The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum is seeking consensus on the appointment of the regional organisations new secretary general. This comes as today’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit has been postponed to next month due to the unavailability of…

The British government is encouraging Indonesia to allow access to West Papua for the UN human rights chief’s office. It’s part of the UK’s support for a recent Pacific Islands Forum resolution. A Union Flag against the backdrop of British…

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. He has written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human…

By Islands Business correspondent Nic Maclellan, at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru  Despite the lack of formal endorsement from this week’s Pacific Island Forum in Nauru, Vanuatu will continue an initiative to have West Papua re-listed as a non-self-governing…

Gia Garrick, Political Reporter  @giaisonline gia.garrick@radionz.co.nz Regional security and other pressing issues like climate change will be top of the formal agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru this week. But leaders will also be confronted with the situation facing refugees…

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters says his country recognizes West Papua as a part of Indonesia. New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters says his country recognizes West Papua as a part of Indonesia. He made this comment…

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister says Pacific leaders are determined to develop the economic potential of each of their island countries. Gerry Brownlee made this comment after attending the Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit in Apia, where he was standing in…