August 21, 2018
The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak released a statement and video showing hundreds of students at Cenderawasih University in West Papua refusing to register for school unless their Melanesian identity was recognized. In a show of solidarity, both Indonesian and Melanesian students banned together
April 8, 2018
Today in West Papua, 5 students were arrested by the Indonesian police, simply for conducting fundraising activities for the people of Papua New Guinea, following the devastating earthquake which struck in February. According to West Papuan media outlet Suara Papua; Yefri Tabuni, Alber Yatipai, Basten Takege, Barata Pekey and Steven…
March 13, 2018
Following the terrible earthquake which has resulted in the deaths of at least 100 people in Papua New Guinea and let hundreds of thousands of others affected, the people of West Papua have set up their own PNG Earthquake Appeal, in solidarity with their fellow Melanesians on the other side…
March 1, 2018
Following the terrible earthquake in Papua New Guinea, this statement was written by Benny Wenda, the Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) and was originally published on the ULMWP website.
February 18, 2018
Weare delighted to announce that after months of hard campaigning from all over West Papua, across Melanesia and around the world; West Papua, represented by The United Liberation movement for West Papua (ULMWP), has fulfilled the prerequisites for full membership of the key sub-regional organisation, the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The
February 6, 2018
Yanto Awerkion, one of West Papua’s most prominent political prisoners has recorded a new video message today in secret, calling upon the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to welcome West Papua back as a full MSG member at its leaders summit next week. Yanto’s trial has now…
February 4, 2018
New momentum needed for West Papua’s full MSG membership! From 10th to 15th February the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will meet in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and discuss the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG).
November 28, 2017
Calling on ALL supporters to join the Global Flag Raising for West Papua! We are inviting you to join us to take part in what we hope to be the biggest Global day of action for West Papua so far. Each year we ask supporters to take photos of themselves
November 25, 2017
We are delighted to report that the new Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr. Rick Hou, is following in the footsteps of former PM H.E. Mr. Manasseh Sogavare in supporting West Papua. Thank you Prime Minister! Tagio tumas! After meeting with Octovianus Mote from the United Liberation Movement for…
November 16, 2017
On 12th November, Vanuatu Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and took the opportunity to raise the plight of the people of West Papua.