Pacific

Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26

Four ANU experts warn that Pacific nations are at risk of being left behind in global climate negotiations if they aren’t a focus of the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.

The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

This public lecture will touch upon the constitutional implications for the relationship between Cook Islands and New Zealand of Cook Islands’ progression to developed country status.

The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna is leader of the Cook Islands Party, one of the two major political parties in Cook Islands. PM Puna was elected Prime Minister in November 2010.

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look at the big issues and trends shaping the world around us.

IB 2022/16 A Decolonisation Test for France in the Pacific: The Third Referendum on Independence in New Caledonia Part 2: What Next?

In December 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Caledonians were faced with a third referendum provided for by the Nouméa Accord.

IB 2022/15 A Decolonisation Test for France in the Pacific: The Third Referendum on Independence in New Caledonia Part 1: The Controversial Vote

The Nouméa Accord of 1998 proposed a consensually negotiated interim governing framework in New Caledonia after intercommunal violence in the 1980s.

IB 2022/18 Kiribati and Climate Displacement: How the Pacific Engagement Visa can help

The introduction of Australia’s Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) represents a new era for Pacific migration.

Encountering ‘Sainaman’: Friction and Friendship at a PNG Mining Project

Please note: This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Shaun Gessler, PhD Candidate, DPA

What does China’s increasing economic engagement in the Pacific mean for Pacific Island communities? Shaun Gessler’s anthropology thesis investigates the relationship between the Chinese majority-run Ramu Nickel Cobalt project – China’s largest investment in the Pacific to date – and the indigenous communities on whose land the project is located.

Kisim planti wok (accessing more jobs): Papua New Guinea and Pacific Labour Mobility programs

Please note: This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Natasha Turia-Moka, PhD Candidate, DPA

Pacific Security Cooperation Workshop

PLEASE NOTE: This is an in-person event only. The event will be recorded and a copy of it will be publicly available at a later date.

The Pacific Security Cooperation workshop will take place from 23-24 November 2022 at The Australian National University in Canberra.

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The workshop will consider a range of important topics, including:

  • What role regionalism played in managing COVID-19

The Blue Economy and Whale Tourism in Tonga and New Zealand

Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Amelia Fa’otusia

As ocean-based economies, Pacific nations advanced the blue economy concept in their engagements at the 2012 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference. Coined in recognition of an urgent need to sustainably manage and conserve the region’s marine resources, the concept was especially considered in light of ocean-based economic sectors such as ocean-based tourism.

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