El Salvador, Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Thailand requested 3rd consideration of “The Question of Tibet” in the UN General Assembly. Resolution 2079 (XX) was adopted by the General Assembly by a vote of 43 to 26, with 22 abstentions.
18 December 1965
The General Assembly,
Bearing in mind the principles relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms set forth in the Charter of the United Nations and proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
Gravely concerned at the continued violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people of Tibet and the continued suppression of their distinctive cultural and religious life, as evidenced by the exodus of refugees to the neighbouring countries,
Deplores the continued violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people of Tibet;
Reaffirms that respect for the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is essential for the evolution of a peaceful world order based on the rule of law;
Declares its conviction that the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Tibet and the suppression of the distinctive cultural and religious life of its people increase international tension and embitter relations between peoples;
Solemnly renews its call for the cessation of all practices which deprive the Tibetan people of the human rights and fundamental freedoms which they have always enjoyed;
Appeals to all States to use their best endeavors to achieve the purposes of the present resolution.
Remarks from various countries: