The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved 11 draft resolutions today, ranging from the protection of human rights when countering terrorism, to safeguarding access to drinking water and sanitation, and creating youth-effective policies.
General Assembly Press Release
On 28 September, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, as Chair by acclamation.
The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mouayed Saleh, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations Office at Geneva, as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Burhan Gafoor (Singapore) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) elected Tommo Monthe (Cameroon) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) elected Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño (Venezuela) on 31 May 2017.
The Third Committee (Social Humanitarian and Cultural) elected Einar Gunnarsson (Iceland) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) elected Sven Jürgenson (Estonia) as Chair on 31 May 2017.
On 31 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembly elected Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia President of its seventy-second session, which runs from September 2017 to September 2018 (Press Release GA/11915).
The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2017 Caribbean Regional Seminar in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from 16 to 18 May with a view to accelerating action in implementation of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011-2020).
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