RESILIENCE & WATER SECURITY IN THE BLUE PACIFIC CONTINENT

As the delegates of the 2022 Pacific Water and Wastewater Association return to their home nations, it is time to reflect on a way forward for water in the region. Drinking water is on its way to being well catered for,

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Resilience and Water Security for the Blue Pacific Continent

As the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association annual conference approaches once again, we reflect on water as one of the most critical issues surrounding climate change in the Blue Pacific Continent. A secure future

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Pacific Regionalism and Astronomy

The ‘2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent’ was launched at the 51st Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting held in Suva on 11-14 July 2022. At the welcoming ceremony, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Chair, PM

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Pacific Islands Forum re-engages with Kiribati

Fijian Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum Voreqe Bainimarama says Forum Leaders are committed to exploring options for closer diplomatic engagement between Kiribati and the Pacific Islands Forum.

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Opinion: Putting the Case Forward for Pacific Integration

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders identified and discussed the various elements that could constitute the 2050 Strategy at their annual meeting in Funafuti, Tuvalu in August 2019. They then tasked the Pacific Islands

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Opinion: Pacific aviation is struggling to take off after the pandemic – how can the ‘blue continent’ stay connected?

With Samoa fully reopening its borders on August 1, another Pacific country moved tentatively forwards after two years of border closures and little or no international tourism. But opening up is not as simple as

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14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women

OUR OCEAN, OUR HERITAGE, OUR FUTURE: EMPOWERING ALL WOMEN IN THE BLUE PACIFIC CONTINENT The Pacific Ocean lies at the heart of Pacific women’s identities, ways and knowledge, and is a source of cultural and material

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat appoints its Trade Commissioner in New Zealand

Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand has a new Trade Commissioner. Mrs Glynis Miller, a Fiji national, was appointed following a recruitment drive in November 2020. The formal announcement was made this week by Secretary

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Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand…Continues to Care About Fijian Businesses

Congratulations FijiPacific Trade Invest New Zealand extends its well wishes to the people of Fiji on the 50th anniversary of their independence. New Zealand and Fiji have long enjoyed a strong trading relationship with

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Resetting the Pacific Blue Continent: Towards 2030

A mere decade before the Pacific Island Countries join the rest of the world to account in terms of what we have done collectively to deliver the 2030 promise and the Sustainable Development Goals, a global pandemic has

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Poor governance in the Pacific: the forgotten issue

By Stephen Howes There was a time when the Australia lectured the Pacific. John Howard said in 2004 that Australia had a “special responsibility” to help the Pacific but that we sought “reforms and

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Fiji calls for sea-bed mining moratorium as Nautilus restructures

By Nic Maclellan in Funafuti, Tuvalu Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again called for a 10-year moratorium on sea-bed mining, at a time that many Pacific island nations are preparing for new frontiers of

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