Posts Tagged ‘Melanesian Spearhead Group’

Pacific churches condemn ‘silencing’ of Papuan voices and media blackout

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Pacific churches have condemned the media blackout in West Papua, military crackdown in parts of the territory and the silencing of dissenting voices. They have also criticised the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for “allowing Indonesia into their fold”. In a statement, the Suva-based Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) said it had noted with deepening concern Read more

5000 stage rally calling for Papuan Independence

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

An estimated 5,000 Papuans, including members of the pro-independence National Committee for West Papua, activists and university students as well as seminarians, staged a rally calling for independence in Jayapura, Papua province, on April 13. Peaceful demonstrations supporting Papuan independence were held in several parts on the predominantly Christian Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Read more

Rio 20+ – Melanesian leaders speak out on climate change

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Melanesian Leaders attending Rio 20+ have spoken out about the effect of climate change on their nations. The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has used the opportunity at the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro to promote its Declaration of Environment and Climate, recently signed by MSG Leaders in Fiji. Prime Minister of Fiji Voreqe Bainimarama also addressed Read more