Resolution on Puerto Rico

CASABLANCA COUNCIL - Peace, Security, Development, 31 May-1 June 2002


Original: Spanish

The SI Council reaffirms its support for the complete decolonisation of Puerto Rico through recognition of its national sovereignty and notes with satisfaction the measures recently approved by the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, calling for the convening of a People’s Assembly on the status of the territory so that the Puerto Rican people can exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

At the same time, it reiterates its solidarity with the demand of the majority of the Puerto Rican people for the military exercises on Vieques Island to be immediately halted and for President Bush to fulfil his promise that the US Navy would permanently close down its firing range in Vieques by or before May 2003.