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PNG and Indonesia cooperating on border development, says Pato

Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister says economic and social development is already underway in the area around the border with Indonesia. Rimbink Pato was responding to comments by National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop that PNG had not co-operated enough…
Vanuatu Makes History in the Hague

For the first time in the history of Vanuatu, last week the Government made submissions in a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The purpose of this ICJ case is to…
Rolling protests in West Papua

A SERIES of protests has taken place in West Papua in support of Vanuatu’s plan to address human rights abuse by Indonesia. The protests in Sentani and Jayapura led to some 80 arrests by security forces. Vanuatu has promised to…
MSG tak akan lagi bahas persoalan politik West Papua

Jayapura, Jubi – Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) tidak akan membahas isu politik terkait West Papua, demikian menurut Direktur Jenderal sekretariat, Amena Yauvoli. Kepada Fiji Times saat berlangsungnya pertemuan kelompok kerja Strategi Keamanan Regional MSG di Nadi, 26 Juli lalu, ia mengatakan…
Melanesian Spearhead Group failing – Ralph Regenvanu

RNZI: Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister says he’s lost faith in the Melanesian Spearhead Group because of a lack of consensus and political engagement. The group had become especially contentious after including Indonesia in 2015, which had clashed with United Liberation Movement…
Dialogue with Indonesia is not the answer for West Papua: ULMWP

The United Liberation Movement speaks with one voice and with one clear message. “We demand the freedom of our people and nation from colonial rule is delivered to us through a genuine act of self-determination, in the form of an internationally…