Pacific leaders call for action from industrial nations

Pacific Island Forum leaders have urged the United Nations Secretary General to persuade the world’s industrial powers to take urgent action to reduce their carbon emissions. Forum leaders met with António Guterres on Saturday ahead of the UN supremo’s special…
Surge in Papua violence prompts stronger stand from Pacific leaders

Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific Journalist@JamieTahanajamie.tahana@rnz.co.nz As thousands of Papuans took to the streets for a second week of mass demonstrations, Pacific leaders have conceded that, to date, their stance on West Papua has achieved little. The last 10 days have seen…
Vanuatu to host next Pacific Islands Forum

Pacific leaders have decided on the venues for the next three leaders summits. At last week’s summit in Tuvalu it was announced that Vanuatu would host in 2020, Fiji in 2021 and Kiribati in 2022.
Pacific leaders push for UN rights commissioner visit to Papua

Leaders of Pacific Islands Forum countries and territories want Indonesia to allow a team from the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s office to visit West Papua soon. At their annual summit in Tuvalu, Pacific leaders acknowledged the reported escalation in violence…
Pacific leaders want action on West Papua human rights issues

By Nic Maclellan in Funafuti, Tuvalu, Source: https://islandsbusiness.com/ Members of the Pacific Islands Forum have urged Indonesia to take action on human rights violations in West Papua, and strongly encouraged Jakarta to facilitate a long-mooted visit by the UN High…
Tongan PM blasts Pacific regionalism ‘myth’ and silence over West Papua

By Pacific Media Watch – Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk By Makereta Komai in Funafuti, Tuvalu Tonga’s Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, has delivered a stinging attack against regionalism and the Pacific Islands Forum’s stance of leaving no one behind, for failing to amicably resolve the…
ULMWP: Strong Support from Pacific Islands

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak greeted with emotion the strong support from some Pacific leaders – particularly Tonga and Vanuatu. Papuan tribute to Tonga “We are happy that it has taken the 50th session of…
Lora Lini: Feeling peaceful with Kunume Wone

 August 14 at 3:34 PM ·  Taem wan sista bl Melanesia blong Vanuatu 🇻🇺 hemi mitim ol big brata Papua New Guinea and West Papua – hemi wan naes miting…so honored to meet for the very first time the Honourable James Marape, Prime…
Kepulauan Pasifik kepung Australia, West Papua tetap jadi agenda PIF 2020

Jayapura, Jubi – Komunike Forum Kepulauan Pasifik (PIF) yang dirilis Kamis (15/8/2019) malam menegaskan kembali pernyataan negara-negara Kepulauan Pasifik yang mendesak Pemerintah Indonesia dan Komisaris Tinggi HAM PBB untuk memastikan waktu kunjungan ke Papua. Laporan dari kunjungan ini diharapkan selesai sebelum…