Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has told Indonesia's president Joko Widodo that PNG has no right to criticise Jakarta over what he calls alleged human rights abuses in West
Melanesian & Pacific Solidarity
September 8, 2023
September 6, 2023
Isabella Rayner – The Indonesian government has denied claims it intimidated and bribed a Radio New Zealand (RNZ) journalist during a leader's meeting last month.
Jakarta – The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry has spoken out over allegations that the Indonesian delegation at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit in Port Vila trie
September 5, 2023
Koroi Hawkins – A Radio New Zealand journalist says an Indonesian government official attempted to bribe and intimidate him at the recent 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders'
September 3, 2023
Vanuatu Daily Post civil society correspondents have written in unison condemning the failure of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to admit West Papua as full members of the organisation a
August 31, 2023
Leader of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale has expressed disappointment with the Prime Minister's stand on the West Papua issue labelling it as 'hypocritical'.
An Australian advocacy group in support of West Papuan self-determination has criticised the Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders for failing to grant West Papua full membership in the or
August 30, 2023
Len Garae, Port Vila – The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has failed West Papua, says a Vanuatu government champion of West Papuan self-determination.
August 29, 2023
In spite of again being denied full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has welcomed the call from the MSG Leaders' Summi
August 28, 2023
Doddy Morris, Port Vila – The controversial multimilion dollar funding that Indonesia is providing to Vanuatu comes in response to a request made by the Vanuatu government, says the Ind
Grant Wyeth – Last week the 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders' Summit was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
A one-year moratorium has been placed on Indonesia's application to join the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).
August 27, 2023
A West Papuan leader has condemned the Melanesian Spearhead Group for abandoning the West Papuan cause in favour of a "corrupt alliance" with Indonesia.
August 26, 2023
Stephen Dziedzic and Birtles Bill – The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) had been pressing to gain full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) – which inclu
David Robie – The Melanesian Spearhead Group has thrown away a golden chance for achieving a historical step towards justice and peace in West Papua by lacking the courage to accept the
August 25, 2023
Kelvin Anthony, Port Vila – The leaders of five Melanesian countries and territories avoided a definitive update on the status of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua's applicat
August 24, 2023
Onoy Lokobal, Wamena – The Republic of Indonesia delegation, who are taking part in the 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit (KTT) in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanu
August 17, 2023
Kelvin Anthony – The Pacific region's focus will shift briefly to Port Vila next week when Vanuatu hosts the heads of governments from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the le
July 31, 2023
Indonesia has stepped up its campaign of repression against West Papuans peacefully rallying for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), says a Papuan advocacy leader.
July 30, 2023
Len Garae – "As Christians, the people of Vanuatu love the people of Indonesia but the people hate the killings of Melanesian people of West Papua by Indonesian people".
July 28, 2023
As the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders' summit approaches, Indonesia is stepping up its campaign of repression against West Papuans peacefully rallying for full membership of t
July 20, 2023
Papuan people throughout the territory of West Papua have held huge demonstrations of support for full membership of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) in the Melanes
July 19, 2023
Pauliasi Mateboto – The Pacific Conference of Churches, Youngsolwara and the free West Papua Campaign have stepped up calls to Melanesian leaders and fellow Pacific island countries to
July 18, 2023
Anita Roberts & Kizzy Kalsakau – The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit proposed to be held from July 17 to 21 is postponed to another date, which is yet to be confirme
July 17, 2023
The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) continues to pledge its commitment to advocate for the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) to become a full member the of Melanesia
July 14, 2023
A West Papua pro-independence leader says Indonesia is ramping up its repression of peaceful activists while people mobilise in favour of the province gaining full membership of the Mel
July 12, 2023
As people across West Papua mobilise in favour of the ULMWP gaining full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Indonesia is ramping up its repression of peaceful activists
July 3, 2023
Harlyne Joku, Port Moresby – Authorities in Papua New Guinea have clamped down on displays of the West Papuan independence flag ahead of the Indonesian president's visit to the Pacific
July 2, 2023
Wilson Saeni, Auki – The West Papua International spokesperson for the Free West Papua Campaign has visited the Malaita Provincial capital, Auki, for the first time.
July 1, 2023
Yamin Kogoya – The name Vanuatu has taken on a sacred significance in Papuan liberation consciousness.
In anticipation of the upcoming Melanesian Spearhead Group Leader's Summit in Vanuatu this month, there is a growing call for West Papua to be granted full membership in the organisatio
June 22, 2023
The pro-independence United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has welcomed Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Jotham Napat's comments on West Papua during this week's diplomatic vis
Joint talks between Vanuatu and Indonesia have taken place in Jakarta with West Papua high on the agenda.
June 6, 2023
The self-styled provisional government of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua "with the people" of the Melanesian region have declared political support for full West Papuan me
We are at a historic moment for the West Papuan people.
March 18, 2023
Len Garae – The highest ranking lobby team from all regions of West Papua made up of high chiefs say they and their people support United Liberation Movement of West Papua's (ULMWP) sol
Len Garae – Mr.
March 15, 2023
Hilaire Bule – A five-man delegation from West Papua arrived are in Port Vila as part of a visit to lobby for West Papua to become full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).
March 5, 2023
Wata Shaw – "West Papua is part of the Melanesian family, please know that you are at home."
March 3, 2023
March 1, 2023
Stephen Wright – Indonesia has protested to Fiji's government after the prime minister of the Pacific island country met with a Papuan leader in a morale boost for the regional independ
February 24, 2023
Kelvin Anthony – Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka is the first Fijian leader in 16 years to hold a one-on-one meeting with the head of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua
February 23, 2023
Felix Chaudhary – Recognising Indonesia's sovereignty is one thing.
February 22, 2023
Meri Radinibaravi – Any human rights issues in West Papua must not be overshadowed by the fact that the country remains under the sovereignty of Indonesia.
February 20, 2023
The Pacific Conference of Churches has concluded a series of meetings with Benny Wenda and other representatives of the united liberation movement of West Papua during his visit to Fiji
Meri Radinibaravi – A West Papua delegation led by United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) president Benny Wenda, West Papua Interim Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Morris Kal
February 18, 2023
Hilaire Bule – Former Vanuatu Prime Minister, Barak Sope and Interim President of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Provisional government, Benny Wenda, have welcome
Len Garae – Prime Minister (PM) Ishmael Kalsakau has assured the United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) Interim President, Mr.
February 9, 2023
Len Garae – Former Vanuatu Prime Minister (PM) Joe Natuman says allowing Indonesia (by former Prime Minister Mr.