Friday, September 24, 2021
Boat trip to Rakentai Village, Photo: Rae Rae

Rural Social Working Series #1

By Rae Bainteiti Rakentai, Rabi Island On 29-30 May 2021, I made my first visit to Rakentai for a scoping exercise. Rakentai is about an hour...

Why the world’s most fertile fishing ground is facing a ‘unique and dire’ threat

By Michael Field Since long before the steel-hulled fishing boats from foreign countries arrived in the South Pacific its people have had their own...

Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders Issues Summit Communiqué

Leaders identify pandemic recovery, climate change, sustainable development as top priorities The leaders of 11 nations and territories across the Pacific have issued a group...

The time for change is now

By Matin Karimli and Sheldon Yett Child labour remains a persistent problem in the world today, including in the Pacific Islands, jeopardising children’s future. Every child...

USP ranked 11th in Crisis Management amongst the top 100 Universities in the World...

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been ranked 11th against some of the top Universities of the world in the area of...

The Trump of Samoa

By Oliver Hasenkamp For decades, Samoa was seen as the most politically stable country in the Pacific. Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi served as prime minister...

The illegal, the unreported and the unregulated, and their presence in the WCPO

By Francisco Blaha If you were to speak about “IUU fishing” 10 or 15 years ago, only a few fish nerds would have known...

Expanding connection to science for the Pacific Fisheries people

Over one hundred participants from twenty-two Pacific island countries and territories met this week at the thirteenth SPC Heads of Fisheries meeting, focusing on...
UNGA President, Ambassador Volkan Bozkir of Turkey

UNGASS: World leaders urged to take bold action to advance transparency and anti-corruption efforts

The UNCAC Coalition has responded to the very modest advances in the Political Declaration adopted today by world leaders meeting at the first-ever UN...

Sustainable Waste Actions to make a difference in our Pacific

Solutions for sustainable waste actions in used oil management, marine debris and disaster wastes will be in place across the Pacific islands through a...

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