Pacific peoples lead push for Papuan decolonisation

From , 4:04 pm on 18 October 2016

An academic specialising in West Papua says Pacific Islands peoples are taking the lead on issues of decolonisation within the region.

Dr Cammi Webb-Gannon is a research fellow at Western Sydney University’s School of Humanities and Communication Arts.

She says the unprecedented level of discussion about West Papuan self-determination and human rights at the recent UN General Assembly reflects a new momentum towards decolonisation in the Pacific.

Dr Webb-Gannon spoke to Johnny Blades about the growth of international solidarity for West Papua and the issue of regional representation.

The headquarters for the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretarian (MSG) in Port Vila, Vanuatu

The headquarters for the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretarian (MSG) in Port Vila, Vanuatu Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana

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