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A/RES/37/30


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 November 1982

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                                                         A/RES/37/30
                                                         23 November 1982
 
                          Question of East Timor
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recognizing the inalienable right of all peoples to self-determination
and independence in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the
United Nations, the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial
Countries and Peoples, contained in its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December
1960, and other relevant United Nations resolutions,
 
     Having examined 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 East Timor
and other relevant documents,
 
     Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the question of
East Timor,
 
     Taking note of resolution 1982/20 adopted by the Sub-Commission on
Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities on 8 September 1982,
 
     Having heard the statement of the representative of Portugal, as the
administering Power,
 
     Having heard the statement of the representative of Indonesia,
 
     Having heard the statements of the representative of the Frente
Revolucionaria de Timor Leste Independente and of various petitioners, as
well as of the representatives of non-governmental organizations,
 
     Bearing in mind that Portugal, the administering Power, has stated its
full and solemn commitment to uphold the right of the people of East Timor to
self-determination and independence,
 
     Bearing in mind also its resolutions 3485 (XXX) of 12 December 1975,
31/53 of 1 December 1976, 32/34 of 28 November 1977, 33/39 of 13 December
1978, 34/40 of 21 November 1979, 35/27 of 11 November 1980 and 36/50 of 24
November 1981,
 
     Concerned at the humanitarian situation prevailing in the Territory and
believing that all efforts should be made by the international community to
improve the living conditions of the people of East Timor and to guarantee to
those people the effective enjoyment of their fundamental human rights,
 
     1.   Requests the Secretary-General to initiate consultations with all
parties directly concerned, with a view to exploring avenues for achieving a
comprehensive settlement of the problem and to report thereon to the General
Assembly at its thirty-eighth session;
 
     2.   Requests the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the
Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial
Countries and Peoples to keep the situation in the Territory under active
consideration and to render all assistance to the Secretary-General with a
view to facilitating the implementation of the present resolution;
 
     3.   Calls upon all specialized agencies and other organizations of the
United Nations system, in particular the World Food Programme, the United
Nations Children's Fund and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees, immediately to assist, within their respective fields of
competence, the people of East Timor, in close consultation with Portugal, as
the administering Power;
 
     4.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-eighth
session the item entitled "Question of East Timor".