Pacific

We have been working in the Pacific region for over 20 years. We have programmes in multiple parts of the Pacific region, with our work varying from supporting community peacebuilding efforts to enabling comparative learning on shared conflict issues, such as climate change and conflict.

Land and resource disputes, climate change, state governance, and the legacy of colonial and post-colonial conflicts are all common challenges for the diverse territories and countries across the Pacific region. 

    Peacebuilding training in Bougainville
    Autonomous Region of Bougainville

    The 2001 Bougainville Peace Agreement ended almost a decade of violent conflict, and established the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. A referendum on the region’s political status took place in November 2019 with a result of almost 98% of votes in favour of independence from Papua New Guinea. We work with our partners to address community conflict challenges and we support the implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement through providing technical and facilitation support to the post-referendum inter-governmental dialogue process.

    Peace garden in Fiji
    Fiji

    In 2018, Fiji held its second democratic elections since the last military coup of 2006. Despite progress, political and social divisions persist, posing an ongoing risk to Fiji’s peace and stability. Building on our long history in the region, we’re working with our partners to address the drivers of these political and social divisions. 

    Sister Lorraine

    Whether it is a survivor or victim of sexual violence or former combatants, the most rewarding thing is to witness them recover and live a normal life.

    Sister Lorraine Garasu
    Autonomous Region of Bougainville

    Our work in action

    We have been working in the Pacific region for over 20 years, alongside our partners. Explore our work in action.
    Small boy on a boat

    Our partners in the Pacific

    Our programme partners are at the heart of what we do. These relationships, often developed over years and even decades, are crucial to making peace possible.