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Leaders Coalition on West Papua is Courageous: PIANGO

Date: 19 July 2016 Suva – Last week’s formation of a Pacific Leaders Coalition on West Papua is indicative of the rising wave of regional support for the aspirations of Papuans for self-determination and ending human rights violations suffered. Pacific Islands Association of NGOs executive director, Emele Duituturaga made these comments after a week of…

WEST PAPUA MELANESIAN SOLIDARITY RALLY IN HONIARA TODAY

Date: 13 July 2016 Suva – More than 1000 people are expected to gather today at a rally organised to show solidarity with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua as they bid for full membership at the Melanesian Spearhead group meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Organised by the Solomon Islands Solidarity Movement for Free…

PIANGO REITERATES WORLD CHURCHES CALL FOR WEST PAPUA SOLIDARITY VISIT

Suva  – Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) executive director, Emele Duituturaga has welcomed a call made by the World Council of Churches (WCC) for a solidarity visit to West Papua by an international ecumenical delegation. Duituturaga said the call made by the WCC for a solidarity visit to be organized as soon as possible,…

West Papau Groundswell Not Dampened By PNG Refusal of Entry: PIANGO

Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga was shocked to learn that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had not allowed West Papuan campaigner, Octovianus Mote to enter the country last Sunday (29 May, 2016). Ms Duituturaga was…

INDONESIA UNHRC REACTION DIVERTS FROM SERIOUS HR VIOLATIONS IN PAPUA: PIANGO

Date: 6 March 2017 SUVA – Indonesia’s scathing attack on Vanuatu at the 34th UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session is an attempt to divert the international community’s attention away from the ongoing human rights violations taking place in West Papua. These sentiments were echoed by the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs(PIANGO)executive director, Emele Duituturaga…

WEST PAPUA GROUNDSWELL NOT DAMPENED BY PNG REFUSAL OF ENTRY: PIANGO

Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga was shocked to learn that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had not allowed West Papuan campaigner, Octovianus Mote to enter the country last Sunday (29 May, 2016). Ms Duituturaga was…

Help West Papua At International Court of Justice, Pacific CSOs Urge Governments

Suva – Pacific Island governments must sponsor the West Papua case to seek judgment on the legality of the 1969 Act of Free Choice in the international Court of Justice. The call comes after a week of deliberations by over 40 representatives of civil society from Vanuatu, West Papua, Fiji, Kanaky, PNG and Australia at…