Background Release

Background Release

5 October 2021
SEA/2133

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty‑third session from 6 October to 23 November 2021.  This is the first session of the Commission convened since the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic.  It will be held in‑person at United Nations Headquarters with the necessary risk‑mitigating measures in place.

23 August 2021
GA/COL/3348

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar in the Parish of Saint John, Dominica, from 25 to 27 August 2021, within the framework of the start of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030). The Seminar, initially scheduled for 19 to 21 May, was postponed due to the situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

15 June 2021
SEA/2130

The thirty-first Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will convene at United Nations Headquarters from 21 to 25 June.

19 April 2021
HR/5457

The largest global gathering on indigenous issues, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, will run in a mostly virtual format from 19 to 30 April.

8 December 2020
SEA/2128

The thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will resume its work at an in‑person meeting on 9 December.

24 November 2020
GA/PAL/1433

The United Nations marks the passage of General Assembly resolution 181 (ii) of 1947 every year as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with special meetings and events at Headquarters in New York, and at the UN offices in Vienna, Geneva, Nairobi and elsewhere, organized on or around 29 November.

2 November 2020
SEA/2127

In light of the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, which was originally scheduled to be held at United Nations Headquarters from 15 to 19 June, was postponed.

21 August 2020
SEA/2125

In light of the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, States parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea decided to postpone the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, which was originally scheduled to be held at United Nations Headquarters from 15 to 19 June 2020 pursuant to paragraph 56 of General Assembly resolution 74/19 of 10 December 2019, to a period from 24 to 28 August 2020, subject to the availability of a conference room and conference services.

22 January 2020
SEA/2121

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty-second session from 27 January to 13 March.

26 November 2019
GA/PAL/1427

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a special meeting on 27 November in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

9 October 2019
SEA/2119

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fifty-first session from 14 October to 29 November.

5 August 2019
SG/SM/19689

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

27 June 2019
SEA/2107

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its fiftieth session from 1 July to 16 August.

13 June 2019
SEA/2104

NEW YORK, 13 June (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The twenty-ninth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will be held at United Nations Headquarters from 17 to 19 June.

29 April 2019
GA/COL/3331

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2019 Caribbean Regional Seminar in Saint George’s, Grenada, from 2 to 4 May with a view to accelerating action in implementation of the third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011-2020).

29 March 2019
GA/PAL/1423

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine, “The threat of de facto annexation — What next for Palestine?”, on 4 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Trusteeship Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

15 March 2019
DEV/3387

Heads of State and Government, Cabinet Ministers and other senior officials, as well as representatives of civil society and the private and public sectors, will gather in Buenos Aires from 20 to 22 March for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.

25 January 2019
SEA/2091

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-ninth session from 28 January to 15 March.  The plenary parts of the session will be held from 4 to 8 February and from 4 to 8 March.

6 December 2018
DEV/3373

Heads of State and Governments, ministers and other senior leaders, civil society representatives and representatives of the private and public sectors will gather in Marrakesh at a high-level conference from 10 to 11 December to formally adopt the first-ever Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

27 November 2018
GA/PAL/1417

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a special meeting on 28 November to observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in the Trusteeship Chamber from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.