“Let me assure the world that I can see the light at the end of the dark tunnel, that now the whole world knows more about West Papua than ever before so this is sure confidence for me which reflects the…

The incoming director of the Centre for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii says declining support for West Papuan independence in Melanesia is a clear sign of Indonesia’s growing influence. In 2017 Solomon Islands stood up front among…

NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has called on Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Rimbink Pato not to shy away from discussing the West Papua issue on the international stage. “It is important that we talk about the West Papua…

Pacific Island civil society says the Pacific Island Forum leaders must support Vanuatu’s effort to take the issue of West Papua to the UN. The executive director of the civil society umbrella group, PIANGO, or the Pacific Islands Association of…

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…

Vanuatu’s government could be alone among regional administrations in its bid to have West Papua inscribed on the United Nations de-colonisation list. The Charlot Salwai-led government plans to submit a draft resolution to the Pacific Islands Forum, calling for Indonesian-ruled…