Collection DOC 447 - Micronesia Support Committee bulletin and related publications

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AU PMB DOC 447

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Micronesia Support Committee bulletin and related publications

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  • 1975-1982 and 1971-1990 (Creation)

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2 reels ; 35mm microfilm

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The Micronesia Support Committee was an NGO that carried out research and made its findings available to the public, media, government and other interested individuals and organisations concerned with the political status of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947-1990). It was established by Giff Johnson in 1975 and based in Honolulu, Hawai'i. It was superseded by the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre in 1983 with its headquarters in Suva, Fiji. The Committee published the Micronesia Support Committee Bulletin which promoted economic self-sufficiency, self-determination and independence. In the 1970s the US, as the administering power, partitioned the TTPI into four political units: the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariannas. The latter established a political union with the US in 1978. The Marshall Islands, the FSM and Palau opted for independence in Free Association with the US. While the compacts did lead to internationally recognised independence for the Marshall Islands (1986), the FSM (1986) and Palau (1994), the US assumed responsibility for their defence requirements, and was granted rights of strategic denial and exclusive military access to both land and sea. The Bulletin and related publications thus chronicled the political, economic, military, social, and international dimensions surrounding the dissolution of the TTPI and the emergence of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariannas and the Freely Associated States of the Marshall Islands, the FSM and Palau. See also PMB 1172, PMB 1173 and PMB Doc 441.

Micronesia Support Bulletin (Honolulu), 1975-82, Panadanus Periodical (Honolulu), 1983, The Young Micronesian, (Honolulu) 1971, Friends of Micronesia Newsletter, (Berkerly & Boston) 1971-74, Micronesian Newsnotes (New York) Dec 1981, The Washington Pacific Report, 1983-90
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College of the Marshall Islands Library, PO Box 1258, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, MH 96960

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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