The right of peoples and nations to self-determination

VIII. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
738. The right of peoples and nations to self-determination

The General Assembly, Recalling General Assembly resolution 637 C (VII) of 16 December 1952 and Economic and Social Council resolution 472 (XV) of 1 April 1953 inviting the Commission on Human Rights to make recommendations concerning international respect for the right of peoples and nations to self-determination, Recalling also General Assembly resolution 648 (VII) of 10 December 1952, Considering that the Commission on Human Rights had been unable due to lack of time to prepare such recommendations at its ninth session, Considering the importance of the observance of and respect for the right of self-determination in the promotion of world peace and of friendly relations between peoples and nations,

1. Requests the Commission on Human Rights to give due priority at its tenth session to the preparation of such recommendations;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit to the Commission on Human Rights the summary records of the debate on this matter.

460th plenary meeting,
28 November 1953.
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