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Every year, Member States' representatives in the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the United Nations General Assembly discuss and vote on resolutions dealing with issues in international law, such as cloning, terrorism and commercial disputes, as well as the International Criminal Court.                      

Below are links to the UN Chronicle's coverage of the Sixth Committee proceedings during the current and previous sessions of the General Assembly, as well as useful links to other relevant websites.

This issue of the UN Chronicle E-Alert is a continuation of a series on the work and proceedings of the General Assembly. It is intended to give an insight to the reader on how global issues have been approached over the years by the main deliberative organ of the United Nations.                 
Previous E-Alerts in this series:                                           

THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Review of the General Debate                   

THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Review of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security)                                                  
THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Review of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial)                                                             
THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Review of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)                                              
THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Review of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization)                                                    
THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Review of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary)                                                              
THE 59TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Searching for Consensus in International Law  (Issue 1, 2005)                         
THE 58TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Consensus, Not Confrontation, Sought Over Controversial Issues in International Law (Issue 1, 2004)                                                         
THE 57TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Cloning Concerns; The Criminal Court (Issue 1, 2003)                                  
THE 56TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A Comprehensive Action Against Terrorism (Issue 1, 2002)                              
THE 55TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY - MILLENNIUM SUMMIT: Saying No to Terrorism (Issue 4, 2000)                                              



59th Session of the General Assembly                                                                 
Sixth Committee (Legal) of the General Assembly                                                
UN Action Against Terrorism                                                                                
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime                                                   
International Criminal Court ( ICC)                                                                 
Oceans and the Law of the Sea                                                                        
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