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The Commission on Decolonization met Tuesday for a debriefing on last month's testimony before the United Nations.  Commission executive director Amanda Blas says it was important for Guam to again express its views on self-determination at the annual meeting of the U.N. Committee on decolonization.

She stated, “Regardless of what political status you advocate for there was a consistent message that we definitely need to go forward with our island self-determination, so that was very consistent in the message to the united nations. We had more than a dozen individuals who did petition on behalf of Guam in addition to the Governor.”

Blas says Governor Eddie Calvo also reminded the committee about an open invitation to visit Guam to meet firsthand with local residents on self-determination.  He also briefed members on the federal court ruling which found the Chamorro-only plebiscite was discriminatory, and unconstitutional.

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