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Human rights in the Pacific – milestones, challenges and the way forward

By Heike Alefsen and Miles Young There have been notable human rights developments in the Pacific during the past four years since the joint...

Sink or swim: Can island states survive the climate crisis?

Small island nations across the world are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, and their problems have been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Forum Foreign Ministers endorse Weather Ready Pacific Decadal Programme of Investment

The Weather Ready Pacific Decadal Programme of Investment was endorsed at the Forum Foreign Ministerial Meeting (FFMM) on 27 July 2021. The Government of Tonga...

Study: Warming Waters Threaten Tuna-Dependent Economies in the Pacific

Climate change is driving tuna further to the east, threatening the economic security of several small island nations Global warming is expected to progressively push...

First FAST cabinet down to work – when the impossible happens

By Lagi Keresoma The year 2021 is already down in Samoa’s modern history as when some compelling political events occurred. But significantly, when a party...

Shifting tuna populations could trigger ‘climate justice issue’: study

By Kiley Price Despite their small size, Pacific Island nations and territories are a powerhouse in the fishing industry, contributing more than a third...

EU and Cook Islands agree to continue their sustainable fisheries partnership

Today, the European Union and the Cook Islands agreed to continue their successful fisheries partnership as part of the sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (SFPA),...

More needs to be done to protect our oceans, says France-Oceania summit

By Iliesa Tora Pacific Island heads of states and fisheries ministers have agreed that more needs to be done to protect our oceans from...

How to avoid a repeat of Samoa’s election crisis

by Nick Rogers and Richard Reinen-Hamill With a resolution to Samoa's election crisis seemingly reached, several Pacific experts have set out how the country...

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers discuss regional priorities at 2021 meeting

Forum Foreign Affairs Ministers will hear from Secretary General Henry Puna for the first time in their annual ministerial meet, the FFMM. The 2021 FFMM...

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Pacific Tuna face alarming consequences without 1.5-degree climate action: FFA DG

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai, UAE The Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Dr Tupou-Roosen, has highlighted the critical role of...

Hopes high for ambitious, on-time agreement: PSIDS Climate Negotiator Matsutaro

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai Palau’s climate change negotiator and Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Xavier Matsutaro, Sunday offered...

1.5 degrees holds the key to resolving the Climate crisis says Forum SG Puna

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna Saturday emphasised the importance of the 1.5-degree goal in the Paris Agreement, describing...