Facts and Figures on Papua and West Papua Provinces of Indonesia

Facts and Figures on Papua and West Papua Provinces of Indonesia:

Fact #1:
West Papua is an integral part of Indonesia – United Nations Resolution 2504, 19 Nov 1969.

Fact #2:
Indonesian is home to 11 million Melanesian descent (East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, and West Papua).

Fact #3:
Claims by ULMWP of rampant Human Rights abuses in Papua and West Papua are unfounded and unsubstantiated.

Fact #4:
All Papuans are free to travel overseas and return to Papua.

Fact #5:
Heads of the 42 districts and cities of Papua and West Papua are democratically elected held by Papuans.

Fact #6:
Over 70 percent of revenue from natural resources in Papua and West Papua remain in the 2 provinces of Indonesia.

Fact #7:
GDP growth of Papua and West Papua over two decades (1993-2012) equaled the national growth rate.

Fact #8:
Access for international journalists into Papua and West Papua is not restricted.

Fact #9:
Indonesia’s membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) strengthens connectivity and contacts between Papuans and Melanesians in the Pacific.

Fact #10:
The restoration of Papua as part of Indonesia is final and irrevocable because it is a historical fact that has been endorsed by the UN