Legal challenge looms after Vanuatu speaker declares most government seats vacant

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The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the Prime Minister, the Deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant. The...

UN health agency urges nations to donate 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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Some two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed globally but only 0.5 per cent have reached low-income countries where frontline health workers...

UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to counter ‘triple environmental emergency’

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Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the...

Cook Islands detects first positive Covid-19 case

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A Cook Islands man who has been on holiday in Rarotonga since 21 May, 2021 has tested positive for Covid-19, after requesting to be...

Fiji reports alarming 83 new positive cases; new cluster in Naitasiri Province

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Fiji has recorded an alarmingly high 83 new cases on Sunday, its highest daily figure yet. Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr...

New Samoa Government should be delayed: Fonotoe

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Samoa's Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) deputy leader Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo says no Government should be formed in Parliament until election-related legal issues have...

Pacific nations want answers to questions, more evidence in Japan plans to dump Fukushima...

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has called for more answers and evidence-based science on Japan’s plans to dump more than a million...

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food...

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An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to...
UNGA President, Ambassador Volkan Bozkir of Turkey

UN states seek more teeth and sting in the corruption fight

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By Samisoni Pareti Ensuring general elections are transparent, free and fair and that the independence of the judiciary are upheld are among key features...

UN hails new anti-corruption network, as ‘important step’ to build trust, promote justice

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With factors contributing to transnational corruption becoming increasingly complex, the UN launched an initiative on Thursday to “empower all countries” to find practical solutions...

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