Friday, September 24, 2021

UN SG’s António Guterres remarks at virtual meeting with Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

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Thank you for the opportunity to once again address the Pacific Islands Forum. Your nations are confronting a dual crisis of climate change and the...

Fiji joins UN’s efforts for prompt and effective measures against racism

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Fiji has reaffirmed its commitment towards the advancement of the United Nation’s mandate on the creation of societies based on fairness, equality, respect and...

Investors take flight from The Metals Company- Pacific Island countries should do the same

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Pacific civil society warns that prospective deep sea miner, The Metals Company (TMC) may well go down the same path as the failed Nautilus...

WTO Fisheries subsidies process changes to disadvantage developing countries

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The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is altering the process for negotiations to curb fisheries subsidies in a manner that will make it harder for...

Australian nuclear-powered submarine deal raises concerns in the region, strikes at heart of Pacific...

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Nuclear activists have hit out at Australia's decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines in partnership with the United States and United Kingdom. It's Australia's most significant...

‘Tipping point’ for climate action: Time’s running out to avoid catastrophic heating

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The temporary reduction in carbon emissions caused by global COVID-19 lockdowns did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Greenhouse gas concentrations are at...

Pacific Forum Members hold third briefing with Japan regarding Fukushima treated nuclear wastewater

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Pacific nations continue to raise questions and concerns in closed briefing sessions around plans by Japan to discharge over a million tonnes of treated...

New ideas, new resources: ADB’s blue bond a big step toward healthy oceans

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The Asia and Pacific region is home to three-quarters of global coral reefs and more than half of all mangrove areas. The region’s aquaculture production...

Forum SG Henry Puna statement to third Japan-PIF briefing on Fukushima wastewater

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Warm Pacific greetings from Suva. I am pleased to welcome you all to this third briefing session with Japan in relation to the ALPS...

Fijian government welcomes the appointment of new SPREP Director General

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The Fijian Government welcomes the appointment of Sefanaia Nawadra as the new Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Nawadra's appointment...

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PCRIC enhances its footprint through new website

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In the lead-up to the upcoming COP26, the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC), has strategically launched its website to serve both as a...

Fiji High Court strikes out no jab no job case

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Fiji's High Court has struck out the constitutional redress filed by Lautoka lawyer Aman Ravindra Singh on the no jab no job policy. The matter...

New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito Sua William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to...