Regional Archive May 2015

“Education is the key to unlocking social and economic opportunities in the Pacific,” she said. “It is my view that New Zealand and Australia, as members of the Pacific Islands Forum, have particular responsibilities to support building the educational capacities of member nations.”

Reflections on Framework for Pacific Regionalism

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, sent a strong message to Pacific leaders about the importance of taking ownership of the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism, at a seminar held at Victoria University of Wellington last week.

Fiji Society for Blind Launches Appeal

When you're blind, all you have to do is close your eyes. And there is nothing wrong with you, says Fiji Society for the Blind president Shaheen Asgar.
Semo villagers in Fiji on the roadside waiting to meet the country's rugby champs.

Fans Brave Weather for Fijii Champs

Thousands braved the rain in Suva to see the Vodafone Fiji 7s heroes march through Suva City yesterday afternoon.
The compendium of 10 case studies on peacebuilding and dialogue practices throughout the Pacific region, which were developed from on-t he-ground experiences of local peacebuilders was captured by UNDP’s Strengthening Capacities for Peace and Development in the Pacific (CPAD) project.

Pacific-Focused Peacebuilding Resources Launched

A collection of peacebuilding resources based on experiences from the Pacific was launched today in Suva, contributing to the growing body of documentation of peacebuilding practices in the Pacific region.