- Annual General Meeting of The Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS), 10 May 2013
- Dr. Hsiao-chun Hung returns to the Mariana Islands
- Vote buying prevalent in Indonesia and the Pacific
- The end of the Pacific? Sea-level change and Pacific Island livelihoods
- Politics, development and security in Oceania
- Kago, Kastom and Kalja: The Study of Indigenous Movements in Melanesia Today (Cahiers du Credo) (Volume 2)
- In conversation with Sir Mekere Morauta
- Engendering objects: Dynamics of Barkcloth and Gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea by
- Another Port Moresby community bulldozed
- Reflections on the PNG Budget Forum: Can devolved funding be effectively utilised
- European Investment Bank backs remote aviation investment in the South Pacific
- Lifting skills in the Pacific: using infrastructure procurement for skills transfer
- Fiji constitutional referendum? Unlikely
- CDI Policy Paper: Comparing Across Regions: Parties and Political Systems in Indonesia and the Pacific Islands
- SSGM’s ‘State of the Pacific’ Conference (25-26 June 2013)
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“The Forum Secretariat is currently coordinating a review of The Pacific Plan, while the MSG Secretariat is coordinating a review of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to chart a way forward for the next twenty five years.
On the surface, it all looks very progressive for regional integration. But look a bit deeper, and what emerges is a Deep Chasm opening up between two groups of Pacific countries, with donors leading one side, and a truculent semi-independent group on the other. The two reviews have fascinating contrasts, with one unfortunate common element so far…”
Read more in the 27 February post to Islands Business by Prof. Warden Narsey.
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 structure of importance to New Zealand…” [read more].
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 the Pacific Regional Oceans Policy and the Pacific Oceanscape Framework (Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania). For information about this meeting, visit the Rio+20 website and follow this link to find out more about Pacific journalists covering Rio +20.
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.
José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission The EU and the Pacific – a renewed partnership for a new era Pacific Islands Forum plenary Auckland, New Zealand, 7 September 2011
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. With a meeting of the MSG due to be held in Fiji in the first quarter of 2011, the paper reviews the recent history of the MSG and considers the possible implications of events for Australia’s role in the region.