TitleQuestion of American Samoa : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of American Samoa to self-determination and independence; reiterates the view that such factors as territorial size, geographical location, size of population and limited natural resources should in no way delay the speedy exercise by the people of the Territory of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence; calls upon the Government of the United States, as the administering Power, to take all necessary steps, bearing in mind the rights, interests and wishes of the people of American Samoa as expressed freely in any act of self-determination, to expedite the process of decolonization of the Territory; urges the administering Power to take effective measures to safeguard and guarantee the inalienable right of the people of American Samoa to own and dispose of the natural resources of the Territory; reiterates its appeal to the administering Power to consider favourably the expressed request of the people of the Territory to appoint the Chief Justice and other members of the Territory's judiciary themselves.
Adopted at the 80th plenary meeting, 11 Dec. 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 44th session, Volume 1, 19 September-29 December 1989. - A/44/49. - 1990. - p. 254-255. - (GAOR, 44th sess., Suppl. no. 49).