News ID: 128592
Published: 0654 GMT October 09, 2015

Envoy critical of UN decolonization failure

Envoy critical of UN decolonization failure

Iran’s deputy representative to the United Nations, Gholamhossein Dehqani, on Thursday criticized the world body for not fulfilling its duty on decolonizing, as at present, 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories across the globe have remained to be decolonized.

Addressing the United Nations Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, Dehqani briefed the audience on eradication of the ominous phenomenon of colonization and imperialism which he held the UN has failed to encounter successfully, IRNA reported.

The wave of decolonization, which changed the face of the planet, was born with the UN and represents the world body’s first great success.

In 1990, the General Assembly proclaimed the first International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, including a specific plan of action. December 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the declaration, coinciding with the end of the Second International Decade and the proclamation of a third one.

As representative of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Iranian envoy urged the UN to fulfill its objectives in dealing with colonization and imperialism, and called for speeding up the required measures.

He insisted that the colonizers are responsible to make up for all social, cultural, and economic damages they have inflicted upon colonized countries.

Dehqani reaffirmed the movement’s all-out support for Palestinians and called it the right of them to have an independent government.


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