Entries by Jit Joytishna

The Whaling Debate and the ICJ ruling on Japanese Whaling

The ICJ Case on Japanese Whaling in the Southern Ocean On 31st May 2010, Australia filed an application in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asking the Court to find that the killing, taking and treating of whales under special permits granted for JARPA II is not for purposes of scientific research within the meaning […]

Renewable Energy: A Solution For Green, Safe, Reliable and Affordable Pacific Sea Transport?

[Contributor: Amelia Bola] The Pacific Islands region’s transport issues are unique – tiny economies scattered at the ends of some of the longest transportation routes in the world with the most challenging network to maintain per capita and per sea mile with the available resources to support it. The priority for Pacific shipping lies on […]

Words of Support to Colleagues in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Words are inadequate to express the sadness we feel about the recent Typhoon Haiyan that fell on the shoulders of the people of Philippines recently. Leyte and Samar provinces were worst hit from what has been quoted as the ‘perfect storm’  in terms of its ferocity (The Economist, 16/11/2013). On behalf of the global network of […]

UNNF Pacific Alumni Meeting Concludes in Fiji Islands

It has been a week since the United Nations Nippon Foundation (UNNF) Alumni concluded providing sufficient time for us to reflect on the minefield of knowledge and experience exchanged during the Pacific Regional Alumni meeting week from 14-18 October 2013, Suva, Fiji Islands.  The first three days of the meeting involved presentations on a range of key oceans issues from regional and […]

Resource Materials for Pacific Ocean Govenance Available Online

The UNNF Pacific Alumni meeting being held from 14-18 October 2013 in Suva, Fiji identified a number of useful resource materials that are available online through participant agencies. These are listed below for your wider use: Vulnerability and adaptation of coastal fisheries to climate change, Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Available: http://www.spc.int/coastfish/en/projects/climate-change.html Vulnerability of Tropical […]