UN rights forum’s action on climate and COVID-19 vaccines shows its relevance, says President...

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After one of the busiest years in the history of the Human Rights Council, President and Fijian diplomat Ambassador Nashat Shameem Khan insisted on...

UK welcomes Samoa’s UPR report

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The United Kingdom has welcomed Samoa’s on-going engagement with the United Nation Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. This engagement includes fully implementing recommendations...

UNICEF and UN Human Rights welcome Fiji’s Climate Change Act

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for the Pacific welcomes Fiji’s...

CVF celebrates creation of UN Special rapporteur to protect Human rights in the context...

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The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) presided by Bangladesh celebrated the creation of a dedicated role to protect and promote human rights in the context...

PNG, Vanuatu leaders says the United Nations must assess human rights in West Papua

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Papua New Guinea's leader says the United Nations must assess human rights in West Papua as has been called for by the Pacific Islands...

Vanuatu prepares to establish a National Human Rights Institution

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The Government of Vanuatu and non-government stakeholders recently undertook a scoping study on establishing a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in the country. The scoping...

Human rights in the Pacific – milestones, challenges and the way forward

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By Heike Alefsen and Miles Young There have been notable human rights developments in the Pacific during the past four years since the joint...

Palau Media Council calls on government to support free and independent media on World...

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One of the hallmarks of a democratic society is free and independent media. As we celebrate this year's World Press Freedom Day, with the theme...
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Papua New Guinea’s Universal Periodic Review

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This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 31 March 2021. The Papua New Guinea government has failed to live up to commitments on women’s...

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