West Papua membership issue still unresolved at MSG

Leaders of Melanesian Spearhead Group countries have referred a West Papuan application for full membership in the group to its secretariat for processing. The leaders had their summit this week in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby. A long-pending application…
FNLKS minta Komite Dekolonisasi PBB kirim pemantau referendum

New York, Jubi – Delegasi Kaledonia Baru telah berbicara didepan Komite Dekolonisasi PBB di New York mengenai referendum kemerdekaan wilayah tersebut yang semakin dekat. Gerakan FLNKS yang pro-kemerdekaan Kaledonia Baru mengatakan kepada Komite Dekolonisasi PBB bahwa masih ada masalah dengan Perjanjian…
The French Election in the Pacific

The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris’ Pacific territories. https://thediplomat.com/, By Grant Wyeth May 03, 2017 While the two-candidate runoff for France’s presidency this coming Sunday poses a potential existential threat for Europe, the result will also be…

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…

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…

By Stefan Armbruster, SBS Australia Australia’s nearest Pacific neighbours have taken the lead in trying to broker a peaceful future for Indonesia’s contested West Papuan provinces. Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia’s FLNKS took the step at…

RadioNZ – Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders say they want to take a more proactive approach alongside Indonesia to help address the development needs of West Papuans. The leaders have just concluded their summit in Port Moresby where issues regarding the…
West Papua Issue On MSG Agenda

The 19th Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders summit has integrated into its agenda the issue of the movement of West Papua. Incoming chair and FLNKS representative at the Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) Caroline Manchoro said currently MSG’s stand is only to…