UN’s Third Committee concludes its current session

New York, 29 November 2012 - Concluding its current session, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural) yesterday approved last 24 draft resolutions on a wide range of human rights and social issues.

In its session, which lasted from 8 October to 28 November 2012, Committee adopted over 60 resolutions. Slovenia actively contributed to this end, facilitating negotiations on two resolutions, namely resolution on the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (along with Belgium) and resolution on the Committee on the Rights of the child (along with Costa Rica). Slovenia’s active engagement displays countries’ dedication to its key priorities in the field of human rights. Both resolutions were adopted by consensus. 

Furthermore, Slovenia also participated at the interactive dialogues with vice-chairpersons of the Committee on the Elimination of Discriminations against Women (CEDAW), of the Committee on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination and special representatives for violence against children and children and armed conflict.

Slovenia also expresses its satisfaction on the adoption of initiatives led by the European Union (resolution on the Rights of the Child along with GRULAC and resolution on Elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief), resolution on the moratorium of the death penalty, country specific resolutions and other initiatives, which remain part of Slovenia’s priorities at UNGA, such as violence against women, female genital mutilation, rights of disabled, etc. 

Slovenia is especially pleased with extension of the mandate of the Special Representative on Violence against Children and decision on funding mandate’s core activities from the regular budget, achieved in the Resolution on the Rights of the Child.