Main committees

Because of the great number of questions it is called upon to consider, the Assembly allocates items relevant to its work among its six main committees. Each committee deliberates during the Assembly session, votes on issues by single majority and submits draft resolutions to the General Assembly for a vote in plenary.

The six main committees are

  1. First Committee - Disarmament and International Security
  2. Second Committee - Economic and Financial
  3. Third Committee - Social, Humanitarian and Cultural
  4. Fourth Committee - Special Political and Decolonization
  5. Fifth Committee - Administrative and Budgetary
  6. Sixth Committee - Legal

The main committees submit a separate report to the plenary on the items considered by them. These reports constitute the draft resolutions/decisions which are being recommended to the plenary.

Find main committees DOCUMENTS

The symbols of the main committee documents have the following construction:

A/ General Assembly

-/C.1-6 committee number 1-6

-/session number

-/consecutive number

Ex. A/C.3/58/10 General Assembly, Third Committee, 58th session, document 10

The meeting records of the main committees are published as summary records. They submit a separate report to the plenary - working documents for the plenary - on every agenda item allocated to them, transmitting the final version of draft resolutions/decisions which are being recommended to the plenary for adoption. The draft resolutions are entitled according to the item they reflect, such as Crime prevention and criminal justice: report of the Third Committee.

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