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Malvinas: Argentina recalls fifty years since Falklands claim statement before C24

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 06:04 UTC
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Ambassador Jose Maria Ruda (R), presented the territorial integrity argument before C24 in September 1964 Ambassador Jose Maria Ruda (R), presented the territorial integrity argument before C24 in September 1964

Argentina will be launching on Thursday, 4 September the book “Argentine sovereignty in Malvinas; 50 years since Ambassador Ruda's statement” which recalls the half century since the presentation by then Ambassador Jose Maria Ruda before the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24.

 The ceremony will take place at the Argentine Foreign ministry, San Martin Palace where minister Hector Timerman and Secretary of Affairs relative to Malvinas Islands Daniel Filmus, will be presiding the event.

According to the official release on 9 September 1964, ambassador Ruda made the presentation before the international community supporting Argentina's rights over the Malvinas Islands and called for the application of the 'territorial integrity' principle based on UN Assembly paragraph six of Resolution 1514 (XV), which allegedly was ignored by the British usurpation and occupation of that part of the Argentine territory.

“These arguments allowed the UN Special Committee on Decolonization and the UN General Assembly to legally framework the question of the Malvinas Islands as a special and particular colonial case acknowledging the existence of a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK, and establishing that the way to resolve it was through negotiations so that both sides can find a peaceful solution to the controversy.

In 1965 ”the international community expressed itself through the UN institutional framework adopting Resolution 2065 (XX) which was the first from the UN General Assembly on the question of the Malvinas Islands.

To the event have been invited foreign diplomats, government officials, members of Congress as well as representatives from academia and universities, concludes the release.
Last Monday Daniel Filmus headed another event referred to the Falkland Islands, an audiovisual “The Islands of the wind” which is a collection of films and pictures from before 1982 based on the communications accords of the early seventies, when for the first time “in over a century of misunderstanding” the positions of Argentina and the UK came close.

Daniel Comito and Facundo Bonomi together with the Media and Communications Institute from the National University of La Matanza were in charge of the presentation while actor Roberto Carnaghi narrated events of the time. Apparently the video first screened in 2013, is highly recommended and has received much praise.

The video recalls that during the sixties and until 1974, under the communications' accords, a landing strip was assembled in Stanley; a gas and fuel storage plant from YPF and Gas del Estado were constructed, plus agreements on migration, education, supplies and air services. In the documentary there are testimonies from some of the participants of “the agreements reached between the Islands and the continent”.

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  • CaptainSilver

    Bahahahaha - this is all they can do. In 1982 Argentinian invaders were thrown out. They have no rights to the Falkland Islands...loosers. The C24 is no more than a lunch club for freeloaders, shut it down.

    Sep 04th, 2014 - 06:53 am 0
  • Redrow

    Sounds like the Argentine claim has gone backwards then. They invaded illegally in 1982, ignored binding UNSC resolutions to leave and then got kicked out. Anything discussed before that is history. Happy 50th Argentina, see you in another 50!

    Sep 04th, 2014 - 07:02 am 0
  • reality check

    “Argentina sovereignty in the Malvinas. 50 years since ambassador Ruda's statement.”

    Obtainable in the UK under the title of, “50 years of failure, What Argentine sovereignty?”

    Sep 04th, 2014 - 07:08 am 0
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