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Cayman Islands

Basic Facts

  • Population: 63,415 (2017 estimate)
  • Land area: 264 km²
  • Exclusive economic zone: 119,137 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

The Cayman Islands has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1946, following the declaration of the intention by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to transmit information on Jamaica (under which the Cayman Islands had fallen) under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations. 

  • See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946

Administering Power

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Nations-related action

The General Assembly adopts on an annual basis a resolution on the Cayman Islands. Please visit the Documents page for past  General Assembly resolutions on Cayman Islands from 2008..

United Nations Secretariat annual working papers on Cayman Islands issued since 2008 are also available on the Documents page.

Links

Government of the Cayman Islands

Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

(Last updated: 15 May 2019)