Argentina’s contention that colonialism in the New World was unacceptable (so frequently stressed in inter-American conferences) was approved by the United Nations on December 14, 1960, when the General Assembly passed Resolution 1514 by a vote of eighty-nine in favor, none against, and nine abstentions. The resolution called for an end to colonialism in the world. A committee of fourteen, later expanded to twenty-four, was formed to enforce the resolution. Countries were asked to list their colonies. Britain placed the Falkland Islands on its list of possessions.