Africa Day (25/05)

Africa Day ( Africa Day ) Africa Day <TAG1> is celebrated annually on May 25 throughout the African continent. This day is also called African Freedom Day ( African Freedom Day ) and is dedicated to the anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity ( Organization of African Unity ), created by 30 African leaders on May 25, 1963 in Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia ). By decision of the UN, this day was declared the Day of the Liberation of Africa.

For the world community, this important date symbolizes the desire of African countries for unity in the interests of ensuring independent development, peace and prosperity on the continent.

In 1999, the UN General Assembly invited the Special Committee on Decolonization to annually celebrate the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories, beginning on May 25 and ending on May 31.

The week was proclaimed in 1972 ( resolution 2911 ( XXVII ) ) as beginning on May 25, on the Liberation Day of Africa, the Week of Solidarity with the Colonial Peoples of Southern Africa, Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Islands, fighting for freedom, independence and equality.

On 22 December 2004, the Assembly urged Member States to contribute to the efforts of the United Nations to ensure that the world becomes free from colonialism during the Second International Decade, By fully supporting the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on Decolonization to achieve this goal.

Regarding the situation of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, the islands of Guam, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and Pitcairn Assembly reaffirmed the inalienable right of the peoples of these territories to self-determination in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples adopted by the General Assembly.

The Assembly reaffirmed that there was no alternative to self-determination, and called on the administering Powers, in collaboration with the governments of the Territories, to promote political education programs in the territories, in order to ensure a wider awareness of the population of its right to self-determination.

The Assembly also reaffirmed the responsibility of the administering Powers to promote the socio-economic development and preservation of the cultural identity of the territories, and also requested the territories and administering Powers to take all necessary measures to protect the environment of the territories, under their management, in order to prevent any deterioration in the ecological state.