Category Archives : Pacific Island Countries


Future of Australia-Fiji Relations: An Interview with Jenny Hayward-Jones 1

In December 2007, you wrote of the importance of Australia taking leadership in governance and diplomacy, and the value of demonstrating respect in relations with Melanesia. In that article, you were particularly referencing progress in relations between Australia-Solomon Islands and Australia-Papua New Guinea. Therein, you claimed there is a need for Australia to match extensive […]


Colorectal, Gastric and Esophageal Cancers Pose Serious Human Security Threat in the Solomon Islands

The Pacific Islands Region has one of the highest Helicobacter pylori (commonly known as H. pyroli) infection rates in the world. A recent study conducted in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia suggests that nearly 90% of Pacific Islanders could be infected.[1] The Solomon Islands is no exception. Early testing indicates that infection rates there could […]


Young Leader on Disarmament (American Samoa): Statement to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament

Today the world faces new and unique challenges as a result of globalization. As countries’ economies become more interconnected, the spread of conflict and the proliferation of arms have intensified. Hence, the immediacy for the CD to take action has never been greater. These threats to security and peace have long made their way onto our […]


Young Leaders on Disarmament (PNG): Statement to the U.N. Conference on Disarmament

Papua New Guinea (PNG), which lies on one half of the largest island in the region, is also known to be one of most diverse countries in the world. With over 850 different languages, finding a unified voice amongst a group as varied as the representatives found within the United Nations Conference on Disarmament assembly,resonates […]


Global Risks: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Failure in Kiribati

Every year since 2005, the World Economic Forum in Geneva has published a Global Risks Report, analyzing the major challenges facing the world. This year, failure to mitigate climate change was listed 5th out of 31 risks, followed at 6th by a greater incidence of extreme weather events.[1] Thousands of miles away, residents of the […]