The General Assembly also notes that the following Goverments have declared their intention of transmitting information; Belgium on the Belgian Congo, Denmark on Greenland; the Netherlands on Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curacao; New Zealand on Tokelau Islands; and the United Kingdom on Aden (Colony and Protectorate), Bahamas, Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate, British Somaliland Protectorate, Brunei, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gold Coast (Colony and Protectorate), Grenada, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya (Colony and Protectorate), Malayan Union, Malta, Nigeria, North Borneo, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, St. Helena and Dependencies, St. Vincent, Sarawak, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda Protectorate, and the High Commission Territories of the Western Pacific (Gilbert and Ellice Island Colony, British Solomon Islands Protectorate, Pitcairn Islands).
The procedures to be followed by the Organization in connexion with the information transmitted by Members regarding Non-Self-Governing Peoples have been carefully examined.
The General Assembly, therefore,
- 1.Invites the Members transmitting information to send to the Secretary-General by 30 June of each year the most recent information which is at their disposal;
- 2.Recommends that the information transmitted in the course of 1947 by Members of the United Nations under Article 73e of the Charter should be summarized, analysed and classified by the Secretary-General and included in his report to the second session of the General Assembly, in order that, in the light of the experience gained, the General Assembly may be able to decide whether any other procedure may be desirable for dealing with such information in future years;
- 3.Recommends that the Secretary-General communicate to the specialized agencies the information transmitted, with a view to making all relevant data available to their expert and deliberative bodies
- 4.Invites the Secretary-General to convene,
- In this connexion reference is made to document A/200, dated 26 November 1946.
- In regard to the Falkland Islands the delegation of Argentina, at the twenty-fifth meeting of the Committee, made a reservation to effect that the Argentine Government did not recognize British sovereignty in the Falkland Islands. The delegation of the United Kingdom made a parallel reservation, not recognizing Argentine sovereignty in the these islands.