Falklands : FALKLANDS MLA REPRESENTS ISLANDS IN C-24 REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 25.05.2013 (Article Archived on 22.06.2013)
The United nations has announced that Mike Summers will visit Ecuador to attend the C24 Regional Conference (C24 is the UN Special Committee on Decolonization) next week.
MLA REPRESENTS ISLANDS IN C-24 REGIONAL CONFERENCE
J. Brock (FINN)
United nations has announced that Mike Summers
will visit Ecuador to attend the C24 Regional Conference (C24 is the UN Special
Committee on Decolonization) next week. The
Falkland Islands Government was invited to attend by the UN and Mike has been
selected as an elected member of the Assembly to represent them.
The C24 Regional Conference will focus on the third
International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2011-2020), as the
Seminar reviews developments during the first quarter of the International
Decade and related novel trends affecting decolonization.
Members will discuss the situation
concerning the Non-Self-Governing Territories within the remit of the Special
Committee in the Caribbean, Pacific and other regions, as well as assistance
from the United Nations system assistance. The Seminar’s conclusions and
recommendations will be considered by the Special Committee at its substantive
session in June, and subsequently transmitted to the General Assembly.
Presiding over the Seminar will be
Diego Morejón-Pazmiño ( Ecuador), Chairman of the
Special Committee, which is formally known as the Special Committee on the
Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting
of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. It is also called the
Special Committee of 24 or “C-24”.
Other participants will include a
specially constituted delegation of the Special Committee, comprising the
bureau and members of regional groups, United Nations Member States, including
administering Powers, as well as representatives of the Non-Self-Governing
Territories, civil society and non-governmental organizations and experts.
Members of the Special Committee
are Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Chile, China, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba,
Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Mali,
Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint
Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Syria, Timor-Leste,
Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania and Venezuela.
The Non-Self-Governing Territories
are American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guam, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint
Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands and
Western Sahara. The administering Powers are France, New Zealand, United
Kingdom and the United States. The annual Secretariat working papers on
each Territory are available on the United Nations decolonization website: