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Experts of the Committee on the Rights of the Child congratulate Kiribati for raising...

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The Committee on the Rights of the Child has concluded its consideration of the combined second to fourth periodic report of Kiribati, with Committee...

Video showing arrest of Fiji bus driver reignites debate about police use of excessive...

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Fiji police have suspended an officer pending an investigation after a video showing what appeared to be the use of excessive force against a...

Vanuatu police crack down with arrests over ‘slander’ of MPs accused of breaking Covid...

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A police crackdown in Vanuatu that has seen people arrested for allegedly posting comments on social media speculating politicians were responsible for the country’s...

Interim President Benny Wenda statement on West Papua: Indonesia must allow UN visit before...

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I want to thank all the Pacific Elders for their recent statement supporting a visit to West Papua by the UN High Commissioner for...

Human rights concerns in West Papua: Pacific Elders’ Voice statement

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The Pacific Elders’ Voice is deeply concerned about reports of human rights abuse in West Papua. According to reports from reliable sources, the human rights...

Fiji votes against Russia, Helen Clark in disbelief 58 countries abstained including Vanuatu

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Fiji has voted alongside 93 other countries to suspend Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The resolution to strip Russia of its seat...

Vanuatu upset by Indonesia’s US$100,000 donation to MSG

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The Vanuatu Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marc Ati, has expressed utter dismay at the announcement by the Director General of the...

The dangers of defending women accused of sorcery in Papua New Guinea

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In Papua New Guinea, defending women accused of sorcery, has become a life-threatening occupation. The UN and European Union run Spotlight Initiative, is promoting...

Indonesia needs to allow OHCHR visit: NZ foreign Minister Mahuta

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New Zealand's Minister for Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says the Indonesian Government needs to finalise the timing of the visit of the United Nations...

Pacific Islands Forum SG Henry Puna remarks on International Women’s Day 2022

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Gender equality is the single most important pathway to a sustainable Blue Pacific tomorrow. Our Forum Leaders have emphasized this over the years and...

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