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Islas Malvinas sovereignty dispute

The United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples made today a new resolution by consensus regarding the matter of Islas Malvinas. This decision was also supported by the other Latin American countries in the Committee (Chile, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela).

Every year starting from 1983, the United Nations Special Committee has invited Argentina and the United Kingdom to restart the negotiations in order to find, as soon as possible, a final and peaceful solution for the sovereignty of the Islas Malvinas, Georgias del Sur, Sandwich del Sur and other surrounding maritime spaces in accordance to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2065 and later resolutions on the matter.

The United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples is a committee of the United Nations General Assembly and it was established in 1961. It is exclusively devoted to the issue of decolonization and Resolution 1514 (XV). Yearly, it examines the situation of the 17 territories on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories in order to end the colonization.

The invitation of the United Nations to start Argentina’s  and the United Kingdom’s to restart the negotiations on the matter is shared by many multilateral forums, such as Organization of American States (OAS), Southern Common Market (Mercosur), the Group of 77 (G77) including China, The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Ibero-American Summit, and others. Nevertheless, the United Kingdom continues to refuse to restart the negotiations on the matter.

Once again, the Argentine Government underlines the necessity to start the dialogue about the sovereignty and invites the United Kingdom to follow the Law of Nations and solve pacifically this fight in order to finally end the outdated, for the XXI century, colonial situation.


 

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