Question of Western Sahara.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (31st sess. : 1976)
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  • Date:
    1 December 1976

31. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE FOURTH COMMITTEE*
45. Question of Western Sahara

The General Assembly, Having considered the question of Western Sahara, Recalling its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 containing the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, Considering the decision of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity at its thirteenth ordinary session, held at Port Louis from 2 to 6 July 1976, to hold an extraordinary session devoted to the question of Western Sahara,[1] Taking note of that part of the Political Declaration adopted by the Fifth Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Colombo from 16 to 19 August 1976, relating to Western Sahama,[2] Recalling its previous resolutions concerning the Territory, Recalling also its resolution 3412 (XXX) of 28 November 1975 regarding co-operation between the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity,

1. Reaffirms its commitment to the principle of self-determination of peoples in accordance with the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples;

2. Takes note of the decision taken by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the organization of African Unity to convene an extraordinary session with a view to finding a just and lasting solution to the problem of Western Sahara;

3. Decides to postpone consideration of the question of Western Sahara until its thirty-second session;

4. Requests the Administrative Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the progress achieved in the implementation of the decisions of the Organization of African Unity concerning Western Sahara, and invites the Secretary-General of the United Nations to report on that information to the General Assembly at its thirty-second session.

85th plenary meeting
1 December 1976


[1] See A/31/136-8/12141, annex II, resolution AHG/Res.81 (XIII). For the printed text, see Official Records of the Security Council, Thirty-first Year, Supplement for July, August and September 1976. [2] A/31/197, annex I, para. 35.
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