Features Archive July 2022

With the support of the Australian Government, Save the Children provided vegetable seeds to Florence’s community to improve food security. The seeds were coupled with lessons on backyard farming and tips for maintaining a nutritious diet.

Australian Aid Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 in Solomon Islands

The pandemic arrived late in the Pacific.
Session at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Summit 2022.

Rethinking PACER Plus

The signing of a treaty between China and Solomon Islands has instigated a frenzy of development spending in the Pacific by Australia, New Zealand and even the US.
The action saw boats, canoes, and SUPs traverse the Fijian coastline, unfurling an over-water banner, with a chain of participants onshore and in the water joining with banners and chants calling on leaders to support the ICJ Advisory Opinion (AO).

Pacific Youth Hold Flotilla Calling on Leaders to Endorse Climate Justice at PIF

Young Pacific activists and students, alongside Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Amnesty International, and others held a major flotilla calling on world leaders to support climate justice by endorsing the campaign for an advisory opinion on the human rights impacts of climate change at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
RSIPF member and AFP Advisor reviewing the new digital forensic capability.

AFP Enhance Digital Forensics Capability of RSIPF

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has introduced digital forensics to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) - an advancement to the investigation and evidence collection capability of the RSIPF.
“Weakened coral reefs also mean that Small Island Developing States are more vulnerable to the impacts of rising sea levels, increasing severity of tropical cyclones and increasing occurrence of king tides.”

Ocean Acidification A Threat To Pacific Islands

The Pacific Islands consist of 98 percent ocean and two percent land. With Pacific people already impacted by climate change, the threats posed by ocean acidification are overwhelming, adding yet another layer to the long list they must suffer.