Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
- Just returned from New York meetings with Diplomats…
My meetings in New York City with diplomats, experts and movers and shakers at the UN went very well. We are making good progress with plans to have a resolution submitted to the General Assembly this Spring that will trigger a turning of the tide in our favor. Sorry to be cryptic, but weʻll be able to share more as things develop.
Mahalo nui for those who contributed in funding and other ways to make the trip possible.
The Quick Facts Series…
THE SITUATION OF
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
QUICK FACTS #6
Maintaining a Presence…
Advocating for our country’s freedom in the international arena requires being there, in-person, as frequently as possible. This is necessary to not only establish but to maintain a presence and urgency about our cause. Otherwise, with all the intense crises going on in the world, the Hawaii situation can easily fall by the wayside and disappear. „Out of sight, out of mind” can be very real in the international scheme of things. Fortunately, the cause for independence for the Hawaiian Islands has developed credibility and traction in the international community because we have been persistent in showing up.
Over the past 12 years, we have attended over 40 international meetings, mostly at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York; but also the European Union in Brussels and Strasbourg; the Melanesian Spearhead Group in New Caledonia, the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji, the Pacific Islands Forum, and so forth. We have also made trips to South Korea, Taiwan, England, the Netherlands, Cuba, Bern, the capitol of Switzerland to meet with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Universal Postal Union. We have also made frequent visits to Washington, D.C.
Attending and participating in these meetings involves a great deal of travel. The more progress we make, the more travel will be required by our diplomats. In the coming months it will be necessary to visit various capitals of various countries for face-to-face talks with the presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, parliamentarians (legislators) to discuss our situation.
As I’ve mentioned before, foreign diplomats used to say, “That’s a very interesting story, I wish you well with the challenges you face.” Now they are saying, “How do you think we can help?” This represents a quantum shift! The international community is starting to “see“ us!
Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty (life) of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
In Quick Facts installment #7 we’ll discuss what we can do here at home to cause people to “see” us.
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Mahalo Nui Loa!