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International Federation for East Timor

  • IFET
  • Corporate body
  • 1991-2000

IFET was founded in 1991 with offices in Kyoto, Japan, and consultative status with the United Nations in New York. It grouped together dedicated solidarity groups in many countries, carrying out networking and coordination work, especially around the annual UN Decolonization Committee hearings.

In 1999, IFET formed an Observer Project (IFET-OP) to monitor the referendum in Timor-Leste.

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

  • DKIWGIA
  • Corporate body
  • 1968 - Present

The International Work Group for Indigenous Peoples represents both a non-political or religious institution that works to provide support for Indigenous and ethnic groups globally.

Oporto University (University of Porto)

  • PTUP
  • Corporate body

Professor Antonio Barbedo de Magalhaes, a Timor veteran, became a leading Timor-Leste solidarity activist in Portugal. His work was supported and published by his employer, Oporto University. Each year, the university hosted Jornadas Timor-Leste, an international solidarity conference.

Pacific Peoples Partnership

  • CAPPP
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-present

Note provided by the organization, original at http://pacificpeoplespartnership.org/history/

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership: Four decades of Pacific action

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership has been a guest upon Lekwungen territory for over forty years.

Our organization was born during a time of widespread social concern over nuclear testing in the Pacific. A small group of North Americans were motivated to act in solidarity with Pacific Island communities. They came together in 1975 to establish the South Pacific Peoples’ Foundation (SPPF), which would one day be known as Pacific Peoples’ Partnership.

A Canadian solidarity partner of the Independent and Nuclear Free Pacific Movement, SPPF’s relationships in the South Pacific accelerated with anti-nuclear activism, Indigenous empowerment movements, and the beginnings of environmental networking. SPPF carved out its niche at the forefront of a movement toward placing Indigenous community knowledge and leadership at the centre of development efforts. The organization also helped cultivate Canadian awareness of the complexity and cultural diversity of the South Pacific.

It was no small undertaking to raise the profile of Pacific issues. Most Pacific Island states had slowly achieved their independence only to find themselves either entirely ignored by the international community after WWII. Canadian foreign policy makers generally assumed there were no problems in the South Pacific—or, if there were, Australia and New Zealand would handle them. Over time, SPPF demonstrated that Pacific issues warranted more Canadian attention and that Canadians could have a positive impact in the region.

SPPF became just what it set out to be—the Canadian organization superbly knowledgeable about and connected with the Pacific Islands.

At the same time, SPPF was also situated in the territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. Over many years, the remarkable similarities between the pressures on Indigenous communities in the North and South Pacific became increasingly apparent.

SPPF embarked on a creative new initiative: Indigenous youth internships in the Pacific Islands. At the same time, SPPF was also working with Indigenous communities in Papua, the Indonesian-administered half of the island of New Guinea. This shift in focus beyond the South Pacific fuelled much soul-searching about the work SPPF was being called to do.

After much reflection, the more inclusive name Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) was unveiled, embracing our unique emerging role as a leader in North-South Indigenous linking. Since then, many cross-cultural exchanges of artists and youth have helped articulate a wider and more participatory vision in the development of Indigenous Pacific communities.

PPP’s forty year history is a testament to our strong vision and commitment to making an impact with our Indigenous partners. In many ways, the South Pacific is still forgotten in an increasingly globalized world. Yet with rising sea levels and climate change, this region needs the world’s attention now more than ever.

And so, as the only Canadian NGO dedicated to the peoples of the South Pacific, PPP is more committed than ever to keeping these islands on the map.

Republic of Indonesia, Ministry Foreign Affairs

  • IDMFA
  • Corporate body
  • 1945-present

Indonesia's foreign ministry, founded on independence in 1945. Produced Bandung conference Bulletin in 1955 (not about Timor, but foundational in decolonization). Indonesia occupied East Timor from 1975 to 1999 and the ministry produced r distributed pro-occupation materials for some years.

SOS Timor (Belgium)

  • BESOST
  • Corporate body
  • 1980s-90s

Formed by residents of Brussels to lobby the European Union and the Belgian government and public.

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