Regional Archive August 2021

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.
The last execution in Papua New Guinea took place in November 1954 in Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea abolished capital punishment in 1970 but re-introduced it in 1991, though there have been no executions since the reintroduction.

Court Clears Way For First Executions in PNG in Nearly 70 Years

A ruling by Papua New Guinea’s national court has cleared the way for the country’s first executions in almost 70 years.
He hoped the same conditions would be applied to RSE workers from the Solomon Islands, a nation that was also Covid-free.

New Zealand Welcomes Back Pacific Workers

Central Otago’s horticultural sector has welcomed the news that seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to enter New Zealand from next month onwards.