Posts Tagged ‘decolonisation’

Fiji’s support for decolonisation good but limited in extent

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The general secretary Pacific Conference of Churches says the position taken by Fiji on decolonisation was an example to the region, including the governments of Australia and New Zealand, but it needs to go further. Reverend Francois Pihaatae says Fiji’s Prime Minister, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, only mentioned the Kanaks, and failed to mention the Read more

WCC petition – Put West Papua on UN deconlonisation list

Friday, November 15th, 2013

A petition has been circulated at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly calling for West Papua to be included on the United Nations list of territories to be decolonised. Pacific church leaders from 12 countries have signed the petition which also calls on the WCC to send a fact-finding mission to the Indonesian-controlled Read more

Call for re-inscription of Tahiti Nui on decolonisation list

Friday, September 7th, 2012

French Polynesia is not a Pacific Forum member but an associate member and so President Oscar Temaru was not able to participate in all Forum discussions. However he was able to attend the Polynesian leaders’ meeting. He wanted to raise the issue of sovereignty for French Polynesia. “Getting my country back on the list is Read more