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Tuvalu attend UN Oceans conference despite diplomatic spat with China

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon The Pacific nation of Tuvalu is well represented at the UN oceans Conference(UNOC) in Lisbon this week despite diplomatic spat...

Calls on UN member states to join the Declaration on Preserving Maritime Zones in...

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific Ocean Commissioner and Forum Secretary-General, Henry Puna has called on all UN Members to join the Declaration on...

Small-scale fishers call for global leaders to act now on oceans, curb Illegal practices,...

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Voices of Small scale fisheries are often undervalued and unrecognised in global food systems, delegates and experts at...

Calls on Pacific leaders to stand in solidarity against deep sea mining

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Chair of the Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)has called on Pacific nations of Nauru, Cook Islands,...

Tonga recognises the importance of science, and transfer of marine technology to SIDS

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The Tongan government has joined other countries in the call for the adoption of the “Declaration for the enhancement...

Alliance launched against deep sea mining

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The Pacific nations of Palau and Fiji announced Monday their strong opposition to deep-sea mining and the launch of...

Calls for urgent action to tackle ocean emergency: UN SG

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The United Nations Secretary-General has declared an “ocean emergency” at the 2022 UN Oceans Conference co-hosted by Portugal and...

Fiji making big commitments at UN Ocean Conference

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Fiji’s Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has announced big commitments at the UN Oceans conference...

“To continue to serve our Commonwealth family is a true honour and a privilege,”...

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Today at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali Rwanda, leaders of the Commonwealth reappointed Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC for...

Justice for Mr Price’s human trafficking victims in Vanuatu

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The sentencing of four Bangladesh nationals implicated in what has been dubbed the biggest human trafficking case in Vanuatu as well as the region...

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2022 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING OUTCOMES

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The 2022 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened on 11-12 August 2022. The meeting was chaired by  Johnny Koanapo Rasou, Minister for Finance...

Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

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By Pita Ligaiula in Port Vila The geo-strategic competition intensifying in the Pacific region requires a reset in relationships that does not jeopardise diplomatic...

Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

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Vanuatu, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has today submitted one of the world’s most ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments to...