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It also heard an address by the Premier of Greenland (Denmark), Jonathan Motzfeldt, who said indigenous peoples around the world were increasingly being recognized for their unique interpretation and practice of sustainable development and their vital role in the conservation and management of the global environment.
JONATHAN MOTZFELDT, Premier of Greenland, speaking on behalf of the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, said indigenous peoples around the world were increasingly being recognized for their unique interpretation and practice of sustainable development and their vital role in the conservation and management of the global environment and the world's biodiversity.
Motzfeldt said there was a need for a mechanism to facilitate coordination and direction with respect to indigenous issues and suggested that the Commission establish an open-ended Ad Hoc Group which would draw up a draft mandate for a permanent forum for indigenous peoples within the United Nations.
www.un.org /news/Press/docs/1998/19980327.HRCN833.html   (4522 words)

 Nunatsiaq News
Embattled Greenland Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt is still the leader of Greenland's home rule government, but he's resigned as head of the Siumut party.
Motzfeldt has been widely blamed for a three billion-krøne ($581 million) deficit in Greenland's main export fish and seafood company, Royal Greenland.
Motzfeldt was Greenland's first premier from 1979 until 1991, when he was ousted by Lars-Emil Johansen.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/nunavut011005/nunavut/11005_11.html   (226 words)

 Yorkshire CND - Greenland update - 25/11/02   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
This is asked, because the Greenlandic authorties in mid-november wrote, that the danish Department of Foreign Affairs during a meeting with the head of the greenlandic authorities, Jonathan Motzfeldt, had claimed that, that it might be expected that the US would shut down the base.
The Danish Radio with news from Greenland told 12/1 that the chairman of the Government in Greenland, Jonathan Motzfeldt, has told, that noone in Greeland want the Thule radar updateed to NMD which he will tell the president of Amerika.
Jonathan Motzfeldt is of the opinion that it will increase the rearmament if the US start the NMD-project.
cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/articles/bmd/greenland9.htm   (264 words)

 Nunatsiaq News
MONTREAL — Jonathan Motzfeldt, the premier of Greenland’s home rule Government, is struggling to shore up support for his rocky coalition government.
Motzfeldt also touched on controversial domestic environmental issues in his address.
Motzfeldt’s address also focused on Greenland’s recent social unrest, in which hundreds of young people took to the streets to protest for a change in government.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/nunavut020111/news/nunavut/20111_14.html   (598 words)

 Nordic Council / Nordic Council of Ministers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Jonathan Motzfeldt, Home Rule prime minister of Greenland, lost the election for the chairmanship of his party, Siumut, by an overwhelming majority.
At an extraordinary party congress in Nuuk, the 64-year-old Motzfeldt was defeated by 46 votes to 18 when he tried to recapture the chairmanship from Hans Enoksen, who knocked Motzfeldt out of the post a year ago by just one vote.
So this will be the exit point for Jonathan Motzfeldt, who came as close as anyone can to being the father of a nation.
www.norden.org /norden_i_veckan/2002/uk/021028.asp?lang=6   (1332 words)

 The Danish EU Presidency - eu2002.dk - Greenland hoping for increased co-operation with the EU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Jonathan Motzfeldt, is determined to pave the way for increased co-operation between the EU and the Arctic countries.
Prime Minister Motzfeldt in general believes it is important for Greenland to develop closer ties with the EU.
Something at the top of the Prime Minister Motzfeldt’s list of wants in relation to the EU is the establishment of an Arctic “desk” in the European Commission.
www.eu2002.dk /news/news_read.asp?iInformationID=21672   (460 words)

 Nunatsiaq News
"We are interested in closer cooperation," Motzfeldt said during a stopover in Iqaluit on his way to Ottawa for the opening of a Viking exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
The Government of Nunavut and Motzfeldt’s Home Rule Government had agreed to work together to develop a closer relationship in a memorandum of understanding they signed in 2000.
Motzfeldt said he’s hopeful a project to start a joint fisheries venture between Nunavut and Greenland will develop closer ties — the kind that could help airlines and businesses survive.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/nunavut020510/news/nunavut/20510_10.html   (518 words)

 The Danish dilemma | thebulletin.org
Several U.S. negotiators of the ABM Treaty suggested that the new radar might be a violation of the terms of the treaty limiting such radars to U.S. territory.
Such an arrangement, however, would still have to be sold to the other Motzfeldt, his party, and other skeptics in Greenland's parliament.
Jonathan Motzfeldt recently warned that if a decision on Thule is taken without Greenland's participation, that "some people say you can just as well get the divorce papers for Greenland and Denmark ready."
www.thebulletin.org /article.php?art_ofn=so01dragsdahl   (3032 words)

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 Nunaat to Enter NAFTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Government, led by the 72 year old forward thinking head of the Siumut Party, Jonathan Motzfeldt, who still guides his country in his third term as Premier, moved into the uncertain future of independence with a huge gamble.
In light of the declining industry, Motzfeldt took the unprecedented step of switching the economy, almost overnight, to a new form of aquaculture, funded almost entirely by a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
And a tongue-in-cheek remark from Premier Motzfeldt summed it up more than adequately as he spoke at a news conference to announce the formal announcement of the commencement of the application procedure yesterday.
www.foreview.com /magazine/articles/Nunaat_to_Enter_NAFTA.html   (1520 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Inuit Brothers join Greenland Government
The new government will be headed by Siumut party leader Hans Enoksen, aged 46, while Inuit Brotherhood leader Josef Motzfeldt, aged 61, becomes minister of finance and of foreign affairs.
Mr Enoksen, who speaks only Greenlandic, takes over from a Lutheran priest, Jonathan Motzfeldt (a distant relation of Josef's), who spearheaded efforts in the 1970s that led to Greenland's gaining semi-autonomous status.
Jonathan Motzfeldt has headed every Greenland government since 1979, except for a period of six years in the 1990s.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/2559523.stm   (351 words)

 evote.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Bush's note, thanking Greenland Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt for a telegram congratulating him on his election, briefly refers to the U.S. Air Force Base in Thule, in northern Greenland.
An early warning radar at the base would have to be upgraded if Washington decides to deploy a proposed missile shield by 2005, which the Bush administration favors but Russia and several other countries oppose.
Greenland opposes the missile shield, but Motzfeldt, who has pressed for more foreign policy influence, said he would welcome the chance to sit at the negotiation table.
www.evote.com /news_section/2001-01/01242001Denmark.asp   (336 words)

 Jonathan Motzfeldt -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Jonathan Motzfeldt -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Jonathan Motzfeldt (born September 25, 1938) was the first (Click link for more info and facts about Prime Minister of Greenland) Prime Minister of Greenland.
He was (The person who holds the position of head of state in England) prime minister twice from May 1, 1979 to March 18, 1991 and September 19, 1997 to December 14, 2002.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/jo/jonathan_motzfeldt.htm   (85 words)

 Greenland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Lars-Emil Johansen became premier in 1991; in 1995 he remained in power as head of a coalition that favored increased autonomy from Denmark and greater internal economic development.
Johansen retired in 1997 and was replaced by his coalition partner Jonathan Motzfeldt, who retained office after the 1999 elections.
Following elections in 2002, Motzfeldt was replaced as premier by fellow party member Hans Enoksen.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/Greenlan.html   (1274 words)

 Norse Period in Greenland - The Millenium Celebrations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
As part of the millennium celebrations, Greenland premier Jonathan Motzfeldt has taken the initiative to create an international,ecumenical framework around Thodhildur's Church.
The Gardar Foundation is an international, inter-denominational religious organisation based in Greenland, with the objective of securing the financial basis for the upkeep of Thodhildur's Church, and to initiate a pilgrim tourist industry to the little church - the forerunner to the entire continent's Christian society.
The committee consists of an interdenominational group of seven church leaders from Greenland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Canada and the USA, supplemented by the chairman Jonathan Motzfeldt, Premier of the government of Greenland rule and the chatechist in Qassiarsuk.
www.greenland.com /Adventures/Culture_and_History/Norse_Period/The_Millenium_Celebrations.php   (560 words)

 The norse settlers in Greenland - milennium celebrations July 2000
Gardar Foundation As part of the millennium celebrations, premier Jonathan Motzfeldt has taken the initiative to create an international,ecumenical framework around Thodhildur's Church.
The formal ownership of the church will be handed over to the chairman of the Gardar Foundation, Jonathan Motzfeldt on the 16th of July.
The committee consists of an interdenominational group of 7 church leaders from Greenland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Canada and the USA, supplemented by the chairman Jonathan Motzfeldt, Premier of the government of Greenland rule and the chatechist in Qassiarsuk.
www.greenland-guide.dk /leif2000/press-info.htm   (894 words)

 FAEROE AND ROLE WITH EU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Danish prime minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen has been discussing the issue with the Greenlandic Home Rule chairman Jonathan Motzfeldt and with Anfinn Kallsberg, a Lagmand of the Faeroe Islands.
Greenland is not obliged by European Union agreements to introduce the euro as the island is also not a member of the EU.
Motzfeldt said that the Home Rule has not considered a referendum to ask Greenlanders about their view on the euro and that it is unlikely to do so - the Greenlandic economy is closely tied to the Danish economy and Greenland will follow Denmark's example in this case, he said.
home.wlu.edu /~hibbardm/gs/finalrolewithEU.html   (1829 words)

 Jonathan Motzfeldt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
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 About Greenland and NMD
The representative of Greenland at the meeting is member of parliament for the leftist party IA, Josef Motzfeldt, who recently formed government with the socialdemocratic Siumut party.
IA is working for a demilitarization of Greenland, as well as a greater degree of independence from Denmark, including matters of foreign policy, so it could be difficult to make Greenland endorse the NMD.
The parliament in Greenland has provided Motzfeldt a clear mandate: “Any expansion of the Thule Air base, can only happen if the defense agreement from 1951 between Denmark and the USA is dissolved, and a new agreement in which Greenland is an equal partner is made.
www.peaceweb.dk /greenland   (968 words)

 Greenland Divided Over US Missile Shield
File photo: Greenland's Prime Minister Jonathan Motzfeldt at Nuuk's airport 07 July 2000.
Greenland's Social Democrat Prime Minister Jonathan Motzfeldt said on Danish television that he was "satisfied" with the meeting.
However Greenland's far leftist Deputy Prime Minister Josef Motzfeldt "categorically" rejected the NMD scheme.
www.spacedaily.com /news/bmdo-00zzy.html   (414 words)

 The norse settlers in Greenland: Millennium celebrations July 2000
In the morning a boatride with Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt, Mr.
The Major of Narsaq and a member of the Community Council surrounded by a Norse priest and Norse farmers in front of Erik the Red's farm house.
with Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt and his wife Kristjana Motzfeldt.
www.greenland-guide.dk /leif2000/day2day.htm   (183 words)

 Udtalelse fra landsstyreformand Jonathan Motzfeldt vedr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
At a press conference in Nuuk Thursday, Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt presented the Siumut party’s candidates to the Cabinet.
Motzfeldt is chairman of the party Inuit Ataqatigiit and reelected member of the Greenlandic Parliament.
The Greenlandic Parliament meets in Nuuk on 9 March where approval of the Cabinet and the agreement between Siumut and Inuit Ataqatigiit will take place.
www.gh.gl /UK/NEWS/govern/governm.htm   (178 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Greenland voters root for independence
It was unclear who would become Greenland's new head of state after the vote for the 31-seat parliament.
Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt has not stepped down and could form a new government, although his Siumut party is divided on the independence issue.
Turnout of Greenland's 39,000 eligible voters was put at 75%, down slightly from 1999's election.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2543303.stm   (447 words)

This is a coalition headed by Social Democrat Prime Minister Jonathan Motzfeldt and a deputy prime minister from the left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit party, Josef Motzfeldt.
Inuit Ataqatigiit has maintained a strong opposition to the use of Thule in NMD for some time; while Prime Minister Motzfeldt, although initially non-committal, has been recently raising concerns of his own.
Although the ultimate decision for allowing Thule to be used in NMD lies with Denmark, the government there has made it clear that it will consider the wishes of Greenland before reaching a conclusion.
www.basicint.org /nuclear/NMD/denmark_debate.htm   (1216 words)

 Denmark's crown prince leaves for expedition in Greenland
The heir to Denmark's throne and the five other crew members have undergone medical checks and learned first aid to cope with emergencies.
 Greenland Premier Jonathan Motzfeldt bid the group farewell in Copenhagen, where they boarded a plane for Greenland.
He gave Frederik a leather necklace with a polar bear claw to bring the group luck.
www.canoe.ca /AllAboutCanoesNewsJan00/000111_prince.html   (308 words)

 L.F. BROWN: Greenland having it blue
The Inuit Ataqatigiit party received 25.5% of the votes, with their leader Josef Motzfeldt (not to be confused with Greenland’s first PM, Jonathan Motzfeldt, who held the post from 1979 to 1991 and from 1997 to 2002) becoming Deputy Prime Minister.
With widespread public support for independence, the two parties, who both have advocated for more local control over the world's largest island, put aside various public political spats and decided to hold a referendum on the matter in 2005.
Following an agreement on the modernization of the base last month however, Greenlanders have begun seeing the superpower across the Atlantic as a potential ally in their quest for self-determination.
lfbrown.typepad.com /lfbrown/2004/10/greenland_is_ca.html   (922 words)

He admitted Greenlanders have squandered their international credibility and he vowed to improve their reputation.
In other interviews with Greenlandic media, Motzfeldt promised tighter regulations on hunting, including quotas for certain species.
The Home Rule government has also received hundreds of messages protesting the over-harvesting of birds.
www.proact-campaigns.net /greenland/id29.html   (390 words)

 ::.Angus Reid Consultants.::
In the December 2002 legislative election, the social-democratic Siumut (Forward) party became the top political force in Greenland with 10 lawmakers, and established a coalition administration with the left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit (Eskimo Community) party.
Siumut leader Hans Enoksen took over as prime minister, substituting fellow party member Jonathan Motzfeldt.
The scandal has also affected the Siumut, as some party members have pledged to rally behind the current prime minister, while others have suggested the return of former head of government Jonathan Motzfeldt.
www.angus-reid.com /tracker/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=9044   (401 words)

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