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CPSD/638
10 OCTOBRE 2017

La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques et de la décolonisation s’est félicitée aujourd’hui de ce que les parties au Sahara occidental se soient engagées à continuer de faire preuve de volonté politique et de travailler dans une atmosphère propice au dialogue.  Outre ce projet de résolution, la Commission en a adopté 17 autres également par consensus sur les territoires non autonomes.

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GA/SPD/638

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 9TH MEETING (AM)

Concluding its consideration of decolonization questions today, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved 19 draft resolutions for adoption by the General Assembly, 5 of them by recorded vote.

09 Oct 2017 description
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CPSD/636 6 octobre 2017

La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation a poursuivi, aujourd’hui, son examen de la question du Sahara occidental, l’occasion pour de nombreuses délégations d’Afrique de mettre l’accent sur l’urgence de trouver une solution au conflit, afin d’« éviter la balkanisation du continent ».

07 Oct 2017 description
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GA/SPD/636

General Assembly Fourth Committee
Seventy-second Session, 6th & 7th Meetings (AM & PM)

Delegates from several African countries called for greater regional cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara question today, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization.

05 Sep 2017 description
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Summary

The present report, covering the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/106 of 27 December 2016. It summarizes the most recent report submitted by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2017/307), with information on subsequent developments added where appropriate.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST, 89TH MEETING (AM)
GA/11927 30 JUNE 2017

Approving the appropriation of $6.80 billion for 14 peacekeeping operations for the 2017/18 fiscal period, the General Assembly today adopted 21 resolutions and one decision contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary). (See Press Release GA/AB/4239.)

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Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/98 of 9 December 2015, summarizes the most recent report submitted by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2016/355) and covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

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AG/COL/3295

Comité spécial de la décolonisation,
5e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Comité spécial de la décolonisation a poursuivi ce matin l’examen de la question du Sahara occidental en entendant le représentant du Front Polisario, qui a accusé la « Puissance occupante » d’avoir « choisi l’option de la confrontation avec la communauté internationale, de mettre fin au processus de paix et de pousser la région dans la direction du pire scénario ».

18 Jun 2016 description
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GA/COL/3295

Special Committee on Decolonization,
5th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Special Committee on Decolonization continued its discussion on the question of Western Sahara today, with the representative of the Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el-Hamra y Rio de Oro (Polisario Front) calling for intensified efforts to resolve the 16-year-old dispute over the Territory’s status, amid strong and repeated objections to his participation by the observer for Morocco.

10 Dec 2015 description
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GA/11737

Seventieth Session,
70th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Two Actions Postponed until Later Date, as Plenary Acts Directly on Three Drafts

Upon the recommendation of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), the General Assembly adopted 25 draft resolutions and three draft decisions today, tackling issues ranging from decolonization issues to outer space activities, to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and beyond.

09 Nov 2015 description
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CPSD/597

Soixante-dixième session,
19e séance – après-midi
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Les délégations de la Quatrième Commission (chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation) ont conclu, aujourd’hui, leur débat de quatre jours sur les questions relatives au maintien de la paix, en mettant l’accent sur la sécurité des Casques bleus et la protection des populations civiles dans le contexte du maintien de la paix.

06 Nov 2015 description
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GA/SPD/597

Seventieth Session,
14th Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Divergent opinions on the protection of civilians — including whether and when force could be used in defence of that mandate — emerged today as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) concluded its annual debate on United Nations peacekeeping operations.

04 Nov 2015 description
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GA/SHC/4149

Seventieth Session, 39th & 40th Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Until donors ramped up contributions, humanitarian actors were no longer able to provide core assistance to the record number of displaced people worldwide, the head of the United Nations refugee agency told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as it concluded discussions on racism and began consideration of humanitarian questions.

13 Oct 2015 description
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CPSD/582

Soixante-dixième session
4e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Ce matin, la Commission des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation a entamé l’audition des 88 pétitionnaires inscrits au titre de la question du Sahara occidental.

13 Oct 2015 description
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GA/SPD/582

Seventieth Session, 4th Meeting (AM)

Members Told about Rights Abuses, Poor Conditions in Tindouf Refugee Camps

Petitioners on the question of Western Sahara voiced strident opinions on the long-standing dispute as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its annual debate on decolonization matters this morning, with experts warning that the contested territory could become a “safe haven for terrorism” if the issue was not promptly resolved.

05 Oct 2015 description
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AG/11700

Soixante-dixième session
25e & 26e séances plénières, matin & après-midi
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

La Syrie et les changements climatiques de nouveau au cœur du débat

02 Oct 2015 description
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GA/11697

Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

08 Sep 2015 description
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Introduction

  1. The present report, covering the period from August 2013 to July 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/72, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution, including on relevant United Nations policies and activities.

24 Jun 2015 description
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AG/COL/3282

Comité spécial de la décolonisation - session de 2015,
5e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

24 Jun 2015 description
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Special Committee on Decolonization,
5th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS COVERAGE

Swift action must be taken to end the “dangerous status quo” in Western Sahara and to finally grant independence to the “last African colony”, the Special Committee of 24 heard today, as it approved five draft resolutions on a range of items on its agenda.