Tonga eruption

Tongan resilience and lessons

Early recovery and reconstruction after the Hunga-Ha’apai-Hunga-Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami must incorporate ‘build back better’ standards to increase resilience in the restoration of physical infrastructure, the economy, and livelihoods.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Fiji Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

America engages the Pacific

After a 38-year break from Fiji and a 10-year break from the Pacific,  a United States Secretary of State has visited the region,  committing to “a free and open Pacific” with promises to “respect core international principles”, as the U.S. re-engages with the region as part of its Indo-Pacific Strategy.

Signpost on Black Post road, Tina Hydro

Tina Hydro on track

Work on the Tina River Hydropower Project in Solomon Islands is said to be progressing well despite the country’s war against community transmission of COVID-19.

Palau’s Vice President, Jerrlyn Uduch Sengebau Senior

Palau: Women in the house

By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Palau, much like other Pacific islands, is rich in tradition and culture, and its legal system is a blend

Christine Clarke

Australia’s investment in gender equity

The newly appointed Australian Ambassador for women and girls, Christine Clarke, has marked her debut press conference with a strong message against gender-based violence.

Ocean view and rainbow

France, the oceans and seabed mining

Pacific leaders have joined a major oceans summit hosted by the French government in the port city of Brest, addressing climate change, illegal fishing, ocean acidification and plastics pollution.

The track to the Paris 2024 Olympics

The track to the Paris 2024 Olympics

Pacific athletes are on track for the next Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. They will be hoping it is an easier path than the one they took to the delayed Tokyo Games, although top officials have concerns about the readiness of the Pacific Island hosts of two key milestones, the Pacific Mini Games this year, and the Pacific Games in 2023.

Legality

Legality is born to sing

Solomon Islands singer ‘Legality’ says singing has been part of her forever. She first performed when 9 years old.

The Lazy Little Frog cover

The Lazy Little Frog

A new children’s book from Papua New Guinea unfolds through the eyes of a little green tree frog.

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