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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and people

Published Tuesday December 14 2010

On 14 December 2010, the General Assembly held a commemorative session on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and people. On behalf of the President of the General Assembly, Ambassador Lucas paid tribute to all the men and women who fought for the right of independence of their country. She called to support the efforts of the United Nations, and in particular of the Special Committee, so as to eradicate the last remains of colonisation and to realise thus the world of justice and equal rights promised by the Charter of the United Nations.

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