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Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...

“See it through my lens”: the optics of fashion diplomacy

By Kate Clayton Henrietta McNeill Last week, immediately following the conclusion of the U.S-Pacific Summit, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretary General Henry Puna tweeted...

Pacific Islands Forum to promote PIF agenda at UNGA77

-The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) will press ahead with the agenda of the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting the 2050 Strategy, and...

Four more Samoan Associate Ministers sworn-in

Four Samoan Associate Ministers were sworn-in Tuesday to support the workload of Cabinet ministers. The larger Ministries such and Public Works, Environment and Agriculture now...

PNG Justice Minister faces alleged misconduct charges

Papua New Guinea Justice Minister and Madang MP Bryan Kramer has been referred to the Public Prosecutor by the Ombudsman Commission for 14 counts...

Pacific Islands Forum Chair welcomes Micronesia position

The Pacific Islands Forum Chair, Acting Prime Minister of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum says the temporary suspension of the FSM withdrawal from the Pacific...

Solomon Islands PM ‘must take responsibility’ for Honiara tragedy, says Wale

Solomon Islands Opposition leader Matthew Wale has rejected the prime minister’s claim that he and other opposition members were behind last week’s rioting in...

Australia’s Solomon Islands intervention is defending a ‘corrupt’ government, premier says

The leader of the Solomon Islands' most populous province says Australia's deployment of soldiers and police to the country following violent protests is unwelcome...

UN states seek teeth and sting in the corruption fight

Transnational crime syndicates including those that work in the underworld market of money laundering would have been anxious over moves in the United Nations...

FAST party seeks Samoa Court clarity to resolve impasse

Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party is seeking clarity from the court to overcome the differed interpretation of the situation from...

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UN approves resolution on climate justice – ‘The work has only just begun’

By Sanjesni Kumar The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed to seek the International Court of Justice’s opinion on the obligations of states regarding...

Beginning of a new era’: Pacific islanders hail UN vote on climate justice

A group of Pacific Island students who were instrumental in pushing a UN resolution that should make it easier to hold polluting countries legally...

FLNKS wil tell French PM of Kanaks’ ‘humiliation’ over referendum

New Caledonia's pro-independence FLNKS say they will tell the French Prime Minister of the Kanak pepole's "sense of humiliation" over the last independence referendum. The...