Western Sahara, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gibraltar Take Centre Stage, as Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization Continues

12 May

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, 12 May — The long-standing question of decolonizing Western Sahara, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and Gibraltar took centre stage today, as the Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization entered its second day.

Support for ‘Green’ Transition Can Ease Non-Self-Governing Territories’ Emergence from Pandemic, Secretary-General Tells Pacific Seminar on Decolonization

11 May

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the opening of the 2022 Regional Seminar of the Special Committee on Decolonization, held in Castries, Saint Lucia, from 11 to 13 May:

Eleven Non-Self-Governing Territories Enjoy ‘Historic’ Representation, as 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization Opens

11 May

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, 11 May — The 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization opened here today with “historic” representation for 11 of the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories that remain on the United Nations list.

Special Committee on Decolonization to Hold Pacific Regional Seminar in Castries, Saint Lucia, 11-13 May

6 May

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar in Castries, Saint Lucia, from 11 to 13 May 2022 within the framework of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030).

Special Committee on Decolonization Decides Saint Lucia Will Host 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar, 11-13 May

21 Mar

The Special Committee on Decolonization decided today to hold the 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar in Castries, Saint Lucia, from 11 to 13 May, with a view to evaluating the colonial status of the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories that remain under its purview.

Special Committee on Decolonization Opens 2022 Session Hailing Non-Self-Governing Territories for Efforts to Surmount Pandemic Challenges, Enact Recovery Plans

18 Feb

On the cusp of the second year of the fourth Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, the process of decolonization remains vital, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Special Committee on Decolonization today, underlining the importance of global cooperation to address the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

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).