Seven Pacific island nations have called for a UN investigation into allegations of human rights abuses in Indonesia's West Papua and Papua provinces, where a separatist movement has s
Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
December 14, 2019
November 7, 2019
Papua New Guinea Opposition leader Belden Namah has called on Prime Minister James Marape to take Indonesian atrocities in Papua and repeated border violations to the United Nations an
October 11, 2019
National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is leading non-government organisations, the PNG Council of Churches, students, disciplined forces and others in the city to petition th
September 30, 2019
Vanuatu's prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua.
September 11, 2019
The governor of Papua New Guinea's capital has promised more public action regarding West Papua.
September 9, 2019
Port Moresby Governor Powes Parkop has commended the hundreds of Papua New Guineans who turned up this morning at the Jack Pidik Park in Port Moresby to show their support for West Pap
September 4, 2019
Pacific Media Watch – Fijian police have reportedly cautioned the Pacific Conference of Churches Secretariat from flying the Morning Star – the West Papuan flag of Independence – on pr
Police have cautioned the Pacific Conference of Churches Secretariat for hoisting the Morning Star flag on private property in Fiji's capital, Suva.
Pacific Media Watch – The New Caledonian-based Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front or FLNKS has condemned the ongoing human rights violations in West Papua and has called for
September 3, 2019
Papua New Guinea has reiterated a call for UN representatives to visit West Papua amid widespread protests.
September 2, 2019
The Vanuatu Civil Society, led by the Vanuatu Association of Non-Government Organization (VANGO) has called on the Government to urgently meet with the Melanesian Spearhead Group leade
August 29, 2019
Jamie Tahana – 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 achieve
August 24, 2019
Papua New Guinea's Port Moresby Governor Powes Parkop has strongly called on the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo not to take Papuans for granted.
August 16, 2019
Kate Lyons in Funafuti and Ben Doherty – The United Nations high commissioner for human rights should investigate the deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua within a year,
Nic Maclellan in Funafuti, Tuvalu – Members of the Pacific Islands Forum have urged Indonesia to take action on human rights violations in West Papua, and strongly encouraged Jakarta t
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.
August 14, 2019
Indonesia has complained to the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat over West Papuan leader Benny Wenda's participation at this year's Forum summit.
August 12, 2019
Ben Doherty – Human rights violations and political independence in West Papua are set to command debate at this week's Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), where Papuan independence leader Be
August 9, 2019
The governor of Papua New Guinea's capital district wants Indonesia to allow West Papua to undertake an independence referendum.
August 8, 2019
Next week Pacific leaders will discuss West Papua at their annual Forum.
August 7, 2019
Johnny Blades – One of the criticisms of the Pacific Islands Forum over the years relates to the regional grouping's limited ability to advance its agenda in the face of the interests
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July 29, 2019
Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers have agreed that alleged human rights violations in West Papua must remain on the agenda of the regional body.
July 3, 2019
The plight of West Papuans as Melanesian citizens is an important issue that Vanuatu must continue to support.
July 2, 2019
Philip Cass – West Papuan human rights activist Rosa Moiwend has asked Tonga to continue its support or her people's struggle for independence.