Southern Cameroons Statehood Question: What the UN should Do 0

The Southern Cameroons Statehood Question falls squarely within the terms of the Charter of the United Nations and the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. The people of the territory have the inalienable right to freedom and independence.

The United Nations still has at least a residual moral and legal obligation towards the people of the Southern Cameroons until they achieve sovereign statehood. It has the right to take appropriate action in this matter. Such action includes the right to revert to itself the interim administration of the territory, until such a time that it can conduct a referendum that will reflect the true aspirations of the peoples.

It is accordingly recommended that the United Nations should take the following actions:

1) Call on the government of La Republique du Cameroun, to refrain from any further action calculated to deny or deprive the peoples of the Southern Cameroons of their unquestionable and inalienable right to self determination.

2) Call on La Republique du Cameroun to forthwith withdraw its colonial administration, civil and security from the Southern Cameroons.

3) To take precautionary measures to safeguard life, property and the wealth and resources in the Southern Cameroons, including the deployment of a peacekeeping mission; and

4) To set up a two-year interim United Nations administration in the Southern Cameroons leading up to democratic elections and independence for the territory.