Colonial situations “completely out dated” says Secretary-General

The continued existence of colonial situations is completely outdated and must be addressed, says Ban Ki-moon.

The UN Secretary-General said there are 16 so-called “non-self-governing territories,” including Bermuda, which is under the administration of the United Kingdom, Guam, which is under the administration of the United States and Western Sahara, which is under the administration of Spain.

“Those Territories have to be given the opportunity to exercise their right to self-determination in order to take the interests of their peoples fully into account. Colonial situations are completely outdated and must be addressed with renewed vigor and creativity.”

Speaking in New York on Thursday, the Secretary-General said self-determination is a right for all countries.

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