Oscar TEMARU's first trip to the United Nations in 1978

In 1978, a young Oscar TEMARU, barely able to speak english, holding no electoral mandate, came to the United Nations to ask for support against the french nuclear testings started in 1966 in French occupied Polynesia. Only to hear from the high U.N official who agreed to meet with him that the U.N could not help on that french internal affair, since French Polynesia (and New Caledonia) had been removed from the U.N list of non autonomous territories to be decolonized.
That was the beginning of a long, uphill battle, of more than thirty years.