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UN-supervised referendum, Tokelau

UN-supervised referendum, Tokelau

A ballot box arrives at Fakaofo Atoll, Tokelau, in 2007 for a referendum on self-government, supervised by the United Nations. Any move to self-government needed to be approved by two-thirds of Tokelau's voters. It was the second such referendum – another had been held in 2006 – and again failed by a small margin. Since 1926 Tokelau has been a non-self-governed territory administered by New Zealand.

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Rod Alley, 'Multilateral organisations - Rights and welfare', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33838/un-supervised-referendum-tokelau (accessed 28 March 2020)

Story by Rod Alley, published 20 Jun 2012