Category: South Pacific

Isu West Papua terus bergulir di Pasifik, Indonesia tingkatkan dana lobi

Jayapura, Jubi – Seperti diduga sebelumnya, dukungan formal dari Forum Kepulauan Pasifik (PIF) minggu ini di Nauru masih belum beranjak dari posisi tahun sebelumnya. Namun Vanuatu akan melanjutkan inisiatif untuk menjadikan West Papua terdaftar kembali sebagai wilayah yang tidak berpemerintahan sendiri…
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…

AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): A New Zealand-based West Papua advocacy group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru next week to support Vanuatu’s United Nations initiative. Vanuatu has…

BY Islands Business correspondent Nic Maclellan at the Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru Pacific leaders will consider a new Biketawa Plus declaration on regional security, as they gather in Nauru for the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. The draft statement describes climate…

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.…
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…
Memories from MACFest lingers on

THE 6th Melanesia Arts and Cultural Festival has ended but memories from the event will remain for two skillful craftsmen from Vanuatu. The duo, James Zepeta and Philemon Jimmys, completed a wood carving associated with traditional culture of Vanuatu. Like…