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Saint Helena

Basic Facts

  • Population: 4,539 on Saint Helena (September 2018 estimate); 730 on Ascension (September 2018 estimate) and 258 on Tristan da Cunha (November 2017 estimate)
  • Land area: 310 km²
  • Exclusive economic zone: 1,641,294 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

Saint Helena 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 Saint Helena and Dependencies 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 Saint Helena. Please visit the Documents page for past  General Assembly resolutions on Saint Helena from 2008

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

Links

Government of Saint Helena

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

 

(Last updated: 15 May 2019)