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Pasifika Peace Talanoa - Editions 2 and 3 for 2010.pdf (2033KB)

FemLINKPACIFIC currently hosts the GPPAC Pacific Secretariat

GPPAC PACIFIC is a group of civil society peace and security experts, currently from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, the Autonomous region of Bougainville (PNG) and Papua New Guinea working in partnership to promote, enhance understanding and advocate for human security, peace education and conflict preventive actions, particularly in light of past conflicts and existing political crises.

The resurgence of conflict is clearly on the agenda of the GPPAC Pacific, and in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Biketawa Declaration (2000), GPPAC Pacific has called on all Pacific Island Leaders and Heads of government to strengthen their collaboration with peace and security experts from civil society organisations as a reaffirmation of their commitment to the principles of Good Governance, Democracy, Gender Equality and the Respect for the Rule of Law and Human Rights.

Our network is committed to enhancing a human security approach to security, which we believe would greatly assist in eliminating tensions and instabilities in the Pacific Region.

We recognize that there is a need to support and enhance the participation of civil society peace and security experts in matters relating to traditional security such as arms transfers and ammunition control, weapons disposal and border control. 

These require an inclusive approach to conflict prevention through stronger assessment and responses. Additionally we recognize that issues relating to land and natural resource management including climate change require transparency, prior and informed consent in all related reform processes through proper consultation processes with all stakeholders.

However, we are concerned that our efforts are impeded by the lack of regional coherence and changing political dynamics and call on Pacific Leaders and Heads of Governments to strengthen the channels of sustainable dialogue and peaceful engagement and maintaining principles of Good Governance, Democracy, Gender Equality and the Respect for the Rule of Law and Human Rights.

GPPAC Pacific has continued to draw attention to the human rights violations faced by civil society, human rights defenders, Peace builders, humanitarian groups and the media particularly when working in politically vulnerable situations.

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a global civil society-led network which seeks to build an international consensus on peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict.

It was established in 2003 in response to the call made by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for an international conference of civil society organisations working in the field of conflict prevention in his 2001 report Prevention of Armed Conflict .

The Global Partnership consists of fifteen regional networks, each of which has its own Regional Action Agenda and Work Plan and participates in activities at the global level.

 
 
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