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On May 17, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted on Friday to place French Polynesia back on the UN list of territories that should be decolonized and requested the French Government to "facilitate rapid progress […] towards a self-determination process." Following a consensus resolution tabled by Nauru, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, the UNGA declared (full text of the resolution) that "an obligation exists on the part of the Government of France, as the administering Power of the Territory, to transmit information on French Polynesia," in accordance with the UN Charter that affirms "the inalienable right of peoples to self-determination and independence."...
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