December 2021

22
Dec

Media Statement: Pacific Collective Oppose Japanese Government Utility Company’s Plans to Dump Radioactive Waste in the Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Collective on Nuclear Issues[1] (the Collective) representing Pacific civil society organisations (CSOs) strongly opposes the plans of the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) to discharge 1.28 million tonnes of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from 2023. The Collective refutes the veracity of a number of premises advanced by the Radiological Impact

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15
Dec

Media Statement: Referendum “unjust and unfair” for Indigenous People of Kanaky

The French Government’s decision to proceed with the third and final referendum vote for self-determination in Kanaky/New Caledonia was unjust and unfair for the Indigenous People of Kanaky. This process has been unjust, culturally insensitive, disingenuous and falls completely short of the spirit of the Noumea Accord. This referendum is clearly null and void. Despite numerous calls from state and

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8
Dec

Media Statement: Pacific NGOs and movements call on France to defer referendum vote to 2022

On behalf of a coalition of Pacific civil society organisations (CSO) and movement leaders, we call on the French Government to postpone the third independence referendum in Kanaky/New Caledonia, which was “hastily” announced to go ahead on the 12th of December,  2021. The French Minister for Overseas Territories, Sebastien Lecornu, told French journalists in Paris that the third self-determination vote

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