Although we have still not seen the official MSG Communique, West Papua has been granted observer status described as “ an observer member under the regional and international category representing West Papuans living abroad,” See article below. If as stated this is a positive achievement. People might be disappointed that the ULMWP did not achieve full membership but the ULMPW is at the MSG table, recognised by a regional organisation. There is no reason that at future meetings the ULMWP’s status could also be changed to associate member or full member. Will post more later.
Melanesia takes lead on future West Papuan peace
By Stefan Armbruster 26 JUN 2015 - 5:43 PM UPDATED 3 MINS AGO