The United Nations and Decolonization: The Role of Afro — Asia

Authors: El-Ayouty, Y.

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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 rep­ resentatives of Asia and Africa who led the great struggle. These dis­ 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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Effects of World War II on the Afro-Asian Position at the San Francisco Conference

    El-Ayouty, Yassin

    Pages 3-28

  • The Declaration Regarding Non-Self-Governing Territories and the Concepts of International Responsibility for Colonial Administration

    El-Ayouty, Yassin

    Pages 29-63

  • The Afro-Asian Attitude Towards the Creation of One-Year Committees on Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories: 1946–1948

    El-Ayouty, Yassin

    Pages 67-88

  • Impact of the Afro-Asian Position on the Establishment and Continuation of Committees on Information for Three-Year Periods: 1949–1958

    El-Ayouty, Yassin

    Pages 89-141

  • The Afro-Asian Emphasis on the General Assembly’s Competence in the Determination of Non-Self-Governing Territories

    El-Ayouty, Yassin

    Pages 145-206

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The United Nations and Decolonization: The Role of Afro — Asia
Authors
Copyright
1971
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-7525-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-7525-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-247-5021-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
315
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