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Pacific Islands Need More Climate Change Funding. They Also Need Help Spending It Faster Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Islands Need More Climate Change Funding. They Also Need Help Spending It Faster

Once the pledges are made, accessing money from the global funds to help communities cope with sea level rise and other climate impacts is a challenge.
US Territory Reps Hope Congress Will Remedy Longstanding Data Gaps Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2019

US Territory Reps Hope Congress Will Remedy Longstanding Data Gaps

The federal government invests far less in funding data collection for communities in U.S. territories than residents of U.S. states.
US Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear American Samoa Citizenship Case Gets Mixed Reaction Getty Images/iStockphoto

US Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear American Samoa Citizenship Case Gets Mixed Reaction

Advocates had hoped the case would be a chance for the court to overturn racist case law that affects residents of all U.S. territories.
Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs East-West Center/2022

Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs

The growing threats from climate change and geopolitical tensions with China are underscoring EWC's role in strengthening U.S.-Pacific relationships.
Solomon Islands Agreed To US-Pacific Island Accord After China References Axed Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP/2022

Solomon Islands Agreed To US-Pacific Island Accord After China References Axed

Remarks by the foreign minister represented the first time Solomon Islands has publicly acknowledged it had initial concerns about the agreement and expressed why it had a change of heart.
US Pledges More Than $800 Million To Pacific Islands To Thwart China AP Photo/Susan Walsh/2022

US Pledges More Than $800 Million To Pacific Islands To Thwart China

President Joe Biden says the vast and diverse region will be a "critical voice" in global relations. But major policy disagreements persist.
Pacific Leaders Hope Washington Embraces Their Priorities At First-Ever DC Summit Courtesy: East-West Center/2022

Pacific Leaders Hope Washington Embraces Their Priorities At First-Ever DC Summit

The island nations are seeking help with climate change and other woes that are threatening their very existence.
Pacific Islands Call For More Climate Financing At Hawaii Conference Getty Images/iStockphoto

Pacific Islands Call For More Climate Financing At Hawaii Conference

Representatives from 15 countries and territories convened in Honolulu for the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders.
Japan, US, Philippines To Step Up Maritime Security Ties AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko/2022

Japan, US, Philippines To Step Up Maritime Security Ties

The move comes amid allegations that heavy-handed actions by China are aimed at increasing its control over the region.
Many Pacific Islander Patients Have To Move To Get Life-Saving Access To Dialysis Carlo Domingo/Civil Beat/2022

Many Pacific Islander Patients Have To Move To Get Life-Saving Access To Dialysis

One in five Indigenous Chamorros in the Northern Mariana Islands has diabetes, and the demand for dialysis is growing. But the only dialysis centers are on the capital island of Saipan.