Progress achieved by the Non-Self-Governing Territories in pursuance of Chapter XI of the Charter

XI. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
1053. Progress achieved by the Non-Self-Governing Territories in pursuance of Chapter XI of the Charter

The General Assembly, Considering that Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations makes provision for the regular transmission to the Secretary-General of information on conditions in the Territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government, and that General Assembly resolution 218 (III) of 3 November 1948, establishes a system for the transmission of such information and for the preparation of summaries of the information so transmitted, Considering that, by resolutions 551 (VI) of 7 December 1951 and 930 (X) of 8 November 1955, the Standard Form for the guidance of Members in the preparation of information has been adapted in the light of experience, Noting that resolution 932 (X) of 8 November 1955 suggests that an examination of the progress achieved in the Non-Self-Governing Territories since the establishment of the United Nations, based on the information received under Article 73 e of the Charter, would be highly desirable, Noting that, although the Administering Members have annually supplied reports on the progress in Territories under their administration, there does not exist in an appropriate form a record of such progress as has been made since the establishment of the United Nations, Considering that the principal points indicated by the Secretary-General in his report of 28 September 1956[1] form a satisfactory basis for such a record,

1. Notes with appreciation the assistance provided to the Secretary-General, in giving effect to General Assembly resolution 932 (X) of 8 November 1955, by the International Labour Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization;

2. Invites the Secretary-General, in collaboration with the specialized agencies concerned, to prepare, for submission to the General Assembly at its fourteenth session, a report on the progress that has taken place in the Non-Self-Governing Territories, in those fields on which information has been transmitted, in accordance with the objectives set forth in Chapter XI of the Charter, since the establishment of the United Nations;

3. Invites the specialized agencies concerned to collaborate with the Secretary-General in the preparation of the report;

4. Considers that the report should be based on the information transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter and on the supplemental information supplied to the secretariats of the United Nations and of the specialized agencies by the Administering Members concerned;

5. Invites the Administering Members to include in the information regularly transmitted by them under Article 73 e of the Charter such information as may be practicable for the preparation of the report, including a survey of the principles and practical measures showing general trends in the Territories concerned as indicated in section C of the explanatory preface of the Standard Form for the guidance of Members in the preparation of information to be transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter;

6. Invites the Secretary-General to keep the Committee on Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories regularly informed of the progress of the report provided for in the present resolution.

657th plenary meeting,
20 February 1957.


[1]1 Ibid., Eleventh Session, Annexes, agenda item 35, document A/3196.
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