West Papua Summit, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 16 Nov-1 Dec 2007

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The ‘Unity Day Port Vila Vanuatu Declaration’ signed by the Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, the Port Vila Council of Chiefs, and the West Papua National Authority on 29 November 2007 held the Vanuatu Government and Parliamentary Opposition Group accountable for;

  1. Sponsoring West Papua onto the United Nations Decolonization List in 2008
  2. Facilitating a United Nations monitored self-determination referendum for West Papua
  3. Facilitating the establishment of a peace-keeping force in West Papua leading up to and beyond the referendum
  4. Listing West Papua as a full participant of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), and an observer at the Pacific Island Forum and Africa Caribbean Group
  5. Hosting a Peace Conference between the Indonesian Government and the West Papua National Authority in Vanuatu in February 2008

The resolutions of the Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, the Port Vila Council of Chiefs, and the West Papua National Authority, succeed in strengthening the resolve of the Melanesian nations of the Pacific to nurture West Papuan aspiration for justice, peace and independence from the Indonesia Republic

The resolutions of the Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, the Port Vila Council of Chiefs, and the West Papua National Authority, are designed to liberate the development of good relations between Australia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia.

The resolutions of the Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, the Port Vila Council of Chiefs, and the West Papua National Authority, succeed in isolating the support of regional governments for indonesia’s ‘Special Autonomy’ (and thus increasing militarization of West Papua)

Photos: Tommy Latupeirissa

Unity Day Declaration, West Papua Summit, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 16 Nov-1 Dec 2007

Unity Day Declaration, West Papua Summit, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 16 Nov-1 Dec 2007

Morris Kaloran, Summit Organiser, Farea ki Vete building

Morris Kaloran, Summit Organiser, Farea ki Vete building

Summit participants praying for Maluku

Summit participants praying for Maluku

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs accepts Morning Star flag from "West Papua Asia Network" Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs accepts Morning Star flag from “West Papua Asia Network”

Chief Shem Rarua (Spokesperson, Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs), Organising the agenda of the summit. Chief Shem Rarua (Spokesperson, Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs), Organising the agenda of the summit.

News that the WPNA delegation, detained by Immigration in Suva, had left Fiji

News that the WPNA delegation, detained by Immigration in Suva, had left Fiji

 

Preparing to welcome the delegation from West Papua

Preparing to welcome the delegation from West Papua

Preparing to welcome the West Papua delegation

Preparing to welcome the West Papua delegation

Preparing to welcome delegation from West Papua

Preparing to welcome delegation from West Papua

Preparing to welcome delegation from West Papua

Preparing to welcome delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to meet delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to meet delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to meet delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to meet delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to welcome delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to welcome delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to meet delegation from West Papua

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs preparing to meet delegation from West Papua

Arrival of West Papua delegation from Fiji after being detained by Immigration

Arrival of West Papua delegation from Fiji after being detained by Immigration

West Papua delegation lands in Vanuatu (Edu xx, Jacob Rumbiak, Jack Wainggai, Gwas Gwas XX, XX Kareni, Domingos Arronggear, Happy XX, Frans Kapisa

West Papua delegation lands in Vanuatu (Edu xx, Jacob Rumbiak, Jack Wainggai, Gwas Gwas XX, XX Kareni, Domingos Arronggear, Happy XX, Frans Kapisa

Procession from airport to Farea ki VETE

Procession from airport to Farea ki VETE

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs welcoming West Papua delegation to Farea ki Vete

Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs welcoming West Papua delegation to Farea ki Vete

Tongoa Island Community Choir welcoming West Papua delegation to Farea ki Vete

Tongoa Island Community Choir welcoming West Papua delegation to Farea ki Vete

Tongoa Island community welcomes West Papua delegation to Farea ki VETE

Tongoa Island community welcomes West Papua delegation to Farea ki VETE

Responding to Tongoa Island Community welcome (Domingos Arrongear, Peter Woods, Jimmy Cocking, XX, Alfonse Adadika, Kieran Byrne

Responding to Tongoa Island Community welcome (Domingos Arrongear, Peter Woods, Jimmy Cocking, XX, Alfonse Adadika, Kieran Byrne

West Papua delegation

West Papua delegation

Jacob Rumbiak, Induction as Paramount Chief, with Domingos Arronggear

Jacob Rumbiak, Induction as Paramount Chief, with Domingos Arronggear

Jacob Rumbiak, Paramount Chief, Maraki Vanuariki, with Domingus Arronggear

Jacob Rumbiak, Paramount Chief, Maraki Vanuariki, with Domingus Arronggear

Jacob Rumbiak signing Unity Day Declaration with Chief Daniel Molisa (Port Vila Council of Chiefs)

Jacob Rumbiak signing Unity Day Declaration with Chief Daniel Molisa (Port Vila Council of Chiefs)

'Unity Day Port Vila Vanuatu Declaration' signed by West Papua National Authority, Maraki Vanuauriki Council of Chiefs, Port Vila Council of Chiefs

‘Unity Day Port Vila Vanuatu Declaration’ signed by West Papua National Authority, Maraki Vanuauriki Council of Chiefs, Port Vila Council of Chiefs

Praying over the Unity Day Declaration, 29 Nov 2007

Praying over the Unity Day Declaration, 29 Nov 2007

Unity Day Declaration, 29 November 2007

Unity Day Declaration, 29 November 2007

Welcoming Moana Carcasses Kalosil (Leader, Parliamentary Opposition Group) to Farea di VETE

Welcoming Moana Carcasses Kalosil (Leader, Parliamentary Opposition Group) to Farea di VETE

Welcoming Moana Carcasses Kalosil (Leader, Parliamentary Opposition Group) to Exchange of Gifts

Welcoming Moana Carcasses Kalosil (Leader, Parliamentary Opposition Group) to Exchange of Gifts

Welcoming Moana Carcasses Kalosil (Leader, Parliamentary Opposition Group) to receive the Unity Day Deceleration.

Welcoming Moana Carcasses Kalosil (Leader, Parliamentary Opposition Group) to receive the Unity Day Deceleration.

Preparations for the sacrifice

Preparations for the sacrifice

Sacrifice, Jacob Rumbiak

Sacrifice, Jacob Rumbiak

Sacrifice, Jacob Rumbiak with Shem Rarua (Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs)

Sacrifice, Jacob Rumbiak with Shem Rarua (Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs)

Moana Carcasses Kalosil and Jacob Rumbiak

Moana Carcasses Kalosil and Jacob Rumbiak

Jacob Rumbiak and Moana Carcasses Kalosil. Passing responsibility for Unity Day Declaration

Jacob Rumbiak and Moana Carcasses Kalosil. Passing responsibility for Unity Day Declaration

Presenting Unity Day Declaration to Moana Carcasses Kalosil

Presenting Unity Day Declaration to Moana Carcasses Kalosil

Presenting Unity Day Declaration to Moana Carcasses Kalosil

Presenting Unity Day Declaration to Moana Carcasses Kalosil

Moana Carcasses Kalosil with Unity Day Port Vila Vanuatu Declaration

Moana Carcasses Kalosil with Unity Day Port Vila Vanuatu Declaration

West Papua delegation with Moana Carcasses Kalosil

West Papua delegation with Moana Carcasses Kalosil

Moana Carcasses Kalosil - Minute of Silence for West Papua

Moana Carcasses Kalosil – Minute of Silence for West Papua

Exchange Ceremony, Chief Abel David and Dominggus Aronggear

Exchange Ceremony, Chief Abel David and Dominggus Aronggear

Exchange Ceremony, Port Vila, 29 Nov 2007

Exchange Ceremony, Port Vila, 29 Nov 2007

Gift Exchange, Jacob Rumbiak, Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, Port Vila 29 Nov 2007

Gift Exchange, Jacob Rumbiak, Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, Port Vila 29 Nov 2007

Gift Exchange, Jacob Rumbiak and Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, Port Vila 29 Nov 2007

Gift Exchange, Jacob Rumbiak and Maraki Vanuariki Council of Chiefs, Port Vila 29 Nov 2007

Gift Exchange. Chief David, Jack and Kieran Byrne

Gift Exchange. Chief David, Jack and Kieran Byrne

Gift Exchange, Chief Shem Rurua, Australia West Papua Assoc (WA)

Gift Exchange, Chief Shem Rurua, Australia West Papua Assoc (WA)

Exchange of Gifts, Sarah and Jacob Rumbiak

Exchange of Gifts, Sarah and Jacob Rumbiak

Mumu, 3am, Farea ki VETE, 29 Nov 2007

Mumu, 3am, Farea ki VETE, 29 Nov 2007

Mumu, 7pm, Farea ki VETE, 29 Nov 2007

Mumu, 7pm, Farea ki VETE, 29 Nov 2007

MUMU DEAL-MAKERS, Airport, Vanuatu, 13 Dec 2007

MUMU DEAL-MAKERS, Airport, Vanuatu, 13 Dec 2007

West Papua delegation and international observers leaving Port Vila

West Papua delegation and international observers leaving Port Vila

West Papua delegation leaving Port Vila

West Papua delegation leaving Port Vila

International observers leaving Vanuatu

International observers leaving Vanuatu

West Papua delegation leaving Port Vila

West Papua delegation leaving Port Vila

Praying at the airport, after departure of West Papua delegation

Praying at the airport, after departure of West Papua delegation

Praying at the airport after departure of West Papua delegation

Praying at the airport after departure of West Papua delegation

Vanuatu, Port Vila

Vanuatu, Port Vila

Port Vila

Port Vila

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