Resolution on Independence in the Pacific

July 24, 1989

The 24th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 14-25 July, 1989 in Sydney, Australia:

WILPF supports the struggle for independence in Tahitian Polynesia and West Papua by addressing a demand to the South Pacific Forum in order that they present these nations as candidates to the Decolonization Committee of the United Nations.

Further WILPF actively supports the struggle of Kanaky (New Caledonia) and East Timor already before the Decolonization Committee.

Further WILPF actively supports the struggles of the people of Micronesia, particularly the Republic of Belau, to extend the United Nations Trusteeship Agreement which oblige the US government to grant true self-determination. WILPF demands through the UN that the US honor all its obligations under the Trusteeship agreement.

Further WILPF supports actively the self-determination struggles of the indigenous peoples of Australia, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Guam, the US, and Japan. WILPF also urges all sections to press their governments to actively promote this issue.

Australia Guam Indonesia Japan Micronesia New Zealand Oceania Tahiti Timor-Leste Resolution

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