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9 08, 2019

Rights over natural resources remains a concern as Pacific churches call for decolonisation of French Polynesia

2019-10-09T10:30:53+13:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Polynesia, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

The future and sovereignty of the people of Ma’ohi Nui/French Polynesia and their natural resources remains a concern as Pacific churches continue to push for the decolonisation process. The President of the Association Union Chretienne des Jeunes Gens, Tiare-Maohi Tairua, says: “We remain optimistic that a genuine process of implementation of these mandates will

16 11, 2018

Women in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

Today, the issue of human rights, gender-based violence and decision making, are high on the agenda of Pacific leaders, but there is still much work to do. Women and girls in the Pacific face some of the highest levels of the violence which intimately affects all aspects of their lives. To

15 11, 2018

Youth in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Youth are constantly acknowledged as the 'future' and key to resolving many of the region's issues, but still face all kinds of challenges, including tokenism from leaders, access to resources and lack of interest. A large proportion of the population of most Pacific Island Countries consists of young people. Youth are

22 08, 2018

Prime Minister of Samoa speaking on the Blue Pacific at Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat – August 2018

2018-10-01T12:16:34+13:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News, SUNGO|Tags: |

As Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, #Samoa has spoken a lot about the the #BluePacific. Last year's Communique from Forum Leaders says the #BluePacific is about Pacific people. Populations across our ocean of islands, who recognise their needs and potential, who plan and own their future, and

18 08, 2018

CSO Consultations – 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

2018-10-01T12:16:34+13:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

A speech by Baklai Temengil-Chilton, Palau's Minister for Sport and Community and Cultural Affairs, and Secretary General of Palau National Olympic Committee welcoming Civil Society Organisations representatives in Palau for the 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting. This will be the second year that CSOs, together with their private sector counterparts, will have a joint

20 06, 2018

Vacancy – Chief Executive Officer – SUNGO

2018-10-01T12:16:36+13:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News, SUNGO|

SUNGO is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the development of the organisation and manage operations under the guidance of the Executive Council of SUNGO. The key responsibilities of this role include;: Ensuring that SUNGO achieves its strategic goals Maintain the integrity and reputation of SUNGO in the community Ensure

16 04, 2018

Developing Inclusive Disaster Management Strategy for Tonga Workshop

2018-10-01T12:16:36+13:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News|

The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) under the Ministry of MEIDECC hosted a workshop on Developing Inclusive Disaster Management Strategy for Tonga in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (dFAT) and Australia Awards Fellowship Program on April 12-13, at Tungi Colonnade Conference Room.

20 02, 2018

Screening for Risks to Improve Resilience of Development Planning

2018-10-01T12:16:37+13:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: CSFT, News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News|

National planning officers from a range of Ministries across Tonga will be required to identify climate change, disaster and gender risks associated with all major investments as part of their Annual Corporate Planning and Budgeting starting in fiscal year 2018. “It is critical that planners identify and manage potential

3 12, 2017

Eminent Speakers A Drawcard For 800 International CSP Actors At Fiji Meet

2018-10-01T12:16:38+13:00December 3rd, 2017|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

Fiji’s president, Retired Major General Jioji Konrote and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta will feature in the official opening of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 this afternoon at Lami’s Novotel Hotel. Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in

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