Guam is 1 of 17 Non-Self-Governing territories remaining in the world today. The Commission on Decolonization is dedicated to upholding the principles in Resolution 1541 which states that a non-self-governing territory is “said to have reached a full measure of self-government” by:
- Emergence as a sovereign independent State;
- Free Association with an independent State; or
- Integration with an independent State
In modern times, these three status options on Guam have been known as Independence, Free Association, and Statehood. For more detail on each respective status option, click the logos below.