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NEW CALEDONIA OR KANAKY? TOWARDS A NEW POLITICAL STATUS
La Nouvelle-Calédonie ou Kanaky? Vers une nouveau statut politique
Public Lecture by Nic Maclellan
With France as the administering power, New Caledonia is listed as a non-self-governing territory with the UN General Assembly and the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation. But after conflict in the 1980s between supporters and opponents of independence, the 1998 Noumea Accord introduced an innovative agreement to delay a final decision on New Caledonia’s political status.
After elections in 2014, New Caledonia is scheduled to hold a referendum to determine a new political status and the possible creation of a sovereign nation. But will the vote be held as scheduled before 2018 or will domestic and regional forces seek a negotiated alternative to independence? What role can be played by the Pacific Islands Forum, the Melanesian Spearhead Group and neighbours like Vanuatu? And how will the new strategic partnership between France and Australia, signed in January 2012, impact on regional politics?
Nic Maclellan works as a journalist and researcher in the Pacific Islands. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University in Melbourne and a correspondent for Islands Business magazine (Fiji) and also contributes to Tahiti-Pacifique magazine, the University of Hawaii’s journal, The Contemporary Pacific, and other regional publications. Nic has written widely on French policy in the region and is co-author of La France dans le Pacifique (Editions La Decouverte, Paris) and After Moruroa – France in the South Pacific (Ocean Press).
Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012
Venue: USP Conference Room
La présentation sera en anglais. Cependant, Nic sera heureux de recevoir les questions en français et d’y répondre en français egalement.
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