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

Publisher UN General Assembly
Author UN General Assembly
Publication Date 16 December 1965
Citation / Document Symbol A/RES/2069
Reference Twentieth Session
Cite as UN General Assembly, Question of American Samoa, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominica, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Guam, Montserrat, New Hebrides, Niue, Papua, Pitcairn, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tokelau Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands, 16 December 1965, A/RES/2069, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f05f24.html [accessed 22 August 2014]

XX. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
2069. Question of American Samoa, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Dominica, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Guam, Montserrat, New Hebrides, Niue, Papua, Pitcairn, St. Helena, St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tokelau Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands

The General Assembly,

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

Having examined the chapters of the reports 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 and 1956 (XVIII) of 11 December 1963,

Regretting that the administering Powers have not yet implemented the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly,

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

1. Approves the chapters of the reports 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, and endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained therein;

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

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

4. Reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of these Territories to decide their constitutional status in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and with the provisions of resolution 1514 (XV) and other relevant General Assembly resolutions;

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

6. Requests the Special Committee to examine the situation in these Territories and to report on the implementation of the present resolution to the General Assembly at its twenty-first session;

7. Requests the Secretary-General to give all assistance in the implementation of this resolution.

1398th plenary meeting,
16 December 1965.



[1] Ibid., chapters XIV-XVII, XIX, XX, XXIV and XXV; ibid., Twentieth Session, Annexes, addendum to agenda item 23 (A/6000/Rev.1), chapters XIII-XVI, XVIII, XIX, XXIII and XXIV.

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