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Self-Determination

The UN Charter enshrines the right of all people to determine their own future, a principal known as self-determination. It states that The Purposes of the United Nations are:

“To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace.”

Self-determination is also considered a fundamental human right, with Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating:

  1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
  2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
  3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures

In exercising this right, the people of the Falkland Islands have decided to retain their status as an Overseas Territory of the UK.

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To speak to a Falkland Islands Government representative in London, please call:
+44 (0)20 7222 2542

To speak to a Falkland Islands Government representative in Stanley, please call:
+500 27451

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