Topic-Public Diplomacy

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Fiji COVID-19 crisis The COVID-19 crisis in Fiji continues to dominate the news in that country. The outbreak… Read More

China’s attitude to outsiders plummets

The rapid dismemberment of Hong Kong’s lively and internationally facing culture points to a bigger story. That is, that the same suspicious attitude to the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 June

Political impasse in Samoa gets closer to resolution It looks like the long and drawn-out political impasse in Samoa is nearing a resolution. On Monday… 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

Achieving strong COP26 outcomes on climate finance for the Pacific through climate diplomacy

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders have reaffirmed climate change as the single greatest threat facing the Pacific. With the recurring onslaught of climate-exacerbated disasters,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 April

Official results released in Samoa The official results of the general elections in Samoa have now been released. They confirm that the HRPP and FAST… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 April

Too close to call in Samoa’s elections With official results yet to be confirmed, the results of Samoa’s general elections could not be any closer. Read More

Pacific climate diplomacy and the road to COP26

WESLEY MORGAN | Today, the Griffith Asia Institute launches a new blog series that explores the road to the COP26 UN climate summit,… Read More

It is time for gender-responsive climate action

SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | The global theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2021 was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19… Read More


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