Regional Archive November 2022

The Pacific Islands Forum ministers called for strong cooperation to implement the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies and step up action on the second wave of negotiations.

WTO and Pacific Islands Affirm Cooperation

The WTO and the Pacific Islands Forum have affirmed continuing cooperation on fisheries subsidies and other key issues.
"As experienced guardians of the world's largest ocean, the Pacific Island countries played a crucial role in shaping the final agreement. The process was arduous and long, but the results showed that everyone, from the smallest to the largest, can have their voice heard at the WTO."

Oceania's Pride of Place in Global Trade Talks

As the world and the World Trade Organization (WTO) intensifies negotiations on the future of commerce, sustainability, and prosperity for all, members are keen to listen to the voice of the Pacific Islands.
Pacific states will always be threatened by increasingly powerful cyclones, droughts and flooding which are becoming more common across the region as the weather swings from one extreme to the other.

Pacific Nations Hopeful Despite Pushback on Loss and Damage

Few days into the climate talks and Pacific Island countries have already been strong-armed into taking the short end of stick.
Pacific SIDS were some of the first countries to raise this issue on Climate Change and will continue to be at the forefront of the climate justice struggle.

New Zealand Announces Loss and Damage Finance for Climate Change

As global pressure mounts for COP27 to deliver on a loss and damage finance facility, Aotearoa New Zealand has announced a dedicated allocation of NZ$20 million in climate funding to address loss and damage in developing countries.
The training was part of the university’s plan to ensure all FNU award programmes meet national and international standards.

Micro-Qualifications and Accreditation Development Support Continues for FNU

The third cohort of Fiji National University (FNU) staff have successfully completed micro-qualification development and accreditation training, conducted by the Pacific Community (SPC).