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Traditional leaders gather in Fiji to discuss the Pacific Traditional Leaders Forum 2024

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This week marks a historic occasion as traditional leaders from Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Hawai’i, and Samoa are converging in Suva, Fiji, to reignite ancestral ties and lay the groundwork for the inaugural Pacific Traditional Leaders Forum 2024. This pivotal meeting will include discussions about the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, from 06 –...

Fiji’s Deputy PM Kamikamica outlines priorities at WTO Conference

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Fiji's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Manoa Kamikamica has outlined Fiji's priorities at the 13th Ministerial Conference(MC13) of the World Trade Organisation(WTO) in Abu Dhabi. “I bring to this 13th Ministerial Conference, the aspirations of the Fijian people, who, despite the trials and tribulations, rely on the interconnectedness of our global trade community and the rules that keep...

Fiji PM advocates for Ocean of peace at the IMF high level Pacific Islands conference

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Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka Monday called for stronger international partnerships for a collective path towards a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable global economy. He conveyed these sentiments while opening the two-day International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Pacific Islands Conference, held in Nadi. In his remarks, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to address economic and development challenges, and the collective...

Members urged to keep reinvigorating the WTO to deliver benefits for people through trade

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The 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday with a call to WTO members to seize the full potential of the multilateral trading system so that it delivers for the people it serves, accelerating the green transition and fostering socio-economic inclusion around the world. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged members to show leadership, flexibility and compromise...

Turn the Tide: SPREP Efforts in the Global Fight Against Marine Litter

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The International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) in 2023 witnessed a wave of impactful initiatives across the Pacific Islands. From community-driven clean-ups to educational programs, these activities underscored the region's commitment to combating marine pollution and fostering environmental awareness. Every year, the International Coastal Clean-up Day serves as a rallying call for communities worldwide to join forces in the battle against...

Taiwan envoy says Tuvalu ties ‘rock solid’ post-election

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Lawmakers in Tuvalu have selected Feleti Teo as the Pacific island nation’s new prime minister, weeks after an election that put ties with Taiwan in focus. Former Attorney General Teo secured the support of lawmakers who were elected last month, government secretary Tufoua Panapa told Agence France-Presse on Monday. There has been speculation that Tuvalu, one of just 12 states that...

Australian pilot kidnapped, released unharmed in PNG

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-An Australian helicopter pilot and two locals kidnapped in a remote part of Papua New Guinea have been released unharmed. The pilot and two Digicel contractors landed at a telecommunications site where they were taken at gunpoint during a scheduled stop near Mt Sisa on Monday afternoon. They were released hours later. “The quick response by our (Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary)...

Ministers approve WTO membership of Comoros and Timor-Leste at MC13

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Ministers formally approved the WTO membership terms of Comoros and Timor-Leste at a special ceremony held at the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The respective governments said the ceremony marked a historic day for both least-developed countries (LDCs) and a significant step in their quest to accelerate economic and political reforms. Trade ministers unanimously welcomed both...

IMF Deputy Managing Director Bo Li urges collaboration at Pacific Islands Conference

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IMF Deputy Managing Director Bo li has highlighted the region's diversity but acknowledged shared vulnerabilities, particularly to global shocks. Bo Li addressed the IMF Pacific Islands Conference in Nadi Monday, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to gather after the COVID-19 hiatus. “It is a pleasure to join you all for this year’s IMF Pacific Islands Conference, our first in the region...

Wave of acceptances of Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies at MC13 advances entry into force

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Eight WTO members deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 26 February at the opening of the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), putting the historic agreement for ocean sustainability on track for entry into force at record pace. Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Chad, Malaysia, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Togo, and Türkiye presented their instruments of acceptance...

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Traditional leaders gather in Fiji to discuss the Pacific Traditional Leaders Forum 2024

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This week marks a historic occasion as traditional leaders from Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Hawai’i, and Samoa are converging in Suva, Fiji, to reignite...

Fiji’s Deputy PM Kamikamica outlines priorities at WTO Conference

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Fiji's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Manoa Kamikamica has outlined Fiji's priorities at the 13th Ministerial Conference(MC13) of the World Trade Organisation(WTO)...

Fiji PM advocates for Ocean of peace at the IMF high level Pacific Islands...

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Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka Monday called for stronger international partnerships for a collective path towards a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable global economy. He...