New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters says his country recognizes West Papua as a part of Indonesia. New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters says his country recognizes West Papua as a part of Indonesia. He made this comment…

The Fiji opposition leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, says the government has to stop its betrayal of the people of West Papua. She is urging the government to strongly support the inclusion of the territory on the United Nations’ decolonisation list.…

A West Papua support group in New Zealand is calling on Pacific leaders to support Vanautu’s push for the Indonesian region to be included on the UN’s decolonisation list. West Papua Action Auckland said leaders attending next week’s Pacific Islands…

Oleh Catherine Wilson* Ketika kita berbicara tentang ‘dekolonisasi’, kenangan yang muncul dalam benak kita adalah era tahun 1950-an dan lahirnya negara-negara baru, khususnya di Afrika, ketika kolonialisme Eropa tunduk pada seruan emansipasi yang merupakan ciri khas  tatanan dunia baru pasca-1945.…
States-in-Waiting: Introducing Your Future Pacific Neighbors

The world’s newest states are likely to emerge from the Pacific Islands. Why is no one paying attention? https://thediplomat.com/, By Sally Andrews April 05, 2016 Within a few years, the Pacific Islands region will likely become home to the newest states…

Group releases proposals for what  post-referendum independence would look like WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Aug. 3, 2017) – New Caledonia’s pro-independence FLNKS movement has proposed making its flag the official flag of the country should the French…
The curse of the Melanesian Way. Can Melanesia govern itself?

PHIL FITZPATRICK – MELANESIA is an ill-defined concept. The word comes from the Greek and means ‘black islands’. The term generally refers to a broad swathe of territory extending from West Papua south east to Fiji. The area encompasses the…

Pacific Beat, ABC, By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox and staff Updated 27 Jun 2015, 4:11pm A coalition of West Papuan organisations has been accepted into a regional grouping of Melanesian countries but denied full membership. The United Liberation Movement for…