Author Saltford, John
Title The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969 : The Anatomy of Betrayal
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
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Note Cover -- The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969 -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Key individuals -- Abbreviations -- Chronology, 1945-1969 -- Map of West New Guinea during the 1960s -- Introduction -- 1 Background, 1949-1962 -- The 1950s -- Moves towards Papuan self-rule -- The Luns Plan -- Dutch/Indonesian talks and US pressure -- Summary -- 2 Preparations for UNTEA, 15 August to 1 October 1962 -- The end of US interest and the search for a UN security force -- Ceasefire -- Indonesian suspicion of the Netherlands -- Papuan reaction -- The West Papuan flag -- Indonesian troops -- Problems in recruiting UNTEA staff -- Australian reaction -- UN General Assembly debate, September 1962 -- 3 UNTEA 1962 -- The first weeks of UNTEA -- Indonesia's campaign against UNTEA and Papuan self-determination -- UNTEA Divisional Commissioners' attitudes towards the Indonesian campaign -- 1 December Papuan march banned by UNTEA -- Increased tension and outbreaks of violence -- Summary -- 4 UNTEA 1963 -- The New Year and the issue of flags -- Pro-Indonesian demonstrations -- Attacks on Papuan nationalists and pressure on the Papuan police -- Indonesian acceptance of the 1 May handover date -- Narasimhan's February visit to WNG -- The Papuan Volunteer Corps (PVK) mutiny -- The final period of UNTEA and international opinion -- International reaction to the 1 May handover -- Conclusions -- 5 The first years of Indonesian rule, 1963-1967 -- Indonesian rule begins. Article XVI ignored -- Conditions in the territory. Armed rebellion begins -- UN reaction -- Dutch reaction -- British reaction -- Australian reaction -- Suharto comes to power -- 6 West Irian 1968: part 1 -- The economic, political and security situation -- No mention of a plebiscite -- International attitudes
Hastings' articles in The Australian -- Ortiz Sanz and General Sarwo Edhie Wibowo -- Internal pressures on Suharto and Third World attitudes towards West Irian -- 7 West Irian 1968: part 2 -- Ortiz Sanz's arrival and first tour of West Irian -- Papuan opinion and eyewitness accounts -- UN staffing -- Ortiz Sanz's suggestions for the Act of Free Choice -- Political freedoms and human rights -- Continuing security problems -- Ortiz Sanz's second tour of West Irian -- Conclusions on 1968 -- 8 January to May 1969 -- UN/Indonesian talks continue: Jakarta rejects the ''Mixed method'' -- Papuan petitions -- TPNG, Australian and Dutch reactions -- Papuan acceptance and dissent, and UN concerns -- Rebellion -- 9 May to July 1969 -- Indonesian/UN discussions on rights, freedoms and preparations for Assembly member elections -- Elections for the Assemblies and UN protests -- Agreement to hold fresh elections -- UN and Dutch cooperation with Indonesia -- ''OPM plot'' against Ortiz Sanz and final Indonesian/UN discussions on the ''Act'' -- More rebellion, political prisoners and Australian cooperation with Indonesia -- 10 The Act of Free Choice and its aftermath -- Final Indonesian preparations for the ''Act'' -- The Act of Free Choice, 14 July to 2 August 1969 -- Aftermath -- The report of the Secretary-General and the UNGA debate, November 1969 -- 11 Conclusions -- Some arguments for and against Papuan self-determination -- Implementation of the New York Agreement -- The UN and the ''Act'' -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
This book examines the role of the international community in the handover of the Dutch colony of West Papua/Irian Jaya to Indonesia in the 1960s and questions whether or not the West Papuan people ever genuinely exercised the right to self-determination guaranteed to them in the UN-brokered Dutch/Indonesian agreement of 1962. Indonesian, Dutch, US, Soviet, Australian and British involvement is discussed, but particular emphasis is given to the central part played by the United Nations in the implementation of this agreement. As guarantor, the UN temporarily took over the territory's administration from the Dutch before transferring control to Indonesia in 1963. After five years of Indonesian rule, a UN team returned to West Papua to monitor and endorse a controversial act of self-determination that resulted in a unanimous vote by 1022 Papuan 'representatives' to reject independence. Despite this, the issue is still very much alive today as a crisis-hit Indonesia faces continued armed rebellion and growing calls for freedom in West Papua
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Link Print version: Saltford, John The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua, 1962-1969 : The Anatomy of Betrayal Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780700717514
Subject United Nations -- Indonesia -- Papua.;Papua (Indonesia) -- Politics and government
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