Explanation of Position on A/C.3/72/L.58 on Universal Right of Peoples to Self-Determination

Mordica Simpson
ECOSOC Advisor
United States
New York City
November 16, 2017


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 has frequently been stated by the U.S. and other delegations, that this resolution contains many misstatements of international law and is inconsistent with current state practice.