Statement by Courtney Nemroff, Counselor for Economic and Social Affairs, on Explanation of Position Third Committee Resolution A/C.3/66/L.30 Universal Realization of the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination

Courtney Nemroff
Counselor for Economic and Social Affairs 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
November 8, 2011

Mr. Chairman,

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 state practice.


Thank you.


PRN: 2011/235