Pacific Outlook

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy

‘Climate diplomacy’ encompasses the interactions, practices and protocols through which state and non-state actors advance and negotiate their interests relating to a changing climate. Pacific… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in an online format. This meeting… Read More

Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

Over the last 10 years or so, the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), have demonstrated, through various significant events, how they can prevail in… Read More

Climate change and maritime boundaries: Pacific responses and implications for Australia

Climate change has the potential to undermine the maritime resource entitlements of Pacific island states. Resource-rich maritime areas are a vital source of revenue for… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 July

Court of Appeal decision is a reset for Samoa In Samoa, a prolonged political deadlock now appears to be over. The Court of Appeal… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 July

Regional trade and economic meetings The trade and economic officials and ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) members met last week. The ongoing impacts… Read More

Morrison left out on Pacific rim over climate diplomacy

The first national leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as US President was Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama. There was little doubt what… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 July

Fiji COVID-19 crisis The COVID-19 crisis in Fiji continues to dominate the news in that country. The outbreak of the highly transmissible Delta variant… Read More

Precarious moment: Vanuatu court to rule on prime minister’s fate

Vanuatu’s court of appeal will sit today to decide the political fate of the prime minister, Bob Loughman, and 18 other MPs. The supreme court… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 July

PALM 9 Last week, the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with the Prime Minister of Japan and other government officials for the… Read More

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

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