Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on the Universal Realization of the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination

Dylan Lang
U.S. Adviser to the Third Committee
New York, New York
November 17, 2022


Thank you, Chair.

The United States recognizes the importance of the right of peoples to self-determination and therefore will join consensus on this resolution. We note, however, as frequently stated by the United States and other delegations today, that this resolution contains many misstatements of international law and is inconsistent with current state practice.

We also refer to our Third Committee general statement.

Thank you.