Ad Hoc and Special Committees (established on the recommendation of the Sixth Committee) Ad Hoc and Special Committees (established on the recommendation of the Sixth Committee)

Last update: July 6, 2021

Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization

(1975– )

Documents for the 2021 session

(16 to 24 February 2021)

Opening of the annual session (16 February 2021): morning Video | afternoon Video

Report of the Special Committee

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A/76/33 Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization (2021)

Draft report of the Special Committee

I. Introduction
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A/AC.182/2021/L.1 Introduction
II. Maintenance of international peace and security
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A/AC.182/2021/L.2 A. Introduction and implementation of sanctions imposed by the United Nations
A/AC.182/2021/L.3 B. Consideration of the revised proposal submitted by Libya with a view to strengthening the role of the United Nations in the maintenance of international peace and security
A/AC.182/2021/L.4 C. Consideration of the revised working paper submitted by Belarus and the Russian Federation
A/AC.182/2021/L.5 D. Consideration of the revised working paper submitted by Cuba on the strengthening of the role of the Organization and enhancing its effectiveness: adoption of recommendations
A/AC.182/2021/L.6 E. Consideration of the further revised working paper submitted by Ghana on strengthening the relationship and cooperation between the United Nations and regional arrangements or agencies in the peaceful settlement of disputes
III. Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
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A/AC.182/2021/L.7 A. Means for the settlement of disputes: exchange of information on State practices regarding the use of arbitration
A/AC.182/2021/L.8 B. Proposal by the Russian Federation to recommend that the Secretariat be requested to establish a website on the peaceful settlement of disputes and update the Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between States
A/AC.182/2021/L.9 C. Commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the Manila Declaration on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
IV. Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council
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A/AC.182/2021/L.10 Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council
V. Working methods of the Special Committee and identification of new subjects
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A/AC.182/2021/L.11 A. Working methods of the Special Committee

B. Identification of new subjects

General statements made at the 2021 session, held on 16 February 2021

Statements made in the Working Group of the Whole

Maintenance of international peace and security
Introduction and implementation of sanctions imposed by the United Nations
Consideration of the further revised working paper submitted by Ghana on strengthening the relationship and cooperation between the United Nations and regional arrangements or agencies in the peaceful settlement of disputes
Peaceful settlement of disputes
Annual thematic debate on the means for the settlement of disputes, entitled “Exchange of information on State practices regarding the use of arbitration”
Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council
Working methods of the Special Committee and identification of new subjects
Identification of new subjects

General documents

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A/AC.182/L.156 Provisional agenda
A/RES/75/140 General Assembly resolution 75/140
A/75/33 2020 report of the Special Committee

Maintenance of international peace and security

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A/RES/64/115 General Assembly resolution 64/115, annex (Introduction and implementation of sanctions imposed by the United Nations)
A/53/33, para. 98 Revised proposal by Libya (1996)
A/69/33, para. 37 Revised working paper by Belarus and the Russian Federation (2014)
A/74/33, annex I Revised working paper by Cuba (2019)
A/74/33, annex II Further revised working paper by Ghana (2019)

Peaceful settlement of disputes

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A/RES/75/140 General Assembly resolution 75/140, para.5
A/69/33, para. 52 Proposal by Russian Federation (2014)
A/AC.182/L.157 Proposal by the Philippines on the commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the adoption of the Manila Declaration on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes (2021)

Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council

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A/75/145 Report of the Secretary-General on the Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs and Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council

Working methods and identification of new subjects

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A/75/33, annex I Working paper by Mexico (2020)
A/75/33, annex II Proposal by the Islamic Republic of Iran (2020)
A/75/33, annex III Working paper by the Syrian Arab Republic (2020)
A/61/33, para. 72 Revised working paper on Working Methods (2006)