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Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples - 15th session of the General Assembly, 947th plenary meeting
8 Nov 2013 -  Adoption of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. Statements by Mr. Boland (Ireland, President of the General Assembly), Introduction of the agenda item and the procedure of vote, Mr. Palar (Indonesia), Request to withdraw the amendment proposed by Guatemala, Mr. Herrarte (Guatemala), Withdrawal of the amendment, Mr. Quaison-Sackey (Ghana), Request to withdraw the amendment proposed by USSR and Mr. Zorin (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Statement by Mr. Boland (Ireland), President of the General Assembly putting the draft declaration and the amendments submitted by the USSR to the vote. Votes are taken by roll-call. The declaration and the amendments are rejected. Statement by Mr. Boland (Ireland), President of the General Assembly putting the forty-three-Power draft resolution to the vote. The vote is taken by roll-call. The Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples is adopted. Explanation of vote by Mr. Nesbitt (Canada), Mr. Ormsby-Gore (United Kingdom), Mr. Schurmann (Netherlands), Mr. Herrarte (Guatemala), Mr. Perera (Ceylon), Mr. Zorin (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), Mr. Nincic (Yugoslavia), Mr. Jha (India), Mr. Palar (Indonesia), Mr. Garin (Portugal), Mr. Shawarbi (Yemen), Mr. Owano (Cameroun), Mr. Rossides (Cyprus), Mr. Ammoun (Lebanon), Mr. Comay (Israel), Mr. Wadsworth (United States) and Mr. Ben Aboud (Morocco).