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Question of Gibraltar

Publisher UN General Assembly
Author UN General Assembly
Publication Date 20 December 1966
Citation / Document Symbol A/RES/2231
Reference Twenty-first Session
Cite as UN General Assembly, Question of Gibraltar, 20 December 1966, A/RES/2231, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f05a3a.html [accessed 20 September 2014]

XXI. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
2231. Question of Gibraltar

The General Assembly,

Having examined the question of Gibraltar,

Having heard the statements of the administering Power and the representative of Spain,

Having heard the statements of the petitioners,

Recalling its resolution 2070 (XX) of 16 December 1965, and the consensus adopted by the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples on 16 October 1964,[1]

Recalling further its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960,

Taking into account the noted willingness of the administering Power and of the Government of Spain to continue the present negotiations,

Regretting the occurrence of certain acts which had prejudiced the smooth progress of these negotiations,

1. Regrets the delay in the process of decolonization and in the implementation of General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) with regard to Gibraltar;

2. Calls upon the two parties to continue their negotiations, taking into account the interests of the people of the Territory, and asks the administering Power to expedite, without any hindrance and in consultation with the Government of Spain, the decolonization of Gibraltar, and to report to the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples as soon as possible, and in any case before the twenty-second session of the General Assembly;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to assist in the implementation of the present resolution.

1500th plenary meeting,
20 December 1966.



[1] Ibid., Nineteenth Session, Annexes, annex No. 8 (part I) (A/5800/Rev.1), chapter X, para. 209.

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