Monday, August 19, 2019

FIFTIETH PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM COMMUNIQUE

FIFTIETH PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM 
FUNAFUTI, TUVALU 
13 – 16 August 2019 
FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ






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The Communique In relation to West Papua
West Papua (Papua)

35. Leaders reaffirmed recognition of Indonesia’s sovereignty over West Papua (Papua).
Leaders acknowledged the reported escalation in violence and continued allegations of human rights abuses in West Papua (Papua) and agreed to re-emphasise and reinforce the Forum’s position of raising its concerns over the violence.

36. Leaders called on all parties to protect and uphold the human rights of all residents and to work to address the root causes of the conflict by peaceful means. Further, Leaders agreed to maintain open and constructive dialogue with Indonesia on the issue of alleged human rights abuses and violations in West Papua (Papua).

37. Leaders welcomed the invitation by Indonesia for a mission to West Papua (Papua) by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and strongly encouraged both sides to finalise the timing of the visit and for an evidence-based, informed report on the situation be provided before the next Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting in 2020. 
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Full Communique
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