TitleQuestion of the United States Virgin Islands : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Takes notes of the statement of the administering Power that the Government of the United States Virgin Islands had decided that, before a referendum on the issue was called, more time was necessary for the purpose of allowing a further opportunity to study the implications of the various future status options and that, in that connection, it stood ready to respond to the wishes of the people of the Territory concerning their future status; calls upon the administering Power, in co-operation with the territorial Government, to facilitate programmes in the Territory to foster an awareness among the people of the possibilities open to them in the exercise of their right to self-determination; urges the administering Power, in co-operation with the territorial Government, to strengthen the economy of the Territory by, inter alia, taking additional measures of diversification and continuing to develop the Territory's infrastructure with a view to reducing the heavy economic dependence of the Territory of the administering Power; urges the administering Power to seek a status in the Caribbean Group for Co-operation and Economic Development for the territorial Government, similar to that of other dependent Territories within the Group.
Adopted at the 52nd plenary meeting, 31 Oct. 1986. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 41st session, 16 September-19 December 1986. - A/41/53. - 1987. - p. 235-236. - (GAOR, 41st sess., Suppl. no. 53).