In a thinly-veiled reference to Pakistan, India mentioned the precept of self-determination continues to be “intentionally misinterpreted and misused” by a specific nation and it was not established by the UN for use as a justification for undermining the territorial integrity of any member state.
“For the reason that precept of self-determination, as thought-about on the agreed agenda of this committee, continues to be intentionally misinterpreted and misused by a specific delegation, it’s pertinent to focus on as soon as once more that the United Nations has established the precept as a automobile for the worthy reason behind decolonisation of the 17 Non Self-Governing Territories (NSGTs) on the agenda of this committee, and never as a justification for undermining the territorial integrity of any member state,” India mentioned in an announcement on ”NSGTs and decolonisation.”
India mentioned it strongly believes that pursuing a practical method in the direction of decolonization would absolutely result in fulfilment of professional needs of the individuals of NSGTs.
“We should additionally attempt to reinforce cooperation with worldwide companies and actors and channelize sources for the 17 NSGTs. This could absolutely allow them to construct capacities of their simply and noble quest in the direction of reaching long-cherished targets,” the assertion mentioned.
India mentioned that as a former colony, it has all the time been within the forefront of the wrestle towards colonialism and apartheid since its personal independence over seven many years in the past.
For the reason that creation of the United Nations, greater than 80 former colonies have gained their independence and joined the household of United Nations. “Nevertheless, the method of decolonization that started with our personal independence stays unfinished,” it mentioned on Tuesday.
In 2011, the Normal Meeting needed to proclaim the present decade, 2011-2020, because the Third Worldwide Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, a interval which is coming to an finish this yr. India famous that there nonetheless stay 17 NSGTs, that are in varied phases of the decolonization course of on the agenda of this committee.
“We have to step up our efforts to conclude this long-drawn course of,” India mentioned.
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