A selection of documents and reports recorded at the United Nations relevant to the Falkland Islands as a non-self governing territory listed by that organisation.
A link to UN resolutions can be found in the Blogroll on the right, or here:-
The most important historic resolutions, relative to the Falklands, are:
567 (VI) of 1952 – determined that there must be a people for a territory to be listed for decolonization by the UN as a non-self governing territory (NSGT).
637 (VII) of 1952 – identified plebiscites (referenda) as the method through which the wishes of a people of a listed territory should be ascertained.
1514 (XV) of 1960 – clearly stated that colonialism was a denial of the rights of a people which included the right of self-determination.
2625 (XXV) of 1970 – placed the right of self-determination into international law and granted the listed non-self governing territories with a legal status separate from the Administering Powers. 2625 (XXV) may be viewed via the link in the Blogroll.
Between 1965 and 1988 there were 10 Falklands specific resolutions adopted by the General Assembly – 2065 (XX) 1965; 3160 (XXVIII) 1973; 31/49 1976; 37/9 1982; 38/12 1983; 39/6 1984; 40/21 1985; 41/40 1986; 42/19 1987 and 43/25 1988.
During Anglo-Argentine negotiations in 1989/90, however, the issue of sovereignty appears to have been settled and there are currently no ‘relevant‘ UN GA Falklands resolutions. This was confirmed by the UN Secretary-General during a media interview in 2012.
The right of the people of the Falkland islands to the natural resources of the archipelago, including fish and oil, is confirmed in an annual General Assembly resolution entitled: ‘Economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories’. The most recent of these is resolution 72/92 of 2017.
Current Working Paper & Special Committee Report:
Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples Summary record of the 8th meeting Held at Headquarters, New York, on Friday, 23 June 2017