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Fijian government welcomes the appointment of new SPREP Director General

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...

Cook Islands PM readies for COP 26 in Glasgow

The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands has called on the population to take seriously the threat from climate change. In November Mark Brown will...

Commonsensing Project builds Climate resilience for Small Island nations

By Neena Bhandari The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) Commonsensing is led by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through...

Pacific Ministers reaffirm commitment to tackling environmental issues impacting the Pacific region

Ministers from around the Pacific Friday gathered virtually to participate in a ‘Talanoa’ to discuss some of the pertinent key priority issues bearing direct...

UK rejects campaigners’ call to postpone COP26 climate talks again

The UK is resisting a call by campaigners to postpone critical UN climate talks, promising extra measures to address concerns about safety and inclusiveness...

Climate Finance effectiveness in the Pacific: are we on the right track?

TALANOA EVENT The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UK Government hosted a Talanoa event, titled...

Curtain falls on 30th SPREP Meeting of Officials

The 30th Meeting of Officials of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has officially concluded after three days of deliberations. The Secretariat’s...

IAEA, Japan agree on timeline for safety review of water release at Fukushima Daiichi

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan have agreed on an initial mission schedule and other arrangements for the implementation of the Agency's...

Fiji PM acknowledges biological diversity as a global asset to the present and future...

“The relentless demands we humans have placed on the Earth are driving more than a million species of plants and animals to the brink...

Sefanaia Nawadra appointed new SPREP Director General

Sefanaia Nawadra is the new Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Announced at the 30th SPREP Meeting of Officials...

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International concern over Tonga’s debate on death penalty for drug offences

Several international human rights organisations have expressed grave concern over recent discussions in Tonga's Parliament suggesting the extension of the death penalty to drug-related...

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