Addressing today's problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots

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Nisha, Director of Office and Representative to the Pacific States, UNESCO, pictured fourth from the left, together with colleagues and staff from Samoan universities. Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, Minister of Education, Sports & Culture, Government of Samoa, is second from left. Photo: Julia Dean/UNESCO Pacific

The centuries-old cultural practices and traditions of Pacific islanders are key to addressing some of the development problems of today, and working out sustainable solutions for tomorrow.

That's the view of the Pacific Representative for the UN Cultural Organization, UNESCO, Nisha.

The organization uses the term Intangible Cultural Heritage to refer to those traditions handed down between generations, beyond simply monuments and objects.

Julia Dean asked Nisha how relevant it was to the Pacific region in general.

Duration:  2'50"

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