TitleQuestion of the United States Virgin Islands : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Notes that the Legislature endorsed the report of the Special Committee of 24, which included, inter alia, a recommendation that a referendum on the status issue should be held on 4 November 1986, in conjunction with the next general election, for people of the United States Virgin Islands to choose between a variety of status options including independence, statehood, free association, incorporated territory, status quo or a compact of federal relations; further notes that the Legislature decided to appoint a new committee to continue the process of public hearings in order to ensure that the people of the United States Virgin Islands were fully aware of the implications of the various status options by the time of the referendum; urges the administering Power to seek in the Caribbean Group for Co-operation in Economic Development a status for the territorial Government similar to that of other dependent Territories within the Group; requests the Special Committee of 24 to continue the examination of this question at its next session, including the possible dispatch of a further visiting mission to the United States Virgin Islands.
Adopted at the 99th plenary meeting, 2 Dec. 1985. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 40th session, 17 September-18 December 1985, 28 April-9 May and 20 June 1986. - A/40/53. - 1986. - p. 267-268. - (GAOR, 40th sess., Suppl. no. 53).