UN to hold decolonization meeting in St.Vincent/Grenadines

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NARRATION: Efforts to eradicate colonialism take centre stage in St. Vincent and the Grenadines next week as the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, also known as the Special Committee of 24, holds its annual regional seminar in Kingstown, from 31 May to 2 June 2011.

Within the framework of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011-2020) declared by the General Assembly last December, the seminar will provide an opportunity to assess the past decade and focus on goals and expected accomplishments in the area of decolonization during the coming years.

The discussion would focus on the dynamics and possible action concerning the 16 Non‑Self-Governing Territories (NSGTs) under the Special Committee's purview in the Caribbean, Pacific and other regions, as well as United Nations system assistance.  The seminar's conclusions and recommendations will be considered by the Special Committee at its substantive session in June and subsequently transmitted to the General Assembly.

The NSGTs are American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)*, Gibraltar, Guam, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Western Sahara.

 This is Donn Bobb reporting.

 Duration: 1’31″

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