Support for West Papua cause always important to Vanuatu

The plight of West Papuans as Melanesian citizens is an important issue that Vanuatu must continue to support. Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Ralph Regenvanu, made this clear in his keynote address yesterday to all Vanuatu’s Heads…
Vanuatu minister wants stronger West Papua stance

Vanuatu’s Foreign Minister Ralph Reganvanu says the Pacific Islands’ Forum needs to be stronger in its stance regarding West Papua. Vanuatu is a strong proponent of West Papuan self-determination from Indonesia and has taken the battle for decolonisation to the…
Waffling on West Papua

Vanuatu Daily Post – During his visit to Port Vila last weekend, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was confronted with questions about West Papua. The matter was on the agenda during a bilateral meeting held between Mr Guterres and key…
Vanuatu refuses to back down on West Papua stance

Vanuatu’s foreign minister has dismissed criticism from the Indonesian government for including the United Liberation Movement (ULMWP) for West Papua in its meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. In a statement, the Indonesian Ambassador to…
Vanuatu Referendum June 4, 2019

Voters in Vanuatu will be given the opportunity to vote for political reform laws in the country’s first ever referendum in June this year.  The Chairman of the Task Force on the Constitutional Review, Minister Ralph Regenvanu explained that the…
Vanuatu: No “Manipulative Steps’

Compiled by Kizzy Kalsakau and Jason Abel, Vanuatu Daily Post The Government of Indonesia has criticized Vanuatu for including a West Papuan leader and the United Liberal Movement for the people of West Papua (ULMWP) chairman, Benny Wenda in its…
Vanuatu masih pertahankan status Non-Blok

Port Vila, Jubi – Dalam menanggapi laporan yang tidak habis-habisnya, mengenai rencana Australia membangun pangkalan di empat negara di Kepulauan Pasifik selama beberapa hari terakhir, Vanuatu dengan jelas kembali menegaskan status non-militernya. Ketika ditanya apakah pernah ada diskusi antara Australia dan…
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…
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…