Region-PNG and the Pacific

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 June

Vanuatu Parliament descends into political chaos After a period of rising tension and rancour in the Vanuatu Parliament, things came to a head with a… Read More

Australia’s closed border is costing the economy $36.5 million a day

Australia doesn’t expect to reopen its international borders until well into 2022. The border has been closed since March 2020. That decision has been instrumental… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 June

Fiji struggles to manage the latest COVID-19 outbreak In Fiji, the number of cases of COVID-19 infections is rising. As of Monday evening, there… Read More

The Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)’ early advocacy on climate and security at the United Nations

As part of our Road to COP26 series, Fulori Manoa looks back at the work done by Pacific countries to get climate change onto the global security agenda. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 May

Samoa’s political impasse yet to be resolved The political impasse in Samoa continues to drag on. Further to decisions of the Supreme Court,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 May

This week's bulletin looks at what is happening around the Pacific: more twists in the saga of the Samoa elections, talks between PNG and Bougainville leaders, a round-up of COVID-19 in the Pacific and bribery allegations in Vanuatu. Read More

Time to link diplomacy to action—climate change is at our doorstep

If there was need of any reminder of the growing threat of climate change in Palau, it was the devastation that was left by Typhoon… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 12 May

Today for Pacific Outlook, the Weekly Bulletin from Tess Newton Cain looks at COVID-19 developments in Fiji and PNG, the new Pacific Resilience Facility, the UXO legacy in Solomon Islands, tensions in West Papua and ongoing electoral drama in Samoa. Read More

Unprecedented is not a reason to be unprepared

With the Oceania region ranked as the greatest disaster risk area worldwide, Peter Layton says countries need to improve their responses to crises and disasters as unprecedented times may call for unprecedented solutions. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 5 May

Violence in Papua New Guinea Authorities and community leaders are working to contain outbreaks of serious violence in PNG. In Alotau, in Milne… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Pacific Pawa: Understanding how power differs in the context of Pacific climate diplomacy
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea
COVID-19 and a twin deficit: Early lessons from the Solomon Islands

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