Statement on Agenda Item 69 ‘Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination’

Mordica Simpson
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
November 19, 2019


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

We also refer to our general statement made on November 7.

Thank you, Chair.