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AuthorEl-Ayouty, Yassin. author
TitleThe United Nations and Decolonization: The Role of Afro โ{128}{148} Asia [electronic resource] / by Yassin El-Ayouty
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1971
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7525-8
Descript 315 p. online resource

SUMMARY

When the United Nations' Charter was signed in San Francisco in 1945, the number of African member states of the Organisation was only 4. By the end of 1960 it had risen to 22. Today it is 41. How has this come about? The answer is given in this valuable book by Dr. Yassin EI-Ayouty. The handful of Asian and African countries who had the privilege of foundation membership made it their business to see to it that their brethren who were still under the colonial yoke attained their freedom and independence as soon as possible and, in the meanwhile, that they were treated with decency and fairness by their colonial masters. It was a tough assignment. The struggle was long, requiring a great deal of patience and endurance. It was at times fierce, requiring much dogged resolution. It also called for the deployment of intellectual agility ofthe highest order. Fortunately all these qualities were available in the repยญ resentatives of Asia and Africa who led the great struggle. These disยญ tinguished delegates also demonstrated a wonderful degree of solidarity which has, happily, become an Afro-Asian tradition at the United Nations. The battle began even before the Organisation had itself become a fact. It would have been a more difficult struggle, had there been no provision in the Charter at all in respect of colonies, by whatever name called


CONTENT

I Ideological Background of the Interpretation of the United Nations Role Toward Non-Self-Governing Territories -- I: The Effects of World War II on the Afro-Asian Position at the San Francisco Conference -- 2: The Declaration Regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories and the Concepts of International Responsibility for Colonial Administration -- II The United Nationsโ{128}{153} Method of Organization for Dealing with the Non-Self-Governing Territories -- 3: The Afro-Asian Attitude Towards the Creation of One-Year Committees on Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories: 1946โ{128}{147}1948 -- 4: Impact of the Afro-Asian Position on the Establishment and Continuation of Committees on Information for Three-Year Periods: 1949โ{128}{147}1958 -- III The United Nationsโ{128}{153} Method of Procedure for Dealing with the Non-Self-Governing Territories -- 5: The Afro-Asian Emphasis on the General Assemblyโ{128}{153}s Competence in the Determination of Non-Self-Governing Territories -- 6: The New Afro-Asian Formula for Swift Decolonization and the Follow-up of Chapter XI -- IV Conclusions -- 7: Recapitulation of the Main Afro-Asian Contributions -- 8: Developments from 1963 to 1970 -- Territories Which Became Independent Since The Establishment of the United Nations -- I. Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories -- II. Other Territories -- III. Guide Showing Original Names of the Territories


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