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L’ONU, la France et les décolonisations tardives: L’exemple des terres françaises d’Océanie , by Jean-Marc Regnault (review)

L’ONU, la France et les décolonisations tardives: L’exemple des terres françaises d’Océanie , by... book and media reviews L'ONU, la France et les décolonisations tardives: L'exemple des terres françaises d'Océanie, by Jean-Marc Regnault. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, 2013. isbn 978-2-7314-0886-7; 250 pages, preface, acknowledgments, bibliography, annexes. 16.00. In a historic decision, the United Nations General Assembly (unga) adopted a resolution on 17 May 2013 to reinscribe French Polynesia on the UN list of non-self-governing territories. The resolution, sponsored by Solomon Islands, Nauru, and Tuvalu, was adopted by the 193-member assembly without a vote. France's UN ambassador had boycotted the session, and other colonial powers objected to the consensus resolution. The reaction from Paris was ferocious, with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs declaring: "This resolution is a flagrant interference, with a complete absence of respect for the democratic choice of French Polynesians and a hijacking of the decolonization principles established by the United Nations." At the same time, the French government has grown to accept UN scrutiny of the decolonization process in New Caledonia following the 1998 Noumea Accord. A UN monitoring mission first traveled to New Caledonia in 1999, and the governments of France and New Caledonia even hosted a regional seminar of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization in Noumea http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

L’ONU, la France et les décolonisations tardives: L’exemple des terres françaises d’Océanie , by Jean-Marc Regnault (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (2) – Sep 17, 2014

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book and media reviews L'ONU, la France et les décolonisations tardives: L'exemple des terres françaises d'Océanie, by Jean-Marc Regnault. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, 2013. isbn 978-2-7314-0886-7; 250 pages, preface, acknowledgments, bibliography, annexes. 16.00. In a historic decision, the United Nations General Assembly (unga) adopted a resolution on 17 May 2013 to reinscribe French Polynesia on the UN list of non-self-governing territories. The resolution, sponsored by Solomon Islands, Nauru, and Tuvalu, was adopted by the 193-member assembly without a vote. France's UN ambassador had boycotted the session, and other colonial powers objected to the consensus resolution. The reaction from Paris was ferocious, with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs declaring: "This resolution is a flagrant interference, with a complete absence of respect for the democratic choice of French Polynesians and a hijacking of the decolonization principles established by the United Nations." At the same time, the French government has grown to accept UN scrutiny of the decolonization process in New Caledonia following the 1998 Noumea Accord. A UN monitoring mission first traveled to New Caledonia in 1999, and the governments of France and New Caledonia even hosted a regional seminar of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization in Noumea

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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