International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

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This Week Is International Week of Solidarity with thePeoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

International Week of Solidarity

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.

International Week of Solidarity

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

Chapter XI of the UN Charter - the Declaration regarding 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).

  1. Spain is now exempted from admisistration.

TERRITORY

Administration

Area (sq.km.)

Population

AFRICA

   

Western Sahara

Spain 1

266,000

584,000

ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN

   

Anguilla

United Kingdom

96

15,700

Bermuda

United Kingdom

53.35

61,695

British Virgin Islands

United Kingdom

153

28,200

Cayman Islands

United Kingdom

264

60,413

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)3

United Kingdom

12,173

2,500

Montserrat

United Kingdom

103

5,000

St. Helena

United Kingdom

310

5,691

Turks and Caicos Islands

United Kingdom

948.2

37,910

United States Virgin Islands

United States

352

103,700

EUROPE

   

Gibraltar

United Kingdom

5.8

33,140

PACIFIC

   

American Samoa

United States

200

60,200

French Polynesia4

France

3,600

271,800

Guam

United States

540

159,358

New Caledonia5

France

18,575

268,767

Pitcairn

United Kingdom

35.5

39

Tokelau

New Zealand

12.2

1,499

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