From May 25 until May 31 of each year we celebrate the Week of Solidarity with the peoples of the Territories. The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the period from May 25 until May 31 of each year as the “Week of Solidarity with the peoples of the Territories”.
In 1999 the General Assembly requested the Special Committee that as of May 25 of that year the Week of Solidarity with the peoples of the Territories (resolution 54/91 of 6 December). In 1972 (resolution 2911) had proclaimed the week as the Week of Solidarity with the Colonial Peoples of Southern Africa and Guinea (Bissau) and Cape Verde who fought for freedom, independence and equal rights and proposed that week was started on 25 May, Liberation Day in Africa.
The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 54/91 of 8 December 2005 called for the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the peoples of territories.
In the United Nations Charter, a self-governing territory is defined as a territory whose people "has not yet attained self-government."
In 1946, several Member States of the United Nations identified a number of territories under their administration and were included in a list of the United Nations. Countries that manage Territories administering Powers are called. As a result of the decolonization process in recent years, most of the territories were removed from the list.
Urged the administering Powers concerned to take effective measures to safeguard and guarantee the inalienable rights of the peoples of the Territories to dispose of their natural resources, including land and to establish and maintain control over the use of those resources the future, and calls upon the administering Powers to take all necessary measures to protect property rights of the peoples of those territories.
He also urged all States, directly and through their action in the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations, to provide moral and material assistance to the peoples of the Territories.
Territories Included In the List Established By the General Assembly In 2002
It is called non-autonomous territory to the territory should be subject to decolonization. In 2011 there are 16 territories still on the list of territories to be colonized: Anguilla , Bermuda , Gibraltar , Guam , Cayman Islands , Falkland Islands , Turks and Caicos Islands , British Virgin Islands , Virgin Islands, United States , Montserrat , New Caledonia , Pitcairn , Western Sahara , American Samoa , St. Helena and Tokelau .
Still Control of Powers Territories Are:
- Great Britain
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- British Virgin Islands
- St. Helena
- United States
- Virgin Islands
- United States
- American Samoa
- New Caledonia.