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UPCOV MEMBERS TO ATTEND ASIA PACIFIC FIRST LADIES SUMMIT 2019:

The United Pasifika Council of Victoria is proud to announce that three of it's members have been selected to attend the "Asia Pacific First Ladies Summit 2019 - Palau" on the 12th of December. The Summit is co-hosted by the Office of the President of Palau, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) with the support of several international civil society organisations working for peace. The three women members are Mrs Edith Campbell, Ms Sylvia Coombe and Mrs Emma Kamupala.

The Summit will address topics such as peace, reconciliation, good governance, sustainable development and youth empowerment as well as strengthening social and family relations, all with a focus to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The theme is "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values."

The Summit will be a platform for government and civil society cooperation to advance joint efforts toward achieving sustainable peace and development.


UPCOV CHAIRMAN GUEST SPEAKER AT FIJI DAY CELEBRATION:

The Chairman of the United Pasifika Council of Victoria, Mr Fuga Alofipo Lio Ale, will be the guest speaker at the annual Melbourne Fiji Day Multicultural Festival to be held on Saturday the 19th of October at the Gaelic Park, Keysborough.

The celebration has always attracted a good crowd invited to join the Fijians in their celebration. Different communities from around the Pasifika Island communities and other communities participate in the Multicultural activities organised by the Fijian Community Association of Victoria.


MELBOURNE MUSEUM PACIFIC CULTURAL LEADERS ADVISORY GROUP:

The first Melbourne Museum Pacific Cultural Leaders Advisory Group meeting was held today, Tuesday 19th November, where the group would provide a voice from the Pacific, specialist expertise and advice regarding Te Pasifika Gallery redevelopment. The group will also provide guidance, advice, direction as well as a link between Museum Victoria and the Victorian Pacific Community.

UPCOV members who are part of the Melbourne Museum Pacific Leaders Advisory Group include Mrs Emma Kamupala (Niue) and Mr Vonivate Driu (Fiji)

It was a successful day of sharing ideas, learning from each others culture and getting to know the work of Museum Victoria in the redevelopment of the Te Pasifika Gallery.


UPCOV LEADERS SELECTED AS REGIONAL ADVISORY MEMBERS IN VICTORIA MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION:

The United Pasifika Council of Victoria wishes to Congratulate 4 of it's members that have been appointed as members of the Victorian Multicultural Commission's Regional Advisory Council.
The 4 members are Mr Von Driu (Fiji), Mrs Edith Campbell (Maori), Mr Anthony Sofe and Mr Lio Ale (Samoa). UPCOV wishes you the best and may God bless you all.


PASIFIKA LEADERS MEET TO ENGAGE WITH GOVERNMENT:

Pacific Island Community Leaders came together under the umbrella of the United Pasifika Council of Victoria to meet with Government representative Talei Richards, Senior Policy Officer from the Multicultural Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet. The meeting held today (Monday 04/01/2019) at Level 9, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne was aimed at informing Government of the presence of the newly formed United Pasifika Council of Victoria that can be an engaging arm of Government when dealing with issues regarding Pacific Island communities in Victoria. 

Leaders at the meeting include representatives from New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands and Niue Communities. 


UPCOV ATTENDS MUSLIM COMMUNITY GATHERING TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF CHRISTCHURCH ATTACK 

On Friday the 22nd March, some members of the UPCOV Executive Committee joined other Community leaders in an Information session held at the Dandenong Council Civic Center mainly in reference to the Christchurch shooting and repercussion in the Muslim Community in Dandenong.

Approximately 60 Community leaders, the Dandenong Council, Victoria Police and the Muslim leaders attended the meeting opened by the City of Dandenong Mayor Councillor Roz Blades

The United Pasifika Council of Victoria's contingent voiced their support for unity in our society presented by Mr Temese Leilua on their behalf.

 


 

VICTORIA PREMIER'S GALA DINNER:

 

The Committee members of UPCOV attended the Victoria Premier's Gala Dinner on Saturday (16/03/2019) held at the Melbourne Exhibition Center, Melbourne. The Pasifika Community Leaders were privileged to be part of the United Pasifika Council of Victoria group that attended Victoria Premier Honourable Daniel Andrew's Gala Dinner. The Night was enjoyed thoroughly with leaders networking with other Community leaders and other dignitaries present with spectacular entertainment and lots of drinks and food to eat.