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UN and Fiji renew commitment to child rights

The United Nations and Fiji Government have renewed their commitment in creating a better and brighter future for every child in Fiji. This was conveyed...

Cook Islands Parliament decriminalises homosexuality

Cook Islands Parliament has repealed provisions in its Crimes Act that criminalised homosexuality. The Crimes (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill 2023 which, among other things, aimed...

Tougher anti-human trafficking bill passed in Palau

Palau's House of Delegates passed on its third and final reading a Senate bill 11-73 to expand, update and strengthen the anti-human smuggling and...

Climate change, a human rights issue: Fiji AG

Climate change is an emerging human rights issue posing a serious risk to the fundamental rights to life, health, food and an adequate standard...

‘Respect sovereignty issue’ – PNG Marape on situation in West Papua

Any human rights issues in West Papua must not be overshadowed by the fact that the country remains under the sovereignty of Indonesia. These were...

Pacific migrant workers share their stories of human rights and climate mobility

The UN Human Rights Office has launched Pacific Climate Tales – an animated video series where migrant workers from the Pacific region share their...

“Accepting Indonesia into MSG was a mistake”, says former Vanuatu PM Natuman

Former Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman says allowing Indonesia, by former Prime Minister Sato Kilman into the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) was a mistake. “We...

Cook Islands new Ombudsman looking to form human rights institute

The Cook Islands new Ombudsman will head to Fiji to continue with efforts in forming a Human Rights Institute. Ombudsman Niki Rattle said the policy...

Pacific Forum and Japan going head-to-head over planned nuclear wastewater dump

There are hopes an upcoming meeting will throw water on a growing fire surrounding the looming release of radioactive nuclear wastewater into the Pacific...

David Pocock blasts Albanese government as it reauthorises Nauru offshore immigration detention

The Albanese government has reauthorised offshore immigration detention on Nauru and sought to overturn a court decision that forced it to release about 100...

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Former ruling FijiFirst Party faces deregistration

The suspended former ruling FijiFirst Party has been given a strict deadline of 15 June to submit its audited financial accounts. Failure to comply with...

Forum SG Puna welcomes official opening of the Pacific Fusion Centre

The Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed the formal opening in Port Vila today of the permanent offices housing the Pacific Fusion Centre. The...

Indonesian President to visit PNG next month

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will be making a state visit to Papua New Guinea next month, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister James Marape has...