World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Tokelau vote: UN resolution vindicates NZ - Peters

New Zealand says UN resolution shows it took right approach to Tokelauan vote

The New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters has welcomed a United Nations resolution commending the transparent and professional way in which New Zealand handled Tokelau’s referendum on self-government.

The resolution was adopted at a recent meeting of the UN’s Special

Committee on Decolonisation in New York.

In February’s referendum, 60 per cent of Tokelauans voted in favour of

becoming self-governing in free association with New Zealand but the proposal failed because it required a two-thirds majority.

Mr Peters says the UN resolution confirmed New Zealand has taken the right approach to Tokelau.

Tokelau is expected to decide next month when another referendum on self-government will be conducted and Mr Peters says New Zealand will continue to support the atolls on the path they choose.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

ALSO:

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC