Is a U.S. Mining Company Funding a Violent Crackdown in Indonesia?

Nov 29 2011, 11:50 AM ET by Samantha Michaels American mining giant Freeport-McMoRan is paying the same local police who have used violence against mine workers asking for better wages. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Up in the remote mountains of West Papua, Indonesia, a road winds along steep cliffs, tall trees, and security checkpoints to the…

Give Jakarta’s Papua initiative a chance

Neles Tebay, Jakarta | Fri, 11/25/2011 10:39 AM Calls for the Indonesian government to settle the long-standing conflict in Papua through dialogue with representatives of local people are no longer relevant. The government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has publicly admitted the need to hold a dialogue with Papuans in order to seek better solutions…

UNDP in Papua: Supporting Development in Tanah Papua

UNDP is providing supports to Papua and West Papua provinces through People-centered Development Programme (PDP). The aim of the programme is to strengthen local government and civil society capacities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Developing key capacities within local government and civil society to formulate and implement appropriate, locally-specific and targeted development programmes…

Obama respects Yudhoyono`s policies on Papua

Fri, November 18 2011 21:38 | Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) – US President Barack Obama has assured President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Washington respects the policies the latter is pursuing in handling the problems in Papua, a spokesman for the Indonesian leader said. The security situation in Papua that had been heating up recently…

New strategy behind separatism in Papua

Benny YP Siahaan, Geneva | Thu, 08/07/2008 10:08 AM Jakarta Post Separatism in Papua is now perhaps the only remaining serious and long-standing separatist problem in Indonesia after the issue of Acehnese separatism was finally and successfully resolved. Following the Aceh peace deal in 2005, it is expected that the Papuan rebellion will follow in…