There's been a call for Pacific Island leaders and churches to unite in the fight to ban nuclear weapons and address nuclear waste issues.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is urging these groups to be represented at the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons next month in Mexico and help build momentum for talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty.
Reverend Francois Pihaatae of the Pacific Conference of Churches says the region must also get big powers to address the impacts of nuclear testing in the region last century.
"You can see those Pacific Islanders that are still a colony or under a government like the US, France or Britain, they are still always under compromise ... if you do that, we will cut some of the aid' ... but our call is for all Pacific Island leaders to really be united."
Reverend Francois Pihaatae of the Pacific Conference of Churches says nearly seventy years on victims of nuclear testing are still battling for justice for the misuse of their land and resources.