Collaboration in the Pacific
Graphic: Two children walk on a beach in Kiribati
Participating inter-governmental mechanism
The project will engage with representatives to the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) from States with NHRIs.
Established in 1971, the PIF is the central political and economic policy organisation for the Pacific. It is guided by a vision for a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy and productive lives.
The project will engage with members and senior staff from the following NHRIs in the Pacific:
Graphic: Samoa's NHRI holds community consultations with women
As part of our multi-year project, the APF will:
- Establish online communities of practice for NHRIs in the Pacific to discuss effective approaches for engaging with their State representatives to the PIF; starting from February 2022
- Design and implement blended learning courses for NHRIs in the Pacific on environmental rights and climate change; starting from February 2022
- Support selected NHRIs to undertake national research and stakeholder consultations on environmental rights and climate change through a small grants program; starting from March 2022
- Facilitate roundtable dialogues for NHRIs in the Pacific and State representatives to the PIF, with a focus on environmental rights and climate change
- Work with NHRIs in the Pacific and State representatives to PIF to develop a joint outcomes paper on environmental rights and climate change.
The project is funded by the European Union and supports the APF’s efforts to build stronger NHRIs and work collaboratively to address human rights challenges at the national, regional and international level.
- Two children walk on a beach in Kiribati - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe, Flickr; http://bit.ly/1k7VVIc
- Samoa's NHRI holds community consultations with women - NHRI/Ombudsman of Samoa
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