United Nations Committee of 24

Background

In 1961, the United Nations General Assembly created the Special Committee on decolonisation, which has become the focal point for the implementation of unjpgthe Assembly's 1960 Declaration on Decolonisation.

The Committee, also known as the Committee of Twenty-four because of the original number of members, reviews the political, economic and social situation in each of the remaining Non-Self-Governing Territories on the United Nations list, which includes The Falkland Islands. Since 2004 the Committee is made up of 27 members.

The Committee meets annually to discuss the developments in the Non-Self-Governing Territories, it hears statements from appointed and elected representatives of the Territories and petitioners, dispatches visiting missions to the Territories, and organises seminars on the political, social, economic and educational situations in the Territories. It formulates proposals and carries out actions approved by the General Assembly in the context of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2001-2010). The Committee also makes recommendations concerning the dissemination of information to mobilise public opinion in support of the decolonisation process and examines the assistance provided to the people of the Territories by the specialised agencies and other organisations of the United Nations system.

Attendance

Each year two members of the Legislative Assembly attend the Annual UN Decolonisation Committee Meeting in New York to defend the Falkland Islands right to self determination, which is protected under the terms of the UN's Declaration on Decolonisation.

Speeches

2019

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C24 Speech 2019-Hon Roger Edwards.pdf
Created: Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:33 | Size: 115.79 KB
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C24 Speech 2019-Hon Roger Spink.pdf
Created: Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:32 | Size: 136.43 KB

2018

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C24 Speech 2018 - Hon. Roger Edwards
Created: Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:56 | Size: 115.7 KB
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C24 Speech 2018 - Hon. Ian Hansen
Created: Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:58 | Size: 108.08 KB

2014

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C24 Speech 2014 - Hon. Mike Summers OBE
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:55 | Size: 352.03 KB
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C24 Speech 2014 - Hon. Roger Edwards
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:55 | Size: 349.37 KB

2013

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C24 Speech 2013 - Hon. Mike Summers OBE
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:54 | Size: 185.11 KB
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C24 Speech 2013 - Hon. Sharon Halford
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:54 | Size: 183.78 KB

2012

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C24 Speech 2012 - Hon. Mike Summers OBE
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:53 | Size: 60.27 KB
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C24 Speech 2012 - Hon. Roger Edwards
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:52 | Size: 80.59 KB

2011

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C24 speech 2011 - Hon. Dick Sawle
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:51 | Size: 78.23 KB
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C24 Speech 2011 - Hon. Roger Edwards
Created: Friday, 29 August 2014 11:48 | Size: 66.8 KB

2010

Councillor Emma Edwards
Councillor Gavin Short

2009

Councillor Janet Roberton (2005 - 2009)
Councillor Richard Stevens (2005 - 2009)

2008

Councillor Janet Robertson (2005 - 2009)
Councillor Richard Stevens (2005 - 2009)
To read the speeches in Spanish visit: www.britain.org.ar

2007

Councillor Ian Hansen (2005 – 2009)
Councillor Dr Richard Davies (2005 – 2007)

2006

Councillor Richard Stevens (2005 – 2009)
Councillor Dr Richard Davies (2005 – 2007)