OAS Resolution 1972


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AG/RES. 79 (11-0/72)

STRENGTHENING OF THE PRINCIPLES OF NONINTERVENTION AND THE SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES AND MEASURES TO GUARANTEE THEIR OBSERVANCE

(Resolution adopted at the eleventh plenary session held on April 21, 1972)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING NOTED the denunciation made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
of Guatemala in the address he delivered at the plenary session held on
April 15, 1972, and

CONSIDERING:

That in the course of discussions made possible through the efforts of the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary General. of the Organization, and through the willingness that has been shown to resolve the situation in question, the representative of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland stated that the military forces stationed in British Honduras had been reduced, and offered to accept an observer of the Organization to verify the military forces still maintained there;

That in order that negotiations may be resumed between the interested parties it is desirable to accept the above offer; and

That without prejudice to decisions that might be taken by any other competent organ, the General. Assembly, as supreme organ of the Organization of American States, can take action in this matter.

RESOLVES:

1. To take note of the above-mentioned denunciation by the Government of Guatemala and of the above-mentioned statement and offer by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

2. To request that the Secretary General. of the Organization of American States send an observer to the territory of British Honduras to determine the number and type of the military forces stationed there.

3. To request the Secretary General to’ transmit to the governments of the member states, through the Permanent Council, the report or reports the observer may present.


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