Argentina: Britain must negotiate the future of the Falklands

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will address the United Nations decolonisation committee this evening, Credit: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

President Cristina Kircher will lead a delegation of more than 90 diplomats and officials to address the annual meeting of the UN decolonisation committee on the Falklands and 15 other territories. She will be the first head of state to address what is a relatively low-level UN Committee.

She is expected to argue that the islands, known as the Malvinas in Argentina, are still important to the people of Argentina, and that the UK should "stop ignoring" the work of the UN committee and sit down to proper negotiations on their future.

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Falklanders' UN protest

Thirty years to the day after the Falklands war ended, young islanders have gathered outside the UN building in New York to protest against a speech by Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner.