On 15th August, there will be a Global Demonstration to remember the New York Agreement, known to West Papuans as the “Day of Broken Promise”. On 15th August 1962, West Papua was handed over to Indonesia without consultation from any Papuan. This was called the New York Agreement and although it promised West Papuans a referendum on independence. This referendum was never held.
Statement from West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda about the New York Agreement here
Please help to Take Action by joining one of these many planned rallies around the world and invite as many friends and family as possible to come! Help to make this a truly GLOBAL Day of Action for a Free West Papua!
Planned actions on 15th August
Accra, Ghana: 15:00 at the Orokoto Culture Centre
Akronpong, Ghana: 12:00 (noon) at the Kronpong Lorry Park in the Western Region
Canberra, Australia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615187148769388/
Den Haag, Netherlands: https://www.facebook.com/events/982351745163844/
Honiara, Solomon Islands: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1155290381152053&set=gm.1016485108369930&type=1&theater
London, United Kingdo: https://www.facebook.com/events/103604966653395/
Los Angeles, United States: https://www.facebook.com/events/476930465809903/
Melbourne, Australia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688401901388442/
Perth, Australia: https://www.facebook.com/events/627037804065953/
Port St. Johns, South Africa: More information coming soon
Sydney, Australia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584662915130921/
Washington, United States: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581327938797557/
Can’t make it to one of these rallies? Set up your own!
If you cannot make it to one of the above events and want your town on this list, you can arrange a Free West Papua demonstration in your own area. Message our Facebook Page or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up your own demonstration and we can help it to get started. Take a look at the list of currentWest Papua support groups to see if there is one near you.
You can download and print wide variety of Campaign Materials for demonstrations from our website here.