Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.
In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
Pacific nations, led by the smallest and least well-off, moved decisively to restrict travel from a fast-growing list of COVID-19 affected countries.
Small Pacific economies are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters on economic growth. Special support systems need to be in place to help them respond.
Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters