Cultural security in the Pacific: Why it matters for regional security

The Interpreter Lowy Institute,
31 August 2023, International

Last week, Pacific leaders and officials discussed the region’s ocean governance in Nadi, law enforcement in Koror, a potential Australia–Pacific COP31 in Suva, and Melanesian security, the climate crisis and human rights in Port Vila, while civil society groups have protested Japan’s commenced discharge of treated nuclear wastewater from Fukushima into our Pacific Ocean. These issues span critical human security concerns of Pacific Island peoples, and directly threaten the Pacific’s cultural future.