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Australia Pacific Security College - 24 Nov 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 24 November 2022

  The security stories shaping the region Pacific leaders have left COP27 with a loss and damage fund, as cyber, gender and health security issues receive attention in the region. COP27 has come to a close with an agreement over the establishment of a ‘loss and damage’ fund, one of the key finance goals for…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 10 November 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 10 Nov 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 10 November 2022

The security stories shaping the region Pacific leaders are calling for developed nations to pay for climate related loss and damage at COP27 and the regional drug trade has been in the spotlight. The COP27 summit commenced in Egypt over the weekend, with Pacific leaders advocating for stronger international commitments on climate change. Pacific demands…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 25 October 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 25 Oct 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 25 October 2022

The security stories shaping the region The long awaited US-Pacific Partnership talks have drawn mixed reactions around the region, whilst a number Pacific Island countries face ongoing electoral uncertainty. The long-awaited US-Pacific Partnership talks in Washington ended with a joint declaration on 29 September, celebrated by Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General (SG) Henry Puna as…

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It’s time to move beyond a Western understanding of development

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Danielle Watson, Julie Berg - 17 Oct 2022

It’s time to move beyond a Western understanding of development

Measurements of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific have for too long failed to recognise the importance of traditional systems of knowledge and authority, Danielle Watson and Julie Berg write. In 2015, Pacific Island nation signatories to the United Nations (UN) committed to addressing sustainable development challenges as outlined in the UN General Assembly…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: Pacific voices at the United Nations

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Australia Pacific Security College - 4 Oct 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: Pacific voices at the United Nations

In this special edition of the Pacific Security Snapshot, we look at the key issues raised by Pacific leaders at the recent United Nations General Assembly, including the 2050 Blue Pacific strategy and the need for urgent action on climate change. “We are here because our future is tied to the entire world; and the…

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How young people are reshaping the Pacific’s digital landscape

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Jope Tarai - 30 Sep 2022

How young people are reshaping the Pacific’s digital landscape

Young Internet users in Papua New Guinea and Fiji are rapidly reshaping their country’s digital environment, but policymakers must do more to ensure online spaces are equitable and can provide trusted information, Jope Tarai writes. Young people across the Pacific Island region have driven the rapid uptake of digital technologies, particularly the use of social…

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