Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency: Annual Report 2016-2017 (FFA)

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency: Annual Report 2016-2017 “The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) strengthens national capacity and regional solidarity so its 17 members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries now and in the future. Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands, FFA’s 17 Pacific Island members are Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.” Read more: http://www.ffa.int/about  Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. 2016-2017. Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency: Annual Report 2016-2017. 2-47

Teaching Oceania series: Militarism and nuclear testing (Center for Pacific Islands Studies)

Teaching Oceania series: Militarism and nuclear testing – Joseph H. Genz et al. « The Teaching Oceania series is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate students of Pacific Islands Studies across Oceania and elsewhere. ». This volume seeks to shed light on « the impacts of militarization and nuclear testing in the Pacific Islands and on Pacific Islanders. ». Genz, Joseph H, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, Monica C LaBriola, Alexander Mawyer, Elicita N Morei, and John P Rosa. 2016. « Militarism and Nuclear Testing. Volume 1 of Teaching Oceania Series ». Monica LaBriola. Honolulu: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa.

Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries’ Campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (University of Wollongong / Asia-pacific journal of ocean law and policy)

Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries’ Campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal – Genevieve Quirk and Quentin Hanich “In this article we examine how Pacific Island Countries (PICS) successfully championed a stand-alone Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) goal at the United Nations (UN). We analyse how the un Post-2015 development process provided pics with a unique opportunity to use their experience with collective diplomacy and regional oceans governance to propose this international goal.” Quirk, Genevieve and Hanich, Quentin. 2016. “Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries’ Campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal”. asia-pacific […]

Pacific Regional Action Plan: Women, Peace and Security 2012-2015 (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat)

Pacific Regional Action Plan: Women, Peace and Security 2012-2015 “The Regional Action Plan provides a framework at the regional level for Forum Members and Pacific Territories to enhance women and young women’s leadership in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, mainstream gender in security policy-making, and ensure women and girls’ human rights are protected in humanitarian crises, transitional contexts and post-conflict situations. It also sets out a regional mechanism that will support regional and national efforts.” Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. 2015. “Pacific Regional Action Plan: Women, Peace and Security”. Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat : 2-27.

The New Pacific Diplomacy (Australian National University)

The New Pacific Diplomacy – Greg Fry and Sandra Tarte «Since 2009 there has been a fundamental shift in the way that the Pacific Island states engage with regional and world politics. The region has experienced, what Kiribati President Anote Tong has aptly called, a ‘paradigm shift’ in ideas about how Pacific diplomacy should be organised, and on what principles it should operate. Many leaders have called for a heightened Pacific voice in global affairs and a new commitment to establishing Pacific Island control of this diplomatic process. This change in thinking has been expressed in the establishment of new […]

European Union Development Strategy in the Pacific (European Parliament)

European Union Development Strategy in the Pacific – Camilla Borrevik, Tony Crook, Edvard Hviding and Craig Lind “Development contexts and cooperative partnerships in the Pacific region are uneven, multi-layered and challenging. Pacific people’s livelihoods are intimately connected to globally significant terrestrial and oceanic natural resources, and are increasingly under pressure. Collective interests in the Pacific create a development context in which local concerns ultimately take priority. As the second largest donor of development assistance to the region, the EU’s interests and activities in the Pacific are highly significant and hold important potential going forward.” Borrevik, Camilla, Tony Crook, Edvard Hviding […]

Big Enough for All of Us: Geo-strategic Competition in the Pacific Islands (Lowy Institute For International Policy)

Big Enough for All of Us: Geo-strategic Competition in the Pacific Islands – Jenny Hayward-Jones “The centre of global economic gravity has moved to the Asia-Pacific. The neglected and relatively poor Pacific end of the region is increasingly attracting the attention of outside powers as its neighbourhood has grown wealthier. In particular, China’s profile in the Pacific Islands has grown and has spurred a resurgence of American interest in the region. These developments have led a number of analysts to speculate about a new great-power competition being played out in the Pacific Islands.” Jenny Hayward-Jones (2013): “Big Enough for All of […]

Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)

Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism – Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin “Australia isn’t a member of the Pacific islands region by virtue of its geographic boundaries, but the decision-making scope of the Pacific Islands Forum makes us the largest and most influential member of the regional family. This dichotomy has produced a ‘bifocal’ view of Pacific islands regionalism that was occasionally controversial but generally regarded as an important source of strength.” Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin. 2011. “Our near abroad Australia and Pacific islands regionalism”. Australian Strategic Policy Institute: 1-84

Inquiry into New Zealand’s relationships with South Pacific countries: Report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee (NZ House of Representatives)

Inquiry into New Zealand’s relationships with South Pacific countries: Report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee “We recommend that the House expand New Zealand.’s relations with Pacific parliamentarians, establishing an annual programme for Pacific parliamentarians to discuss issues of democracy, governance, and collective interest.” New Zealand. House of Representatives. 2010. Inquiry into New Zealand’s relationships with South Pacific countries: Report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. Wellington: House of Representatives.

Foreign Policy Orientation of Small Island States: An Evaluation of the Foreign Policies of Vanuatu and the Maldives (University of Canterbury)

Foreign Policy Orientation of Small Island States: An Evaluation of the Foreign Policies of Vanuatu and the Maldives – Ali Khaleel “Guided by the framework for evaluation suggested by G.A. Raymond, this thesis attempted to evaluate the foreign policies of Vanuatu and the Maldives to determine whether there is any justification to argue in favour of multilateralism, regionalism or bilateralism as the most effective foreign policy strategy for small island states, a sub-group wi thin the category of small states. (…) The evaluation revealed that multilateralism was more effective overall in contributing towards the security and sovereignty related objectives and the […]