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Pitcairn

Basic Facts


  • Population: 48 (2017); this figure includes individuals temporarily abroad
  • Land area: 35.5 km2 (Pitcairn Island: 4.35 km2)
  • Exclusive economic zone: 800,000 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

Pitcairn 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 Island to transmit information on the High Commission Territories of the Western Pacific (which had included the Pitcairn Islands) 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 Pitcairn. Please visit the Documents page for past General Assembly resolutions on Pitcairn from 2008.

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

Links

Government of Pitcairn

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

 

(Last updated: 15 May 2019)