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Feedback from COP22 Climate Summit Marrakech

cop22 Morocco Climate Summit Marrakech 2016

it's important to know that the delay in countries signing the Paris Agreement was caused by both Australia and the USA threatening to walk away if other parties refused to permit various out clauses.

Notable and critical examiners of the Paris Agreement all agree that the symbolism was great for the world facing catastrophies because of climate change, especially those of the small Pacific Islands and low coast lands. Read more about Feedback from COP22 Climate Summit Marrakech

Anderson speaking in Morocco at Interfaith Climate Conscience Summit before COP22

Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union is presenting today in Fez, Morocco at the Interfaith Climate Conscience Summit attended by high level participants, who will release the Fez Declaration at 6:00pm Moroccan time, which is 5:00am Sydney time (4 Nov).

Ghillar is speaking on 'Patrimony and Transmission: for the transmission of values, ancestral knowledge and inherited environmental practices'. Read more about Anderson speaking in Morocco at Interfaith Climate Conscience Summit before COP22

London Statement of Common Purpose - Reparations & Decolonisation (ICPF)

International Consultative Preparatory Forum, London meeting working group

The London Statement of Common Purpose arising from a momentous event, which continues in the best Black radical traditions in our Peoples making of world history. This International Consultative Preparatory Forum was initiated by the First Nations 'Spearhead Pacific Alliance' on Decolonisation and Reparations in alliance of Tribal Chiefs, Rulers, Lawmen and Law women and includes the Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples; the Union of British Columbian Chiefs who are non-Treaty Nations; and colonized Pacific Nations, including the Fiji Native Government-in-Exile. Read more about London Statement of Common Purpose - Reparations & Decolonisation (ICPF)

Opposition to Australia gaining a seat on the UN Human Rights Council & 'Recognise'

Ghillar, Michael Anderson released a lengthy brief on 31 March 2016 to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon providing evidence that Australia is unworthy of a seat on such an important international commission. The letter sent is attached.
Also in this Media Release Ghillar comments on the current status of the undemocratic 'Recognise' campaign and the treacherous Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) that the government is coercing Aboriginal people to sign to speed up their Native Title claims. Read more about Opposition to Australia gaining a seat on the UN Human Rights Council & 'Recognise'

New Zealand’s Indigenous reconciliation efforts show having a treaty isn’t enough

NZ Treaty

The relationship between Maori and the British Crown (which delegated its authority to the New Zealand government) has historically been filled with broken promises. Maori reached their nadir at the turn of the 20th century when their population had fallen to half of what it was at first contact - According to Senior Researcher in Maori Studies, Massey University, New Zealand. Ever since the 1840 signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, a raft of government initiatives have resulted in Maori losing both resources and power. Read more about New Zealand’s Indigenous reconciliation efforts show having a treaty isn’t enough

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