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Pacific islanders are faced with issues that have never before confronted us, from the impacts of climate change to that of globalisation. The new Pacific is being shaped by a generation of young leaders who are unafraid to express themselves and carve out a niche for the future.

15 10, 2018

Pacific leadership: Are we seeing a changing of the guard?

2018-10-15T16:01:47+12:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

By Dr TRANSFORM AQORAU* The ceremonial changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is a tourist attraction for people form all over the world. It is wonderfully atttactive and captivating occasion. Dr Transform Aqorau Photo: In our beautiful Pacific Islands region, we too are going through a changing of the guards

15 10, 2018

Pacific perspectives are game-changers in regional geopolitics

2018-10-17T14:54:25+12:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

By MAKERETA KOMAI* When I was approached to speak on the topic ‘Australia and China in the Pacific, I wondered why there was interest in my views, particularly when there was already much public discussion and debate around the topic in the media in Australia, with all the views and opinions seeming to suggest

8 10, 2018

1.5 to stay alive: Reflecting on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius

2018-10-15T16:55:26+12:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , |

By KOSI LATU* Kosi Latu, SPREP Director General. Photo: SPREP As we are faced with darkness there is hope. Today a special report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius was released. The messages within the report will generate both hope

9 08, 2018

Blue Pacific is a powerful narrative to call us together

2018-10-01T12:16:34+12:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|

Building a Strong Pacific: Our People, Our Islands, Our Will Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers have underlined their commitment to collective diplomacy and enhanced action regional security arrangements to build a stronger region for Pacific people. Forum Members engaged in wide ranging discussions centred around how the region can

26 11, 2012

Civil society organisations help the Cooks develop

2018-10-01T15:17:32+12:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: CICSO, News from Polynesia, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

A large gathering of regional non-governmental organisations heard that better dialogue between them, government and donor partners is needed to develop Pacific countries effectively. The Cook Islands was represented by Cook Islands Civil Society Organisations (CISCO) director Ngara Katuke at a regional consultation for civil society organisations (CSOs) to

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