel spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 83.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization – Item 84

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Committee adopted draft resolutions A/C.6/76/L.7 and A/C.6/76/L.8, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 84.

The rule of law at the national and international levels – Item 85

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.9, without a vote.

The representative of Syrian Arab Republic spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 85.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction – Item 86

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

The representative of Mauritius introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.14, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.14, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 86.

Protection of persons in the event of disasters – Item 87

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 87.

The representative of Indonesia introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.20, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.20, as orally revised, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 87.

Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework – Item 88

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 88.

The representative of Brazil introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.19, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.19, without a vote.

The representative of Colombia (on behalf of the Group of Friends of Spanish (Argentina, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)) spoke in explanation of position after the adoption of the draft resolution.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 88.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism – Item 111

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 111.

The representative of Canada introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.11, on behalf of the Bureau.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.11, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 111.

Administration of justice at the United Nations – Item 147

The Committee continued its consideration on agenda item 147.

The representative of Croatia  introduced a draft letter from the Chair of the Sixth Committee to the President of the General Assembly, including a request that it be brought to the attention of the Chair of the Fifth Committee and circulated as a document of the General Assembly.

The Committee authorized its Chair to send the letter to the President of the General Assembly.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 147.

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country – Item 167

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 167.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.6, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 167.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly – Item 122

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 122.

The Committee adopted draft decision A/C.6/76/L.22, without a vote.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 122.

Programme planning – Item 139

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 139.

The Chair of the Committee made a statement.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 139.

Election of the officers of the Main Committees – Item 5

The Chair of the Committee made a statement.

Conclusion of the consideration of the substantive items for the seventy-sixth session

The Chair of the Committee made a concluding statement.

The Sixth Committee thus concluded the consideration of its substantive items for the seventy-sixth session.

28th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.28)

10 November 2021 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization – Item 84

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The representative of Egypt introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.7, on behalf of the Bureau.

The representative of the Philippines introduced draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.8, on behalf of the Bureau.

Rule of law at the national and international levels – Item 85

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

The representative of Mexico introduced the draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.9, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country – Item 167

The Committee continued its consideration on agenda item 167.

The representative of Cyprus, also on behalf of the sponsors, introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/76/L.6.

Observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly – Item 168

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 168.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 168.

Observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly – Item 169

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 169.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Eurasian Economic Union in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 169.

Observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly – Item 170

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 170.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Community of Democracies in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 170.

Observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly – Item 171

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 171.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 171.

Observer status for the Global Environment Facility in the General Assembly – Item 172

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 172.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Global Environment Facility in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 172.

Observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly – Item 173

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 173.

The representative of Germany, also on behalf of the sponsors, made a statement.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Organization of Employers in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 173.

Observer status for the International Trade Union Confederation in the General Assembly – Item 174

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 174.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the International Trade Union Confederation in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee concluded its consideration of agenda item 174.

Observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly – Item 175

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 175.

The Committee decided to recommend that the General Assembly defer a decision on the request for observer status for the Boao Forum for Asia in the General Assembly to the seventy-seventh session of the Assembly.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 175.

Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly – Item 122

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 122.

The Chair introduced the draft provisional programme of work for the Committee during its seventy-seventh session.

Statements were made by the representatives of El Salvador and Mexico.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 122.

27th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.27)

9 November 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-fourth session – Item 80)

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Committee adopted draft resolutions A/C.6/76/L.3, A/C.6/76/L.4, A/C.6/76/L.5, without a vote.

Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country – Item 167

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 167.

The Chair of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country introduced the Report of the Committee (A/76/26).

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries of the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova, aligned themselves with the statement)), Singapore, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic, Cuba [in English], China, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 167.

Measures to eliminate international terrorism – Item 111

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 111.

Mr. Thabo Molefe (South Africa) presented an oral report on the work of the Working Group, on behalf of the Chair of the Working Group, Mr. Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka).

The Committee took note of the report.

26th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.26)

4 November 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-fourth session – Item 80

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

The representative of Austria introduced the draft resolutions A/C.6/76/L.3, A/C.6/76/L.4 and A/C.6/76/L.5, on behalf of the Bureau.

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization – Item 84

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Senior Political Affairs Officer, Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs made a statement on the status of the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council.

Statements were made by the representatives of Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), Egypt, Colombia, Qatar, the United States of America, El Salvador, Mexico, India, Ethiopia, Haiti, the Russian Federation, Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe, the Syrian Arab Republic, Niger, the Republic of Korea, China, Morocco, Nicaragua, and Ghana.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 84.

25th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.25)

3 November 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Cameroon, Cuba, Spain [in English], Italy, Algeria, Niger, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Philippines, Brazil, Turkey and Peru.

A statement was also made by the observer of the Holy See.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “General principles of law”, Mr. Marcelo Vázquez-Bermúdez, made some remarks.

The Chair of the International Law Commission at the seventy-second session made some concluding remarks. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 82. 

Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization – Item 84

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 84.

The Chair of the 2021 session of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization introduced [in English] the report of the Special Committee.

The Director of the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs made a statement [in English] on the status [in English] of the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [in English] (on behalf of the Group of friends in defense of the Charter of the United Nations), Georgia (also on behalf of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova), the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cuba, and the Philippines.

The representative of the Russian Federation spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

24th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.24)

3 November 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Sri Lanka, Germany, Japan, the Czech Republic, India, Slovenia, Estonia, Romania, Viet Nam, Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Micronesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Slovakia, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Jordan, Latvia, the Russian Federation and Cameroon.  

23rd plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.23)

2 November 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Tuvalu, India, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Colombia.

A statement was also made by the observer of the Holy See.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction”, Ms. Concepción Escobar Hernández, and the co-Chair of the Study Group on the topic “Sea-level rise in relation to international law”, Ms. Nilüfer Oral, made some remarks.

Further statements were made in connection with Cluster III (Succession of States in respect of State responsibility and General principles of law) by Denmark (also on behalf of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic countries)), Sierra Leone, Egypt, Belarus, Australia, South Africa, Portugal, China, the United States of America, Israel, Greece, New Zealand, El Salvador, Austria, Mexico and Chile.  

22nd plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.22)

1 November 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Thailand, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Argentina, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Austria, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Poland, Latvia, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, the Russian Federation, Algeria, Cyprus, Spain [in English], Tonga, Greece and Lebanon.

21st plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.21)

29 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Liechtenstein, Portugal, Romania, Brazil, Cuba, Slovakia, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Viet Nam, Czech Republic, Slovenia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Ireland, the Maldives, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Federated States of Micronesia and Malaysia.

20th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.20)

29 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

The President of the International Court of Justice addressed the Committee [in English].

The representatives of Egypt, Austria and France spoke.

Statements were made by the representatives of Singapore, Sierra Leone, the Islamic Republic of Iran, France, Egypt, Belarus, El Salvador, the Netherlands, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, China, the United States of America and Israel.

19th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.19)

28 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Observer status for the International Solar Alliance in the General Assembly – Item 176

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 176.

The representative of France (also on behalf of India) announced that Belgium, Eritrea, Norway, Palau, Qatar, Sao Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka and Tunisia had joined in sponsoring the draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.2.

A statement was made by the representative of India.

The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.6/76/L.2, without a vote.

The Committee thus concluded its consideration of agenda item 176.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of Cameroon, Poland, Greece, Indonesia, Canada [in English], the Russian Federation, Serbia, Algeria, Uganda, Kenya, Bulgaria and the Philippines.

The Special Rapporteur on the topic “Provisional application of treaties”, Mr. Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo, made some remarks.

Further statements were made in connection with Cluster II (Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction and Sea-level rise in relation to international law) by Samoa (on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States), the European Union (the candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the stabilisation and association process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement), Fiji (on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum), Antigua and Barbuda (on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)) and Iceland (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Nordic countries)).

18th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.18)

27 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of New Zealand, Peru, Sri Lanka, Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Federated States of Micronesia, Paraguay, Malaysia, Thailand, Argentina, Republic of Korea, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Austria and Turkey.

17th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.17)

26 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 82.

Statements were made by the representatives of China, the United States of America, India, Italy, Brazil, Romania, El Salvador, Slovakia, Mexico, Israel, Chile, Switzerland, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Viet Nam and Slovenia.

16th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.16)

25 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

The Committee observed a moment of silence in memory of Judge James Crawford. The Chair and the representative of Australia spoke.

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its seventy-second session – Item 82

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 82.

The Chair of the International Law Commission at the seventy-second session made a statement [in English] introducing the Report of the Commission on the work of its seventy-second session (A/76/10).

Statements were made by the representatives of Ghana (on behalf of the African Group), European Union (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement), Sweden (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway (Nordic Countries)), Latvia (also on behalf of Estonia and Lithuania), Singapore, Sierra Leone, the Islamic Republic of Iran, France, Egypt, Belarus, Cuba, Australia, South Africa, Colombia and Portugal.

15th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.15)

22 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction – Item 86

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of Germany, Myanmar, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Zambia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, Haiti, Senegal, Morocco, Argentina, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, the Russia Federation, Colombia and Algeria.

Statements were also made by the observers of the Holy See and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The representative of the Syrian Arab Republic spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 86.

14th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.14)

21 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law – Item 81

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 81.

Statements were made by the representatives of Thailand, Malaysia, Morocco, the Republic of Korea, Algeria, Jamaica, and the Russian Federation.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 81.

The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction – Item 86

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 86.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), New Zealand (on behalf of CANZ (Canada, Australia and New Zealand)), Singapore, Sierra Leone, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cuba [in English], the Philippines, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, South Africa, Qatar, Liechtenstein, China, Pakistan, the United States of America, Israel, Brazil, El Salvador, Oman, Slovakia, Mexico, Burkina Faso, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, India, Slovenia, Egypt and Ethiopia.

13th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.13)

21 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Protection of persons in the event of disasters – Item 87

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 87.

Statements were made by the representatives of Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), Algeria, Indonesia, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Jordan, Cameroon, and Haiti

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 87.

United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law – Item 81

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 81.

The Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law made a statement.

The Secretary of the Advisory Committee on the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law made a statement.

A statement was made by a representative of the Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.

Statements were made by the representatives of Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Singapore, South Africa, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cuba, the Philippines, Egypt, the Republic of Moldova, Colombia, Qatar, Portugal, China, the United States of America, El Salvador, Mexico, Lebanon, Chile, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Cameroon, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the Sudan.

12th plenary meeting

18 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-fourth session – Item 80

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 80.

Statements were made by the representatives of Pakistan, Canada [in English] and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Chair of the fifty-fourth session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law made some remarks. 

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 80.

Protection of persons in the event of disasters – Item 87

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 87.

Statements were made by the representatives of Antigua and Barbuda (on behalf of Alliance of Small Island States), Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Singapore, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cuba, the Philippines, Colombia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Portugal, China, the United States of America, Israel, Italy, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Viet Nam, Jamaica, Guatemala, India, Ethiopia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Malaysia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Thailand, the Russian Federation, and Honduras.

The representatives of Ethiopia and Egypt spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

11th plenary meeting

18 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its fifty-fourth session – Item 80

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 80.

The Chair of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law at its fifty-fourth session introduced the report of the Commission (A/76/17).

Statements were made by the representatives of the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Singapore, Honduras, Sierra Leone, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Philippines, Egypt, Belarus, Colombia, the United States of America, Italy, El Salvador, Ghana, Chile, Peru, Japan, India, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Belgium, Thailand, Austria, the Russian Federation, Argentina, China, Algeria and the Republic of Korea.

10th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.10)

15 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

The President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, paid a visit to the Committee and made a statement.

Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework – Item 88

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 88

Statements were made by the representatives of Canada [in English] (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Portugal, China, Cuba, the United States of America, Paraguay, El Salvador, Mexico, Chile, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Peru, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Spain [in English], Slovenia, Nigeria, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, France, the Republic of Korea, Solomon Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Turkey and Cameroon.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 88

Administration of justice at the United Nations – Item 147

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 147

Statements were made by the representatives of Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries of Turkey, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), Sierra Leone, the United States of America, Mexico, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Cameroon.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 147

Observer status for the International Solar Alliance in the General Assembly – Item 176

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 176

The representative of India (also on behalf of France) introduced the draft resolution contained in document A/C.6/76/L.2 and announced that Finland, Iceland, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago had joined as sponsors of the draft resolution.

A statement was made by the representative of El Salvador.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 176

9th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.9)

15 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Crimes against humanity – Item 83

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 83

Statements were made by the representatives of New Zealand, Cameroon, Estonia, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Myanmar, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon, Jordan, Nigeria, Slovenia, Costa Rica, Austria, France, the Republic of Korea, Italy, Spain [in English], the Netherlands, Poland, Haiti, Indonesia, Senegal, Kenya, Ecuador, Honduras, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Peru and the Russian Federation.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 83

Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework – Item 88

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 88

Statements were made by the representatives of Finland (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Singapore (also on behalf of Argentina, Austria, Brazil and Italy), the Islamic Republic of Iran, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Moldova and Colombia.

8th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.8)

13 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission – Item 79

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 79

Statements were made by the representatives of Haiti, Jordan, Senegal, Kenya, Angola, Madagascar, Morocco, China and Peru.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 79

Crimes against humanity – Item 83

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 83

Statements were made by the representatives of the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries of North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Sweden (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Singapore, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Egypt, the Philippines, Cuba [in English], China, Colombia, Liechtenstein, Portugal, South Africa, the United States of America, Israel, Brazil, Paraguay, El Salvador, Slovakia, Mexico, Viet Nam, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, Guatemala, Pakistan, Czech Republic, India, the Syrian Arab Republic and Armenia.

7th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.7)

12 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | GA Hall | Video Webcast

Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission – Item 79

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 79

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries of the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Norway (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Australia (also on behalf of Canada and New Zealand (CANZ)), South Africa, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Colombia, Portugal, Pakistan, the United States of America, Israel, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, India, Ghana, Slovenia, Nepal, Ethiopia, Cameroon, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Nigeria, Togo and the Republic of Korea.

6th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.6)

12 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

The rule of law at the national and international levels – Item 85

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85

Statements were made by the representatives of China, Rwanda, Ukraine, Cameroon, Viet Nam, Maldives, Argentina, Algeria, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Russian Federation, Ethiopia, the Republic of Korea, Nigeria, Austria, Thailand, the Sudan, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Zambia, Haiti, Timor-Leste, Brazil, and Tunisia.

Statements were also made by the observers for the Holy See and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

The representative of the Russian Federation spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 85.

5th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.5)

8 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

The rule of law at the national and international levels – Item 85

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 85.

Statements were made by the representatives of Belarus, South Africa, Colombia, Qatar, Liechtenstein, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the United States of America, Israel, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Burkina Faso, Chile, Switzerland, Peru, Croatia, Guatemala, Japan, India, Jordan, Slovenia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Georgia and Eritrea.

4th plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.4)

8 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Measures to eliminate international terrorism – Item 111

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 111

Statements were made by the representatives of Nicaragua, Senegal, Niger, Morocco, Spain, Algeria, the Dominican Republic, and Mozambique.

Statements were also made by the observers for the State of Palestine, the Holy See and of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The Committee thus concluded its debate on agenda item 111

The rule of law at the national and international levels – Item 85

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 85

The Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, made a statement.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Morocco (on behalf of the African Group), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries of the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Denmark (on behalf of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)), Canada [in English] (also on behalf of Australia and New Zealand (CANZ)), Latvia (also on behalf of Estonia and Lithuania), Cuba, Singapore, Sierra Leone, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Honduras, the Philippines, and Egypt.

3rd plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.3)

7 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | GA Hall | Video Webcast

Measures to eliminate international terrorism – Item 111

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 111.

Statements were made by the representatives of Lebanon, Ethiopia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Cameroon, Turkey, Yemen, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Maldives, Haiti, Argentina, Zambia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Côte d'Ivoire, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Uganda, Togo, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, the Republic of Korea, Sudan, Mauritania, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Equatorial Guinea and Kuwait.

The representatives of the Russian Federation, Armenia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

2nd plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.2)

6 October 2021 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

Measures to eliminate international terrorism – Item 111

The Committee continued its consideration of agenda item 111.

Statements were made by the representatives of China, Pakistan, Oman, the United States of America, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, El Salvador, Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, Eritrea, Viet Nam, Mali, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Burkina Faso, Switzerland, Peru, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Japan, Guatemala, India, the Syrian Arab Republic, Nigeria, Nepal, Armenia and Georgia.

The representative of China spoke in the exercise of the right of reply.

1st plenary meeting (A/C.6/76/SR.1)

5 October 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Conf. Rooms 1, 2 & 3 | Video Webcast

The Chair, Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani (Qatar) opened the meeting and made a statement. 

Composition of the Bureau

The Bureau, as constituted on 7 June 2021, is composed as follows: Chair: Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani (Qatar); Vice-Chairs: Mr. Ahmed Abdelaziz (Egypt), Ms. Justina Krutulytė (Lithuania) and Mr. Ricardo García López (Spain); Rapporteur: Ms. Anna L. Villalobos (Costa Rica).

Organization of work and establishment of working groups

The Chair made a statement. 

The Chair drew the attention of the Committee to the note by the Secretariat on the allocation of items to the Sixth Committee (A/C.6/76/1) and the organization of work (A/C.6/76/L.1)

The Committee adopted its programme of work on the basis of document A/C.6/76/L.1.

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 75/145 of 15 December 2020, the Committee established a Working Group on measures to eliminate international terrorism with a view to finalizing the process on the draft comprehensive convention on international terrorism as well as discussions on the item included in its agenda by Assembly resolution 54/110 concerning the question of convening a high-level conference under the auspices of the United Nations. The Working Group shall be open to all States Members of the United Nations or members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Committee elected Mr. Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka) as the Chair of the Working Group. 

Measures to eliminate international terrorism – Item 111

The Committee began its consideration of agenda item 111.

Statements were made by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)), Ghana (on behalf of the African Group), Saudi Arabia (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)), the European Union (also on behalf of its member States (the candidate countries Turkey, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EFTA country Liechtenstein, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, aligned themselves with the statement)), Cambodia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)), Norway (also on behalf of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden (Nordic Countries)), New Zealand (also on behalf of Australia and Canada (CANZ)), Singapore, Honduras, Jordan, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Philippines, Cuba, Qatar, Belarus, South Africa, Israel, Egypt and Mongolia.

 

Quick Links

Key Documents

Resources