Al-Jafaari re-elected Rapporteur for UN Committee on Colonialism

New York, SANA- The Special Committee concerned of implementing the Declaration on the  Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples reelected Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari,  Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN unanimously as its rapporteur.
Al-Jaafari election as a Rapporteur of the Committee for 2016 was made during its meeting held Thursday at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Permanent Representatives of Venezuela to the United Nations was elected as a Chairman of the Committee and the Permanent Representatives of Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone were elected as deputies for the Chairman.
Al-Jaafari thanked the committee’s members for re-electing Syria to this important position, affirming to exert all effort to implement the authority of the committee in a way that leads to continuing the process of decolonization.
The Declaration on Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples was a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly’s fifteenth session, which is also known as the United Nations Resolution 1514.
it was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 14, 1960.

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