Tag Archives: Palau

ANU’s new student group: the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association

  The Australian National University has a new student group geared towards increasing the awareness of Micronesians in Australia – the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA).  The ANU-chartered student group was formed in May 2012 by a small group … Continue reading

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World Heritage in a Sea of Islands: Pacific 2009 Programme

World Heritage Papers 34 has just been released. It is a compilation of documents and papers relating to UNESCO’s Pacific 2009 Programme (2000-2009) and includes reports of regional consultations, expert papers, progress and monitoring reports. “Despite its extraordinary cultural and biological diversity, the Pacific … Continue reading

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Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (Palau): a new World Heritage site for the Pacific

At the 36th meeting of the World Heritage Committee earlier this month Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (RISL) became the latest Pacific site to be inscribed onto UNESCO’s register of World Heritage (see the Government of Palau’s submission to the WHC). (photograph by … Continue reading

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Pacific Energy Update 2012 (ADB)

This document provides an update of the existing 2012 portfolio of Pacific energy sector projects and a summary of requested assistance for 2013. Continue reading

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Jobs: Coastal Community Adaptation Project, Fiji

Roles for a Development Outreach Coordinator, Civil/Environmental Engineer, and a Community Liaison Specialist for an anticipated five-year USAID Coastal Community Adaptation Program (C-CAP) that will support district and community-level climate change adaptation interventions in nine to eleven Pacific Island countries. The objective … Continue reading

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Pacific cultural mapping, planning and policy reports

The cultural mapping report for Tuvalu has just been released. This and related reports build on a Cultural Mapping, Planning and Policy Workshop conducted for members of the Council for Pacific Arts and Culture in March 2010 and supported by … Continue reading

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11th Festival of Pacific Arts: ‘Culture in Harmony with Nature’

From 1-14 July 2012, thousands of artists and performers from the region will gather in Honiara for the Pacific’s largest, most colourful and exciting cultural event. The 11th Festival of Pacific Arts will feature traditional and contemporary visual and performing arts – … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (May 2): Contact in Fiji | Growing Chinese influence | Honiara security issues | Ongoing flood effects…

A roundup of development policy issues in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre.  Ministerial contact in Fiji The high-level Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group meeting commenced in Fiji (for the first time in four years) on Monday April 30th, with consultations beginning May 1st. The delegation comprised a number of officials from the region, including Australian and New Zealand foreign ministers Bob Carr and […] Continue reading

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Update on ADB projects in the Pacific (30 April 2012)

The Asian Development Bank has just released new fact sheets for the following Pacific Island nations: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, … Continue reading

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Applications open: Australian Development and Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships (close 30 April 2012)

Applications are now open for Australian Development Scholarships and Australian Leadership Award Scholarships (facilitated through AusAID). Information about specific eligibility criteria are available for the following Pacific Island states: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities (New … Continue reading

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Presidential perspectives on political economy in Micronesia

Ben Graham co-authored a chapter of the new ADB report ‘The Political Economy of Economic Reform in the Pacific‘. Here, he shares some insights from his research. On a late 1996 afternoon in the Marshall Islands, during a heated Cabinet discussion about an ongoing reduction-in-force effort in government, an elderly President interrupted his economic advisor with a simple yet powerful question. “Excuse me. Have you ever run a country?” The advisor and the room fell silent… So I am told. I was not there and […] Continue reading

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Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research

These publications are now available at: www.cawcr.gov.au/projects/PCCSP/publications.html Climate Change in the Pacific is a rigorously researched, peer-reviewed scientific assessment of the climate of the western Pacific region. Building on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change… … Continue reading

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WWII unexploded ordnance: A study of UXO in 4 Pacific Countries

This publication is based on a paper initially provided to the Forum Regional Security Committee to guide discussion on avenues to assist Forum Island Countries affected by World War II Unexploded Ordnance… This publication seeks to provide some guidance and … Continue reading

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Palau

This advice has been reviewed and reissued. It includes new information in the Summary and under Health Issues (dengue fever outbreak). The overall level of the advice has not changed.
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