Len Garae – West Papua Interim President Benny Wenda is back in Vanuatu to work in the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) office, as well as introduce himself to Prime Mi
Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
January 18, 2023
Hilaire Bule – Vanuatu Free West Papua Association (VFWPA) has threatened to stage a peaceful demonstration if the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat in Port Vila pursues its
January 13, 2023
Len Garae – The Executive Committee of the Vanuatu Free West Papua Association (VFWPA) has approached the Vanuatu Association of Non-Government Organisations (VANGO) this week, urging i
December 4, 2022
Shayal Devi – In solidarity with West Papua, the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) called for a boycott of all Indonesian products and programs by the Indonesian government.
December 1, 2022
There are reports of threats by Indonesia to Free West Papua activists on the anniversary of the first raising of West Papua's symbol of independence.
The Pacific Conference of Churches is calling for a boycott of all Indonesian products and programmes by the Indonesian Government, until Jakarta allows a visit to West Papua by the Uni
November 15, 2022
Below is an open letter signed by over 140 organisations and individuals in support of the ULMWP's Green State Vision, which was unveiled last year at COP26.
October 10, 2022
Stephen Wright, Wellington – Pacific island nations have tempered their protests against Indonesia's rule in its volatile Papua region, a possible sign that Jakarta's effort to silence
September 8, 2022
Luke Nacei – Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere continue to remain silent and stand with colonisers like Indonesia despite the atrocities faced by t
Opposition Leader, Matthew Wale says the new Futsal Stadium handed over by the Indonesian government should not deter Solomon Islands support for fellow Melanesians in West Papua.
July 26, 2022
Len Garae – West Papua leaders are now ready to take over the affairs of their country, with 12 members of Cabinet with (Interim) Prime Minister Edison Warome.
July 25, 2022
New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS movement has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), which wants independence from Indone
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to mutually
July 19, 2022
An Australian-based human rights lobby group wants Pacific Island leaders to be united and take action on the human rights abuses taking place in West Papua.
The Australia West Papua Association (AWPA) has condemned the absence of West Papua in last week's Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) official communique, saying it was "greatly disappointed"
July 18, 2022
The Australia West Papua Association is greatly disappointed that the human rights situation in West Papua was not mentioned in the official PIF Communique.
July 15, 2022
Meri Radinibaravi – Fiji Women's Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali says instead of putting the plight of the West Papuan people on the Pacific Islands Forum agenda, Fiji is pursuing
Rusiate Baleilevuka, Suva – A Fiji women's advocacy group has condemned their government for remaining silent over the human rights violations in West Papua amid the Pacific Islands For
July 12, 2022
Hilaire Bule – Prime Minister Bob Loughman is among regional leaders converging in Fiji for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders summit in Suva, Fiji, this week.
July 9, 2022
Kizzy Kalsakau and Anita Roberts – Leader of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Benny Wenda, is reminding Pacific leaders to recall the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) r
April 9, 2022
The Vanuatu Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marc Ati, has expressed utter dismay at the announcement by the Director General (DG) of the Melanesian Spearhead Group
April 7, 2022
Arieta Vakasukawaqa – The Melanesian Spearhead Group's acceptance of funds from the Indonesian National Police for the formulation of its regional security strategy was akin to buying t
February 11, 2022
Edwin Nand – Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has confirmed that Fiji is taking a multilateral approach to issues regarding West Papua which has been fighting for independence
February 9, 2022
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura, Jubi – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) again plans to submit a proposal to register West Papua in the highest forum of Melanesian countries
December 14, 2021
Johnny Blades – Armed conflict in West Papua continues to claim lives, displace tens of thousands of people and cause resentment at Indonesian rule.
December 6, 2021
An application by the United Liberation Movement of West Papua to become a full member of Melanesian Spearhead Group has been re-activated.
December 4, 2021
Hilaire Bule – Apart from the national government, SHEFA Provincial Government Council (SPGC) is the first provincial authority in Vanuatu to recognize Mr.
December 3, 2021
Vanuatu's Shefa province is recognising Benny Wenda as the interim president of a provisional West Papuan government.
September 29, 2021
Hilaire Bule – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has saluted Vanuatu's declaration on human rights violation by Indonesia in West Papuan soil, at the 76th United Nat
September 27, 2021
Vanuatu's Prime Minister has told the United Nations about a lack of progress on human rights in West Papua.
September 7, 2021
A major bloc of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries has written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about their concern over West Papua.
August 4, 2021
It has been reported that the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders are meeting virtually on the 6 August.
August 3, 2021
Mark Bowling – The Prime Minister is being urged to support action on human rights violations in West Papua when he meets with Pacific Islands Forum leaders this week.
June 27, 2021
Jubi – Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) announced on June 23 through its Twitter account that it gave facility to Freddie Waromi, a representative from United Liberation Movement
June 21, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has held national mourning ceremonies at the weekend for the death of Vanuatu independence campaigner Fathe
June 15, 2021
West Papuans have joined the people of Vanuatu in mourning the loss of independence and human rights campaigner Pastor Allen Nafuki who died at the weekend aged 72.
April 24, 2021
Anita Roberts – Vanuatu needs to advocate strongly with other MSG countries to ensure ULMWP application for full membership is accepted, says Regenvanu
March 31, 2021
Len Garae – The Executive Committee of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) has welcomed the Melanesian Spearhead Group Virtual Meeting with Port Vila MSG Secretariat an
March 5, 2021
The Australia West Papua Association congratulates the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Meg Taylor on her statement to the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Februar
The Australia West Papua Association (AWPA) has called on the Australian government to stop trying to keep Papua off the agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum and "strenuously support" Pa
October 8, 2020
The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano, says it's vital there is open and constructive dialogue on the human rights situation in West Papua.
October 6, 2020
Joshua Mcdonald – The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano, has written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachel
May 22, 2020
Len Garae – Chairman of Vanuatu West Papua Association and Unification Committee (VWPAUC), Pastor Alan Nafuki has confirmed that all relevant West Papua related documents to brief the
April 22, 2020
West Papua's Independence movement has congratulated Vanuatu's new government on its parliamentary election.
March 20, 2020
The Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale on Thursday met with the Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Mr. Jacob Rumbiak.
March 17, 2020
Len Garae – In the latest emergency joint meeting organised by the Executive Committees of United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) and Vanuatu West Papua Association and Unifi
March 13, 2020
Len Garae – An urgent meeting between the Executives of United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) and Vanuatu Free West Papua Association (VFWPA) in Port Vila yesterday, has exp
March 4, 2020
Len Garae – The President of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua, Benny Wenda, is confident that the new Vanuatu Government will pick up from where the Charlot Salwai Governme
February 29, 2020
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua remains hopeful it will be granted greater status in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.