10 Oct 2019

French Polynesia centre-stage at UN decolonisation committee

From , 6:03 am on 10 October 2019

France has been castigated at the United Nations for ignoring the decolonisation of French Polynesia, which in 2013 the UN General Assembly had added to its decolonisation list.
In New York, the 4th Committee heard submissions from French Polynesian independence advocates decrying the refusal by Paris to engage in any internationally supervised process.

On the other hand, the pro-French president of French Polynesia asked the committee for his country to be again removed from the list, saying his people wants to stay with France.

Walter Zweifel has this report.

Edouard Fritch

Edouard Fritch Photo: Supplied/ Présidence de la Polynésie française