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Bougainville

Bougainville Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2018 Fiji and Vanuatu are not reviewed Initial steps for the referendum’s in this issue. preparation had been taken in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 the process continued and intensified, with several important decisions made and In 2018, political developments in the practical actions implemented. Most Autonomous Region of Bougainville importantly, at its meeting in Port in Papua New Guinea (PNG) were Moresby on 10–12 October 2018, the dominated by preparations for the Joint Supervisory Body (jsb), which is referendum on the future political the combined GoPNG-abg institution status of the region. All other issues in charge of the implementation of the were overshadowed by the efforts Bougainville Peace Agreement, agreed to make Bougainville “referendum on the question to be put to voters on ready.” In fact, considerable progress the referendum ballot. Bougainvilleans was made in this respect, particularly will be presented with two options: with preparations on the ground in “Option 1. Greater Autonomy or Bougainville. At the political level, Option 2. Independence” (Bougain- however, there were major delays, and ville News 2018b). This is different at the end of the year it was not clear from what the Bougainville side http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2018 Fiji and Vanuatu are not reviewed Initial steps for the referendum’s in this issue. preparation had been taken in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 the process continued and intensified, with several important decisions made and In 2018, political developments in the practical actions implemented. Most Autonomous Region of Bougainville importantly, at its meeting in Port in Papua New Guinea (PNG) were Moresby on 10–12 October 2018, the dominated by preparations for the Joint Supervisory Body (jsb), which is referendum on the future political the combined GoPNG-abg institution status of the region. All other issues in charge of the implementation of the were overshadowed by the efforts Bougainville Peace Agreement, agreed to make Bougainville “referendum on the question to be put to voters on ready.” In fact, considerable progress the referendum ballot. Bougainvilleans was made in this respect, particularly will be presented with two options: with preparations on the ground in “Option 1. Greater Autonomy or Bougainville. At the political level, Option 2. Independence” (Bougain- however, there were major delays, and ville News 2018b). This is different at the end of the year it was not clear from what the Bougainville side

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 3, 2019

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