This Week Is International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
It was in 1946 that many UN Members identified a problem. There was a number of Territories under the administration of the UN that were not self-governing. The UN then placed them on a list.
Countries that administ Non-Self-Governing Territories are referred to as administering powers. Due to decolonization over time, most Territories were removed from this list.
Chapter XI of the UN Charter or the “Declaration regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories” is designed to ensure that those countries administering these territories make the welfare of the people the top priority.
There are seventeen countries classed as Non-Self-Governing Territories
As you can see below, there are some administrated by the UK, USA, France and New Zealand.
The data from this table was obtained from United Nations Secretariat 2017 Working Papers on NSGTs, and for Western Sahara, from UNdata, (http://data.un.org).
- Spain is now exempted from admisistration.
ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN
British Virgin Islands
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)3
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States Virgin Islands