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UN observers at Cook Islands elections, 1965

UN observers at Cook Islands elections, 1965

As part of its decolonisation process for the Cook Islands, the New Zealand government invited United Nations observers to the islands' first democratic elections in 1965. Seated at a polling booth on election day are J. Scott, clerk of the Cook Islands Legislative Assembly (left), and Omar Adeel, UN representative. At right stands one of Adeel's assistants, Godfrey Amachree, under-secretary for the UN Trusteeship Council. Adeel, Sudan's former ambassador to the UN, reported that the elections were free and fair.

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Reference: New Zealand Foreign Affairs Review 22, no.1 (1972): 25

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Decolonisation and representation in the Pacific', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016