Thursday, June 30, 2022

Vision Pasifika Media Awards shining spotlight on Pacific resilience in face of climate crisis

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), in partnership with Aotearoa New Zealand and key regional media partners — the Pacific Islands...

Tuvalu could be underwater within 100 years. How could virtual reality help?

By Anna Kelsey-Sugg, Chris Bullock It's a question that's both tragic and hopeful: if a country stops existing physically, can it continue to exist...

Moving beyond the rhetoric of gender equality

Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Samoa, gave the keynote address at the inaugural Pacific Islands Forum Women Leaders...

Addressing Climate Change is Safeguarding Human Rights

Opinion by Bob Loughman Weibur, Vanuatu Prime Minister Climate change represents the single greatest threat to Pacific Islanders and the Pacific way of life,...

Time to work together for the betterment of our nation: Opinion

It has been a very busy time since my last column, with a lot going on, so for this week I thought I would...

UN Ocean Conference 2022: Our ocean health sits within our hands

Minimising and addressing ocean acidification, deoxygenation and ocean warming is an Interactive Dialogue during the UN Ocean Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal from 27...

Labour Migration and Climate Justice?

Viewpoint by Carol Farbotko, Taukiei Kitara and Olivia Dun Migration is a potentially adaptive response to climate change. Adaptive migration responses do not involve...

We have no choice but to fight for our future

By Nic Maclellan “The threat of nuclear weapons is an existential crisis and we feel the weight that this places on us for our future,”...

Risking Your Life for Peace

What does it take to stay calm in the crossfire? Unaisi Vuniwaqa has witnessed terrible suffering. As the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security,...

Penny Wong dives deep into the audacity of the Oceanic Pacific

Nurturing relationships is paramount to break down unequal power dynamics ­– especially in working for women rights. By ‘Ofa-ki-Levuka (‘Ofa) Guttenbeil-Likiliki From the 1990s to...

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Fiji prepares to welcome Forum Leaders to Suva for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum

Leaders from across the Pacific region will be gathering next month for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and related meetings from 11-14 July...

Pacific Small Island Developing States call for stronger partnerships to sustainably manage oceans

By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are demanding greater action from countries responsible for increased pressure on marine ecosystems...

Marine and coastal ecosystems most threatened in the world

By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific leaders attending the 2022 UN Ocean Conferences this week heard that 'Marine and coastal ecosystems' are the most...