JOB OPENING: Senior Program Assistant

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Jul 052016
 

Position Summary:

Under the overall guidance of the Education Program Officer and in close coordination with the Chief of Mission in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the successful candidates will be responsible and accountable for providing full range of programme and implementation assistance in all CADRE activities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau.

Click here: http://micronesia.iom.int/component/content/article/12-vacancies/138-senior-program-assistant-cadre

Apr 252016
 

Fellowship Dates: Aug. 30 – Sep. 4 2016

The Oceanic Peace Revolution Fellowship, entitled “Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”, will bring together a group of young people from all Oceanian countries who are interested in learning and exploring self-development as a primary means to make this world a better place to live. This retreat aims to promote a culture of peace, peace education, conflict prevention and youth empowerment through the primary means of self-development and meditation.

We live in a world which is often chaotic, stressful and where many people live their lives in situations which are out of their control. By developing personal skills, people can learn to be less reactive to emotions, stress, and challenging external environments and instead become proactive towards real and meaningful world change. Continue reading »

[Marshall Islands] DeBrum: Timing in Political Status Critical

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Apr 182016
 

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Timing is a big factor with regard to the political status quest of colonized people, said Tony de Brum during a roundtable meeting in the speaker’s chambers at the Guam Legislature.

De Brum said that in the face of staunch opposition by the United States, the world stage at the time set the stage for the chips to fall into place that aided in the granting of the eventual self-governance of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a former trust territory of the U.S.

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[Marshall Islands] “Small Nation Can Bring a Great Power to ICJ”

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Apr 182016
 

A smaller nation can drag the powerful ones before the ICJ through numerous multi-lateral conventions despite influential nations not accepting its jurisdiction, the court’s vice-president, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, told The Indian Express.

The statement assumes significance in the context of lawsuits filed at the ICJ in April 2014 by the Republic of Marshall Islands against nine nuclear-armed nations, including India, for “not fulfilling their obligations with respect to the cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date”. Last month, lawyers representing the Marshall Islands began legal proceedings against India, Pakistan and the UK at the court. These three countries have contended that the claim is beyond the jurisdiction of the court.

Click here to read more: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/small-nation-can-bring-a-great-power-to-icj-2758125/

Pacific Farmers to Test Organic Soil for Climate Resilience

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Apr 052016
 

Farmers across the Pacific are to take part in research looking at how organic farming contributes to healthy soil, and soil resilience to climate change.

Farmers in Niue, the Cook Islands and the Marshall Islands will be taking part in what the Pacific Community has termed the ‘soil health trials’.

Click here to read more: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/300622/pacific-farmers-to-test-organic-soil-for-climate-resilience

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Construction Underway for US Air Force Space Fence Radar in the Marshall Islands

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Mar 302016
 

In a special February ceremony on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean – more than 2,100 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu – the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] broke ground at the future six-acre site of the new Space Fence radar system. 

The event marks the official start of construction for the S-band ground-based radar system, designed to replace the 1960s Air Force Space Surveillance System to improve the way objects are tracked in orbit and increase our ability to predict and prevent space-based collisions.

Click here to learn more: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2015/march/150323-mst-iwss-construction-underway-for-us-air-force-space-fence-radar.html

On Birthing New Life, and Fresh Possibilities

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Mar 242016
 

untitledIn both cases, it was the women rebuilding a new life. And so it would be with our work in climate change. The policies from the Paris agreement will not be successful without proper engagement of women – without structures set in place specifically to support women. But what does this look like? I’m not sure. I only know that it’s a path we need to begin walking down – the sooner the better. Our women lived and survived through the nuclear testing, and we will weather the storms of climate change as well, if given the proper support.

– Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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The Secrets of the Wave Pilots

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Mar 232016
 

20navigation1-superJumboAt 0400, three miles above the Pacific seafloor, the searchlight of a power boat swept through a warm June night last year, looking for a second boat, a sailing canoe. The captain of the canoe, Alson Kelen, potentially the world’s last-ever apprentice in the ancient art of wave-piloting, was trying to reach Aur, an atoll in the Marshall Islands, without the aid of a GPS device or any other way-finding instrument. If successful, he would prove that one of the most sophisticated navigational techniques ever developed still existed and, he hoped, inspire efforts to save it from extinction. Monitoring his progress from the power boat were an unlikely trio of Western scientists — an anthropologist, a physicist and an oceanographer — who were hoping his journey might help them explain how wave pilots, in defiance of the dizzying complexities of fluid dynamics, detect direction and proximity to land. More broadly, they wondered if watching him sail, in the context of growing concerns about the neurological effects of navigation-by-smartphone, would yield hints about how our orienteering skills influence our sense of place, our sense of home, even our sense of self.

Click here for more information: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/magazine/the-secrets-of-the-wave-pilots.html

Sports: Marshallese Sprinter Sets Sights on the Rio Olympics

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Mar 232016
 

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The 17 year old ran a season best time of 8.51 seconds in the 60m event at the World Indoor Athletics Champs in Portland, Oregon at the weekend, just one hundreth of a second off her personal best time.

Click here for more information: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/299616/sport-marshalls-sprinter-sets-sights-on-the-rio-olympics

[Marshall Islands] “You’re Alive For A Reason”

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Mar 232016
 

A traditional canoe with a lagoon backdrop features grandly on mural artist Apo Leo’s new work of art at the entrance to Waan Aelon in Majel , but the work’s main focus has an even stronger meaning than this depiction of the powerful Marshallese icon.

Click here for more information: http://www.canoesmarshallislands.com/2016/03/youre-alive-for-a-reason/