Decolonization

UN decolonization successes can ‘inspire us today,’ UN chief tells Special Committee

Since the early 1960s, the United Nations decolonization committee has “accompanied many territories in their journey”, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, opening the body’s 2019 session.

Decolonization ‘close to my heart,’ Guterres says at opening of UN committee

Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday opened the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly organ aiming to end colonialism, noting that decolonization was a central aspect of his previous political life in Portugal.

UN political official calls for ‘innovative and practical’ ways to implement decolonisation

As the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization began its 2015 session today, the acting assistant political chief, Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, underlined the importance of political will to the continued success of the body’s efforts.

Countries must build on successes of decolonization, Ban tells Caribbean seminar

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged Caribbean countries to build on the successes of decolonization, in remarks to a United Nations-sponsored regional seminar in Quito, Ecuador.

General Assembly adds French Polynesia to UN decolonization list

The United Nations General Assembly voted on Friday to place French Polynesia back on the UN list of territories that should be decolonized and requested the French Government to “facilitate rapid progress […] towards a self-determination process.”

Ban calls for fresh ideas to advance decolonization as UN body begins annual session

With the world undergoing a “great transition,” it is time for a new kind of inclusive dialogue about decolonization, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for fresh approaches to resolve the situations of the remaining 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Advancing decolonization process will require greater efforts by all, says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged greater cooperation between the United Nations body dealing with decolonization, the administering countries and the remaining 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories so that the people of these territories can exercise their right to self-determination.

Ban marks 50th anniversary of UN declaration that helped propel decolonization

Presiding over an organization that has surged from 99 members in 1960 to 192, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commemorated the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration that helped to make this virtual doubling possible.

Ban urges joint efforts to complete decolonization process

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the administering Powers, Non-Self-Governing Territories and the United Nations body tackling decolonization to continue working together to accelerate the process of eradicating colonialism.

UN must revitalize commitment to ‘unfinished’ decolonization efforts – Ban

With 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories still remaining, the United Nations must step up its decolonization efforts, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, calling for greater cooperation between these areas and administering countries.