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June Newsletter - Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic

Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Newsletter
With broad international support, the UN reiterated the call to the United Kingdom and Argentina to resume the dialogue on Malvinas

 

 

The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) adopted by consensus a new resolution that reiterates, as every year since 1983, the call to the United Kingdom and Argentina to resume negotiations to find, as soon as possible, a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty controversy over the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas.

 

 

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Foreign Minister Felipe Solá and the Secretary Daniel Filmus participated in the session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization

 

 

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On June 24th, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) adopted by consensus a new resolution that reiterates, as every year since 1983, the call to the United Kingdom and Argentina to resume negotiations to find, as soon as possible, a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty controversy over the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, while reiterating its firm support of the good offices mission of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres.

 

 

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Meeting with UN Secretary General on the Malvinas Question

 

 

At the beginning of his official agenda in New York, where he participated in the United Nations (UN) Decolonization Committee’s session on the Malvinas Question, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Felipe Solá, met with the Secretary-General of the Organization, António Guterres, who was asked to intercede with the United Kingdom to resume talks on the sovereignty of the islands.

 

 

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Commemoration of June 10 with the President of the Nation

 

 

On the Day for the Affirmation of Argentina´s Rights over the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, President Alberto Fernández pointed out that “we are once again recovering the collective memory to preserve the rights that Argentina has on the Malvinas ”and considered that“ every day we must work to recover that territory ”.

 

 

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June 10th Memorial Ceremony and inauguration of the "Architecture and planning in the Malvinas” photographic exhibition

 

 

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Foreign Minister Felipe Solá headed the event commemorating the Day of Affirmation of Argentina’s Rights Over the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, and stated that “the Argentine Government reaffirms that the Question of the Malvinas is a foreign policy priority for Argentina, as reflected in the constitutional mandate”. A photography exhibition entitled “Architecture and Planning in Malvinas 1764-1833“ was held following the event.

 

 

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"10 June: Day of Affirmation of Argentina’s Rights Over the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands, and the surrounding maritime areas”

 

 

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The Argentine Foreign Ministry once again expressed, through a statement issued on June 10th, the Argentine position on the Malvinas Question. The Government and the People of the Argentine Republic commemorate the 192nd anniversary of the creation, by the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, of the Political and Military Commandancy for the Malvinas Islands and the islands adjacent to Cape Horn.

 

 

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The Commission for Dialogue for Malvinas in the Kingdom of Morocco was formed

 

 

By Raúl Guastavino, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the Kingdom of Morocco

 

On June 10th, together with the commemoration of the "Day of the affirmation of Argentine rights over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgias and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas", the Commission for Dialogue for Malvinas in Morocco was established, with a meeting in which academics, intellectuals, officials of the House of Representatives, and authorities from Moroccan universities and think tanks participated.

 

 

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A university scholarship program was launched for students from the Malvinas Islands

 

 

Students from the Malvinas Islands will be able to access a scholarship program that was launched jointly by the Argentine National Ministry of Education, the Secretariat for the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic and six universities in Patagonia. These scholarships offer a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses so that islanders can continue their studies at Argentine national universities.

 

 

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The Antarctic Treaty in its 60th anniversary

 

 

Published in Infobae.com - June 23rd - 2021

 

 

 

By Daniel Filmus, Secretary for Malvinas, Antarctica and the South Atlantic 

 

 

 

When little more than 60 years ago Argentine delegates met with their peers from another eleven countries to negotiate the Antarctic Treaty, it is probable that the may not have fully gauged the relevance and durability of the agreement that was under preparation in  Washington DC. The task before the Argentine delegates was ambitious, bold and complex and was not exempt from criticism both from friends and foe alike. Nonetheless the Treaty was signed on December 1st 1959 and entered into force on June 23rd 1961 after being ratified by the twelve countries that had signed it, among them, Argentina. It has been one of the most successful and avantgarde agreements of the XXth Century.

 

 

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Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting marking the 60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty

 

 

June 23rd marked the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the entry into force of the Antarctic Treaty, one of the most avantgarde multilateral agreements of the XX Century. It was ratified at the time by the twelve states that had signed it previously, on December 1st 1959, among them, Argentina.

 

 

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Conference on the Malvinas Question in the framework of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile

 

 

On June 15th, the Secretary for the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, gave the conference "Historical, legal and current aspects of the 'Malvinas Question', within the framework of the Argentine Chair of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile (IEI).

 

 

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The federal mural contest "My club and Malvinas" was launched

 

 

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On the occasion of the “Day of Affirmation of Argentine Rights over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgias and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas”, the Secretary for the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Daniel Filmus, the Secretary of Sports, Inés Arrondo, the Secretary of Cultural Management of the Ministry of Culture, Maximiliano Uceda, together with the Director of the Malvinas Museum, Edgardo Esteban, and the Secretary of the Federation of Sports Organizations of Argentina, which brings together neighborhood and town clubs from all over the country, Leonardo Militello, launched the federal mural contest "My club and Malvinas", under the auspices of the Argentine Federation of Municipalities.

 

 

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