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A/RES/51/147


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27 January 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 19


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

      [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/23, chap. III, para. 9
                                and A/51/L.46)]


            51/147.  Dissemination of information on
                     decolonization


      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 1/ relating to the dissemination of information on
decolonization and publicity for the work of the United Nations in the
field of decolonization,

      Recalling its resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960,
containing the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial
Countries and Peoples, and other resolutions and decisions of the
United Nations concerning the dissemination of information on
decolonization, in particular General Assembly resolution 50/40 of 6
December 1995,

      Recognizing the need for flexible, practical and innovative
approaches towards reviewing the options of self-determination for the
peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories with a view to achieving
complete decolonization by the year 2000,

      Reiterating the importance of dissemination of information as an
instrument for furthering the aims of the Declaration and mindful of
the role of world public opinion in effectively assisting the peoples
of Non-Self-Governing Territories to achieve self-determination,

      Recognizing the role played by the administering Powers in
transmitting information to the Secretary-General in accordance with
the terms of Article 73 (e) of the Charter of the United Nations,

      Aware of the role of non-governmental organizations in the
dissemination of information on decolonization,

      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 1/
relating to the dissemination of information on decolonization and
publicity for the work of the United Nations in the field of
decolonization;

      2.    Considers it important to continue its efforts to ensure the
widest possible dissemination of information on decolonization, with
particular emphasis on the options of self-determination available for
the peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories;

      3.    Requests the Department of Political Affairs and the
Department of Public Information of the Secretariat to take into
account the suggestions of the Special Committee to continue their
efforts to take measures through all the media available, including
publications, radio and television, as well as the Internet, to give
publicity to the work of the United Nations in the field of
decolonization and, inter alia:

      (a)   To continue to collect, prepare and disseminate,
particularly to the Territories, basic material on the issue of self-
determination of the peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories;

      (b)   To seek the full cooperation of the administering Powers in
the discharge of the tasks referred to above;

      (c)   To maintain a working relationship with the appropriate
regional and intergovernmental organizations, particularly in the
Pacific and Caribbean regions, by holding periodic consultations and
exchanging information;

      (d)   To encourage involvement of non-governmental organizations
in the dissemination of information on decolonization;

      (e)   To report to the Special Committee on measures taken in the
implementation of the present resolution;

      4.    Requests all States, including the administering Powers, to
continue to extend their cooperation in the dissemination of
information referred to in paragraph 2 above;

      5.    Requests the Special Committee to follow the implementation
of the present resolution and to report thereon to the General
Assembly at its fifty-second session.


                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Note

1/     A/51/23 (Part II), chap. III; see Official Records of the
General Assembly, Fifty-first Session, Supplement No. 23.

 

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