The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a bold vision for sustainable development, and without doubt the world has the resources and the know-how to make it a reality, but the question remains whether global institutions and sovereign states can rise to the challenge.
It’s become fashionable these days to treat wholesale electronic surveillance as an inevitable and really-not-so-horrible thing. That’s exactly the wrong conclusion to draw. Pacific island governments could be doing more to protect themselves.
PiPP, together with RMIT University, want to hear from you on the new set of sustainable development goals to be agreed by world leaders in September. Through this short online survey, we want to include voices from the Pacific in this important global debate.
Australia’s proposed ban on the importation of kava is insensitive and will damage business. Kava is not just a product, it is part of our culture; a beverage that acts as social glue, a way to commune with ancestral spirits and one that binds communities together.
Pacific regionalism is in dire need of a coordinated leadership now, says Kaliopate Tavola. With new leadership of the Pacific Islands Forum, he looks optimistically at the potential for growing interconnectedness between the PIF and the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
Francis X. Hezel raises some fundamental questions about the future and sustainability of Chuuk once it separates from the Federated States of Micronesia, now that the issue of independence is being debated.