IN 1959 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 1469 based on the erroneous belief that the people of Alaska and Hawaii had exercised their right of self-determination and consented to be integrated into the United States of America as the 49th and 50th States, respectively. The General Assembly’s error aided and abetted the United States in its systematic subjugation and pillaging of the people and lands of Alaska and Hawaii; causing serious injury and trauma to three generations people, by depriving them of the right of self-governance, safety and security and the right to determine access to and use of their lands and resources.
This panel asserts the UN has an obligation to correct the error it made by adopting UNGA Resolution 1469, and to ensure just remedy for the sixty-plus years of abuses of the human, civil, political and developmental rights for both Alaska and Hawaii.
Featuring Alfred de Zayas, Robert Kajiwara, Ronald Barnes, Patty Heyano, Leon Siu, and Leilani Teale
9:00 am Monday, March 21, 2022 Geneva, Switzerland.
Upcoming panel discussion in conjunction with the United Nations Human Rights Council 49th session in Geneva, Switzerland.
"Demilitarizing the Pacific is Urgent"
The conflict in Ukraine demonstrates the volatility of world conditions. For generations, the Original Peoples of the Pacific have protested the imposed militarization of our islands by the United States as it puts the people living on our islands in abject danger, and possible annihilation, by America's enemies. The major U.S. military build-up in the Pacific, along with recent mishaps, show that the U.S. has no regard for the people’s safety and welfare, and much less in the event of an attack, especially involving nuclear weapons. In this panel discussion representatives of Hawaii, the Marianas (Guam), and Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) implore the Human Rights Council to protect our people from being targets in foreign conflicts by demanding the U.S. denuclearize and demilitarize our islands.