Third Committee of the General Assembly

New York
07 October - 27 November, 2013

The Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Commitee (Third Committee) of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly.

The General Assembly allocates to its Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, commonly referred to as the "Third Committee", agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.

As in previous sessions, an important part of the work of the Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006. In October 2013, the Committee will hear and interact with 49 such special rapporteurs, independent experts, and chairs of working groups of the Human Rights Council.

The Committee also discusses the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addresses important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.

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Date 07 October - 27 November, 2013
Location New York
Organizer Communication and Information Management Services (CIMS) [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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by West Papua Liberation Organization [NGO]
14 Oct 2013
West Papua peoples is the one Victims of Human Rights Abuses by UN because has been support Indonesia to process Recolonization after Dutch Colonization since years 1945 to 1962.

So, now UN must responsible the case of Debacle of Decolonization in West New Guinea or West Papua.

Please open this registration for us WPLO to promote West Papua Peoples Rights to Self Determination according to ICCPR Article 1.

More about our struggle can be found in our website here below:

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by Business Innovation Research Dev [NGO]
8 Nov 2013
Dear Sir or Madam,

I am so sorry about your self-determination concerns. Please, bear in mind few facts:
Since, the end of period of massive decolonization Trsuteeship Council, which was looking after self-determination matters is ''dormant'' -I do not know how you can activate it. (Probably through the UNGA).

Anyway, any matters of a self-determination are controversial issues. Media attentions are often focusing on Palestine territories self-determination, which is also, a mindboggling case for the International community, too.

From my experience -as an observer and development actor- during Matignon-Oudinot accord of self-determination of Kanak people in the South Pacific (New Caledonia). The self-determination was not an easy one for all stakeholders and is still ongoing process.

Additionals, what we can see today, in a world with new globalized centers and trends, countries or autonomous communities are more likely to join in new groupings for supports. Look for examples countries, which have accessed to independance, now their projects are to organize themselves in regional associations -and often, it is with the county they wanted to separate with.

I believe, a best, example through the lens of the media of such grouping is the making of the European community (EU), but there are also, Shanghai Corporate Organization (SCO), others are in the Americas (ALENA,...).

If I can help better, welcome back.


by ECCO2 Corp [NGO]
14 May 2013
My organization and our ECCO2 Civil Society Organization allies express a strong consideration to participate in this event held by CIMS. I would like to coordinate a webinar to discuss any pre-assembly topics and post-event delegations In New Yor City with IGO and NGO participants from West Africa, Small Island Nations, West Indies, and Latin America. Please feel to contact Dr.Aminu Zakari, Executive Director for Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies or send email to heclp@ecco2.us or info@centerclimatechange.com.

H.E. Cary Lee Peterson, GW-AMB-AL
President for ECCO2 Corp,

Director for Center for Climate Change and Environmental Studies

CEO for RVPlus, Inc., Holding Company of ECCO2 Tech

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