XXX. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE
3424. Question of Brunei

The General Assembly, Having considered the question of Brunei, Having examined the relevant 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,[1] Having heard the statement of a petitioner, Mr. A. M. Azahari, President of the People's Party of Brunei (Partai Rakyat Brunei),[2] which, in the 1962 election, received 98 per cent of the votes cast, Recalling its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960, containing the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, as well as other relevant resolutions and decisions of the United Nations relating to the Territory, including in particular the consensus on the question adopted by the General Assembly on 13 December 1974,[3]

1. Reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of Brunei to self-determination and independence in accordance with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV);

2. Approves 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 Brunei;

3. Calls upon the administering Power, consistent with its responsibility as the administering Power, to take all steps within its competence to facilitate expeditiously the holding of free and democratic elections by the appropriate government authorities in Brunei in consultation with and under the supervision of the United Nations, in accordance with the inalienable rights of the people of Brunei to self-determination and independence, and further calls, prior to the elections, for the lifting of the ban on all political parties and the return of all political exiles to Brunei so that they can participate freely and fully in the elections;

4. Calls upon the administering Power, in conformity with the provisions of the relevant General Assembly resolutions, to extend full co-operation to the Special Committee;

5. Requests the Special Committee to keep the situation in the Territory under review and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its thirty-first session.

2431st plenary meeting
8 December 1975


[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirtieth Session, Supplement No. 23 (A/10023/Rev.1), chap. XX. [2] Ibid., Thirtieth Session, Fourth Committee, 2167th meeting. [3] Ibid., Twenty-ninth Session, Supplement No. 31 (A/9631), p. 117, item 23.
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