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The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2011

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2011 Political Reviews The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2011 nic maclellan Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2011 david chappell, jon fraenkel, gordon leua nanau, howard van trease, muridan s widjojo The Contemporary Pacic, Volume 24, Number 2, 359­431 © 2012 by University of Hawai`i Press Throughout 2011, the Pacific Islands Forum (pif) celebrated the fortieth anniversary of its founding meeting, which was held in New Zealand (NZ) from 5 to 7 August 1971. Leaders such as Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara of Fiji, Sir Albert Henry of Cook Islands, and Hammer deRoburt of Nauru had created the Forum (then called the South Pacific Forum) because the colonial powers refused to allow "political" issues like nuclear testing and independence to be discussed at meetings of the South Pacific Commission (spc). Australia and New Zealand were founding members of the Forum and retain their influence today in the organization. But the anniversary celebrations have highlighted the changing membership, mandate, and capacity of the regional body. The range of players in Forum activities has broadened, with nonindependent Pacific Island nations incorporated into pif meetings and multilateral agencies increasing their influence. This has added to the regional agenda and complicated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2011

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 24 (2) – Aug 1, 2012

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Political Reviews The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2011 nic maclellan Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2011 david chappell, jon fraenkel, gordon leua nanau, howard van trease, muridan s widjojo The Contemporary Pacic, Volume 24, Number 2, 359­431 © 2012 by University of Hawai`i Press Throughout 2011, the Pacific Islands Forum (pif) celebrated the fortieth anniversary of its founding meeting, which was held in New Zealand (NZ) from 5 to 7 August 1971. Leaders such as Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara of Fiji, Sir Albert Henry of Cook Islands, and Hammer deRoburt of Nauru had created the Forum (then called the South Pacific Forum) because the colonial powers refused to allow "political" issues like nuclear testing and independence to be discussed at meetings of the South Pacific Commission (spc). Australia and New Zealand were founding members of the Forum and retain their influence today in the organization. But the anniversary celebrations have highlighted the changing membership, mandate, and capacity of the regional body. The range of players in Forum activities has broadened, with nonindependent Pacific Island nations incorporated into pif meetings and multilateral agencies increasing their influence. This has added to the regional agenda and complicated

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