BIG to organize conference on fight against colonialism at UN headquarters

  20 June 2024    Read: 889
BIG to organize conference on fight against colonialism at UN headquarters

The Baku Initiative Group (BIG) will organize another conference dedicated to the fight against colonialism on Thursday at the UN headquarters in New York, reports. 

The conference will be held as part of the annual meeting of the Special Committee - C24, created with regard to the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Granting of Independence of Colonial Countries and Peoples.

The conference, themed “Towards Independence and Fundamental Freedoms: C24's Role in Ending Colonialism,” will bring together officials from the territories colonized by France and the Netherlands, as well as representatives from Corsica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Maohi Nui (French Polynesia), Kanaki (New Caledonia), as well as Saint Martin, Bonaire, and over 40 officials, leaders of independence movements, decolonization experts, MPs and researchers from the United States, France, Brazil, the Union of the Gambian Islands and the Netherlands.

Unlike international conferences organized by the Baku Initiative Group earlier, representatives of Saint Martin and Bonaire, which are colonies of the Netherlands, will participate and speak for the first time in this event.

At the conference, New Caledonia's Foreign Minister will inform the world community about the recent developments in his country, including the atrocities committed by the French government against the Kanak people.

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