Young Pacific professionals driving groundbreaking work on ocean law globally

Ms Tumai Laokiri works in the Attorney General’s Office for the Republic of Kiribati, a country made up of low-lying coral islands with one of the largest ocean spaces or maritime zones in the world.

Ocean Governance in action: strengthening Pacific capacity to define and secure maritime zones

Pacific Experts and two current members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf during the May 2023 training in Singapore Did you know Pacific Ocean governance goes beyond the reef, beyond the horizon, and, in some cases, it can even go…

"It's like planting a seed"

UK reaffirms ocean governance partnership with Pacific Islands

On the 29th of July, the UK Government signed an agreement to continue their partnership with Pacific Island Countries through the UK-Pacific Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project to secure maritime zones. The UK will contribute an additional £351,000…

Opening Remarks at the Extended Continental Shelf Software (ECS) Training for Fiji Government 28 March 2022, Suva Fiji

Acknowledging the presence of Mr Manasa Lesuma, the Permanent Secretary of Defence, Policing and National Security; His Excellency, Dr Brian Jones, British High Commissioner to Fiji; Members of the Fiji Maritime Affairs Coordination Committee; colleagues…

Keynote Address by President of FSM H.E David W. Panuelo at the Pacific Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session & High Level Dialogue

Excellencies, Distinguished Leaders in the Pacific, Ladies and Gentlemen. 

Dr Paula Vivili, Deputy Director General, Pacific Community (SPC), Closing Remarks at Pacific Maritime Boundaries High Level Dialogue Virtual Event

Excellencies, senior officials representing Pacific member states  Pacific Island Maritime Boundary Consortium Partners  Partners, SPC colleagues, ladies and gentlemen 

Remarks by Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division SPC at the opening of the 20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session: securing our Blue Pacific region for future generations 

Ni sa bula Vinaka and good morning colleagues and friends.  Our last time together as a community of practice was in November 2019 at the 19th Maritime Boundaries Working Session. For a team like this one, who has met as colleagues and friends year …

MFA Release: Fiji Commits to Finalize Maritime Boundaries

Original Release here Press Releases FIJI COMMITS TO FINALISE MARITIME BOUNDARIES 09/10/2020  

Dr. Andrew Jones: Why Maritime Zones matter for the future of our Blue Pacific

by Andrew Jones Pacific people are leaders on the global stage, connected by our vast Blue Pacific in a way that land-based continents can never be.   The coconut that falls in the ocean in Fiji will wash up on the shores of French Polynesia. The tuna…
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