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Question of American Samoa, Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominica, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Guam, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Hebrides, Niue, Pitcairn, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland Tokelau Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands

Publisher UN General Assembly
Author UN General Assembly
Publication Date 19 December 1967
Citation / Document Symbol A/RES/2357
Reference Twenty-second Session
Cite as UN General Assembly, Question of American Samoa, Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominica, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Guam, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Hebrides, Niue, Pitcairn, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland Tokelau Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands, 19 December 1967, A/RES/2357, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f1d34a.html [accessed 30 September 2014]

XXII. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
2357. Question of American Samoa, Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominica, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Guam, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Hebrides, Niue, Pitcairn, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland Tokelau Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of American Samoa, Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominica, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Guam, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Hebrides, Niue, Pitcairn, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tokelau Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands,

Having examined the chapters of the report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples relating to these Territories,[1]

Recalling its resolutions 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960,1654 (XVI) of 27 November 1961, 1810 (XVII) of 17 December 1962, 1956 (XVIII) of 11 December 1963, 2066 (XX) of 16 December 1965, 2069 (XX) of 16 December 1965, 2189 (XXI) of 13 December 1966, 2232 (XXI) of 20 December 1966 and 2288 (XXII) of 7 December 1967,

Noting the constitutional changes that were introduced in February and March 1967 in the Territories of Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and St. Lucia and that are envisaged for the Territory of St. Vincent,

Noting further the decision taken by the Special Committee that General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) containing the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples and other relevant resolutions continue to apply to these Territories,

Deeply concerned at the information contained in the report of the Special Committee on the continuation of policies which aim, among other things, at the disruption of the territorial integrity of some of these Territories and at the creation by the administering Powers of military bases and installations in contravention of the relevant General Assembly resolutions,

Deploring the attitude of some administering Powers which continue to refuse to allow United Nations visiting missions to visit these Territories,

Conscious that these situations require the continued attention and assistance of the United Nations in the achievement by the peoples of these Territories of their objectives, as embodied in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples,

Aware of the special circumstances of geographical location and economic conditions of some of these Territories,

1. Approves the chapters of the report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples relating to these Territories;[2]

2. Reaffirms the inalienable right of the peoples of these Territories to self-determination and independence;

3. Calls upon the administering Powers to implement without delay the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly;

4. Reiterates its declaration that any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of colonial Territories and the establishment of military bases and installations in these Territories is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and of General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV);

5. Urges the administering Powers to allow United Nations visiting missions to visit the Territories and to extend to them full co-operation and assistance;

6. Decides that the United Nations should render all help to the peoples of these Territories in their efforts freely to decide their future status;

7. Requests the Special Committee to continue to pay special attention to these Territories and to report to the General Assembly at its twenty-third session on the implementation of the present resolution;

8. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide all possible assistance in the implementation of the present resolution.

1641st plenary meeting,
19 December 1967.



[1] Ibid., chapters XI, XIV to XVIII, XX and XXIII.

[2] The President of the General Assembly, before putting the text of the present resolution to the vote, pointed out that, in approving chapter XI of the Special Committee's report, relating to Swaziland, the Assembly would be deciding that, subject to the consent of the donor Governments, the contributions so far made to the Fund for the Economic Development of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, established under General Assembly resolution 2063 (XX) of 16 December 1965, would be transferred to the United Nations Development Programme.

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