A New Zealand parliament select committee has heard there's currently no pathway for Indonesian-ruled Papua region, known as West Papua, to be put on the UN decolonisation list.
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee was today briefed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about West Papua, following an earlier hearing in June.
Johnny Blades went along.
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials at a parliamentary select committee briefing on West Papua, 7 December 2017 :
Michael Appleton, Unit Manager, Pacific Regional Division; Stephen Harris, Divisional Manager, South East Asia Division; Ben King, Acting Chief Executive/Deputy Secretary Americas and Asia Group;
Phillip Taula, Divisional Manager, United Nations, Human Rights and Commonwealth Division.
Photo: VNP / Phil Smith