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- 3rd ACP Summit : ACP solidarity in a globalised world
Proceedings and documentation for the 3rd ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government, including news and reports, media releases, speeches, attendees, agenda, programme and photos.
Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering facilitates the adoption, implementation and enforcement of internationally accepted standards against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, in particular the Forty Recommendations and Eight Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF).
- APIPA : Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors
A brief history of the Association which promotes efficiency and accountability in the use of public resources of developing Pacific nations. Includes a list of members.
- Australasian Legal Information Institute
The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australian legal materials. The web site includes some New Zealand cases and other legal materials.
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more.
- British High Commission, Suva
Includes the e-zine Britain in the Pacific.
- Chiefs of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments
An online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet members, compiled by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Also includes heads of central banks, ambassadors to the United States, and permanent representatives to the United Nations. Issued monthly in PDF format, and also available in HTML format, updated weekly.
- Island law
The legal and political relationships between islands and the rest of the world, with a particular focus on Micronesia and other islands of the Pacific.
- Journal of South Pacific law
Publishes "a wide range of material and legal research with a focus on laws of the South Pacific region and on issues of interest to legal researchers within the region". Includes refereed articles, working papers, case notes and book reviews. The site provides the full text of all issues and links to other Pacific legal publications.
- National Integrity System Country Studies Pacific Island Countries
Website presenting reports on corruption levels and anti-corruption measures in various Pacific Island countries including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
- Newsletter / Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
Newsletter of the Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance (PIAS-DG), which promotes research and learning into governance and economic development throughout the Pacific region. All issues available in full-text.
- Oceania Customs Organisation
Site provides information about the OCO and its membership. Full-text reports on policy, newsletters and other publications are available.
- Oceanian governments on the WWW
Links to extensive general information and information about governments, government depts.
- Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance
PIAS-DG promotes research and learning in the fields of Development Studies, Governance and Pacific Studies, particularly as these relate to the needs of Pacific Island countries. Includes information on courses of study, projects, seminars and conferences.
- Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police : bringing together policing in the South Pacific
An organisation of 21 member countries and territories in the Pacific which aims to share information, discuss issues, devise and promote strategies on policing in the Pacific Islands. Includes resources and information about the activities, annual conference, and programmes of the PICP.
- Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
About the forum which works in support of member governments to enhance the economic and social well-being of the people of the South Pacific.
- Pacific Islands Law Officers' Network : PILON
Site includes country reports; reports of annual meetings; news and events; and legislative assistance, workshops, and training programmes available to members.
- Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute
PacLII (an initiative of the USPSL) provides an online collection of judgments and statutes for Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga and Vanuatu. Includes secondary legal materials and the Journal of South Pacific Law.
- Pacific Legal Network
Includes legal news from the Pacific region.
- Pacific Media Centre (AUT)
Videos via YouTube from the PMC, a media research and community resource centre at the School of Communication Studies, AUT University, that has a strategic focus on Māori, Pasifika and diversity media and community development.
- Pacific wreck database
History, veterans and wreckage of WWII. Maintained by Justin Taylan.
Australian Agency for International Development program to improve governance, regional security and foster development in the Pacific. Provides program details for Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Niue and Tokelau, Nauru, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Micronesia.
- Parline database
The PARLINE database (a derivative of Parliaments on-Line) has been developed by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and is regularly updated on the basis of official information provided by national Parliaments, including those of Oceania.
- Regional Rights Resource Team : RRRT
Information about the Regional Rights Resource Team, a team of 7 human rights trainers working in the Pacific. Includes details about the RRRT organizational structure, activities, the RRRT strategy on poverty alleviation, and news stories. The full text of the Pacific Human Development Report 1999 is accessible.
- Revue juridique polynésienne : RJP
Revue Juridique Polynésienne is a multidisciplinary journal, containing articles in French or English relating to various aspects of legal, social and human sciences, focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the countries of the Pacific zone. All issues available in full-text.
- Rory Ewin's Pacific Island politics
Papers, especially on Fiji and Tonga by Rory Ewins.
- State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program
The SSGM Program of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific encourages scholarship and dialogue on political science in Melanesia. Web site contains information about its staff, publications, conferences and seminars, as well as full text documents of papers on politics within the region.
- Time to talk = To tok pisin
Time to Talk is about politics, society and governance in today's Pacific. The radio series and website offers information, opinions, background and analysis.
- United Nations and decolonization
Includes information about non-self-governing Pacific Island territories.
- United Nations Development Programme : Pacific Centre
Website of UNDP Pacific Centre includes news, events, publications, and information about the Pacific Centre's work.
- United Nations Development Programme. UNDP Multi Country Office in Samoa : country office for Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa & Tokelau
Includes information on the UN in the Pacific, environmental issues, sustainable development, poverty eradication, gender issues and HIV/AIDS.
- United Nations System Based in Fiji
Website of United Nations in Fiji includes information about UN in the Pacific, events, news and links to other UN agencies and publications.
- Update to Law of the Pacific Islands : a guide to web based resources / by Ruth Bird
An update to the Law of the Pacific Islands: a guide to web based resources, published October 16, 2000. This guide deals with internet sites providing caselaw, legislation and Government home pages for the Pacific Island region. There are also links to several relevant journals, and to academic sites providing dedicated Pacific law web pages, or centres dealing with Pacific law.
- USP law
University of the South Pacific School of Law site. Information about the school, its staff and courses. Also includes online legal materials: a range of judgments, legislation, treaties, conventions and agreements from countries in the South Pacific region.