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Model Pacific Islands Forum (24 November 2012)

UN Youth Otago is hosting their annual Model Pacific Islands Forum on 24 November 2012 in the Moot Court (Richardson Building) at the University of Otago. “This is an opportunity to look at the structural workings of an international political … Continue reading

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Pacific islands: Applying the green economy in a blue world

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is coordinating a meeting at Rio +20 on behalf of Pacific Islands nations and related stakeholder institutions. This event will focus on the implementation of more sustainable ocean management based on … 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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The Melanesian Spearhead Group: testing Pacific island solidarity

ASPI Policy Analysis #74 by Ronald May (ANU). This Policy Analysis argues that a unified Melanesian Spearhead Group, backed by China, could provide a counterweight to the strong influences exerted by Australia and New Zealand through the Pacific Islands Forum. … Continue reading

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