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9 10, 2019

Reverend James Bhagwan: The ocean is our home

2019-10-09T11:16:59+13:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , |

The General Secretary for the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) Rev. James Bhagwan was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniting Church in Australia President’s Conference in Fiji from 13-17 July 2019. In an interview reflecting his key themes, James shares how the Pacific is on a journey of self-determination, reclaiming itself as

21 09, 2019

Niu Pawa Festival

2019-09-19T16:42:17+13:00September 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

350 Fiji, in conjunction with Oxfam in the Pacific, the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network and Alliance for Future Generations, is hosting the Niu Pawa Festival, bringing families together with a focus on creating awareness about climate breakdown, its impacts and how to get involved in climate activism. Niu,the Fijian word for coconut, is symbolic

19 09, 2019

Niu Pawa: What Climate Activism looks like in the Pacific

2019-09-19T17:10:25+13:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by ERNEST GIBSON – Oxfam in the Pacific and Pacific Youth Council Technical Advisory Group; and CHRISTOPHER TENISIO – 350 Pacific Climate Warriors Auckland In the Pacific, we are taught to recognise the value of narratives and stories from the day we are born. You need to know who you are: your mother

5 09, 2019

Save Tuvalu, Save the World

2019-09-05T14:46:40+13:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , |

Pacific Island countries have long recognised the climate crisis as the greatest threat to their futures. Drawing on the region’s strengths, values and a united Pacific voice, Pacific Island countries have sought to lead by example – making bold national commitments, playing a major role in international negotiations, and holding their bigger neighbours –

9 08, 2019

Pacific leadership on climate change is necessary and inevitable

2019-10-09T10:01:00+13:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

By Katerina Teaiwa The office of Nei Tabera Ni Kai (NTK), a film unit based in the town of Taborio, in the small island nation of Kiribati, is a small concrete building situated two metres above sea level, 30 metres from the lagoon on one side and 45 metres from the ocean on the

19 07, 2019

Down by the River: Addressing the needs of Fiji’s gender minorities after disasters

2019-07-19T11:00:14+13:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response On a sunny day in Lautoka, around 20 Fijian sexual and gender minority members met to share their stories. One attended in defiance of threats from her family. For another, it was the very

3 07, 2019

2019 Pacific Update Conference

2019-07-01T16:23:16+13:00July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Pacific Update is the premier forum for the discussion of important public policy issues in the region. Join policymakers, academics and researchers, business people and development practitioners to discuss economic, social, political, and environmental developments in the Pacific.

20 06, 2019

Empowered, Included and Equal: Believe in Better

2019-06-20T16:07:10+13:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Micronesia, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yolanda Joab-Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia delivered a keynote address at the UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum on 8 April 2019 in New York. Empowered. Included and Equal. It can be hard To relate to these words Words that are big and that are worthy of the pursuit to speak

21 05, 2019

Help us get the balance right!

2019-05-23T10:51:18+13:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

Women leaders from the Vanuatu Civil Society Influencing Network have delivered an important request for support to the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency António Guterres, in Port Vila. “Let’s get the balance right! We’re aiming for 50% women in our National Parliament from 2020 on,” said Hilda Lini, spokesperson for

12 11, 2018

StepUp2018 to Survive & Thrive – 2018 CVF Virtual Summit

2019-04-02T17:00:35+13:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

This is a global call to support the CVF Summit which will take place on 22 November 2018. The CVF Summit aims to accelerate political action in the enhancing ambition on climate action to ensure we meet the goals under the Paris Agreement. Republic of Marshall Islands President and incoming Chair of the

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