Exiled leader Benny Wenda presents smuggled petition to decolonisation committee but chair says Indonesian takeover of province is not on its agenda    Ben Doherty and Kate Lamb Saturday 30 September 2017 03.02 BSTFirst published on Saturday 30 September 201700.54 BST The…

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has described criticism of his government’s foreign policy by his predecessor Sato Kilman as misleading. In comments to RNZ International this week, Mr Kilman suggested that the government was not being consistent with its foreign…

Johnny Blades, Radio NZ It’s become an annual stoush in New York. Pacific leaders call for an investigation into killings and various alleged human rights abuses against West Papuans by Indonesian security forces. The long-running complaint that Papuans were denied…

The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet. https://thediplomat.com/ By Grant Wyeth September 28, 2017 Tensions between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG)…

The prime minister of Vanuatu has accused world leaders at the UN of turning a deaf ear to more than half a century of atrocities committed by Indonesia on the people of West Papua. Speaking at the UN General Assembly…