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COP26 should be a turning point for leaders: UK High Commissioner Edgar

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The British High Commissioner to Fiji is hoping that COP26 will be a turning point in which the world’s governments and leaders start taking...

UN resolution on Climate Change rapporteur a boost for Pacific-SG Puna

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed the latest UN Human Rights Council vote for a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights...

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...

Pacific countries face COVID-19 hurdles to get to COP 26 climate talks

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Several Pacific Island countries have ruled out attending the COP 26 global climate change talks next month citing challenges around COVID-19 restrictions, quarantine and...

AUKUS disrupts “a very peaceful part of planet earth”

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By Nic Maclellan With anti-nuclear sentiment on the rise across the islands, the Morrison government’s nuclear submarine ambitions have undercut the prime minister’s claim...

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable

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Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods. That’s...

Inaugural women’s leadership awards for disaster risk reduction granted to Fijian trailblazer

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The inaugural Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards have been granted to Vasiti Soko, Director of the National Disaster...

Atoll nation of Tuvalu adopts ‘cubes’ to step up nutritious food production

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Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded...

Depleting fishing grounds and the need to practice sustainable fishing at Titiana

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By Ronald Toito'ona The dual impacts of over-fishing and climate change appear to have resulted in the depletion of fish stocks on various common...

More ambitious actions needed from the biggest emitting countries – Fiji PM Bainimarama

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The Small Island Developing States (SIDS)are on a mission to demand more ambitious actions from major emitters and the restoration of the health of...

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New Caledonia vote reform that sparked riots ‘suspended’

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President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a voting reform that triggered deadly riots in French Pacific Territory New Caledonia would be “suspended” in light...

Vanuatu voters support Constitutional Change to end Political instability

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King Charles aims to defy health challenges to attend crucial Commonwealth meeting

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