The Third Committee agenda items are relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.
An important part of the work of the Committee focuses on the examination of
human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human
Rights Council which was established in 2006. The Committee hears and interacts
with special rapporteurs, independent experts, and chairs of working groups as mandated by the Human Rights Council.
The Committee also discusses questions relating to the advancement of women,
the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the
promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial
discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addresses
important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family,
ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.
Every year the Third Committee considers over 60 draft resolutions. Tanzania is the main sponsor of two Third Committee biennial Resolutions namely:
- Persons with Albinism; and
- Inclusive Development for Persons with Disabilities which are tabled under Agenda Item (Social Development).