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‘Stop the violence and killing against Kanaky people’: Vanuatu MPs from Tafea Province

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The eight Members of Vanuatu Parliament from Tafea Province have made a bold and powerful call to the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel...

Global survey reveals ‘truly astonishing’ consensus for stronger climate action

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The overwhelming majority of people around the world want an end to geopolitical differences when it comes to fighting climate change, the results of...

Yap to begin canvassing votes for 31 May political status referendum

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The Yap Election Commission in the Federated States of Mironesia (FSM) on Friday will begin tabulating the ballots cast during the 31 May referendum...

GEF Council approves more than $700 million for vast environmental needs

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Global Environment Facility member countries has approved US$736.4 million in funding, including new support for the Great Green Wall, a landmark initiative focused on...

Rufino Varea appointed Regional Director of PICAN

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Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) has appointed Rufino Varea as its new Regional Director. Hailing from Oinafa Village in Rotuma, Rufino Varea brings extensive...
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End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...

Solomons PM due in Australia amid China tension

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will host his Solomon Islands counterpart Manasseh Sogavare against a backdrop of accusations China has influenced the Pacific...

Climate change remains the Pacific’s biggest threat – Forum Foreign Ministers declare

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Pacific Foreign Affairs Ministers have concluded their virtual meeting this week reiterating the call that climate change remains the greatest threat facing the region...

Media Freedom

International concern over Tonga’s debate on death penalty for drug offences

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Several international human rights organisations have expressed grave concern over recent discussions in Tonga's Parliament suggesting the extension of the death penalty to drug-related...

Media policy in vetting process: PNG Information Minister

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Papua New Guinea’s National Media Development Policy is going through the Social, Law and Order Sector Heads vetting and clearance process before it is...

Former PNG PM O’Neill worried about laws to curb media, freedom of speech

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The Papua New Guinea Government plans to introduce laws to curb free speech and freedom of the press, former prime minister Peter O’Neill says. In...

Historic Launch of Right to Information (RTI) Initiative in the Solomon Islands

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In a landmark event, Solomon Islands has seen the official launch of the Right to Information (RTI) initiative. The project is a collaborative effort between...

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Fijiana secure historic victory over Japan, focused on next challenge

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In a turnaround performance from last week, the Fijiana XV redeemed themselves with a convincing 24-15 victory over Japan at Churchill Park last night. The...

NRL wants me to stay out of PNG discussions: Olam

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Justin Olam feels rugby league powerbrokers have not consulted him about the Papua New Guinea expansion bid for fear he will warn against fast-tracking...

Track-less Tuvalu sends one-man Team to Paris Olympics

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Athletes on Tuvalu train on the airport runway in the absence of a running track, but the tiny Pacific nation will still manage to...

PNG-Australia Ministerial Forum backs PNG NRL and NRLW franchises with $5m support

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In a move to bolster Papua New Guinea's bid to join the NRL, the 30th Papua New Guinea-Australia Ministerial Forum has backed the inclusion...

Fiji Rugby Union and FIJI Water announce four year multi-million dollar partnership

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The Fiji Rugby Football Union Trust Board (FRFUTB) and FIJI Water has announced a renewed partnership that will have FIJI Water as the major...

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Mana Moana – Pacific Voices

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Created as part of the Islands Speak series of gifted Pacific poets joined by indigenous artists to create a visual, moving, digitally enhanced offering...

Traditional Samoan medicinal plant may be as good as ibuprofen for treating inflammation, study...

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A Samoan medicinal plant may be as effective as ibuprofen for treating inflammation, according to a new study that combines traditional community knowledge with...

COP26: Commit to Action, Not Words

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By Sivendra Michael As leaders prepare for the 26th Climate Change Conference in Glasgow next week, tensions mount up on the inadequate representation of Pacific...

Education

Crucial conversations on Climate, Health and Education on the margins of...

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Health is a powerful and compelling argument for climate action. We need to build coherence and foster collaboration across partners and donors alike to...