Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Saturday, June 25th 2016 - 10:53 UTC

Argentina's chances of advancing Malvinas claim not enhanced by Brexit, says Cisneros

 “Even weakened, you can't force the UK to engage in sovereignty discussions. Not even inside or outside of the EU. And we are far from that”, said Cisneros

The Leave victory in UK and its impact on the Falklands and Argentina's ongoing claim over the Islands was addressed by Argentine academics and diplomats. Probably the man with most experience and knowledge in the trilateral relation between London, Buenos Aires and the Falklands is former Deputy foreign minister Andres Cisneros, who worked next to Guido Di Tella.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 18:43 UTC

Falklands will continue to engage with UK and negotiate to retain trade access benefits

“Once complete, and alongside other Overseas Territories, we will continue to engage with the UK Government regarding the exit process” said Gilbert House.

The Falkland Islands Government said on Friday it will be working with the public and private sector to further investigate the impact of Brexit on the Islands.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands are not recognized as a “people” and the principle of self determination does not apply, argues Malcorra

 Among the tasks that this Special Committee deals with year after year is an issue of great importance to my country: the question of the Malvinas Islands

With a less aggressive tone but with the same determination, Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra (and hopeful UN Secretary General), argued that the principle of self-determination is not absolute and does not apply to the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands, since the principle of territorial integrity of States prevails, and the inhabitants of the Malvinas are not recognized as a “people”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 22:16 UTC

“We are Falkland Islanders”, it has taken 160 years to decolonize from UK, “we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”

During the Thursday morning presentation before C24 at the UN in New York, MLA Summers made a long detailed description of the Falklands economic self sufficiency

“We are a people in our own right, who care deeply for our country and our home. We are Falkland Islanders. It has taken us around 160 years to de-colonise from the United Kingdom, and we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”, emphasized MLA Mike Summers before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 22:06 UTC

“We, Falklands are the only people who can say what we want for our future”, MLA Short tells the C24 committee

 Member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Gavin Short reminded the C24, that the special UN committee is about “de-colonisation not re-colonisation”

A Falkland Islands lawmaker addressing the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, C24, in New York said that the political future of the Islands is not about the UK or Argentina, but rather the people of the Falklands, and “We are the only people who can say what we want for our future”.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 15:16 UTC

Falklands defend their right to self-determination at UN Decolonisation Committee in New York

Falkland Islands Government (FIG) representatives, Mike Summers and Gavin Short  today spoke at the United Nations (UN) Decolonisation Committee in New York,

Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly members, Mike Summers and Gavin Short, speaking early today at the Special Committee on Decolonisation at the United Nations in New York argued that the Falkland Islands and its people have the right to determine their own future. Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to present Argentina’s case to the C24 claiming Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland Islands later this afternoon.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 02:56 UTC

Renewables the focus of EU Energy Week in the Falklands

MLA Michael Poole visited the Sand Bay Wind Farm last week to discuss the benefits of renewable energy.

The Power & Electrical Department hosted an open day last week at their Sand Bay Wind Farm to showcase the work being undertaken by the Falkland Island’s Government (FIG) to utilise and promote renewable energy sources. The open day, which included guided tours and demonstrations, formed part of wider initiatives recently undertaken by FIG to address issues surrounding climate change.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands will be making their case before the UN C24 this week

Krysteen Ormond, MLA Mike Summers, Karen Minto and MLA Gavin Short with the US Congress cupola in the background

The Falkland Islands and Argentina will be making their case on Thursday in New York before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, an annual event where the Islanders demand recognition of their right to self determination, as clearly expressed in the UN charter for all peoples of the world.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:34 UTC

Malcorra will present the Malvinas case before C24 next Thursday

In New York Malcorra will attend the C24 annual session representing Argentina, when Falklands lawmakers will also be making their position

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be absent from the debate on the Venezuelan situation scheduled for next Thursday in Washington, since that same day she will be attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee when the Falklands/Malvinas issue is to be addressed.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:23 UTC

Argentina “authorizes” Red Cross assessment mission to the Falklands

The Argentine cemetery in Darwin which holds the remains of Argentine combatants from the 1982 conflict including 123 graves “only k	nown by God”

Argentina extended an authorization to the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, for a technical assessment mission to the Malvinas Islands at the end of the month, to help with the initiative for the identification of the remains of Argentine Armed Forces members buried in the Argentine cemetery of the Islands, according to a Friday official release from the Foreign ministry in Buenos Aires.

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