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
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
(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
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 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
This was the Indonesia request to "use the hand" of the United Nations,
And this was the blackmail Indonesia held over the United States of America,
In 1962 the United Nations General Assembly including Indonesia in
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".
chapter 11 of the UN charter,
members have a sacred trust for the welfare of colonies, and under
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
The last known United Nations statement about West Papua said
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."
Please call on the United Nations to respect the rule of law,
Since West Papua became a UN Trust territory in 1962, that status has NOT been
nor has the UN General Assembly yet granted itself authority to exclude
West Papua from the normal requirements of the UN charter.
free the UN colony.