West Papua Information Kit

To promote Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights
by giving you information with which to end the colonial rape of a beloved nation.


New Guinea, or Papua is the world's second largest island, just east of Asia on the Australian tectonic plate. People arrived forty to sixty thousand years ago developing sophisticated farming, trade, and social systems that resisted later attempted incursions from Asia. In the 1860s Dutch missionaries arrived displaying social conduct agreeable with the Papuan people and by the 1930s the missionaries had established colleges from where graduates in the sciences and philosophy began debating whether the Papuan nations needed to form a unified national identity and government to defend their cultural values from foreign powers which were less civilised than the Dutch.

In 1935 the Shell company was granted an exploration license but it allowed Standard Oil (Rockefeller family) to buy a 60% interest and when it discovered that West Papua had the world's richest gold and copper deposits in a mountain their geologist called Ertsberg (Mountain of Ore) the company concealed the discovery and geology reports from the government. An unholy alliance took place in 1959 when the Rockellers joined with the bonesman and grandson of the Union Pacific empire Robert Lovett, and by August 1959 their joint mining interest Freeport made its first claim on the Ertsberg region as a 'possible copper reserve'.

Inside the United States Department of State plans were proposed for misusing the United Nations as a tool to in effect sell the people of West Papua to Indonesia. Although it is not legally possible to trade people or a colony, it is possible for the United Nations to accept responsibility and to begin sending its choice of foreign powers to occupy (administrate) a colony.

The Dutch tried to evade the American ambitions and prepared an application to the UN General Assembly in 1961, but the UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was killed eight days before the Assembly's vote which without benefit of Hammarskjold's advice did not provide the 2/3rd majority support that the Dutch motion required. An opposing motion which the U.S. had secretly written and asked another member to present asking the Assembly to instead send a committee to West Papua and report back to the Assembly the following year also failed.

Although the colony had finalised electoral rolls in 1960 and held national elections in January 1961 to form the New Guinea Council, and ignoring a manifesto the Council had rendered, the United States continued to press its ambition for Indonesia to occupy and use the colony. Under American influence the Dutch allowed Indonesia to append several claims to the agreement to be presented to the General Assembly in 1962 where the Assembly approved the agreement as it has the power to do under the Charter of the United Nations article 85 part 1.

In Australia there is a petition to be sent to Canberra during May 2015 asking the Australian government to comply with its legal obligations by putting General Assembly resolution 1752 on the Trusteeship Council agenda.
All Australians are encouraged to download, sign or gather signatures as explained in this petition and explanatory document.

The New York Agreement (1962-now)

The issue of Trusteeship is defined in the Charter of the United Nations, Chapter 12: The International Trusteeship System.

As a result of the wording which America and Indonesia got the Netherlands to agree to, for fifty years the people of Papua and the world have been unaware that West Papua has been an United Nations trust territory entitled to protection from foreign abuse such as the actions of the Indonesian troops and the mining companies of America and Britain.

Our governments approved the agreement and so West Papua became a trust territory on 21 September 1962, but while West Papua has suffered the disadvantage of trusteeship troops being sent from Pakistan and then Indonesia by the United Nations. West Papua has not been given the benefits required by articles 76, 85, 87, and 88 of the Charter of the United Nations because none of our UN Secretary Generals have told the Trusteeship Council about our trusteeship decision General Assembly resolution 1752.

This was the American plan for trusteeship before Indonesia made its request, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1961-63v23/d160

This was the Indonesia request to "use the hand" of the United Nations, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1961-63v23/d172

And this was the blackmail Indonesia held over the United States of America, http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1961-63v23/d153

In 1962 the United Nations General Assembly including Indonesia in resolution 1752 (XVII) endorsed a US drafted agreement for the United Nations to administrate the colony (non-self-governing territory) of West New Guinea which in 1961 had declared the wish of its people to become the independent nation of West Papua to "live in peace and to contribute to the maintenance of world peace".

But under chapter 11 of the UN charter, members have a sacred trust for the welfare of colonies, and under chapter 12 colonies entrusted to the United Nations trusteeship system remain trust territories until article 78 of the charter is fulfilled. Under articles 87 and 88 of the UN charter the United Nations may listen to petitions and must ask questions about the administration of the trust territories.

The last known United Nations statement about West Papua said "The United Nations Temporary Authority in West Irian (UNTEA) was formed to administer West Irian, which is located on the island of New Guinea. In 1963 Dutch New Guinea became Irian Barat, which in 1973 changed its name to Irian Jaya and is currently administered by Indonesia."

Since West Papua became a UN Trust territory in 1962, that status has NOT been changed under article 78, nor has the UN General Assembly yet granted itself authority to exclude West Papua from the normal requirements of the UN charter.

Please call on the United Nations to respect the rule of law,
free the UN colony.
Papua Merdeka


Special Autonomy Who Where Why
Military Invasion
Myths & Fact

White house
USA 1961
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United Nations
Resolution 1514
United Nations
Resolution 1541
New York
Act of No Choice
US Embassy
1960s notes
Section 1115
rejected 2005
Genocide Other reports
New York Times
1950 - 2005
Sydney Morning Herald 1961 - 1962 New Zealand papers 1969 other publications
Video reports Graphics Whose Who Contacts
WP Rallies Political Prisoners Refugees HIV/AIDS
Indonesian Military

Denial of Free Speech Quotes
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US Petition
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West Papua in English refers to the western half of Papua, but in an apparant attempt to both divide the Papuan people and to confuse the outside world with the names, Indonesia in 2007 imposed political divisions it calls the Province of West Papua (Papua Barat), and the Province of Papua.

WPIK recommends these websites,
Anti-Slavery Slavery Today West Papua News
and Information
West Papua
Media Alerts
Free West Papua West Papua Action Network ETAN International Parliamentarians for West Papua

WPIK commends the production of these YouTube videos,
West Papua - Telek Torture - Tunaliwor Kiwo Papua, Indonesia's silent war Journalist Killed in West Papua
Shooting at peace rally Police action elsewhere US support of Indonesia and funding of KOPASSUS AlJazeera on death in Papua
American teachers killed and Indonesian cover-up documentary
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US aid to Indonesian military Papuan concern about US funding International Lawyers for West Papua Demand release of political prisoners
Rally, may 2011 Rally, june 2010 Fighting for West Papua