LEGAL

General Assembly Sixth Committee
The United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee (also known as the LEGAL Committee) is one of the six main organs of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Legal Committee’s main mission is to deal with any legal matter and it is the primary organ which is used for the consideration of international law and other legal matters that may concern the United Nations. As it is stated in the Article 13 of the United Nations Charter the main objective of the LEGAL Committee is to "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of: (a) promoting international co-operation in the political field and encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification." As one of the today’s most impactful issues, the participants will be discussing regarding the safety of diplomats, missions and representatives. As it was seen many times in history the lacking of these measures have led to many inconvenient events, in the likes of the Iran Hostage Crisis. Alarmed by this situation, the enhancement of these measures is a must in today’s case. The second agenda item on the topic of “Protection of personal information” has also been one of the main issues which is being faced in the modern world with the spread of the Internet. The protection of a person’s information is doubtful as it was seen many of the bigger companies and sites are trading personal information of their users.
Agenda Item 1:
Consideration of effective measures to enhance the protection, security and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives
Agenda Item 2:
Protection of personal information