Big Announcement: United Nations 4th Committee on Decolonization Invites Ambazonia
One of the highlights of the 2018 Independence Day speech of the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, H.E Dr. Samuel Ikome Sako, was the announcement of an official invitation by the 4th Committee of the United Nations on Decolonization.
“I would love to make that big announcement. Our nation- Ambazonia has been officially invited by the 4th committee of the united Nations concerned with decolonisation…We will be presenting our case in New York before this committee in a few days time.” He said
But what is this UN 4th Committee on decolonization all about and what does this invitation mean for the people’s revolution?
The United Nations 4th Committee, which is also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee is among the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly. Its Membership is open to all UN member countries.
At inception, the UN 4th Committee was responsible for trusteeship and decolonization-related matters. Today, the committee is not only concerned with decolonization matters but also handles the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, peacekeeping and special political missions, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation, and the University for Peace.
By extending an official invitation to the Ambazonian Interim Government to present the case of the failed decolonization of the Southern Cameroons before the committee, it means that the UN has officially come to terms with the facts on the table. The present conflict is hinged on the incomplete decolonization process by the UN in its former Trust Territory of the British Southern Cameroons.
It is a case based on truth and justice, absolutely backed by international laws on states formation, the UN Chatter and other decolonization resolutions of the UN notably; UN Resolution 1514(XV) of 14th December 1960 (Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples) and 1608(XV) of 21st April 1961 (The Future of the Trust Territory of the Cameroons Under United Kingdom Administration).
Everything being equal, the UN 4th Committee, by receiving and listening to the Ambazonian IG on the failed decolonization of Southern Cameroons should be the start of an official process of UN recognition of Ambazonia. The failed decolonization case of Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia is a special and unique one that shouldn’t be an issue of disputed and debate by any UN member state that seeks to promote the true ideals on which the UN was founded and the laws and resolutions governing the UN system.
Many Ambazonians have been quick to express worries that it was a mistake for the Acting President to publicly disclose this invitation by the 4th committee in his speech. Their argument is genuinely based on the fact that the colonial regime in Yaoundé has lavishly hired and stationed different lobby firms in the U.S, which have been working to truncate every effort of the revolutionary leadership.
It is the hope of BaretaNews that revolutionary strategists within the IG took into consideration such possibilities before bringing out the announcement. However, the colonial lobby firms may lobby and buy off every member of the UN against the Ambazonian people but they can never buy off the TRUTH about the Southern Cameroons which is glaring at these members.
The genuine commitment and determination of the Ambazonian people to actualize the complete restoration of their independence, shall eventually crushed every obstacle and caused all those concern with this issue to do the needful. It has happened in more complicated cases before and that of Ambazonia cannot be an exception.
James Agbor, BaretaNews Political Analyst