Consensus on Gibraltar by the UN Committee of 24 in 1964

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Consensus on Gibraltar by the UN Committee of 24 in 1964  (1964) 
United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (Committee of 24)
The Special Committee on Decolonization issued a consensus on the Gibraltar issue on 16 October 1964. From Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs. Extracts relating to Article 73 of the Charter of the United Nations. Supplement No 3 (1959 - 1966)

The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Territories and Peoples, after considering the situation in the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Gibraltar and hearing statements by the representative of the administering Power and the representative of Spain and by petitioners from the Territory and from Spain, affirms that the provisions of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples are fully applicable to the Territory of Gibraltar.

In its consideration of these statements, the Special Committee noted that there was a disagreement, or even a dispute, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Spain, regarding the status and situation of the Territory of Gibraltar. In the circumstances, the Special Committee invites the United Kingdom and Spain to begin talks without delay, in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter, in order to reach a negotiated solution in conformity with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV), giving due account to the opinions expressed by the members of the Committee and bearing in mind the interests of the people of the Territory.

Under its terms of reference laid down in General Assembly resolution 1654 (XVI), the Special Committee requests the United Kingdom and Spain to inform the Special Committee and the General Assembly of the outcome of their negotiations.

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