UN Ocean Conference 2025 (UNOC 2025)

The Assembly adopted by consensus the draft resolution “2025 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”,…

2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28)

​The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC will convene from 30 November to 12 December 2023. It will take place in the United Arab Emirates.   

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how…

Registrations are NOW OPEN for the Pacific Resilience Meeting 2023

​The PRM will be held from 11-13 October, with the theme: "Our People Our Strength: Securing Our Pacific Future". Registration is free and open to all. Are you ready to make an impact and share your story of resilience? Join us at your country hubs or…

World Maritime Day 2023

Photo credit: Solomon island Women in Maritime (SIWIMA)       World Maritime Day is celebrated on the last Thursday of every September, on September 28 this year, to honor the tireless work of the international maritime industry workers.   

The existential threat climate change poses to Pacific nations presented at International Tribunal

Photo: The Republic of the Marshall Islands Climate Change Envoy Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)  

Impact-based forecasting operational in Samoa and Tonga

Key Samoa and Tonga Meteorological Services personnel attended the Impact-Based Forecasting training from 18 to 22 September 2023 in Nadi, Fiji. The workshop provided hands-on operational experience with the new impact-based forecast early warning…

Empowering the Pacific: capacity-building workshop boosts Waste-to-Energy solutions in Papua New Guinea

Careers in ocean science beckons to young Pacific women

Kite Pareti, Islands Business Pacific young women are taking a greater interest in protecting our oceans for the future. At last week’s inaugural conference on ocean science and ocean management in Nadi, Fiji, Tanga Morris Jnr, 26, said that while…

Palau Targets 100% managed ocean space

By Ngewakl Issac Soaladaob, Island Times Amid challenges heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic and discussions about the possibility of opening its marine sanctuary, which currently protects 80% of its waters, the Palau Government unveiled a bold objective…
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