Secretary-General, Opening Caribbean Decolonization Seminar, Stresses ‘No One and No Territories’ Can Be Left Behind in Fight against COVID-19

31 Aug

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message to the opening of the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization, in Parish of St. John, Dominica, delivered on 25 August:

Speakers Highlight Upcoming Challenges, Opportunities for Non-Self-Governing Territories, as Caribbean Regional Seminar Concludes

27 Aug

The 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization concluded today with speakers highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the world’s 17 remaining Non-Self-Governing Territories — including the coronavirus pandemic and climate change — going into the fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030).

Speakers Focus on Questions of Western Sahara, Gibraltar, Falklands Islands (Malvinas), as Caribbean Regional Seminar Enters Second Day

26 Aug

SAINT JOHN’S PARISH, Dominica, 26 August — The long-running question of Western Sahara, the sole Territory in Africa remaining on the United Nations decolonization list, took centre stage on day two of the Caribbean Regional Seminar today, with speakers also discussing Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

Special Committee on Decolonization to Hold Caribbean Regional Seminar in Parish of Saint John, Dominica, 25-27 August

23 Aug

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar in the Parish of Saint John, Dominica, from 25 to 27 August 2021, within the framework of the start of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030). The Seminar, initially scheduled for 19 to 21 May, was postponed due to the situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic.

Special Committee on Decolonization Approves Text Calling upon United States to Promote Puerto Rico’s Self-Determination, Eventual Independence

18 Jun

The Special Committee on Decolonization approved today a draft resolution calling upon the United States to assume its responsibility to promote a process to enable the people of Puerto Rico to fully exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

Special Decolonization Committee Hears Updates on Situation in New Caledonia, Guam amid Calls for Recognizing Right to Self-Determination, Power Imbalances

15 Jun

Highlighting fresh developments in Guam and New Caledonia, delegates provided updates on some of the world’s 17 remaining Non‑Self‑Governing Territories, as the Special Committee on Decolonization continued its 2021 substantive session.

Expedite Decolonization Imperative, Secretary-General Urges, as Special Committee Accepts Dominica’s Offer to Host Caribbean Regional Seminar

18 Feb

Expediting the decolonization process must be seen as an imperative, United Nations Secretary-General Antônio Guterres told the Special Committee on Decolonization today, emphasizing that a constructive relationship with administrating Powers and all involved is indispensable for progress on a case-by-case basis.

Affordable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Key for Helping Non-Self-Governing Territories Achieve Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Tells Decolonization Committee

18 Feb

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, as delivered by Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, to the organizational meeting of the 2021 session of the Special Committee on Decolonization, today: