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Decolonisation...in 2022?


If you think decolonisation ended a century ago, think again.


One of my more interesting roles at the UN was in decolonisation. To the shock of probably some of you, there are still 17 non-self governing territories around the world. This doesn't include territories that are only semi-autonomous, like Puerto Rico.


Decolonisation is a fascinating, and in some cases heartbreaking, missing piece of today's public affairs conversation. As we recognise the Week of Solidarity with Non-Self Governing Territories, I'd encourage everyone to take a moment to remember the fight for freedom still goes on.

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