XXI. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
2185. Question of Fiji

The General Assembly, Having considered the chapter of the report 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 the Territory of Fiji,[1] Having heard the statement of the administering Power, Recalling its resolutions 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960, 1951 (XVIII) of 11 December 1963, 2068 (XX) of 16 December 1965 and 2105 (XX) of 20 December 1965, also the resolution adopted by the Special Committee on 7 September 1966,[2] Noting with regret that the administering Power has not yet taken effective measures to implement the resolutions of the General Assembly and the Special Committee,

1. Reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of Fiji to freedom and independence in accordance with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV);

2. Expresses its deep regret that the administering Power has not yet taken effective measures to implement the various resolutions of the General Assembly and the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples concerning the Territory of Fiji;

3. Endorses the decision of the Special Committee to appoint a sub-committee to visit Fiji for the purpose of studying at first hand the situation in the Territory, and requests the Chairman of the Special Committee, in consultation with the administering Power, to appoint the sub-committee as early as practicable;

4. Calls upon the administering Power to implement without delay the following measures:

(a) The holding of general elections in accordance with the principle of "one man, one vote" for the purpose of forming a constitutent assembly which will be charged with the task of drawing up a democratic constitution and the formation of a representative government, and the transfer of full powers to that government;

(b) The fixing of an early date for the independence of Fiji;

(c) The abolishing of all discriminatory measures so as to foster communal harmony and national unity in the Territory;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to provide all the necessary facilities for the visit of the sub-committee to the Territory;

6. Requests the administering Power to report to the Special Committee on the implementation of the present resolution;

7. Invites the Special Committee to keep the question under consideration and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its twenty-second session;

8. Decides to keep the question of Fiji on its agenda.

1490th plenary meeting,
12 December 1966.


[1] Ibid., addendum to agenda item 23 (A/6300/Rev.1), chapter VIII. [2] Ibid., para. 120.
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