By the time Guam residents wake up this morning, Gov. Eddie Calvo would have delivered his speech to a United Nations committee that hears pleas on decolonization concerns.
Calvo was scheduled to address the 4th Committee of the United Nations a little after 1 a.m. Guam time today.
In addition to the governor, Lisa Natividad, whom the Guam Commission on Decolonization designated to speak along with Calvo, will be on the stage as well.
Following the governor’s speech, he’ll be meeting with permanent missions from various countries, to include the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru and Solomon Islands, according to his office.
‘A status of our own choosing’
Before he left, Calvo said, “my desire is that we, the people of Guam, I taotao Guahan … are raised out of our current status as an unincorporated territory … and brought into a status of our own choosing.”
Guam has planned for a plebiscite that offers options such as independence from the United States, U.S. statehood and free association with the U.S. However, a federal court ruled earlier this year that the plebiscite should not be exclusive to indigenous Guam residents because that’s a violation of the U.S. constitution.
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