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Cameroons under British Administration Trusteeship Documents

UN Photo #377836 : Fourth Committee Continues Debate on Cameroons Plebiscites


The  trusteeship agreement between the United Nations and the United Kingdom is found in:

The termination of the agreement is found in:

British Cameroons became part of Nigeria following a plebiscite on 11 February 1961.


Petitions were issued with the symbol pattern T/PET.4/--

  • T/PET.4/1 (2 July 1947) - T/PET.4/204 (25 April 1961)
  • T/OBS.4/-- observations on petitions
  • T/COM.4/-- communications

Petitions regarding the Cameroons under both the British and French administrations:

  • issued with the symbol pattern T/PET.4&5/--

Reports of Administering Power

Reports by the United Kingdom government were transmitted in limited number and not distributed by the United Nations.

The year covered, document symbol of the letter of transmittal and the session of the Council at which it was considered, are given.

  • 1947: T/185 + Add.1-2 (3rd session)
  • 1948: T/413 (6th session)
  • 1949: T/796 (9th session)
  • 1950: T/906 (9th session)
  • 1951: T/992 + Add.1 (11th session)
  • 1952: T/1090 & T/1094 (13th session)
  • 1953: T/1140 & T/1147 + Add.1 (15th session)
  • 1954: T/1222 (17th session)
  • 1955: T/1284 & T/1298 & A/1302 +Corr.1 (19th session)
  • 1956: T/1340 & T/1350 (21st session)
  • 1957: T/1407 & T/1435 (23rd session)
  • 1958: T/1494 (25th & 26th sessions) & T/1527 (26th session)
  • 1959: T/1573 (27th session)

Reports of Visiting Missions