What is blue Pacific?
The Blue Pacific is the world’s largest oceanic continent, made up of a grouping of Pacific island countries and territories engaged in innovative and unique initiatives that show leadership toward strong regional ocean governance and the sustainable management and conservation of the ocean and its resources.
The 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent represents the ongoing commitment of the region to work together as one. The 2050 Strategy represents a unique opportunity for the region to develop long-term approaches to critical challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and security.
Blue Pacific – Our Sea Of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania: Achieving SDG 14 through effective implementation of Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy, was an opportunity for the Pacific region’s key decision makers to highlight the cooperation currently guiding ocean governance in the Pacific.
Prime Minister of Samoa Honourable Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said“For many countries the ocean and SDG 14 may be of marginal importance for their political and development ambitions, but for Pacific Islands Forum members the ocean is crucial and SDG 14 a critical catalyst for placing the ocean at the heart of the Pacific’s 2030 Development Agenda through the concept of The Blue Pacific.
“The Blue Pacific seeks to recapture the collective potential of our shared stewardship of the Pacific Ocean based on an explicit recognition of our shared ocean identity, ocean geography, and ocean resources. The Blue Pacific aims to strengthen collective action as one ‘Blue Pacific Continent’ by putting The Blue Pacific at the centre of the regional policy making process and the requisite collective action for advancing the Forum Leaders’ Vision for the Region.” The President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and current Pacific Islands Forum Chair, HE President Peter Christian highlighted some of the contributions being made by FSM to conserve Pacific ocean resources saying, “The Federated States of Micronesia will continue to stand strong with leaders of the Pacific in joined-efforts to find solutions to address the most immediate needs while awaiting the longer term strategies for solutions for the damage we know will come as a result of a lack of attention to the oceans and climate change”
Pacific regionalism provides a chance for these small island developing states to influence world policy, build capacity in the region, promote good governance, maintain peaceful neighbourly relations, and create positive development outcomes.
What is Pacific regionalism?
It adopted in 2004 the following vision for the Pacific: … Leaders believe the Pacific can, should and will be a region of peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity, so that all of its people can lead free and worthwhile lives.
Pacific regionalism provides a chance for these small island developing states to influence world policy, build capacity in the region, promote good governance, maintain peaceful neighbourly relations, and create positive development outcomes. <https://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10063/5448/thesis.pdf?sequence=1>
Green West Papua State
Green State of West Papua is a vision stated by the Government of West Papua, where all communities of beings in West Papua and in the Isle of New Guinea leave in peace; where balance becomes the ruler that invites harmony to reign.
Blue West Papua Country