Vanuatu PM calls for UN action on West Papua

Vanuatu’s prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua. During his speech in New York, Charlot Salwai lamented how some Pacific territories are yet to break the shackles of colonialism. Mr…
Vanuatu and Solomons raise Papua at UN rights council

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands have raised the issue of human rights abuses against West Papuans at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The two governments made a statement which also noted that Indonesia had not yet given access to…
West Papua Solidarity March Today

By Jason Abel, Port Vila, Vanuatu The Vanuatu Government has voiced great concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua and calls for urgent intervention by the international community. “While the deployment of military was deemed necessary to quell…
Solomon Islands and Vanuatu for United Nations to Visit West Papua

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu – Prime Minister of Solomon Island, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has met with his counterpart from Vanuatu Prime Minister, Hon. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, on Tuesday (08/13/2019) in Funafuti, Tuvalu during the opening of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. …
Vanuatu PM Launches Policy Documents

Several important national documents have been launched recently by Prime Minister (PM), Charlot Salwai, to support the implementation of the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP). Also referred to as ‘Vanuatu 2030, the People’s Plan’, the NSDP is the country’s highest policy…
Vanuatu’s political scene changes rapidly: PM

While administration and political reforms have been conducted worldwide, Oceania has its own narratives. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai made the above statement in his official opening remarks at the Regional Conference on Legal and Regulatory Framework for Political Parties yesterday. The…
ULMWP Can Pass Muster: Foreign Minister

In a brief message yesterday, Vanuatu Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu responded to an Indonesian spokesman’s claims by Indonesia’s First Secretary for Political Affairs in Australia that West Papua‘s ‘game is up’. Radio New Zealand reported earlier this week that Mr…
Salwai Government celebrates two-year anniversary

THE Vanuatu Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has celebrated two years in power. In his official remarks on the occasion, Mr Salwai said it was not an easy task to ensure the government was stable throughout…
PM Salwai made reshuffle and appointed new ministers this morning

Prime minister Charlot Salwai has transferred Ground and Justice Party’s president, Ralph Regenvanu from ministry of lands to become new minister of foreign affairs. Mr Salwai has also transferred an other GJP MP, Alfred Maoh from the ministry of internal…