World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


UN Special Committe on Decolonization in West Papua

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
Media release 19 May 2014

UN Special Committee on Decolonization should visit West Papua

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold its Pacific Regional Seminar in Nadi, Fiji, from 21 to 23 May 2014.

Joe Collins of AWPA said " We are calling on the Committee to visit West Papua on a fact finding mission to investigate how the West Papuan people have fared under Indonesian rule. The Special Committee’s visited New Caledonia in March 2014,and we believe the UN should now visit West Papua. It is an accepted fact that the so called act of free choice in 1969 was a farce and the UN has a moral responsibility to the West Papuan for that tragic event, the betrayal of a people back in 1963".

All the UN has to do to see the failure of Jakarta to win over the West Papuan people is to look at the banners the West Papuan people are still carrying in rallies in West Papua 51 years later. They state
"Let us Freedom"
"We want a referendum"
"Indonesia is illegal in West Papua" etc.
Joe Collins said "it is definitely time for the UN to revisit the whole question of the handover of West Papua to Indonesia 51 years ago.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Binoy Kampmark: US Bomb Strikes Hospital In Kunduz

According to US military sources, “there may have been collateral damage” to the medical facility. “This incident is under investigation.” A statement issued by the office of the President Ashraf Ghani said that Army General John Campbell, chief of US-led forces in Afghanistan, apologised. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: The Fall Of Tony Abbott

The question was one of timing. The Coalition had been registering losses in poll after poll. The Abbott style hardly improved after a spill was forced on the party. Despite claiming that he would be ushering in a spring clean, he continued bypassing ministers and MPs... More>>



Pacific.Scoop: Smaller Pacific States Call For Coal Moratorium

PNG Loop: Leaders of the Pacific Smaller Island States have called on all nations – especially the advanced economies in the region – to rise to the challenge of climate change. They want to steer the world on a path where climate change is no longer a threat to earth. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news