From Dateline Pacific, RNZ Despite ongoing harassment and arrests, civil society groups in West Papua have been working to consult with indigenous people on an issue regarding the region’s political future. Indonesia’s government is seeking to extend the Papuan provinces’ Special Autonomy…

Author: Keith LoveardBy Pacnews – via The Vanuatu Independent WEST Papuan activist Benny Wenda described the petition he delivered to United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet as ‘like the biggest book in the world’. Containing 1.8 million signatures and weighing…

Compiled by Kizzy Kalsakau and Jason Abel, Vanuatu Daily Post The Government of Indonesia has criticized Vanuatu for including a West Papuan leader and the United Liberal Movement for the people of West Papua (ULMWP) chairman, Benny Wenda in its…

The United Nations decolonisation committee says it will not accept a petition signed by 1.8 million West Papuans calling for an independence vote. The petition, presented by the independence leader Benny Wenda on Tuesday, asked the UN to appoint a…

The opposition SODELPA party in Fiji says it’s disappointed by the United Nations decision to reject a petition from the people of West Papua calling for an act of self determination. It said the world body will regret the decision…