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Issues raised by New Zealand’s sponsorship of UNSC Resolution 2334.

Professor Paul Moon and Dr David Cumin met this week to discuss the issues raised by New Zealand’s sponsorship of UNSC Resolution 2334. Dr Cumin provided an overview of the resolution and addressed the following questions:

How did NZ come to play a central role?
What has been the consequence of the resolution for Israel?
How does the resolution impact on indigenous rights?
What was the response from New Zealanders to this resolution?
How did National MPs respond to New Zealand’s co-sponsorship of the resolution?
How do you see New Zealand’s relationship with Israel evolving?
Is there any chance of the resolution being amended or repealed?
What has been Australia’s position on the resolution?
With the election approaching, do you see any encouraging signs from the parties?

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