Argentina will reaffirm its legitimate and imprescriptible sovereignty rights over the South Atlantic Islands and its maritime spaces during a meeting on Thursday in New York with members of the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee, or C24, reads a release from the foreign and worship ministry.
Daniel Filmus, head of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands Secretariat will be making the presentation demanding that C24 resolutions be honored, particularly referred to Argentina/UK resumption of negotiations to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute. This takes place on the 187th year of Britain's illegal occupation of the Malvinas Islands
The release says it will also be an excellent opportunity for Filmus to underline the importance that president Alberto Fernandez and foreign minister Felipe Solá attribute to the Malvinas question. As the president said on his inaugural speech, for the Argentine democracy there is no other path than diplomacy and peaceful means to make its demand valid
Filmus is also scheduled to meet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Votti, cabinet chief of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, with whom he will reaffirm Argentina's interest in the good offices mission entrusted to Mr. Guterres by the UN General Assembly, with the purpose of having Argentina and the UK resume sovereignty negotiations referred to the Malvinas Question.
The C24 core table is made up of president, Grenada Ambassador Keisha McGuire and the ambassadors from Cuba, Indonesia, Sierra Leone and Syria. The C24 created in 1961 is intended to monitor and promote decolonization processes of non autonomous territories under the administration of colonial powers following on the mandate to end colonialism.
Finally the release indicates that the relevance of this body (UN General Assembly) was recognized by the International Court of Justice in The Hague in its Advisory Opinion referred to the Chagos archipelago, in which it underscored the significance of the General Assembly and its role in the decolonization process. The Hague court said that it is the UN General Assembly, and not the colonial power as UK insists in the Malvinas Question, which must indicate the way to end colonial situations following on the Charter of the United Nations.
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Here is a quote from the UN working paper on the Falklands for 2019. It has been repeated year after year for nearly two decades.Jan 23rd, 2020 - 10:52 am +4
“In its resolution 58/316, the General Assembly decided that the item entitled ”Question of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)” would remain on the agenda for consideration upon notification by a Member State. As at the date of the issuance of the present working paper, no such notification by a Member State to the Assembly had been received.”
[UN Doc A.AC.109/2019/6. Although dated February 26, 2019 a footnote states that it was “reissued for technical reasons on 22 March 2019.” Resolution 58/316 entitled Further measures for the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly dates from 2004]
No such notification has been received.
In other words, NO member of the UN, including Argentina, has asked for the General Assembly to consider the Falklands question.
Why not Think? The subject is automatically on the provisional agenda every year. All it takes is one member to flag it up for discussion. So why has Argentina not flagged it up?
Easy to find - last paragraph.
Nerve Think? Funny bone, perhaps ;-)
Dream on Think. Filmus is unlikely to be any more effective than he was the last time. But then, we'll have plenty to laugh about. Macri was rather boring ;-)Jan 23rd, 2020 - 11:11 am +4
Why does anyone care? This happens every year.Jan 23rd, 2020 - 11:15 am +4