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GENERAL ASSEMBLY——15TH SESSION


Fourth Committee, meetings 1031-1049, 1087, 1088. Plenary Meeting 948.

A/4526. Report of Special Committee of Six on Transmission of Information (Non-Self-Governing Territories).

A/C.4/450. Statement by India on 1 November 1960, meeting 1031.

A/C.4/451. Statement by Mexico on 1 November 1960, meeting 1031.

A/C.4/452 and Corr.1. Statement by United Kingdom on 3 November 1960, meeting 1035.

A/C.4/453. Statements by Spain on 7 and 11 November 1960, meetings 1038, 1046 and 1047.

A/C.4/L.648 and Add.1. Bolivia, Iraq, Ireland, Nigeria, Venezuela: draft resolution and Annex thereto, as a whole, amended by Togo and Tunisia (A/C.4/L.650, as orally revised) and with drafting change proposed orally by United Kingdom, adopted by Fourth Committee on 10 November 1960, meeting 1045, by roll-call vote of 62 to 3, with 19 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroun, Canada, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Federation of Malaya, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.

Against: Portugal, Spain, Union of South Africa.

Abstaining: Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Byelorussian SSR, China, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, United Kingdom, United States.

A/C.4/L.650. Togo and Tunisia: amendment to 5-power draft resolution, A/C.4/L.648 and Add.1.

A/4651. Report of Fourth Committee, draft resolution I.

RESOLUTION 1541(xv), as submitted by Fourth Committee, A/4651, adopted by Assembly on 15 December 1960, meeting 948, by roll-call vote of 69 to 2, with 21 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroun, Canada, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Leopoldville), Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Federation of Malaya, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Republic, Upper Volta, Venezuela, Yemen, Yugoslavia.

Against: Portugal, Union of South Africa.

Abstaining: Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Byelorussian SSR, China, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Spain, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, United Kingdom, United States.


"The General Assembly,

"Considering the objectives set forth in Chapter XI of the Charter of the United Nations,

"Bearing in mind the list of factors annexed to General Assembly resolution 742(VIII) of 27 November 1953,

"Having examined the report of the Special Committee of Six on the Transmission of Information under Article 73e of the Charter, appointed under General Assembly resolution 1467(XIV) of 12 December 1959 to study the principles which should guide Members in determining whether or not an obligation exists to transmit the information called for in Article 73e of the Charter and to report on the results of its study to the Assembly at its fifteenth session,

"1. Expresses its appreciation of the work of the Special Committee of Six on the Transmission of Information under Article 73e of the Charter;

"2. Approves the principles set out in section V, part B, of the report of the Committee, as amended and as they appear in the annex to the present resolution;

"3. Decides that these principles should be applied in the light of the facts and the circumstances of each case to determine whether or not an obligation exists to transmit information under Article 73e of the Charter."


ANNEX


PRINCIPLES WHICH SHOULD GUIDE MEMBERS IN DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT AN OBLIGATION EXISTS TO TRANSMIT THE INFORMATION CALLED FOR IN ARTICLE 73e OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS


Principle I

"The authors of the Charter of the United Nations had in mind that Chapter XI should be applicable to territories which were then known to be of the colonial type. An obligation exists to transmit information under Article 73e of the Charter in respect of such territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government.


Principle II

"Chapter XI of the Charter embodies the concept of Non-Self-Governing Territories in a dynamic state of evolution and progress towards a 'full measure of self-government'. As soon as a territory and its peoples attain a full measure of self-government, the obligation ceases. Until this comes about, the obligation to transmit information under Article 73e continues.