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Pressure on World Bank to abolish business rankings

13 Jun 2014

The World Bank is being accused of putting the interests of foreign investors before those of local landowners in the Pacific. The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is just one of hundreds of organisations around the world calling for an end to the Bank's Doing Business rankings system.

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Stopping the World Bank from Land Grabbing

26 May 2014

BRG (PNG) and PANG (Fiji) are supporting a campaign stopping the World Bank from land grabbing in the developing world. The World Bank uses its political and financial might through its investment agencies and institutions to force developing countries to follow a pre-prescribed model of development based on the neo-liberal principles of privitisation, deregulation, low corporate taxation and free market fundementalism.

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3rd MILDA Declaration

26 May 2014

The Lelepa Declaration 2014

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Pacific land rights and keeping them safe from big developers

28 Jan 2013

The Pacific is a long way from Davos, in Switzerland, where world leaders have been meeting.

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Land is the new gold

19 Oct 2012

Land grabs by local politicians, foreign states and international corporations are becoming all too common in Melanesia – with disastrous consequences for locals, writes SIOBHAN McDONNELL.

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Well-being in Vanuatu

15 Oct 2012

A documentary highlighting some of the key findings from the pilot study on ni-Vanuatu well-being conducted between 2010-2012 by the Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs and the Vanuatu National Statistics Office. The study is part of the 'Alternative Indicators of Well-Being for Melanesia' project, endorsed by the Melanesian Spearhead Group and set to roll out to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji in 2013.

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Rhythm of the Solomons… what seabed mining threatens to destroy

15 Oct 2012

What a beautiful way to spend a few minutes – with colorful, astonishing coral reef invertebrates and the sounds of the native peoples of the Solomon Islands. Rhythms of the Solomons, created by Bruce Carlson, paints a peaceful picture of the coexistence of humans with nature. It’s uplifting, and the cinematography is fantastic. From the myriad of crustaceans, molluscs, cnidarians and other marine organisms in this area, one is reminded that some coral reef environments remain in-tact and healthy.

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Traditional knowledge valuable resource for the Pacific

13 Oct 2012

12 October 2012, CBD COP 11, Hyderabad India - The value of traditional knowledge in the Pacific was acknowledged at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Known as Article 8J in the CBD, this strengthens the role of traditional knowledge in contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.

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Legal protection for Pacific traditions

2 Oct 2012

The Pacific region has a rich collection of traditions - from art and dance to local medicines - but now there are fears those ancient rituals could be exploited by others if they're not legally protected.

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Solomons PM 'deeply troubled' by climate change inaction

1 Oct 2012

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has used his address to the UN General Assembly to call on developed nations to do more to tackle climate change.

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