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Covid-19: Vaccine diplomacy swings in Pacific nations’ favour

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Geopolitical jockeying for influence has got some Pacific island nations vaccinated against Covid-19 much quicker than New Zealand. But is there a quid pro...

‘Killed like animals’: documents reveal how Australia turned a blind eye to a West...

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By Christopher Knaus In the pre-dawn light, beneath a water tower on the West Papuan island of Biak, Yudha Korwa lay bleeding in the...

Cook Islands UN negotiator paid $700k by shipping industry lobby group

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Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organisation since 2006, for consistently...

PACNEWS Interview with Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific,Zed Seselja

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What was the purpose behind the PacificAusSports Olympic and Paralympic Partnership? The purpose of the partnership is about providing elite level pathways to Pacific...

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...

Fiji’s Covid-19 outbreak prompts a new way of leading

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Op-ed by Tessa Price, Regional Executive for the Pacific ANZ NZ Ltd After finding herself locked out of Fiji when the borders were closed...

Commonsensing Project builds Climate resilience for Small Island nations

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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

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

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

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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...

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COVID19 a wake-up call for Pacific countries to strengthen social security systems

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The COVID19 crisis was a wake-up call for many Pacific Island Countries to enhance their social security systems. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB),...

‘End the licences’: Vanuatu oil rig registry sparks concern amid climate advocacy

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Thousands of kilometres away from the Pacific, an oil rig in the North Sea operates under the flag of Vanuatu. In the Black Sea, a...

Pacific Defence Ministers to meet in New Caledonia

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Defence ministers from several Asian and Pacific States are scheduled to meet in New Caledonia for two days during the first week of December,...