Founded by exiled West Papuan independence leader Benny Wenda, and co-chaired by the British politicians Andrew Smith and Lord Harries, the goal of IPWP is to develop international parliamentary support and awareness for the West Papuan civil resistance movement, the illegality of the 1969 Act of Free Choice, and to highlight the inalienable right of the people of West Papua to determine their own future through a free and fair referendum.
The West Papua Declaration, signed by over 80 parliamentarians reads:
AND call upon our governments through the United Nations to put in place arrangements for the free exercise of that right
SO that the indigenous people of West Papua can decide democratically their own future in accordance with international standards of human rights, the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.”
If you would like to add your signature to the declaration, please follow this link.