Explanation of Position by Laurie S. Phipps, Advisor, of the Universal Realization of the Right of Peoples to Self-determination Resolution (A/C.3/65/L.51), Third Committee

Laurie Shestack Phipps
Adviser for Economic and Social Affairs 
New York, NY
November 11, 2010


The United States considers the right of self determination of peoples to be important and therefore joins consensus on this resolution. We note, however, as stated by other delegations, that this resolution contains many misstatements of international law and is inconsistent with current practice.


PRN: 2010/285