The United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples affirmed Thursday that it planned to draw up proposals in the coming months to complete the process of decolonization in Western Sahara.
In its annual report submitted to the United Nations General Assembly – a copy of which obtained by the Sumoud website – the Committee put forward its forthcoming program of work, which includes a study of the political, economic and social situations in the colonial territories. It will recommend, as appropriate, that the General Assembly take the most proper steps to enable the inhabitants of these territories to exercise their right to self-determination, including their right to independence, in accordance with the relevant decolonization resolutions, along with those relating to specific territories.
In its report, the Committee reaffirmed the right of the peoples of colonial territories to self-determination in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV), containing the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, in line with other relevant United Nations resolutions.
The report included a paper prepared by the United Nations General Secretariat on the developments of the Western Sahara issue and the UN efforts to decolonize Western Sahara. (Sumoud)