Category: South Pacific

UN Chief’s Call to ‘Save the Pacific to Save the World’

.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was vital “to save the Pacific to save the world” as he wrapped up his brief South Pacific tour in Vanuatu on Saturday. Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action…
Pacific Forum calls for action against climate change

With the United Nations Climate Action Summit slated for September, leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum issued a joint statement asking UN Secretary-General António Guterres to deliver their message to the world. Source: https://pacificnewscenter.com/ The Pacific Islands Forum is a…
Vanuatu protests and raises disappointment with French President

The Office of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, has made it known that a letter was sent to French President, Emmanuel Macron, to express Vanuatu’s disappointment and protest against the France for sending its warship to Matthew and Hunter. In a statement,…
Revision of French Polynesia autonomy statute approved

PAPE’ETE, 22 FEBRUARY 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The French Senate has fully approved a revision of French Polynesia’s autonomy statute. The reform is contained in two laws which have finally been adopted unanimously after being voted on last week. The…
Pacific govts ‘should consider seabed mining impacts’

THE Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has cautioned Pacific Islands governments to recognise the risks of seabed mining on marine environments, cultures and livelihoods. PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga while reaffirming their position in the continued call for…
Movement to push U.S. military out of Pacific Islands comes to Seattle

Three activists from the Indigenous communities of Okinawa, Guam, and Hawai’i will be speaking in Seattle later this month about efforts to remove U.S. military bases from the native lands in the Pacific. Tina Grandinetti, Kisha Borja-Quichocho Calvo and Ruth Aloua…
Call for Pacific regional groups to investigate Papua chemical attacks

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua is calling for Pacific regional groups to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Indonesia’s Papua region. The movement’s chair, Benny Wenda, said the Pacific Islands Forum and the Melanesian Spearhead Group…