XX. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
2071. Question of British Guiana
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 British Guiana, and endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained therein;
2. Reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of British Guiana to freedom and independence in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV);
3. Requests the administering Power to end the state of emergency and to release all political prisoners and detainees so as to enable them to participate in the political life of the Territory;
4. Appeals to the main political parties to resolve existing differences so as to enable the Territory to achieve independence in an atmosphere of peace and unity;
5. Notes the announcement by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland that British Guiana will attain independence on 26 May 1966 and requests the administering Power not to take any action which might delay the independence of the Territory.1398th plenary meeting,
16 December 1965.
 Ibid., chapter VII; ibid., Twentieth Session, Annexes, addendum to agenda item 23 (A/6000/Rev.1), chapter IX.
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