Starting today, The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be one of many participants who will be set up at the Blue Pacific Village.
Blue Pacific Village is part of the 51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting programme. It is a week-long public programme from 11-15 July 2022 at the Thurston Gardens in Suva. It will be the largest public-facing event in the programme.
The Blue Pacific Village has been described as the melting pot of all the best that the Blue Pacific Continent offers, showcasing our diverse food, culture, art, and heritage. The programmes align with the overall goal to reflect, renew, and celebrate our Pacific.
Furthermore, the Blue Pacific Village is an opportunity to share and promote the vibrance, rich and unique cultures and traditions of the eighteen (18) PIF members and celebrate the strength, solidarity and treasure of the diversity of the Pacific and seek a future in which its cultures, traditions and religious beliefs are valued, honoured and developed and reflects the resilience of the Forum members and its people in the last 50 years.
USP delegation will focus on several projects that will coincide with the themes that will be part of the Village set-up, including the Oceans, Regionalism, and Education Theme.
The event will also promote awareness and appreciation of the Pacific’s unique cultures, with various students’ associations from USP participating throughout the week.
There will also be public talanoa sessions showcasing the Pacific’s unique cultural performances, arts and music.