First Committee: Disarmament and International Security.
- Alfredo Toro
Deals exclusively with matters of disarmament and other issues related with international security.
The First Committee begins its main work each year with a general debate on all areas of the programme related to disarmament and international security, and subsequently holds thematic debates on specific issues, with the presentation and examination of all resolution projects.
Second Committee: Economic and Financial Issues.
- Cristiane Engelbrecht, coordinadora
- Alessandro Pinto
- Roberto Bayley
Deals exclusively with economic and financial issues.
The Second Committee holds an annual organisational session to examine the proposed distribution of work and examine the status of documentation for the new period of General Assembly sessions, in addition to debating its working methods for the period of sessions.
Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs
- Ana Rodríguez, coordinadora
- Robert Poveda
- Marisela González
- Fátima Fernáandes
Deals exclusively with social, humanitarian and cultural affairs.
Each year there is an informative meeting on the organisation of work for the General Assembly’s new period of sessions.
Fourth Committee: Special Political and Decolonisation
- Yumaira Rodríguez
- Lisbeth Cuauro
Deals with a variety of issues such as decolonisation, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, atomic radiation and the University for Peace.
Examines issues that affect peacekeeping and international security not covered by the First Committee.
Fifth Committee: Administration and Budgetary Matters.
- Zael Fernández
- César Chavarri
- Beatriz Elena Salas
Deals exclusively with administrative and budgetary matters of the United Nations.
The Fifth Committee is the Committee of the General Assembly responsible for administrative and budgetary matters. Based on the Fifth Committee’s reports, the General Assembly considers and approves the Organisation’s budget in accordance with Chapter IV, Article 17 of the United Nations Charter.
Likewise, the Assembly considers and approves economic and budgetary agreements with specialised agencies, and makes recommendations to the corresponding organisations.
The Fifth Committee may also consider urgent matters related to the financing of peacekeeping missions authorised by the Security Council at any of its sessions.
Sixth Committee: Legal
- Isaías Medina
The Sixth Committee is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly. All of the United Nations Member States are entitled to representation on the Sixth Committee, one of the assembly’s main commissions.
We are an independent voice, to represent dignity, the search for peace, and reformulation of the international system to denounce the persecution and aggressions of hegemony against the peoples of the planet.
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"