Category: Asia Oceania

Palau and Wallis and Futuna have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. Also known as elephantiasis, the mosquito-borne disease can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability. The World Health Organisation said the elimination came after nearly four decades…

Port Vila – Kantor Sekretariat Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), dengan dukungan Organisasi Internasional untuk Migrasi (IOM), berhasil menyelenggarakan lokakarya validasi dari 3-4 Oktober, 2018 di Kantor Sekretariat MSG di Port Vila. Mobilitas tenaga kerja, bab pokok dalam Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas Melanesia (Melanesian Free…

Isu Papua menjadi polemik terbuka antara Indonesia dan Vanuatu di Sidang Umum ke-73 Perserikatan Bangsa-bangsa (PBB) di New York setelah kedua negara saling sindir ketika masing-masing mendapat kesempatan berbicara. Pada SU ke-73 PBB yang berlangsung 25 September hingga 1 Oktober…
Pacific leaders call out Indonesia at UN over West Papua

Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai, a long time supporter of West Papuan self-determination, told the General Assembly in New York that decolonisation must remain on the UN agenda. He said the Human Rights Council must investigate human rights abuses in…
Vanuatu’s political scene changes rapidly: PM

While administration and political reforms have been conducted worldwide, Oceania has its own narratives. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai made the above statement in his official opening remarks at the Regional Conference on Legal and Regulatory Framework for Political Parties yesterday. The…

NOUMEA, 14 SEPTEMBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The West Papua National Committee has urged New Caledonia’s indigenous Melanesians to vote for independence during the upcoming referendum. In November, New Caledonia is to hold a referendum on possible independence from France.…

By Islands Business correspondent Nic Maclellan, at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru  Despite the lack of formal endorsement from this week’s Pacific Island Forum in Nauru, Vanuatu will continue an initiative to have West Papua re-listed as a non-self-governing…

Indonesia’s government is proposing $US4 million in funding towards influencing Pacific Island countries to change their position on Papua. The Kompas newspaper reports the country’s top security minister, Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by only one name, saying the money would…
Climate change tops agenda at Forum Meeting

Vanuatu Daily Post – Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua were some of the issues that Vanuatu was part of in discussions during the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister, Ralph Regenvanu, who is part of…