George Ivan Smith, and what he did for West Papua George Ivan Smith AO (1915-1995) is a little known but remarkable Australian, the son of a prison governor, educated at Goulbourn and Bathurst high schools, who started Radio Australia, the BBC’s WWII Pacific Service and the UN Information Service. Conor Cruise O’Brien, another UN Executive, claimed Ivan Smith loved ‘poetry both good and bad,’ h… Read More
FRWP Open Day on 6 December 2020 featured interviews with the President and the Prime Minister of the new West Papua Transitional Government, with Australian federal Greens Senator Janet Rice, and with Dr Joe Toscano (West Papua Rent Collective). It included a candle ceremony for Natalie Adadikam (founding member of WP Womens Office in Docklands) and a memorial for recent political martyrs in We… Read More
On 5 October 2020, the West Papua Womens Office shared stories about founding member Natalie Adadikam, who had died peacefully after a long illness on 28 September 2020. Natalie was a driving force in the office, and worked hard and diligently to implement the principles of self-determination, sustainability, and good governance. Click for large-view of images. Below for video recordings of our tr… Read More
Professor Henning Melber, Emeritus Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Sweden addresses the Zoom-Summit West Papua's return to the UN: fulfilling Dag Hammarskjöld's legacy. He is joined by West Papuan leaders Edison Waromi from Jayapura and Herman Wainggai from New York; and by Ms Francine Ngoya and Mr Clovis Mwamba from the Congo, Litiana Kalsrap from Vanuatu, and Emeline Ilolahia from… Read More
United Liberation Movement for West Papua ~ its mission, activities, achievements was presented by Spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak to the International League of Peoples Struggle Webinar on 28 July 2020 [r-click slides for larger view; scroll down for PDF to download/print] [PDF for download/print] United Liberation Movement for West Papua ~ its mission, activities, achievements Jaco… Read More
West Papua Womens Office in Docklands and Democratic Republic of Congo Community (Victoria) are planting a tree in honour of Dag Hammarskjöld, the UN Secretary-General found dead on 18 September 1961 after a plane-crash near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo where he was mediating post-independence conflict. His death, which is still being investigated, precluded him from presenting h… Read More
FRWP Womens Office sells a range of unique merchandise (books, art, documents, brochures, CDs and DVDs, jewellery, Morning Star flags) to increase awareness of West Papuan history, culture, environment, geography, music, politics, and identity. All profit goes to the considerable cost of appropriate representation of West Papua at international meetings so that this long-standing struggle for sove… Read More
The Federal Republic of West Papua (FRWP) is a sovereign nation-state, with a central government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.
Five-thousand academics, politicians, church leaders, and senior tribal leaders established the FRWP on 19 October 2011 during the 3rd Papua Congress. They determined its objectives, and elected a president and a prime minister. The Indonesian government immediately charged President Forkorus Yaboisembut, Prime Minister Edison Waromi, and three organizers of the Congress, with subversion, and they were incarcerated for three years.
President Yaboisembut is Chair of the Dewan Adat Papua (Papua Customary Council), the peak representation of the nation's seven tribal states. Prime Minister Waromi, a lawyer and theologian, has spear-headed resistance and nation-making since he was first incarcerated in 1989.
In terms of resistance, the FRWP seeks UN Security Council clearance for registration with the UN General Assembly, and third-party mediation for the removal of the Indonesian Republic's political and security infrastructure.
In terms of nation-making, the FRWP is building a political house for the carriage and distillation of the nation's tribal, traditional, and modern ways of thinking and being.
211/838 Collins St, Docklands
FRWP Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade seeks to develop and promote an honest representation of West Papuans political and cultural ambitions and determinations.
The office grounds its work and endeavours in the principles and practices of Good Governance, Sustainability, and Self-Determination
The office seeks to inspire member-state representatives in the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly to pass a motion on West Papua's independence.
West Papuans are indigenous Melanesians, with kin in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Kanaky-New Caledonia, and Torres Strait.
After decades of Dutch colonial governance, we constituted 99% of the population. Under Indonesian administration since 1963, we now constitute just 47%, with an annual growth rate of 1.84% (compared to the non-Papuan rate of 10.82%).
ʻSlow motion genocideʼ is blamed for 546,126 missing Papuans— assassinated, poisoned, exiled, born dead or not at all. Our brightest are incarcerated. Our land, source of spirituality and sustainability, is ravaged by miners and loggers. Our waters, pristine in 1962, are polluted. Our unique flora and fauna is flogged in black markets across Java and Sulawesi.