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Regional UN decolonization seminar in Quito with Syrian rapporteur

Tuesday, May 29th 2012 - 04:33 UTC
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The UN Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, also known as the Special Committee of 24, will hold its regional Pacific seminar on decolonization in Quito, Ecuador, from 30 May to 1 June 2012. Read full article


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  • Boovis

    Oh good, the list of countries reads like an Amnesty International hot list. It's like letting the thick kid in the class go outside to clean the blackboard rubber.

    May 29th, 2012 - 05:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    A Syrian there's a country that knows how to lead the way in human rights issues.

    May 29th, 2012 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Please note Argentines (seeing as the Falkland is incorrectly considered as a colony), this committee considers the eradication of colonialism and the prospect of granting independence to countries and people and NOT the transfer of a colony from one power to another.

    May 29th, 2012 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    3 - Good point, what exactly do they think would happen

    Its for the people of the islands to decide, and in the end it wont be given to another wannabe colonial country looking to increase its footprint.

    its usual RG spin, the UN is politely asking for talks, now if RG's politely asked things might start moving, no threatening and bullying like they are doing. Take it to the ICJ and see who has the best case.

    May 29th, 2012 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Looking at the committee members I can only assume that the free world has abandoned it to it's fate.

    Reminds me of the cabals that take the Eurovision song contest seriously.

    May 29th, 2012 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Could someone explain why this circus has to trot around the world? Apart from the freebie holidays of course. If it had to change venues, it should go to one of the “colonies” so that it can examine the “territory”, the activities of any “local” government, the approach of the Administering Authority and the attitudes of the local population. And if the “circus” wants to attain any credibility, it should make it clear that transfer from the “control” of one “Authority” to the control of another country will never be an option.

    May 29th, 2012 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    That would be seen as “doing their job properly” - I don't think they regard that as part of their remit.

    May 29th, 2012 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Aside from Bermuda, they have never visited any of the territories. Strange that. And in Bermuda they've sponsored two referenda, the results came back twice saying they preferred the status quo.

    May 29th, 2012 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Two points to make here,

    1, I am very disappointed north Korea is not a member
    Fancy leaving them out, lost all respect now .

    2, and more seriously,
    This problem could be solved so easily, yet it drags on,
    Corrupt or incompetent politicians, and or anti British,
    European countries, are allowed to keep theirs , but the brits are pressured to give up those who freely wish to say .

    We say, if the others can avoid all this crap, by incorporating there ex colonies into there country, fully,
    This would end this crappy farce over night,
    Considering all the crap it has called, if we incorporated our bits fully into the UK,
    And then worry abt independence decades later, when all this has gone away,
    After all, Argentina and Spain, can hardly claim part of Britain can they
    A very valid point, that should be considered by the islanders I think,

    Last and not least,
    Argentina may well be a danger to the Falklands, but we think the bigger danger is with politicians,
    We don’t trust them, now or ever,
    If Britain has not considered the uniting of it last BOT,S then why not.
    Just a simple thought .


    May 29th, 2012 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanGabriel

    Further Notice

    The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Lebensraum to Neo-Colonialist Countries, also known as the Special Committee of Peronism , will hold its regular seminar on recolonization in Buenos Aires, from 30 May to 1 June 2012.

    Cream Buns will be offered for refreshment (provided there are remainders from the earlier La Campora seminar on 'Protest Suppresion: New Ideas'

    May 29th, 2012 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • expbrit

    @10 JuanGabriel

    Sounds like fun, save me a seat :) If you supply the coffee I'll bring cream buns for everyone :)

    May 29th, 2012 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Besides this UN De-colonization meeting in Ecuador coming up, there is also the OAS General Assembly in Cochabamba, 3-5 June, where Britain can only observe at the OAS General Assembly, so the Falkland Islands will not be represented by their own voice. Hopefully, same as at Cartegena Summit of the Americas in April, Canada and the US will come together to thwart any consensus against the Falklands in discussion of item 9,: “The Question of the Malvinas Islands” [sic].

    Undoubtedly, Britain will be observing at the Cochabamba OAS General Assembly meeting and emails from commenters who wish to show solidarity for Falkland Islanders right to self-determination should email to Rachel Edis, listed as the UK Permanent Observer to the OAS, at:

    Agenda item 9, “The Question of the Malvinas Islands” [sic], on page 4 of the Draft Agenda of the Forty-First Regular Session of the General Assembly AG/CP/doc.796/11:

    Permanent Observers to OAS:

    May 29th, 2012 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    In 2012, a “decolonisation commite” is just a disgrace... Nothing to talk about, GO HOME, you warmonkeys

    May 30th, 2012 - 04:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Guzz is right - assuming he is talking about the committee?

    May 30th, 2012 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    You are a thing of the past, with a great future... Behind you, luckily...

    May 30th, 2012 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ken Ridge

    Now now contain your jealousy Guzz, just because you Arg's are looking into the abyss. The UK is presently at rock bottom and it ain't so bad, things will soon be rosey again.

    May 30th, 2012 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    even at rock bottom, we are still better,
    are we not,
    unles you are indocrinated, then it matters not,[does it]

    May 30th, 2012 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Hahaha, rock bottom? Not quite yet, dear friends, not quite yet...

    That said, I really hope Britain recovers, together with Spain, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and all the not mentioned, as I don't wish anything bad to common people...

    May 30th, 2012 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    yeh right,

    stop being nicey piey
    the last 5 can soddy offy,
    as for britain,

    we are just taking a rest for a while,
    let the rest of the world have a taste ,

    we will be back soon, bigger , better , brighter , bolder ,
    braver , lol

    May 30th, 2012 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob


    30% inflation and only 5% average wage rises in Argentina. The country is only going one way...

    May 30th, 2012 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    You better! Mostly because you'll need it during your austerity.
    But also because it's bloody about time!

    May 30th, 2012 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    we are a maritime nation,

    and we will grow back to that status,

    argentina is an irrelvence on the world stage is she not .

    May 30th, 2012 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    You were, mayhap
    And mayhap you'll be in a distant future
    In the meantime, try growing *let me check...* bigger, better, brighter, bolder and braver. For you are about to fight a whole different battle the next 10 years :)

    May 31st, 2012 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    23 Guzz never learn do you,

    Your country riding high
    My country has flat lined,
    Your country not doing to well [argentina we mean]
    My country is still richer and more powerful,
    Even at rock bottom, we are far far better,

    And if you wish us all to believe [not likely]
    That you are not argentine, and indoctrinated,

    Then stop defending, those whom you know started this, with the illegal invasion of a peaceful unarmed and defenceless little island .
    That you refuse to answer, on the other page, instead of diversion tactic’s .

    Am I not right

    May 31st, 2012 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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