Category: Asia Oceania

Papuans continue protests against racism and hatred

By Asia Pacific Report – August 21, 2019, By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Protests are spreading in Indonesia-ruled West Papua in response to harassment of Papuans during explosive incidents in Javanese cities last week. Indonesia’s president has urged calm after some of the protests turned…
Vanuatu to host next Pacific Islands Forum

Pacific leaders have decided on the venues for the next three leaders summits. At last week’s summit in Tuvalu it was announced that Vanuatu would host in 2020, Fiji in 2021 and Kiribati in 2022.
Pacific leaders push for UN rights commissioner visit to Papua

Leaders of Pacific Islands Forum countries and territories want Indonesia to allow a team from the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s office to visit West Papua soon. At their annual summit in Tuvalu, Pacific leaders acknowledged the reported escalation in violence…
ULMWP: Strong Support from Pacific Islands

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak greeted with emotion the strong support from some Pacific leaders – particularly Tonga and Vanuatu. Papuan tribute to Tonga “We are happy that it has taken the 50th session of…
Kepulauan Pasifik kepung Australia, West Papua tetap jadi agenda PIF 2020

Jayapura, Jubi – Komunike Forum Kepulauan Pasifik (PIF) yang dirilis Kamis (15/8/2019) malam menegaskan kembali pernyataan negara-negara Kepulauan Pasifik yang mendesak Pemerintah Indonesia dan Komisaris Tinggi HAM PBB untuk memastikan waktu kunjungan ke Papua. Laporan dari kunjungan ini diharapkan selesai sebelum…

Source here – Pat Walsh This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins other Pacific leaders for a summit in Tuvalu. There, in addition to climate change and other matters, he will be challenged by his counterparts to address the issue…