St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be hosting a seminar of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization or C-24 next week.

This UN entity was established in 1961 by the General Assembly and is devoted exclusively to the issue of decolonization.

The Seminar will be held at the National Insurance Services (NIS) Conference Room from May 16-18, 2017.

The theme of the seminar is “Implementation of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism: the future for decolonization in the Non-Self-Governing Territories: what are the prospects?”
The purpose of the seminar is to enable the Special Committee to obtain the views of representatives of the Non-Self-Governing Territories, experts, members of civil society, Member States and other stakeholders that can assist it in identifying policy approaches and practical means that can be pursued in the United Nations decolonization process.

The contributions of the participants will serve as a basis for further consideration by the Special Committee at its substantive session, to be held in New York in June 2017, with a view to submitting proposals to the General Assembly concerning the fulfillment of the objectives of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.

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