The partnership seeks to establish a culturally relevant and comprehensive set of indicators for use in tracking progress towards achieving sustainable development goals in Melanesia, as well as for use in appropriate policy development at national and sub-regional level.
Bootless Bay is located approximately 20 km to the south-east of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. The Bay contains 4 islands: Motupore, Loloata, Manunouha (also known as Lion) and Bunamotu. The largest, Motupore Island, is home to the University of Papua New Guineas marine research centre, while Loloata Island is home to an internationally renowned scuba diving and holiday resort. Both Manunouha and Bunamotu are uninhabited. Bootless Bay displays a wide range of major marine habitats, including mangrove forests, seagrass beds, sandy beaches, rocky shores and reefs, intertidal an...[more]
The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.There is broad scientific consensus that the Coral Triangle represents a global epicenter of marine life abundance and diversity. Spanning only 1.6% of the planet’s oceans, the Coral Triangle region is home to is home to the highest coral diversity in the world with 600 corals or 76% of the world’s kn...[more]
Description of the Two-Way Routes and Precautionary Area - IMO RESOLUTION MEPC.283(70) (Adopted on 28 October 2016) The ships' routeing system consists of four recommendatory Two-way routes and a precautionary area through Jomard Entrance, aligned with and centred upon the existing charted preferred route. At the shoalest point within the proposed route, depths are in excess of 200 metres. In the area immediately south of Jomard Entrance, three existing Coral Sea shipping routes converge (and diverge) at Jomard Entrance. A precautionary area will assist with improving the safety of navigati...[more]
The Pacific is home to one third of the 52 Small Island Developing States in the world. With the exception of PNG, the rest of the Pacific SIDS are constrained by small administrations and limited economies of scale. Despite universal support for the MDGs, MSI and the high per capita ODA in the Pacific, the region is off track in achieving most of the MDGs by 2015 . Recognising this, the Pacific Isalands Forum Leaders in 2009 agreed to the (Cairns) Forum Compact on Strengthening Development Coordination. The Compact comprises various initiatives including: i) annual Millennium Development G...[more]
The IHO capacity building programme seeks to assess and advise on how countries can best meet their international obligations and serve their own best interests by providing appropriate hydrographic and nautical charting services. Such services directly support safety of navigation, safety of life at sea, efficient sea transportation and the wider use of the seas and oceans in a sustainable way, including the protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, fishing, marine resource exploration and exploitation, maritime boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security, and o...[more]
The establishment of an integrated Oceans Policy complemented by a National Oceans Office. This is aimed at ensuring a coherent and coordinated national efforts to improve oceans and seas governance in Papua New Guinea. It intends to address all maritime activities, including SDG 14 under the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, in Papua New Guinea's maritime borders consistent with existing national laws and regulations as well as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. This will engender cross-sectoral and multistakeholder partnership with leadership and ownership of the G...[more]
The objective of the J-PRISM Partnership is two-fold, firstly to strengthen and develop national waste management systems and human capacity in Pacific SIDS through partnership with Pacific SIDS, SPREP and the Government of Japan; and secondly to promote the regional sharing of knowledge and expertise and encourage the eventual uptake of good waste management practices in Pacific SIDS.Good waste management is a vital component of national sustainable development, since poorly managed waste has negative impacts on areas such as public health, environment, and tourism. By strengthening the syste...[more]
In the Pacific islands 70% or 7 million people have no access to electricity. Out of this, 1 million people or 14% will have through the M3P. The partnership aims to bring the miracle of electricity to 1 million people in Melanesia by 2020 that is the equivalent of 14% of the Pacific Islands people who still don’t have access to electricity. Assist to bridge the existing gap on the access to modern energy services between the urban and rural areas in the three participating countries. Access to the national utility grid in these countries is very low compared to other PICs. Access is as low ...[more]
Morgado Square is Closed from deployment of Fish Aggregating Devices and any fishing activities throughout any given licensing period. It is a very important stock recruitment ground and grow out area for tropical tuna species in the Western Pacific. It was Gazetted in G436 of 25th September 2014.
The goal of this NPOA-IUU is to identify actions that can help to combat, deter and eliminate IUU fishing in PNG to ensure the long term sustainability of its fisheries and marine resources. The NPOA-IUU enlists the specific action items that are developed and implemented to prevent the occurrence and incidents of IUU fishing. The NPOA-IUU is based on the UN FAO International Plan of Action to deter, prevent and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IPOA-IUU) fishing. It is a living document and has been reviewed four (4) times by key stakeholders in Papua New Guinea. It has also ...[more]
Noumea Communique2nd Oceania 21 ConferenceNoumea, 2 July 20141. The 2nd Oceania 21 Conference (Oceania 21), organised by the New Caledonian Government, with the support of France, and was chaired in turn by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Vanuatu, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu and the President of the Marshall Islands, currently Chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum.
The network enables effective knowledge sharing and advocacy on the practical application of Integrated Water Resources Management approaches to address key water resource, catchment and coastal management challenges in Pacific Island Countries
Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting is a summit-level meeting which has been held every three years since 1997. Leaders openly discuss various issues that Pacific Island Countries(PICs) are facing in order to build close cooperative relationships and forge a bond of friendship between Japan and PICs. The 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) was held in Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, on 22 and 23 May, 2015. At this summit, under the slogan of "We are Islanders - Commitment to the Pacific from Iwaki,
The Partnership will support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries
The Pacific Mangroves Initiative (PMI) is a partnership-based initiative promoting investment and action for sustainable mangrove futures in the Pacific Islands.
The goal of the Pacific Islands National Priorities Multi-Focal Area ‘Ridge-to-Reef’ (R2R) program is to maintain and enhance Pacific Island countries’ ecosystem goods and services (provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural) through integrated approaches to land, water, forest, biodiversity and coastal resource management that contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience. This goal will be achieved through a series of national multi-focal area R2R demonstration projects which will support and address national priorities and development needs whi...[more]
Papua New Guinea commits to improve midwifery education and register 500 new midwives by 2015; increase number of obstetricians from 17 in 2011 to 40 in 2020; improve access to drugs and equipment necessary for maternal newborn and child health; introduce maternal health audits in all districts; and develop comprehensive plans to improve existing health services in all four regions of the country by 2015.
In its recent communication to the UNFCCC Papua New Guinea announced that it is aiming to decrease its GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent before 2030, while becoming carbon-neutral before 2050. Source:
There has emerged in recent years the prioritization of sustainable production and consumption patters as a key driver of sustainable development. There has also emerged during the preparations of the SIDS Conference and the Post-2015 Development Agenda recognition of culture as an enabler of sustainable development with the usage of phrases such as "culture of sustainable living". The Pacific has also recognized the critical importance of spirituality and religion as key enablers of attitudes and living that is in tune with or based on inclusive and sustainable development principles. YWAM Sa...[more]
Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential to use trade as a driver of growth, employment and poverty reduction.The purpose of the partnership is to provide businesswomen with the capacity to capitalise on potential opportunities to participate in formal markets, and as a result increase the economic benefits businesswomen in the Pacific re...[more]