Category: Asia Oceania

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…
ULMWP Chairman appeals to Pacific Islands Forum for support

PACNEWS, YAREN/PORT VILA, 05 SEPTEMBER 2018 (VANUATU DAILY POST) – “There are two topics in the West Papuan struggle; one — Pacific leaders facing natural disasters and two – we in West Papua are facing genocide in our country. “In addition…
China delegate storms out on Nauru host at Pacific Islands Forum

By BEN PACKHAM in Nauru China’s representative at the Pacific Island Forum in Nauru has stormed out of talks with forum nations after a dispute with host nation leader, President Baron Waqa. The Chinese “dialogue partner” left the closed doors meeting after what was…
Nauru faces pressure ahead of Pacific Island Forum

Gia Garrick, Political Reporter  @giaisonline gia.garrick@radionz.co.nz Regional security and other pressing issues like climate change will be top of the formal agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru this week. But leaders will also be confronted with the situation facing refugees…

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A New Zealand-based West Papua advocacy group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru next week to support Vanuatu’s United Nations initiative. Vanuatu has…

BY Islands Business correspondent Nic Maclellan at the Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru Pacific leaders will consider a new Biketawa Plus declaration on regional security, as they gather in Nauru for the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. The draft statement describes climate…