Early recovery and reconstruction after the Hunga-Ha’apai-Hunga-Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami must incorporate ‘build back better’ standards to increase resilience in the restoration of physical infrastructure, the economy, and livelihoods.
Landowners from the Panguna Mine area and the Autonomous Bougainville Government have reached a historic agreement to re-open the Panguna gold, copper and silver mine.
After a 38-year break from Fiji and a 10-year break from the Pacific, a United States Secretary of State has visited the region, committing to “a free and open Pacific” with promises to “respect core international principles”, as the U.S. re-engages with the region as part of its Indo-Pacific Strategy.
The ambitious renewable energy targets set by many Pacific Island nations may be running behind schedule, but there is still a lot of activity and investment in the sector, pandemic notwithstanding.
Work on the Tina River Hydropower Project in Solomon Islands is said to be progressing well despite the country’s war against community transmission of COVID-19.
By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Palau, much like other Pacific islands, is rich in tradition and culture, and its legal system is a blend of United States common law and indigenous customary
The newly appointed Australian Ambassador for women and girls, Christine Clarke, has marked her debut press conference with a strong message against gender-based violence.
Pacific leaders have joined a major oceans summit hosted by the French government in the port city of Brest, addressing climate change, illegal fishing, ocean acidification and plastics pollution.
Pacific athletes are on track for the next Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. They will be hoping it is an easier path than the one they took to the delayed Tokyo Games, although top officials have concerns about the readiness of the Pacific Island hosts of two key milestones, the Pacific Mini Games this year, and the Pacific Games in 2023.