Decolonization Committee adopts two resolutions on Non-Self-Governing Territories

New York, June 15, 2017 (SPS) - The UN Special Committee on Decolonization unanimously adopted two resolutions on the dissemination of information on Non-Self-Governing Territories.

The first project, "Information on Non-Self-Governing Territories", was presented by the president of the 24th Committee, the Venezuelan Rafael Ramírez. In this proposal, the document indicates the need for the administering power of the territories in question to periodically inform the Secretary-General of the UN on the economic and social situation of the territories.

In the same regard, the document asks that the administering power that administers the autonomous regions must report to the UN responsible for the political and constitutional evolution of the territories in question.

In the second text on information on Non-Self-Governing Territories, "the General Assembly will play an important role in disseminating and expanding information on decolonization and the right of the peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories to self-determination," according to the text.

The resolution also calls for the authorities administering the Non-Self-Governing Territories to cooperate fully with the UN missions in order to obtain the maximum possible information on those territories.

At the same meeting, several diplomats stressed the need to allow non-self-governing territories to be visited by UN missions. SPS