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The Main Committees of the UN General Assembly

First Committee: Disarmament and International Security

  •  This committee is tasked with dealing with threats to peace and the international community
  •  The sessions for the First Committee include: general debate, thematic discussions, and action on drafts

Second Committee: Economic and Financial

  •  The committee focuses on the economic and financial issues related to sustainable development and economic growth
  •  It operates through general debate and acting on draft proposals

Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Issues

  •  A wide range of issues are deliberated in this committee, including human rights, social development, women, and fundamental freedoms
  •  This committee operates using draft resolutions

Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonization

  •  This committee’s agenda reviews topics related to decolonization: atomic radiation effects, information, peacekeeping operations, special political missions, the Israel/Palestine conflict, and peaceful uses of outer space.
  •  These issues are addressed annually

Fifth Committee: Administrative and Budgetary

  •  The function of the committee is to approve the UN budget
  •  It has an extended session due to the immense workload

Sixth Committee: Legal

  •  Considers the legal questions of the General Assembly, and represents all member states

Important Days of the UN:

1 December: World AIDS Day

2 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5 December: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development & World Soil Day

9 December: Int. Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crimes of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

10 December: Human Rights Day

12 December: International Day of Neutrality

20 December: International Human Solidarity Day

1 January : New Years Day

27 January: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

5 June: World Environment Day

7 June: World food Safety Day

8 June: World Oceans Day

12 June: World Day Against Child Labor

8-18 July: High Level Political Forum, Deadline is June 15 to Apply for HLPF

Useful Links

United Nations Website: https://www.un.org/en/

UN WebTV: http://webtv.un.org

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