"As a collective of young Pacific people, we will call for greater ambition on climate action. The two-day gathering is designed to empower Pacific youth and leverage the expertise and knowledge we all share to amplify the story of our region."

‘Youth4Pacific: Pre-COP Gathering’

In just over a week, young Pacific people worldwide will convene at the ‘Youth4Pacific: Pre-COP Gathering’–the largest mobilisation of Pacific Youth in the lead-up to this year’s COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow.
Children on the Takuu group of atolls, also known as the Mortlock Islands.

Academic Says Hawaiian Language Originated from Outer Islands of PNG

New research on the origins of the Hawaiian language is stirring debate over the long-held theory in Polynesian migration that the islands were settled from Samoa.
Kadavu, with an area of 411 square kilometres, is the fourth largest island in Fiji, and the largest island in the Kadavu Group, a volcanic archipelago consisting of Kadavu, Ono, Galoa and a number of smaller islands in the Great Astrolabe Reef.

Impact of COVID-19 on Kadavu Minimal Because of Healthy Lifestyle

The dynamics of the clinical COVID-19 response in Kadavu is one every Fijian can learn from as the Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to fight the pandemic in the country.
The Initiative is open to Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. NGOs, CSOs and CBOs involved in community development are encouraged to apply before Thursday 16 September 2021.

UNDP Launches Small Grants Initiative to Support Resilient Community Development

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched a Small Grants Initiative to fund resilient community projects in seven Pacific Island countries on Friday 20 August 2021.
"We wanted to hear from and showcase our Pacific youth, and I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your creative expressions on climate change and disasters, and your role in securing our resilient future," said Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna.

Emerging Young Pacific Talents Receive Climate Resilience Awards

A total of 20 emerging youth artists, poets, and filmmakers from across the Blue Pacific have been recognised in creative competition documenting climate change and resilience.