Trusteeship Council

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The Trusteeship Council supervises the Trust Territories through a Standing Committee on Administrative Unions, a Standing Committee on Petitions, Visiting Missions and Administering Authorities. Visiting Missions visit each area approximately once every three years and submit reports to the Council. These reports are discussed, recommendations are adopted and details are published in the Official Records.

The following Trust Territories are or were supervised by the Council:

  1. Western Samoa (New Zealand)
    - independence 1962, Samoa
  2. Tanganyika (Great Britain)
    - independence 1961
  3. Ruwanda-Urundi (Belgium)
    -independence 1962, Rwanda; - independence 1962, Burundi
  4. Cameroons (Great Britain)
    -independence 1960, united with Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon
  5. Cameroons (France)
    -independence 1960, Republic of Cameroon
  6. Togoland (Great Britain)
    -united with Ghana, 1957
  7. Togoland (France)
    -independence 1975, Togo
  8. New Guinea (Australia)
    -independence 1975, Papua-New Guinea
  9. Nauru (Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain)
    -independence 1968, Nauru
  10. Somaliland (Italy)
    -independence 1960, Republic of Somalia
  11. Pacific Islands (USA)
    -a strategic area, thus supervised by the Security Council with the assistance of the Trusteeship Council.
    -as of 1990, the only territory remaining under UN trusteeship.
Indexes: 

United Nations. Trusteeship Council. Index to Proceedings.
UN2 L18 I62
     1947 to the present - MILLS Gov Pubs

United Nations Documents (UNDOC)
UN2 L15 U59
     1979 to the present - MILLS Gov Pubs

See entry under General Assembly.

Trusteeship Council Suspended as of 1994.

Holdings: 

United Nations. Trusteeship Council. Official Records: Resolutions, Decisions and Supplements
UN3 TC8 T61
     1950 - 1994 - MILLS Gov Pubs
     1947 - 1976

United Nations. Trusteeship Council. Official Records: Plenary Meetings
UN3 TC8 T61
     1947 - 1968 - MILLS Gov Pubs

United Nations. Trusteeship Council. Official Records: Special Supplements.
UN3 TC8 T61
     1947 - 1987 - MILLS Gov Pubs

United Nations. Trusteeship Council. Official Records: Resolutions
UN3 TC8 T61
     1947 - 1987 - MILLS Gov Pubs