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Committees on Information transmitted under Article 73e

Article 73e of the Charter requires UN Member States which administer "territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government" to transmit to the Secretary-General information related to the economic, social and educational conditions in the territories.

Several committees were established to review the information provided under Article 73e from 1947-1963.

Special Committee on Information Transmitted under Article 73e of the Charter (1947-1951)

Committee on Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories (1952-1963)

Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (1963-present)

  • A/RES/1970 (XVIII) of 16 December 1963 assigned the Special Committee to examine information transmitted under Article 73e
  • Secretary-General reports information transmitted under article 73e to the General Assembly

 

Special Committee of Six on the Transmission of Information under Article 73e of the Charter (1960)

  • Established by A/RES/1467 (XIV) to study the principles which should guide Members in determining whether or not an obligation exists to transmit information called for in Article 73e of the Charter
  • Document series symbol for working documents
    • A/AC.100/--
  • Meeting records
    • A/AC.100/SR.1-14
  • Report: A/4526
  • Final outcome: A/RES/1541 (XV) : Principles which should guide Members in determining whether or not an obligation exists to transmit the information called for under Article 73e of the Charter