In December last year, West Papuan demonstrators calling for the region’s independence were disbursed with water cannons in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. This week, a petition with 1.8 million signatures, requesting West Papua be put back on a UN decolonisation list, was not accepted by the international body. Photo: Xinhua In December last year, West Papuan demonstrators calling for the region’s independence were disbursed with water cannons in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. This week, a petition with 1.8 million signatures, requesting West Papua be put back on a UN decolonisation list, was not accepted by the international body. Photo: Xinhua
In December last year, West Papuan demonstrators calling for the region’s independence were disbursed with water cannons in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. This week, a petition with 1.8 million signatures, requesting West Papua be put back on a UN decolonisation list, was not accepted by the international body. Photo: Xinhua

United Nations refuses to accept West Papua independence petition, says it will not ‘do anything against Indonesia’

International body’s decolonisation committee said it will only deal with 17 states identified non-self-governing territories

Topic |   United Nations
In December last year, West Papuan demonstrators calling for the region’s independence were disbursed with water cannons in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. This week, a petition with 1.8 million signatures, requesting West Papua be put back on a UN decolonisation list, was not accepted by the international body. Photo: Xinhua In December last year, West Papuan demonstrators calling for the region’s independence were disbursed with water cannons in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. This week, a petition with 1.8 million signatures, requesting West Papua be put back on a UN decolonisation list, was not accepted by the international body. Photo: Xinhua
In December last year, West Papuan demonstrators calling for the region’s independence were disbursed with water cannons in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. This week, a petition with 1.8 million signatures, requesting West Papua be put back on a UN decolonisation list, was not accepted by the international body. Photo: Xinhua
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