The concept of trusteeship refers to the exercise of responsibility over a territory by a trustee for a limited period of time. This includes responsibility for the physical security and civil administration of the population, with the aim of promoting their eventual self-governance or independence.
The system of trusteeship was originally set up by the United Nations to help promote development for non-self-governing territories. A Trusteeship Council was established as the main organ of the UN whose responsibility was to supervise the administration of trust territories, most of which were former mandates or territories occupied before and during WWII.
Originally, the UN trusteeship system focused on post-colonial transition. However, towards the end of the 20th century, problems of collapse of governance within existing territories led to the revival of a trusteeship-like system.
Thus, contemporary trusteeships have been established either for temporary reinforcement and conservation of "failed states" or for state-building in "nascent states".
Concepts and Terms
The basic goal of a trusteeship is the establishment or the restoration of a legitimate, functioning state that is capable of managing the tasks of government.
First Quarterly Report - mapping the Jewish Peoplehood field in Israel
We are very proud to present the first quarterly report of the Jewish People Field Mapping System. The report presents data for the first quarter of 2022 (January-March) and further completion of April information. This is the first report produced on the basis of the new mapping system.