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COVID-19 threatens Asia and Pacific’s progress on SDGs, ADB data show

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is threatening Asia and the Pacific's progress toward critical targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a...

Solutions to food insecurity top agenda in meeting of Small Island Developing States

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By Catherine Wilson The urgency of finding solutions to the most pressing development challenges of our times has increased as the Covid-19 pandemic threatens...

As rising seas claim coastal communities, Pacific Islands seek more support at Glasgow climate...

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By Sanjeshni Kumar While holding out hope, Pacific Islanders have no choice but to endure the impacts of climate change. Although they have done little...

Come with commitments to COP26: Forum Chair Frank Bainimarama statement on IPCC report

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The findings of the IPCC’s sixth report represent a clear condemnation of humanity’s reckless abuse of the planet and a dire warning about the...

Irreversible human-caused climate crisis threatens Pacific Island nations

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Humans are responsible for the rise in the earth’s global temperature and it won’t stop rising unless immediate action is taken — UN panel...

Pacific Step-up or business as usual?

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By Leonard Louma Despite claims of a Pacific ‘Step-up’ and ‘Reset’, very little has changed in Australia and New Zealand’s attitude to the region,...

Tackling corruption is vital if any country is to achieve a prosperous and secure...

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UK Government to support UNDP project to prevent and fight corruption in the Pacific region. The UK is providing £364,000 (US$503,000) in funding to UNDP...

Interview with Oceania Customs Organisation chairperson Salvador Jacobs

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If he is not busy as head of the Tax and Customs Division in the Federated States of Micronesia, Salvador Jacobs would be out...

Transhipment challenges in the WCPO

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By Iliesa Tora Not many Pacific Island women work on fishing vessels, but a young Fijian woman has found a way to support the...

51st Pacific Islands Forum Communique

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The Fifty-First Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Retreat was held virtually on 06 August 2021, and was attended by the Heads of State, Government, and...

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Programme to close gender gap helped Fiji businesses lift performance amid COVID-19

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