Pacific nations engage with the UN on many levels, but are left out of the most important UN body, the UNSC. Ben Bohane asks whether the Pacific needs to challenge the system to get a permanent voice at the highest table.
Ben Bohane was with the cast and crew of 'Tanna' as it premiered at one of the world's most prestigious film festivals. He gives a fascinating glimpse of the long journey from Vanuatu to Venice.
Flags in Vanuatu are today flying at half-mast in tribute to the sudden passing of the Honourable Edward Nipake Natapei, the current Opposition Leader, writes Ben Bohane.
The Polynesian Leaders Group have issued an urgent plea for action as scientists, politicians and climate activists all over the world prepare to meet in Paris later this year, writes Ben Bohane.
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.
Ben Bohane witnessed the latest chapter in West Papua’s bid for recognition, as the United Liberation Movement of West Papua submits its application for membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group while PNG calls attention to human rights abuses there.