28 May 2017


Bonaire Green Paper

Pursuing political equality and re-listing Bonaire 
on U.N. List of Non Self-Governing Territories
Nos Ke Boneiru Bek is pleased to present Bonaire's Green Paper: “Pursuing political equality and relisting on the Non-Self-Governing-Territories list of the United Nations” 

We wish to thank all those who have contributed to this historic document being prepared, especially Dr Carlyle G. Corbin, St Eustatius Constitutional Committee, St. Eustatius coalition and government, Davika Bissessar WDTC foundation, and NKBB board members and others for their continued hard work and advice.

The situation and case of Bonaire is of high urgency as the recent elected Dutch government to be installed any time shortly has as priority and on the agenda to finalize the process to definitely and for eternity to annex and anchor and integrate the Bonerian peoples in their constitution under unequal rights and where the Bonerian peoples will never have any democratic possibility for any change in the future. 

This is a unilateral undemocratic process from the Dutch government and against the democratic voice and decision of the Bonerian people who rejected this status in the 2015 referendum. 

The Green Paper basically:

• Emphasizes the importance of self-determination within the Dutch and international context;

• Highlights the fact that Bonerians have systematically protested and formally rejected the annexation and integration imposed structure over the years;

• Examines the unusual circumstances surrounding the removal of the Netherlands Antilles from the UN list of Non-Self-Governing-Territories;

• Illustrates a viable course of actions to comply with the inalienable right of the Bonerian peoples to self-governance and political equality.

The paper will be a direct communication information medium to help raise awareness and garner support of the regional and international community and form a base to start the process of court cases against Holland in the international and human rights courts and to fulfill the aspirations of the Bonerian peoples to be re-listed as Non-Self-Governing-Territories and fall under the guidance and protection of the United Nations Decolonization Special Committee to assure a just and fair process of self-determination and realize sustainable development and political equality for the Bonerian peoples.