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Russ Kun elected Nauru president unopposed

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Russ Kun is the newly elected president of Nauru, nominated unopposed in the inaugural sitting of the 24th Parliament, Wednesday. Marcus Stephen was re-elected as the Speaker of Parliament and former president Lionel Aingimea as Deputy Speaker. This is the fourth parliamentary elections Kun has contested having first entered politics in the 2013 general elections and was duly elected placing third...

U.S Pacific summit faces rocky start as island leaders reject Washington’s offers

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U.S attempts to bolster ties with Pacific islands have suffered a major blow on the eve of its landmark summit, with Solomon Islands rejecting a draft U.S agreement, and Micronesian leaders raising serious concerns about “insufficient” financial assistance to the region, leaked documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. Joe Biden is hosting a number of Pacific leaders in Washington for...

Forum SG Henry Puna Virtual Keynote address to Pacific Media Summit 2022

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High Level Panel “The Media and Political Leadership in a Digital Age” To the PINA President Kora Nou of Papua New Guinea and your Secretariat, your board members across the region, and national member associations. To the Media Association blo Solomon Islands President Georgina Kekea and your host country delegation– and of course, all your volunteers and friends of media in...

NZ minister backs fossil fuel ban treaty

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-New Zealand has offered in-principle support to an ambitious climate change treaty championed by Vanuatu which aims to phase out fossil fuels. Vanuatu President Nikenike Vurobaravu issued an emotional rallying call at the United Nations last Saturday, asking fellow nations to develop and commit to a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. “No one is immune to the extreme weather events no ravaging...

Climate change expected to be top of U.S-Pacific Islands summit

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Climate Change is expected to be the main issue of discussion at the first U.S-Pacific Islands summit in Washington DC this week. During the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Pacific leaders called on developed nations to urgently lower fossil fuel emissions and also to consider climate finance. “More action is needed from developed nations,” according...

Solomon Islands refusing to sign 11-point declaration at historic Pacific-U.S meeting

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Solomon Islands has signalled it won't sign on to an 11-point declaration between the United States and Pacific Island nations, dealing a blow to the White House ahead of a high-profile presidential summit with Pacific leaders in Washington this week. The ABC has been told that Washington and Pacific Island countries have spent recent weeks negotiating a new joint statement...

U.S Defence secretary Austin welcomes Marshall Islands President to Pentagon

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U.S Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III has met with Marshall Islands President David Kabua, who is in Washington to participate in the first U.S-Pacific Island Nation Summit with President Joe Biden later this week. “he partnership between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands is strong, and we have long shared the vision of a...

Fiji PM leads the Pacific to Washington will hold first official meeting with U.S President in 38 years

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will meet the American President Joe Biden at a Pacific Island Leaders' Summit at the White House on 29 September 2022. The meeting is the first time that a Fijian Prime Minister will hold an official audience with the President of the United States of America in almost 40 years. Prime Minister Bainimarama will join the...

Pacific launches innovative call to action for a 1.5 degree world

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Pacific peoples retain their history, culture and traditions, and pass them on from generation to generation through songs, poetry, and stories. A book which was launched Tuesday during the Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 27th Conference of the Parties (Pacific Pre-COP), documents the Pacific’s climate change voyage over the years in much the...

217 applicants for Vanuatu snap election

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At least 217 individuals have applied to contest the upcoming Vanuatu snap election. Deputy Principal Electoral Officer (PEO), Gary Tavoa, confirmed this was the total number of applications they received out from over 300 candidature applications that they have issued. Currently the Office is undertaking the screening process on the respective applicants to check whether or not they are qualified to...

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Russ Kun elected Nauru president unopposed

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Russ Kun is the newly elected president of Nauru, nominated unopposed in the inaugural sitting of the 24th Parliament, Wednesday. Marcus Stephen was re-elected as...

U.S Pacific summit faces rocky start as island leaders reject Washington’s offers

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U.S attempts to bolster ties with Pacific islands have suffered a major blow on the eve of its landmark summit, with Solomon Islands rejecting...

Forum SG Henry Puna Virtual Keynote address to Pacific Media Summit 2022

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High Level Panel “The Media and Political Leadership in a Digital Age” To the PINA President Kora Nou of Papua New Guinea and your Secretariat,...