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  • Papua New Gu
  • Migrant families from the low-lying Carteret Islands, part of Papua New Guinea, spent more than a decade trying to find land and funding to move to Bougainville on the mainland. (reuters.com)
  • We have produced influential work on Australia's Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, the 2006 Fiji Coup, normalising Australia's bilateral relationship with Fiji, Australia's bilateral relationship with Papua New Guinea, the future development challenges of Papua New Guinea, the economic benefits of greater labour mobility between Australia and the South Pacific, security and resilience dynamics in the Pacific, and foreign aid flows in the Pacific. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • 9th March 2018 Port Moresby:Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor met with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill today a part of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat's regio. (forumsec.org)
  • Niue Northern Mariana Island Palau Papua New Guinea Samoa ( Western Samoa) Solomon Islands East Timor Tonga Tuvalu Vanuatu. (slideserve.com)
  • Mariana Islands
  • She just finished working on Midway Atoll, and is beginning another job studying Micronesian Megapodes in Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (fws.gov)
  • Reuters) - Authorities in the Northern Mariana Islands called for urgent supplies and equipment on Friday and were preparing for weeks without power after being hit by their most powerful typhoon in half a century, killing one woman and causing widespread destruction. (reuters.com)
  • A damaged baseball field is seen after Super Typhoon Yutu hit Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S., October 25, 2018 in this image taken from social media. (reuters.com)
  • Mariners and ocean recreationalists in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will benefit from new high-resolution wave forecasts offered by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS). (phys.org)
  • Fiji
  • The study, based on household surveys and other research in Fiji and Vanuatu, looks at how human rights, climate change and migration law need to be joined up in the Pacific. (reuters.com)
  • 17. Levuka, Fiji: A Case Study in Pacific Islands Heritage Management. (wiley.com)
  • The First Ministerial Meeting of the China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum is scheduled to open in Nadi, Fiji on Wednesday with the theme of "Promoting Cooperation for Common Development. (www.gov.cn)
  • The two-day meeting is co-sponsored by the governments of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Fiji Islands in order to further improve mutual understanding and expand trade and economic cooperation. (www.gov.cn)
  • climate change
  • LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pacific islanders may be among the first people in the world forced to migrate as a clear result of climate change - but a range of thorny legal obstacles stands in the way of that happening successfully, researchers warned on Thursday. (reuters.com)
  • With some areas of the Pacific Islands only 15 feet above sea level, these nations are among the most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, but face daunting challenges in responding fully. (usaid.gov)
  • Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate Change and the Pacific Islands was developed by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, a collaborative effort engaging federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academician, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activities in the face of a changing climate. (islandpress.org)
  • The book assesses the state of knowledge about climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. (islandpress.org)
  • For many countries the effects of climate change may not yet be obvious, but for the people in the Pacific Islands the threat is very real. (un.org.au)
  • The particular challenges of the Pacific island nations - the threat of climate change, vulnerability to natural disasters, and the high cost caused by small isolated area and population size - were presented to Asia-Pacific leaders at a critical United Nations regional meeting and were met with specific declarations of support from a number of member States. (unescap.org)
  • Vanuatu
  • A uthorities in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu have pledged to ban imported Western food in an attempt to ward off potential health problems. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The super typhoon comes just weeks after cyclone Pam lashed the Pacific islands of Vanuatu, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than 3,300 homeless as 90 per cent of buildings were either destroyed or damaged. (travelagentcentral.com)
  • Finance Ministers the Hon. Sela Molisa of Vanuatu and the Hon. Metia Lotoala of Tuvalu spoke on behalf of the Pacific. (unescap.org)
  • The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, H.E. Mr. Edward Natapei, will make a speech during the opening ceremony on the situation in the Pacific. (unescap.org)
  • Nations
  • The Network comprises a group of clinicians and scientists at institutions across Pacific Island Nations working alongside investigators from the UK, France and Australia with the aim of using human genetics research to investigate susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease (RHD). (ox.ac.uk)
  • Kiribati, one of the lowest-lying and most threatened nations in the region, has bought 20 square kilometers of land on a Fijian island from the Church of England, to use for farming and perhaps eventually to resettle families. (reuters.com)
  • It urges Pacific island nations to not only work on their own national and customary laws, to ensure they are fit to deal with migration pressures, but also to develop a regional policy that can head off problems such as countries beginning to demand visas for travel among islands. (reuters.com)
  • USAID focuses on helping Pacific Island nations cope with the changing environmental conditions while improving lives and building a more sustainable, equitable future for all. (usaid.gov)
  • It's a policy that could well benefit other South Pacific nations, which have some of the highest obesity rates in the world, a fact that some blame on the adoption of Western cuisine and cooking methods. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Inundation
  • A large set of coastal, oceanic and atmospheric forecasts are also available for different parts of the U.S. Pacific Islands region, including forecasts of potential wave inundation, harbor surge, water temperature and wind speed. (phys.org)
  • 1940
  • The new study re-examined measurements of several bones found on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro in 1940. (cnn.com)
  • Last week, forensic specialist Jeff Glickman made another conclusion supporting that theory: skeletal remains found in 1940 on an island in Kiritabti may have belonged to Earhart . (csmonitor.com)
  • The remains were recovered in 1940 from Gardner Island, which lies about 400 miles south from Howland Island, the area near which historians believe Earhart's plane went down. (csmonitor.com)
  • ESCAP
  • Ministers and senior officials from more than 60 countries across the Asia-Pacific region learned of priorities for development in the Pacific and the willingness of other ESCAP members to provide support and assistance. (unescap.org)
  • An important role of this Special Body is to promote new policy options that will allow Pacific countries to maximize the benefits of regionalization and fair globalization and to take full advantage of the economic and social dynamism of the Asia-Pacific region,' said Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Secretary of ESCAP. (unescap.org)
  • This would promote inclusive and sustainable development as well as provide mutual benefit to both Pacific and Asian members of ESCAP', said Hon. Sela Molisa. (unescap.org)
  • Centre
  • The Pacific Research Program (PRP) is a consortium partnership between the Lowy Institute and the Australian National University's Department of Pacific Affairs and Development Policy Centre , with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • The PRP is designed to be a globally pre-eminent centre of excellence for research on the Pacific. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT) (2013) ICT4D Policies and Strategies. (springer.com)
  • Region
  • We research contemporary challenges facing the Pacific islands region in areas including geostrategic competition, sustainable economic development, governance and leadership challenges, poverty alleviation, and Australia's relationship with Pacific countries and organisations. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • The South Pacific Fragile States Project was a project supported by the Department of Defence to produce independent research and forward looking analysis on the key drivers of instability in the South Pacific and the associated security challenges for Australia and the wider region. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • This chapter explains the purpose of the book, which is to examine the state of e-government in the Pacific Islands, and how information and communication technology is changing the practice of government in the region. (springer.com)
  • Torba province, the northernmost island grouping in the sprawling archipelago, which has a population of just under 10,000 people, mostly subsistence farmers, aims to introduce legislation within two years prohibiting all foreign food, with the aim of becoming an entirely organic region by 2020. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • 50,000 years of Australian and Pacific archaeology masterfully surveyed by a new generation of scholars - this is a 'must have' for every archaeologist working in the region. (wiley.com)
  • This new collection usefully focuses attention on recent developments in the archaeology of Australia and the Pacific and includes particularly thoughtful perspectives on the politics of archaeology in the region. (wiley.com)
  • Ian Lilley's edited volume is an interesting contribution to the archaeology of this vast region stretching from Western Australia to highland New Guinea, further to the Marquesas and the small islands of Micronesia. (wiley.com)
  • This week's proceedings are a precursor to the Ministerial Segment that will be held from 17 - 19 May where the focus will be on developing supportive financial systems and green growth for achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region. (unescap.org)
  • Explore the new website-from mobile devices or desktops-to discover the latest data and to find out more about the diverse and dynamic Pacific Islands region. (phys.org)
  • The East-West Center is a leader in educating people of the Asia Pacific region, including the United States, to meet the evolving demands and interdependency of global change. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • The East-West Center Research Program Noon Seminar Series seeks to disseminate research and policy finding on environmental, social, economic, political, and international relations issues in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • The East-West Center's AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools supports the Center's mission by providing global learning and exchange opportunities for educators and students in the United States and in the Asia Pacific region. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • Offered as a free service to readers around the world, PIR provides an edited digest of news, commentary and analysis from across the Pacific region, Monday through Friday. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • Kiribati
  • H.E. Mr Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, will also represent the Pacific in his address to the Ministerial Roundtable being held on Monday. (unescap.org)
  • ties
  • The Forum meeting provides an opportunity to attract over 200 reputable Chinese enterprises to participate and exchange ideas and establish commercial ties with their Pacific island counterparts. (www.gov.cn)
  • stakeholders
  • Its goal is to further PacIOOS' mission to empower ocean users, decision-makers and stakeholders across the Pacific Islands with accurate and reliable coastal and ocean information, data and services. (phys.org)
  • flows
  • Today that is not a significant problem, as migration flows are relatively small and most islanders have a long history of welcoming migrants, dating back to when people traveled regularly between islands looking for food and other essentials. (reuters.com)
  • But as resources, including land, water, food and jobs, become scarcer on Pacific islands and migration flows bigger, that generosity may start to wear thin, Corendea warned. (reuters.com)
  • The Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map is an analytical tool designed to enhance aid effectiveness in the Pacific by improving coordination, alignment, and accountability of foreign aid through enhanced transparency of aid flows. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • Saipan
  • Super Typhoon Yutu, a category five storm, struck the U.S. Western Pacific territory overnight on Wednesday, pulling down hundreds of electricity poles, damaging homes and commercial properties and the international airport on Saipan, located about 6,000 km (3,700 miles) west of Hawaii. (reuters.com)
  • O'ahu
  • The 'ākepa was once found on O'ahu, Maui, and the Big Island, but are believed to dwell only on the Big Island and Maui today. (fws.gov)
  • They only breed on the Big Island but have been occasionally seen on Maui, O'ahu, and Kaua'i. (fws.gov)
  • Explore
  • TCIL shall explore the possibility of selection of Submarine cable landing station as well as location of the Satellite Hub Earth Station in consultation with representatives of Pacific Island States. (slideserve.com)
  • Asia
  • The new find is certain to influence a flourishing debate over the human presence both in Indonesia and on Flores, which lies immediately east of the so-called Wallace Line dividing islands that were once connected to Australia or Asia, and those, such as Flores, that have been surrounded by water for the last 2.6 million years. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The East-West Center Research Program engages the research and policy communities in the US and the Asia Pacific on issues of common concern. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • The Noon Seminar Series invites scholars, advocates, and government officials from throughout the U.S., Asia and the Pacific to share their findings with planners, academics, policymakers, regional specialists, the media, and the general public through the series. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • Maui
  • The 'ākepa was common in the 1800s on Maui, but the largest population today remains on the Big Island (estimated at 12,000). (fws.gov)
  • waters
  • A vast proportion of the world's shipping passes through Pacific waters, making the Pacific Islands central to global security and the global economy. (usaid.gov)
  • On March 4, 2012, Captain Roger Antonio navigated his 35-foot Force, China Girl, in waters off of Hawai i Island to deploy a new Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) Datawell Mark II Waverider Buoy. (phys.org)
  • regional
  • and provide strategic advice to Forum members to better understand, access and utilise available and future resources to support the building of national and regional capacity to meet the challenges the Pacific faces. (forumsec.org)
  • Hawai'i
  • With its return, 32 years after it set sail from Hawai'i on its first voyage, thoughts turn to the founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and others who helped ignite the revival of traditional, non-instrument voyaging in the Pacific. (eastwestcenter.org)
  • Earhart's
  • While nearly 80 years passed with scarce clues into Earhart's fate, a revelation last month supported the theory that she safely landed her plane on a remote Island in the Pacific Ocean. (csmonitor.com)
  • work
  • A focus on Pacific Islands has been a central component of the Lowy Institute's work for more than a decade. (lowyinstitute.org)
  • Since intensive monitoring of the translocated Millerbird population on Laysan came to an end last fall, I've been wrapping up some office work which has included reviewing photos and videos from my two field seasons on-island. (fws.gov)
  • This work, Seven mariners found safe on deserted Pacific island , by Angela Henderson , identified by DVIDS , must comply with the restrictions shown on https://www.dvidshub.net/about/copyright . (dvidshub.net)
  • We work towards strengthened partnerships, enhanced co-ordination and assistance in support of the effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Forum Leaders decisions and the Framework for Pacific Regionalism. (forumsec.org)
  • found
  • It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu s total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average. (freerepublic.com)
  • typhoon
  • A super typhoon struck the remote state of Chuuk on Sunday, killing five and destroying an estimated 95 percent of the buildings - which are primarily constructed of tin sheeting - on the islands. (travelagentcentral.com)
  • scientists
  • Scientists have discovered a tiny species of ancient human that lived 18,000 years ago on an isolated island east of the Java Sea -- a prehistoric hunter in a "lost world" of giant lizards and miniature elephants. (washingtonpost.com)
  • This phenomenon, which scientists have come to call the "island rule," is common in the animal world but had never been seen in human evolution. (washingtonpost.com)