Resolution on the Seychelles Islands


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity meeting in its Twenty First Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa from 17 – 24 May 1973,

Having considered the relevant parts of the Report of the Administrative Secretary General on the situation in the Territories under British domination (CM/ 502 (Part II)),

Taking into account the views expressed by the representatives of the Seychelles People’s United Party (SPUP), the National Liberation Movement of the Territory,

Concerned at the perpetuation of British colonialism in the territory in con travention of UN resolutions and against the legitimate aspirations of the people of the Islands,

Noting with satisfaction the intensified political struggle being waged by the liberation movements of the territory for the elimination of colonial dominati on,

  1. REAFFIRMS the inalienable right of the people of Seychelles to self- determination and independence in accordance with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV);

  1. FURTHER REAFFIRMS its full support for and solidarity with the people of the Seychelles Islands, led by the SPUP (Seychelles People’s United Party) in their struggle for self determination and independence;

  1. CONDEMNS the Government of the United Kingdom, the administering power, for its persistent refusal to comply with United Nations resolutions calling for the termination of its colonial presence in the islands;

  1. APPEALS to all States to provide the people of the Island, led by the Liberation Movement of the territory, maximum moral, political, diplomatic and material assistance so as to enable them to successfully wage the struggle for freedom and independence.

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