Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism

Pacific Forum Leaders asked to makecall on human rights violation in West Papua

It has recommend that it becomes one of the five priority issues to be the agenda of the Pacific Forum Leaders when they meet in Papua New Guinea next month.

The recommendation will go before the Forum Officials Committee (FOC) for a final endorsement, when it meets in Suva next week.

SSCR documents obtained by PACNEWS reveal the Sub-Committee decided to act after an ‘increasing groundswell of support in the region for the people of West Papua, reflected in part by the media, particularly social media.’