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8:37 pm GMT+12, 20/03/2019
 
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Paris     For the first time in 40 years, France and the European Union are putting up a female candidate for the position of Director General of the the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).   An agronomist by trade, Madame Catherine Geslain-Laneelle wants to reduce hunger, food security & malnutrition, if she is elected in June this year. She will be up against candidates » read more
 
Solomon Islands look beyond Taiwan alliance as election looms Former Vanuatu PM Kalpokas passes away
Kenilorea: 2019 Elections a crucial one after RAMSI’s departure 200 ADF personnel to be deployed for Solomon Islands election
 
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Global South cooperation ‘vital’ to climate change fight, development, UN chief Guterres tells historic Buenos Aires summit
8:53 pm GMT+12, 20/03/2019, Argentina
South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation got underway in the Argentine capital, Buenos Read more

Commonwealth offers closer cooperation to help ACP Group realise ‘full potential’
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s suppo
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Not one, but two new points of tension for France in the Pacific
By Alexandre Dayant   Two tiny and uninhabited
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We must give nothing to racism and Islamophobia: Opinion
By Paul Hunt   The calamity in Christchurch dem
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Vanuatu poised to graduate from Least Developed Country status
Vanuatu is scheduled to graduate from the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on 4 De
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Vanuatu Government denounces EU list of non-cooperative tax
8:47 pm GMT+12, 20/03/2019, Vanuatu
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Gaetan Pikioune, have expressed their disappointment over the approaches taken by the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group (COCG) to finally downgrade Vanuatu from its Grey list to the recent black lists Read more

First Samoans to work under the Australia-Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme
Seven young Samoan men will be the first recruits under the Australia-Pacific Labour Mobility
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PNG joins Australian Pacific worker scheme
People from Papua New Guinea will soon have the chance to work in rural and regional Australia
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New Caledonia Congress endorses Vanuatu trade agreement
New Caledonia's Congress has endorsed last month's agreement to free up trade between
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Palau takes over PNA chairmanship
Palau took the chairmanship of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) grouping following the
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2019 Oceania rugby U20S Championship returns to Australia's Gold coast next month
10:56 pm GMT+12, 19/03/2019, Australia
The Oceania Rugby U20 Championship takes place at Bond University on Australia's Gold Coast over three rounds next month from April 26 to 4 May 2019 and will feature the Junior Wallabies, New Zealand U20, Japan U20 and Fiji U20 teams.   “The Oceania Rugby U20s Championship Read more

World Rugby to assist Pacific Island Players secure contracts
World Rugby will assist Pacific Island players secure the right environment and rugby contract
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Fiji beats New Caledonia 3-0 in International Friendly
The Vodafone Fiji Football side made a successful outing beating New Caledonia 3-0 in the FIFA
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Northern Mariana Islands Weightlifting Federation turns to crowdfunding in last-ditch attempt to ensure team for 2019 Pacific Games
The Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Weightlifting Federation has set up a GoFundMe page in a l
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CNMI Government withdraws support for Pacific Mini Games hosting
The CNMI government has withdrawn its commitment to support Saipan’s hosting of the 2021
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