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30 06, 2019

Enduring Colonisation: How France’s continuing control of French Polynesian resources violates the international law of self-determination

2019-10-09T09:18:08+13:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , , |

The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), Blue Ocean Law (BOL) and the Allard Law International Justice & Human Rights Clinic (IJHR) at UBC, has released a report highlighting how France’s ongoing control of French Polynesia’s natural resources violates the basic human right of self-determination. Entitled “Enduring Colonisation: How France’s Continuing Control of

30 05, 2019

The Blue Pacific and the legacies of nuclear testing

2019-10-09T09:02:22+13:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Patrick Kaiku States in the Pacific islands are small in landmass and population. Their limited terrestrial resources and lack of comparative advantage are compounded by their remoteness from global centres of commerce. This obviously has impacts on the costs of doing business and integration into global trade relations. Their invisibility in international

13 11, 2018

The #BluePacific digital challenge

2018-11-16T06:31:03+13:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

It is undeniable that with the increased affordability and accessibility to the internet, smartphones, and social media, people all over the Pacific have not escaped the flood of communication technology advancement. From the highlands of Papua New Guinea to the busy streets of Suva, from the Australian outback to the island of Funafuti, people

22 10, 2018

Ocean management, conservation common themes by Pacific leaders at UN

2018-10-22T16:23:00+13:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , |

The need for urgent collective action to sustainably manage, use and conserve the Blue Pacific oceanic continent and its resources was a recurring theme raised by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders both at the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Nauru, and at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York held in late September. In her

4 10, 2018

Blue Economy about Pacific determining own agenda: Dame Meg

2018-10-05T08:05:16+13:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , |

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, says the ‘Blue Pacific’ identity is about collective empowerment of Pacific people to determine their own development agenda. Dame Meg made the comment in Suva on 27 August 2018 at the University of the South Pacific’s Research Week. “The Blue Pacific is about

15 09, 2018

The implications for a Pacific Blue Economy and the vital role of civil society organisations

2018-10-15T15:52:46+13:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society|Tags: , , , |

By JAMES SLOAN* Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have legal rights to and within enormous ocean areas. These legal rights are, to a large extent, provided by operation of international law and are codified in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC). The LOSC is often referred to as a