A final declaration has been adopted at the International Conference “Neocolonialism: Human Rights, Peace and Security”.

Report informs that, according to the document, on December 14, 1960, at the initiative of the countries that had just acquired sovereignty, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution No. 1514 (XV) entitled “Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.”

This resolution was preceded by resolution 637 (VII) of December 16, 1952, “On the right of peoples to self-determination.”

63 years after the resolution of December 14, 1960, the population of the last colonial countries annexed by the French Empire (Polynesia, New Caledonia, Martinique, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Corsica, Mayotte), representatives of Senegal and Algeria, the former colonies, and participants from approximately fifteen other countries came together to reaffirm that the colonial system still persists in some countries, and to condemn the policies of the French state, which loudly proclaims the values of freedom and democracy and violates basic rights.

The international conference on “Neocolonialism: human rights, peace and security” organized by the Baku Initiative Group took place at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

The conference brought together around 50 participants from various countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, France, Türkiye, Switzerland, Algeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Qatar, Senegal, Cameroon, Vietnam, the Union of the Comoros, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, New Caledonia, Corsica, Martinique, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Solomon Islands, as well as NGO representatives operating in the fields of human rights and decolonization, along with media outlets.