2015 Regional Public Policy Submissions

The deadline for submitting 2015: regional initiatives under the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism was 5.00pm Fiji Time, Friday 19 June, 2015.

Regional initiatives were assessed and selected by a specialist sub-committee on regionalism - a group of eight individuals from right across the Pacific. This committee selected a limited number of regional initiatives put to Leaders for their discussion and consideration at the 2015 Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Below are the list of submissions received:

Submitting Organisation Title of Submission
1. Arnie Saiki, Moana Nui' Action Alliance Towards A Regional Regulatory Monitoring Agency
2. Business Media Fiji Ltd Pacific Central (The Pacific Channel)
3. Cathryn Buis Immigration and Resettlement Framework
4. Commonwealth Local Government Forum Pacific Decentralisation and Local Governance
5. Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians New Zealand Group (CWP NZ Establishment of a Regional Human Rights Forum for the Pacific Region
6. Cook Islands Voyaging Society Rama Voyage - Vaka Marumaru Atua - Cook Islands | Vaka Faafaite - Tahiti | Vaka Gaualofa Samoa | Vaka Uto Ni Yalo - Fiji | Vaka Haunui - Aotearoa
7. Digital Society Foundation and the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures Connect the Blue Continent
8. Dr Johan Morreau Health Workforce Development
9. Esther Batiri Williams and Bill Synot Oceania Charter and Oceania Community
10. Family Planning NSW Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention Policy and Program in the Pacific
11. Fiji Maritime Academy Expansion of Fiji Maritime Academy Programmes to meet the regional maritime training needs
12. Fiji School of Medicine, CMNHS FNU Strengthening Specialised Clinical Services in the Pacific
13. Fiji Truth & Reconciliation National Research Centre; Na Dina Fiji Truth Commission Movement; Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) Research & Think Tank Project A Fiji Perspective: 10 Point Plan For The Proposed Pacific Regionalism
14. Gerald E. M. Erbsleben A Case for Aerial Maritime Surveillance in the Pacific
15. Government of Kiribati Climate Change Issues
16. International Trade Centre (ITC) Private Sector Advocacy and Participation as a driver of regional integration in the Pacific
17. International Trade Centre (ITC) Women's Economic Empowerment in Tourism in the Pacific
18. International Trade Centre (ITC) Building Capacity of SMEs in Market Analysis for Regional Trade Integration
19. Marshall Island Mayors Association Building Capacities of Local Governments: Adaptation and Sustainability at the frontlines
20. Morgan Tuimalealiifano & Max Quanchi, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, USP Strengthening regional consciousness, citizenry and policy: Moana regional online program of courses on history and sustainability on regionalism
21. Multi-agency - SPC, SPREP, UNISDR, UNDP, UNOCHA, PIFS, USP Climate and Disaster Resilience Development in the Pacific
22. Ocean Ambassadors Waste Plastic Remediation for the Pacific
23. Oceania National Olympic Committee Pacific Sport Compass: Providing direction sport development in the Pacific
24. Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions Pacific Regional Audit Initiative Phase 2: PASAI’s Strategic Plan 2014–2024: Improving transparency and accountability in the Pacific through strong Supreme Audit Institutions
25. Pacific Civil Society Groups, Social Movements and Community Networks Concerned About Potential Negative Impacts of Trade Agreements Trade working for the Pacific we want
26. Pacific Invasives Partnership A Pacific Plan for Regional Biosecurity and Management of Invasive Alien Species and Diseases
27. Pacific Islands Climate Change Network Proposing a Port Moresby Declaration for an effective global climate agreement
28. Pacific Islands Rainforest Foundation Pacific Rainforests Status and Biodiversity Audit
29. Pacific Islands Rainforest Foundation A Critical Qualitative and Quantitative Study of the Impacts of Climate Change on SIDS
30. Pacific Islands Rainforest Foundation Ecotourism Program Development for Protected Areas
31. Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community Organic Islands: Growing our Future through the organic and ethical trade
32. Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (PARBICA) Good Recordkeeping for Good Governance
33. Pacific Regional Non-Governmental Organisations Supported by 40 CSOs, Churches, Traditional Leaders across the Pacific: Lead (FWCC, PIANGO, PANG) West Papua: The Unforgotten Moral Responsibility of Regionalism
34. Pacific Small Arms Action Group Advancing the Pacific consensus for disarmament
35. Pacific Youth Council Youth Advancing Pacific Development
36. Partners With Melanesians Inc. (PwMPNG); PNG Union For Free West Papua (PNGUFWP); and Human Rights for West Papua People Protection Association (HRWPPPA) Issues in West Papua
37. PNA Need To Establish a Regional Agreement for the Management and Monitoring Of Deep Sea Minerals Activities in the Forum Countries' Waters
38. Republic of Palau Regional Cooperation and Enhancement in Maritime Surveillance and Enforcement to Combat Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the Pacific
39. Resident Coordinators Office & Pacific UNCT Building the Human Capital of Pacific Youth: investing in the region's most valuable asset
40. Sam Johnson (New Zealand); Penehuro Lefale (New Zealand); Robert Torvelainen (Finland) Citizenship by Entrepreneurship
41. School of Business, University of New South Wales Labour Market Conditions in the Pacific Islands Forum
42. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Central Pacific Commission - Regional Shipping Service Agreement
43. Secretariat of the Pacific Community A New Song for Coastal fisheries - Pathways to Change
44. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Empowering Pacific Island Countries and Territories for Sustainable Deep Seabed Minerals Management
45. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional Initiative for Water Security and Safe Sanitation
46. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Tobacco Free Pacific 2025 - Healthy Islands are Tobacco Free Islands
47. Secretariat of the Pacific Community Building Resilient Food Production Systems for Food and Livelihood Security in the Pacific Communities
48. South Pacific Tourism Office South Pacific Destination Alliance (SPDA): Regional  Sustainable Tourism Initiative
49. State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program ANU Labour Mobility: Lifting our ambition, lifting our ability to grasp opportunities
50. TEAR Fund New Zealand and Nasi Tuan Vanuatu Addressing human rights abuses and the violation of dignity in West Papua
51. UN & SPC/RRRT Establishing a Human Rights Mechanism in the Pacific
52. UNESCAP/UNDP on behalf of the UN Regional Consultations to develop a Pacific response or approach to the follow up and review of the SDGs
53. UNESCO Safeguarding Shared Pacific Cultural Heritage for Fostering Regional  Identity and Integration
54. United Nations Development of uniquely Pacific indicators of poverty & development progress, and analysis of associated standards of living, service costs & shared responsibilities to leverage voice and influence, and facilitate joint decisions
55. United Nations Country Team - Resident Coordinators Office Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in the Pacific
56. University of the South Pacific Regional ICT Advisory Council
57. University of the South Pacific "Language Matters in Pacific Education": Interdisciplinary Research Program
58. Willie Lahari Towards a Pacific Islands Regional Investment Bank
59. World Citizens Association of Australia Pacific Islands Maritime Control
60. World Citizens Association of Australia A Pacific Islands Community
61. World Vision Pacific Timor-Leste Pacific Roadmap for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - Investing in mothers and children for a bright future
62. Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office Restructuring the Tuna Fisheries Industry in the Pacific Islands through Transfer of Rights
63. United Nations Expansion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) connectivity, access and use in the Pacific
64. Economics Planning Development & Statistics (EPDS) - Niue e-Pacific
65. Daryl Morini – Centre for a Common Destiny Mediation Support Unit: Mobilising the Region for Peace and Security
66. Michael Donoghue Development of marine species-based ecotourism in the Pacific Islands
67. Government of Tuvalu Government of Tuvalu - Regional Priorities
68. PAILS Forum Pacific Islands Labour Sending (PAILS)
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