Forum recognizes constructive engagement on West Papua issue

One of the regionalism priorities mentioned in the Final Communique of the Pacific Islands Forum Summit in Nauru this week was the engagement by Forum countries on issues affecting West Papua. Item 33 on the Forum Communique states, “Leaders recognised the…
Consul suggests West Papua to be examined from all angles

The Netherlands Honorary Consul to Vanuatu, Elisabeth van Vliet who has been in the country for the last three weeks suggests that the West Papua Issue should be examined from all angles available to get their demands through. She says…
Climate change tops agenda at Forum Meeting

Vanuatu Daily Post – Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua were some of the issues that Vanuatu was part of in discussions during the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister, Ralph Regenvanu, who is part of…
ULMWP Chairman appeals to Pacific Islands Forum for support

PACNEWS, YAREN/PORT VILA, 05 SEPTEMBER 2018 (VANUATU DAILY POST) – “There are two topics in the West Papuan struggle; one — Pacific leaders facing natural disasters and two – we in West Papua are facing genocide in our country. “In addition…
China delegate storms out on Nauru host at Pacific Islands Forum

By BEN PACKHAM in Nauru China’s representative at the Pacific Island Forum in Nauru has stormed out of talks with forum nations after a dispute with host nation leader, President Baron Waqa. The Chinese “dialogue partner” left the closed doors meeting after what was…
ULMWP akan gelar aksi nasional dukung pertemuan PIF

Jayapura – Komite Aksi United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) akan menggelar aksi mobilisasi massa rakyat West Papua dan doa bersama di seluruh tanah Papua pada 4 September 2018. Bentuk dukungan terhadap pelaksanaan KTT Pasific Island Forum (PIF) di…
U.S. Delegation to attend 30th Pacific Islands Forum

A high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will attend the 30th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Session with Forum…
PM Solomon meninggalkan PIF lebih awal

Honiara, Jubi – Perdana Menteri Kepulauan Solomon Manasseh Sogavare terpaksa memotong pendek perjalanannya ke ibukota Samoa Apia pekan lalu untuk Forum Kepulauan Pasifik ke-48 minggu lalu “karena situasi politik dalam negeri terkait penyingkirannya dari jabatan”. Hal ini dijealskan oleh Perdana Menteri…
Churches unimpressed by Indonesia’s comments on West Papua

Radio NZ International – The Pacific Conference of Churches says it is unimpressed by comments made by Indonesian officials at the recent Pacific Island Forum Leaders’ Summit in Apia.   The General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae, said a protest that took place…