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Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- Population: Approximately 3,200
- Land area: 12,173 km²
Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory
The Falkland Islands (Malvinas)* has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1946, following the transmission by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of information under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations.**
- See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Nations-related action
The General Assembly’s subsidiary organ, the Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24), has been considering the question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) since 1964. Following the C-24’s recommendation, in 1965, the General Assembly adopted resolution 2065 (XX). In recent years, the C-24 adopts on an annual basis a resolution devoted to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
For the text of the most recent C-24 resolution, i.e. , C-24 resolution of 11 July 2018, see the annual report of the C-24 of 2018, A/73/23, para. 195. Past C-24 resolutions on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) are contained in the respective annual report of the C-24.
United Nations Secretariat annual working papers on Falkland Islands (Malvinas) issued since 2008 are also available on the Documents page.
(Last updated: 15 May 2019)
*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
**At the 25th meeting of the Fourth Committee in the 1st session of the General Assembly, held on 6 December 1946, the delegation of Argentina made a reservation to the effect that the Argentine government did not recognize British sovereignty in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). The delegation of the United Kingdom made a parallel reservation, not recognizing Argentine sovereignty in these islands.