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On our land: Modern land grabs reversing independance in PNG

26 May 2014

Read the latest report from PANG and the Oakland Institute on land grabs in PNG

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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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Corporate land grabs in PNG - independence betrayed?

16 Dec 2013

Papua New Guinea is among the most culturally and biologically diverse nations on earth, and its laws enshrine the customary land ownership of indigenous tribes. Yet a massive land grab is under way with 12% of the country's land leased out to foreign corporations ...

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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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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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Nation building & Identity in Melanesia

25 Sep 2012

After 30 years of independence for most of the nation states of Melanesia, nation-building and forging a collective identity is still a work in progress.

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Vanuatu the Pacific's 'happy place'

18 Sep 2012

The Pacific Islands are always a popular holiday destination but Vanuatu is one with a bit of a difference. A three-hour flight from Auckland, Vanuatu's culture, French influence and powder white beaches are among the many things enticing Kiwis there. Julia Paley from House of Travel told TV ONE's Breakfast she thinks New Zealanders are attracted to Vanuatu because it offers beautiful beaches, lush tropical environment and beautiful culture - all on a scale that's “quite compact, quite boutique in a way”.

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Sisters in Development

7 Sep 2012

While the fruits of big-business development continue to pass them by, women throughout Papua New Guinea are turning to their colourful traditional customs to support their communities. Last month, Our Pacific Ways witnessed an inspiring ceremony where sacred customs blend with new beginnings. Visit ourpacificways.wordpress.com to learn more about Pacific communities reclaiming their future.

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