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A/RES/51/139


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 88

                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

     [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee
                        (Fourth Committee) (A/51/595)]


            51/139.     Information from Non-Self-Governing
                        Territories transmitted under Article
                        73 e of the Charter of the United
                        Nations

      The General Assembly,

      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 the information from Non-Self-Governing
Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the
United Nations 1/ and the action taken by the Special Committee in
respect of that information,

      Having also examined the report of the Secretary-General on the
item, 2/

      Recalling its resolution 1970 (XVIII) of 16 December 1963, in
which it requested the Special Committee to study the information
transmitted to the Secretary-General in accordance with Article 73 e
of the Charter and to take such information fully into account in
examining the situation with regard to the implementation of the
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and
Peoples, contained in its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960,

      Recalling also its resolution 50/32 of 6 December 1995, in which
it requested the Special Committee to continue to discharge the
functions entrusted to it under resolution 1970 (XVIII),

      Stressing the importance of timely transmission by the
administering Powers of adequate information under Article 73 e of the
Charter, in particular in relation to the preparation by the
Secretariat of the working papers on the Territories concerned,

      1.    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 the information from Non-Self-Governing Territories
transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations;1

      2.    Reaffirms that, in the absence of a decision by the General
Assembly itself that a Non-Self-Governing Territory has attained a
full measure of self-government in terms of Chapter XI of the Charter,
the administering Power concerned should continue to transmit
information under Article 73 e of the Charter with respect to that
Territory;

      3.    Requests the administering Powers concerned to transmit or
continue to transmit to the Secretary-General the information
prescribed in Article 73 e of the Charter, as well as the fullest
possible information on political and constitutional developments in
the Territories concerned, within a maximum period of six months
following the expiration of the administrative year in those
Territories;

      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to continue to ensure that
adequate information is drawn from all available published sources in
connection with the preparation of the working papers relating to the
Territories concerned;

      5.    Requests the Special Committee to continue to discharge the
functions entrusted to it under resolution 1970 (XVIII), in accordance
with established procedures, and to report thereon to the General
Assembly at its fifty-second session.


                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/     Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session,
Supplement No. 23 (A/51/23), chap. VIII.

2/     A/51/316 and Add.1.

 

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