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United Civilizations™ (UC) Initiative Opens Global HQ in Mumbai India

7 Oct 2019
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WORD FROM THE FOUNDER

 

FOR MANKIND
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Pope to Pacific Islands Forum: ‘I Share Your Concern’

 

11 Nov 2014

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SAMOA: New partnerships seek to protect world's oceans

 

3 September 2014 – Fishermen in coastal Samoan villages say there are less fish....

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SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships - UN

 

3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development....

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-NEW- SAMOA: Small island conference leaves 'legacy with impact' - UN

 

4 September 2014 – With $1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development....

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-NEW- SAMOA: In Apia, Ban sets sail for sustainable development

 

2 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sailed....

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-NEW- SAMOA: Stopping climate change is 'about people, about survival,' says UN envoy

 

2 September 2014 – World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues....

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Ahead of Samoa conference, iTunes, UN team up to showcase music from small island nations

 

25 August 2014 – Ahead of major United Nations conference in Samoa....

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SAMOA: On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment in small islands

 

31 August 2014 – Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small....

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SAMOA: Tsunami-hit community honours Ban with 'chief' title

 

31 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was on Sunday given the title of 'Tupua'....

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SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference

 

30 August 2014 – Ahead of official opening of the United Nations....

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SAMOA: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

 

29 August 2014 – A toxic weed in Samoa is being turned into electricity, raising hopes....

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CLOSING REMARKS BY H. E. MR. NASSIR ABDULAZIZ AL-NASSER THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS BEFORE THE MINISTERIAL SEGMENT OF SIXTH UNAOC GLOBAL FORUM

 

30 Aug 2014 - I am grateful for your thoughtful and helpful interventions during....

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UN officials hail role of cultural, religious dialogue in advancing peace, development

29 August 2014 – United Nations officials today highlighted the important role played by the ....

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Unity in Diversity - Workshop UN DPI/ NGO Conference, UN New York

 

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The UNAOC Sixth Global Forum in Bali: Unity in Diversity, Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values

 

21 August 2014 - The Alliance of Civilizations Sixth Global Forum, hosted by the Government of Indonesia
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UN expects upcoming Samoa small island conference to generate vital partnerships

 
21 August 2014 – The United Nations expects over 300 initiatives to be announced...
 

 

 
Unity in Diversity World Civil Society - Establishing Initiative Bodies, Message From Founder

 

6 August 2014 - Today the world is extremely mixed and polarized,


 

Empowering youth for sustainable islands
 
Aug 2014 - With less than two months until the UN Conference on Small Island...
 

 

FEATURE: Should international refugee law accommodate climate change
 
3 July 2014 – Can the United Nations help to protect people seeking safety abroad if their...
 

  

Ahead of Samoa conference, island nations gather in New York to discuss partnership opportunities 
 
23 June 2014 – Preparations are well underway for a United Nations conference...
 

  

FEATURE: Partnerships, cooperation focus of UN sustainable energy summit 
 
5 June 2014 – "We need to form partnerships and investments on energy"...
 

 

 

Pacific island countries urged to produce more healthy, competitive foods - UN

 

 
11 March 2014 – As more and more markets in Pacific Island countries fill their shelves...
 

 

Pacific nations engage in UN-backed tsunami preparedness exercise
 
6 May 2013 – More than 30 Pacific Rim countries are taking part in a United Nations-...
 

 



Rich nations commit to help Pacific fight climate change

 
11/09/2012, The Pacific Islands have obtained commitments from developed countries to help them...
 

 

Clinton, Pacific Leaders agree on Gender Equality

03/09/2012, U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined Pacific leaders in a call for full gender...
 

 

Equality for women slowly gaining momentum in Pacific

06/09/2012, The head of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, says equality for women in the Pacific is slowly...
 

 

Fiji to build first women resource centre

06/09/2012, Fiji is working to set up the Pacific island nation's first resource centre for women in...
 

 

Hillary Clinton at Pacific forum

24/08/2012, The U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at ...
 

 

Tonga commits to supporting climate change initiatives

07/08/2012, The Tongan Government is committed to supporting climate change initiatives with realistic ...
 

 

Kiribati must urgently address rights to safe water, sanitation – UN expert

25 July 2012 – An independent United Nations expert has called on the Government of Kiribati...
 

 

UN rights expert urges international community to not turn its back on Tuvalu

19 July 2012 – A United Nations independent expert today called on the international community...
 

 

11th Festival of Pacific Arts ends on high note

13/07/2012 - After two weeks of festivity, the cultural extravaganza that is the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts...
 

 

Culture and tradition can help Pacific nations deal with climate change: PM Lilo
09/07/2012, Cultural knowledge can help Pacific nations find solutions to dealing with the impacts of climate...
 

 
‘Culture – critically important in sustainable development’
03/07/2012 - Thousands braved the sweltering heat for the very colourful and culturally charged opening of...
 

 

Pacific ministers back regional cultural strategy
06/07/2012, Pacific ministers of culture on Wednesday endorsed a regional strategy to further enhance the...
 

 
Pacific Festival of Arts kicks off with traditional ceremonies of welcome
02/07/2012 - Hundreds of people were treated to a range of traditional Solomon Islands dances and...
 

 

Thousands expected in Honiara for festival of Pacific Arts
 
29/06/2012 - Solomon Islands  capital Honiara has been flooded with people from all walks of life arriving ...

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Tourism, the Pacific Islands gateway into the Green Economy
 
19/06/2012, For Pacific Islands countries, tourism has been touted as the key to successfully embracing ...

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Pacific countries told to adot ‘precautionary approach’ to seabed mineral mining
 
18/06/2012 - It’s been suggested that Pacific Island Countries and territories wishing to make use of...

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Enhanced EU-Pacific cooperation welcomed
 
13 June 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the European ...

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Ban the plastic
 
12 June 2012 – ‘Uto ni Yalo’ captain Jonathan Smith believes Fiji citizens must become ...

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Indigenous acts to showcase at Pacific festival

 

07/06/2012, Some of the Australia's top Indigenous artists have been selected to be part...

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Multipurpose courts in Bikenibeu to encourage people to keep fit and healthy

 

31/05/2012, Kiribati - The Non Communicable Disease centre in Bikenibeu, the southern town on Tarawa...

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Preserving indigenous languages in Pacific a major challenge

 

23/05/2012, New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Education Pita Sharples says preserving languages...

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Coconuts, wind to power Pacific

 

11/05/2012, Tiny  Pacific nations which are most at threat from rising seas have vowed to dump dirty...

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EU to help drowning Pacific islands

 

13/4/2012, Faced with the adverse effects of climate change and rising sea levels on Pacific islands, the...

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Council of Pacific Arts council summit starts today

 

27/3/2012, Delegations for the three days council meeting have arrived over the weekend.

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Climate change tops MSG agenda

 

26/3/2012, Fiji's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said this...

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Vanuatu, Nauru and Tonga share success stories of health and sports working together to fight NCDs

 

22/3/2012, The small island of Aniwa with a population of 400 in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province has been...

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Australian scheme cuts cost of Pacific remittances

 

21/3/2012, The Australian Government has set up a new, cheaper system for Pacific Islanders to send...

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World's biggest Polynesian and Maori festival takes over Manukau

 

14/3/2012, The world’s biggest Polynesian and Maori festival kicked off in South Auckland today...

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Fiji launches National Climate Change Policy

 

2/3/2012, Stakeholders in Fiji have been urged to foster partnerships that are critical for the successful...

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Tonga commits to women empowerment and gender equality

 

2/3/2012, The central Pacific Islands of Kiribati are planning to buy land in Fiji in case rising sea levelsl...

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Kiribati eyeing land in Fiji as sea levels rise

 

2/3/2012, The central Pacific Islands of Kiribati are planning to buy land in Fiji in case rising sea levels...

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Dates for 43rd Pacific Islands Forum confirmed

 

22/2/2012, The 43rd Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings will be held from 27 – 31 August 2012...

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Deep sea minerals’ increasing importance to Pacific: SPC

 

22/2/2012, The head of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) says deep sea minerals will...

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Tonga opens first community radio station for women

 

14/12/2011, Tonga will open its first community radio station in a bid to highlights issues affecting women...

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Broadcast to empower rural women

 

14/12/2011, GENERATION Next Fiji is dedicating its one-week broadcast to the empowerment of rural...

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Pacific study looks at the role of schools in preventing obesity

 

16/12/2011, United States - Obesity is a rising epidemic among school-aged children in the Pacific region...

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Warning on climate impact on Pacific

 

8 December 2011 – Climate Change Minister Greg Combet released the report while attending the United...

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UN agency, Italian energy company partner to combat hunger and climate change

 

7 December 2011 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Italian...

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Pacific youth work to highlight value of culture
 
14 November 2011 - A new report by New Zealand researchers is recommending that managers...

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Climate change may create new wave of asylum seekers

 

10 Nov 2011 - The effects of climate change on small Pacific Island nations could eventually lead to a new...

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Heart Foundation banks on media to touch Pacific communities

 

4 Nov 2011 - The New Zealand National Heart Foundation hopes Pacific focused media will collaborate...

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Representatives from the region discuss effects of climate change

 

2 Nov 2011 - Representatives from across the Pacific have come together at the third regional workshop...

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U.S government proposes expanding American Samoa's national marine sanctuary

 

25 Oct 2011 - The U.S federal government is proposing adding five new reef and offshore areas to the...

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Thumbs up for traditional medicines
 
19 October 2011 -  The World Health Organisation's Regional Strategy for Traditional Medicine has been...

 


 

Facing droughts, Pacific islands need urgent risk mitigation steps, UN warns

 

10 October 2011 - Amid growing concerns about drought crises in some small island States of the Pacific...

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Vast shark sanctuary created in Pacific

 

3 Oct 2011 - The Marshall Islands government has created the world's largest shark sanctuary...

 

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Progress in climate talks welcomed, Ambassador Beck

 

8 October 2011 - Ambassador Beck: I think there is some progress made here in Panama considering...

 

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Rudd pledges $64 million for Papua New Guinea health

 

3 Oct 2011 - Australian foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has pledged $64 million to improve health in...

 

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Small islands States sound alarm at UN over their vulnerability to climate change

 

26 Sept 2011 - Rpresentatives of Small Island States took to the podium at the Generall...

 

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Consultation vital for climate strategy

 

29 Sept 2011 - National consultation is an important element in the creation of a national...

 

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NICEF opts for new technology to counter infant mortality

 

27 Sept 2011 - The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is to use mobile phone...

 

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Palau seeks UN World Court opinion on damage caused by greenhouse gases

22 September 2011 – The Pacific island nation of Palau announced plans today to seek an advisory opinion...

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Pacific island leaders call at UN for greater efforts against lifestyle-related diseases

24 September 2011 - Lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are taking an enormous toll in human...

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PACNEWS DIGEST: International Peace Day to be commemorated across the Pacific

19 September 2011 - As the world prepares to observe International Peace Day on 21 September, the Strengthening...

 

 
EU commits US$14 million for climate change in the Pacific

12 September 2011- Papua New Guinea is set to benefit from the US$14 million European Union Pacific...

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Pacific backs Australia for UN Security Council seat

12 Sept 2011 - Pacific Island countries have reaffirmed their support for Australia's bid for a seat at the United...

 

 
Taiwan helping Nauru become a low-carbon emission country

12/9/011 - Taiwan will help the Republic of Nauru, its ally in the South Pacific, replace traditional lighting... 

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US commit funds for climate change in the Pacific

12/9/011 - The United States Government today formally joined forces with the Secretariat of the Pacific...

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Push forward as one region, urge Leaders

7 September 2011- Pacific ACP Leaders have called for continued negotiations on a comprehensive...

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UN boss warns 'frontline' Kiribati

5 Sept 2011 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned Kiribati, a low-lying Pacific nation...

 

 
UN warns of climate change instability

5/9/011 - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of economic and social instability in the... 

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Recognised Seasonal Workers Scheme reaping benefits - Reed

5/9/011 - The New Zealand Government says the Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme (RSE) has
made... 

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UN Secretary General meets Forum SG

7 September 2011 - Ban Ki Moon meets Forum Secretary General, Tuiloma Neroni Slade: picture: Johnson...

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China embraces Pacific

2/9/011 - China is consolidating ties with the Pacific, saying it will persist with the training of locals and... 

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Fiji, FSM get US environmental grants

29/8/2011 - The regional environment officer at the U.S. Embassy in Suva has awarded three grants to Pacific... 

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Pacific island power recognised at UN

1/9/2011 - The Asian group of nations at the United Nations has changed its name to the Asia-Pacific group in what... 

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Tuvalu might ban important junk food to cut levels of lifestyle disease

31/8/2011 - Tuvalu?s government is considering a ban on importing junk food as it tries to reduce the level... 

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Work together, health, trade officials told
22/08/2011 - Public health advocates need to engage in debates not against trade negotiators but in...
 

 
Tribal feud resolved by swapping children in Vanuatu
26 August 2011 - Warring tribes on the tiny Pacific island of Tanna in Vanuatu have agreed to swap two children to settle...
 

 
Fiji to host Engaging with the Pacific meeting next week
26 August 2011 - Fiji will host the Engaging with the Pacific meeting in Nadi next week. A government statement said Heads of State...
 

 
Kiwi students urged to take action for climate change
23/08/2011 - UNICEF NZ is calling on students, parents and teachers to reduce the amount of cars driven to school on...
 

 
Micronesian countries to climate-proof roads
23 August 2011 - The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has been upgrading roads in preparation for the possible...
 

 
PNG 'Repentance Day' a bolt from the blue
26/08/2011 - Many Papua New Guinea (PNG) residents are scratching their heads today as they mark the country's....
 

 
Enforcing shark sanctuary will take attitude shift, new rules
19 August 2011 - A proposed Pacific shark sanctuary must overcome islanders? attitudes and commercial fishing...
 

 
Pacific Island countries off-track in meeting MDGs
19/08/2011 - The Pacific Island countries face four main challenges and bottlenecks for reaching Millennium Development...
 

 
Kiribati women show their skills in Parliament
11/08/2011, Kiribati  - The Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Parliament) was a scene of intense debate and dialogue this week...
 

 
Fiji elected Vice president of UN General Assembly
5 August 2011 - Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson has been...
 

 
Regional Micronesian shark sanctuary ready by 2012
02/08/2011 - Leaders of North Pacific nations have passed a significant resolution on shark conservation during...
 

 
Pacific Islands green/blue economic future must challenge global economic models
3 August 2011 - Pacific Island nations cannot move to a new economic development paradigm alone, the structure...
 

 
Solomon Islands PM encourage islanders to be proud of hosting festival of Pacific Arts
28 July, 2011 - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philip has encouraged all citizens of Solomon Islands to...
 

 
Greening economy is not a new concept, Cook Islands PM
23 July 2011 - And, his country is one of the first allocate its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for marine conservation.
 

 
Youth advocate for sustainable use of region's natural resources
23 July 2011 - Young people attending the Rio+20 Preparatory Meeting in Apia say Pacific Leaders need to...
 

 
Pacific need to put economic value to their ecosystem, Taholo Kami
25 July 2011 -  The Pacific needs to assess the value of its massive ecosystems and use it to attract investments...
 

 
Tonga, Cook Islands and Vanuatu turn to renewable energy
22 July 2011 - Tonga and Cook Islands are two Pacific Island countries successfully turning to renewable energy...
 

 
UNWOMEN applauds Fiji's efforts
20 July 2011 - Fiji was among other countries worldwide to mark the launch of the report Progress for the World?s Women:
 

 
Migration to increase from Pacific overcrowding
6 July 2011 - An aerial photo of Fanning Island, Kiribati. Dr Bedford says overcrowding is becoming a serious problem...
 

 
Australia's aid program to be focused on 'fragile' Pacific
6 July 2011 - AUSTRALIA'S aid program will be cleaned up and focused on "fragile states", with support for emerging...
 

 
Facing climate change, Tuvalu families move to Futuna
7 July 2011 - Reports from the French Pacific island of Futuna say more than 20 people from Tuvalu are expected to settle...
 

 
Reproductive health counsellors for Kiribati
28 June 2011 - A Fiji counselling service provider has extended its services to the region.
 

 
Global warming blamed for Pacific marine life passing into Atlantic
27 June 2011 - Scientists are warning that global warming has allowed marine life from the Pacific Ocean to pass into the...
 

 
High-level US delegation to visit Pacific islands, excluding Fiji
24 June 2011 - Senior US civilian and military officials will travel next week to the Pacific islands to discuss environmental,
 

 
AUD$300,000 for climate change projects in Fiji
23 June 2011 - The Australian government has given AUD$300,000 to the University of the South Pacific (USP) to facilitate...
 

 
Kiribati promotes voluntary HIV Testing, Young people vulnerable to infection
10 June 2011 - Kiribati does not currently have a high HIV prevalence, but it did have several high-risk groups carrying...
 

 
SIDS push for new loss and damage mechanism at Climate Change talks
8 June 2011 - Amid claims that greenhouse gas emissions have risen to the highest level in history, the Cook...
 

 
Korea, Pacific Islands to boost cooperation in development and Climate Change
1 June 2011 - South Korea will boost trade and investment into the development of natural resources, energy...
 

 
PNG to co-host U.S, World Bank talks on maternal health
23 May 2011 - Papua New Guinea and the United States in partnership with the World Bank will co-host talks...
 

 
Papua New Guinean seasonal workers arrive in Australia
24 May 2011 - The first group of Papua New Guinean workers to participate in the Australian Pacific Seasonal... 
 

 
Australian aid to strengthen Pacific education
12 May 2011 - Australia will invest an additional $US125 million over four years towards education programs in the Pacific. 
 

 
Australia pledges millions in aid to PNG, Pacific
11 May - Australia will provide $US480 million in aid to Papua New Guinea next year, making it the second largest aid...
 

 
Kiribati gets emergency aid to meet rising food costs 
12 May 2011 - The World Bank is to provide tens of thousands of people in the outer islands of Kiribati in the South Pacific... 
 

 
Samoa to jump forward in time by one day
9 May 2011 - The South Pacific island nation of Samoa is to jump forward in time by one day in order to boost its economy.
 

 
 
Taiwan Pacific allies support climate change
10 May - Leaders of Taiwan?s three allies in the Pacific have pledged their support for Taiwan?s efforts to address climate... 
 

 
Tuvalu children benefit from U.S educational software company   
11 May - A U.S educational software company, Imagine Learning has donated more than US$30,000 in software and computer... 
 

 
Islanders lack climate change expertise: Lal 
3 May 2011 - Pacific Islanders currently lack expertise in climate change says the Director of the Pacific Centre for Environment... 
 

 
OBAMA PUSHES FOR NUCLEAR-FREE SOUTH PACIFIC
MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, May 3, 2011) - United States President Barack Obama has called on the United...
 

 
Fiji to be admitted into Non­Aligned Movement  
3 May - Fiji will be admitted as a member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) at the end of the month. 
 

 
Get wet in Fiji's garden playground   
5 April - THE raging torrent of water surges over my head, hurling me down the slimy chute at a ferocious pace. 
 

 
Plan to restore Pacific forests
26 April 2011 - A grand plan to restore forests throughout the Pacific has begun with attempts to re-establish forests on Nauru...
 

 


Tongan film explores lost culture
6 April 2011 - The director might be Niuean and live in Papakura, and the film about Tonga, but the message behind Tony...
 

 
Sea level rise in the Pacific will contribute to environmental refugees
5 April 2011 - Most Pacific Island countries will continue to be affected by the impacts of sea level rise if Greenhouse...
 

 
Better family planning in Pacific will benefit kids
12 April 2011 - The Pacific Youth Council says encouraging better family planning may help give children better access...
 

 
Tuvalu not comfortable with environmental change refugees status
8/4/2011 - While the rest of the world continues to debate the implications of climate change, the people of the tiny island...
 

 
PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT
Posted 12 April 2011 - Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
 

 
Samoan PM supports continuous dialogue with Fiji 
4/4/2011 - Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele has issued a statement showing his  government's support for... 
 

 
Tahiti delegate welcomes MSG support in decolonisation bid
4/4/2011 - One of French Polynesia's two members of the French senate says he has secured the support of Melanesian... 
 

 
Australia to help rebuild Bougainville
Australia stands ready to assist and rebuild Bougainville as it had been since the crisis broke out in 1989.
 

 
Indonesia signals more cooperation with Pacific region
Indonesia says it wants greater co-operation with Pacific island countries because no country should stay...
 

 
Global warming creeps up on Kiribati
7 March 2011 - Teenagers in the central Pacific are badly affected by global warming, according to a new UNICEF report.
 

 
UN supports Pacific Islands tackle climate change impact
7 March 2011 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pledged United Nations support to help Pacific Island States...
 

 
 
Pacific Islands need climate help, EU says
7 Mar 2011 - With Pacific Island nations feeling the effects of climate change, it's important to link development to...
 

 
Ban vows to help Pacific Island States mitigate climate change impact
4 March 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged United Nations support to help Pacific Island States...
 

 
Kiribati's President plea for help
28/02/2011, Kiribati President, Anote Tong pleaded for the future of his country because of the threats of climate change,
 

 
Fiji doctors to get overseas internship
25/01/2011, Fiji's graduate doctors will now be able to go on  attachments overseas in their area of professional interest...
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Beneath the Dead Sea, Scientists Are Drilling for Natural History
17 December 2010 - EIN GEDI, Israel ? Five miles out, nearly to the center of the Dead Sea, an international team...
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$80 million climate funding for Pacific nations
10 December 2010 - Australia's Climate Change Minister, Greg Combet The Australian government has announced...
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Australia to seek Pacific input on aid program
30 November 2010 - Australia says it wants to hear the views of Pacific Island states as part of Canberra's recently...
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New facility boosts eye health in the Pacific
30 November 2010 - New Zealand's Acting Head of Mission to Fiji, Phillip Taula; Director of the Pacific Eye Institute...
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Greenpeace says Pacific countries will be heard at climate change talks 
30 November 2010 -The environmental organisation Greenpeace says the voice of vulnerable Pacific countries will be...
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U.S firm to conduct climate change study in Pacific
19 November 2010 - A United States-based engineering firm, KBR, yesterday announced that its Australian-based...
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Consensus on the plight of vulnerable states needed ahead of Cancun talks: President Tong
10 November 2010 - Kiribati President Anote Tong is hoping the climate change conference hosted by the Pacific nation...
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Kiribati to show the world effects of climate change
8 November 2010 - About 40 o!cials from around the world will fly to the tiny atoll nation of Kiribati this week to take a...
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Kiribati Church calls for international community to seriously look at forced migration
10 November 2010 - One of Kiribati's dominant church denomination, the Protestant Church has called on the international...
 

 
Clinton announces US$100m Climate change funding for Pacific
4 November 2010 - The  United States will provide more than US$100 million in climate-related fuisland nations worldwide.
 

 
Save the Pacific
Nov 1, 2010 - "The loss of biodiversity is killing us, it's killing the rest of life and we're going to kill ourselves. If we continue down...
 

 
MARSHALLS TO OFFER DIABETES TREATMENT ON ISLAND
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Pacific Islands Report, Nov. 1, 2010) - For the first time in 25 years, the Marshall Islands will reportedly have...
 

 
Secretariat of the Pacific Community looks for funding
2 Nov 2010 - New sources of funding are being sought to sustain the battle against non-communicable diseases, which kills more...
 

 
SOLOMONS GOVERNMENT TO SEEK THIRD TELECOM 
HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Times, Nov,1 2010) - The Solomon Island's National Telecommunications Commissioner,
 

 
TUVALU'S 'DOT-TV' DOMAIN FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, Oct. 31, 2010) - An Internet consultant says he expects the value of Tuvalu's domain code ".tv"...
 

 
Marine census shows ocean life ?richer? than expected 
Oct. 4, 2010 - A ten-year effort by marine explorers from more than 80 countries has led to the first global Census of Marine Life...
 

 
Deputy UN chief urges increased global support for small island developing States
26 September 2010 - Economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities in small island developing States (SIDS) have...
 

 
Timorese leader, at UN, calls on Asia to lead the way on climate change
25 September 2010 - Timorese President José Ramos-Horta today exhorted his fellow Asians to take the lead on tackling...
 

 
Pacific Ocean islands use General Assembly to appeal for assistance on climate change
27 September 2010 - The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea announced to the General Assembly's annual high-level debate...
 

 
Tuvalu to form new government early next week
21 September 2010 - Tuvalu's new government is expected to be formed early next week, a week after the island nation voted in...
 

 
Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders encouraged to embrace 'e-agriculture'
23 September 2010 - Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (HOAFS) were encouraged to embrace information and...
 

 
 

 
Pacific Ocean islands use General Assembly to appeal for assistance on climate change
25 September 2010 - Three Pacific Ocean countries today appealed to United Nations Member States to act fast to combat climate...
 

 
Tuvalu to form new government early next week
21 September 2010 - Tuvalu's new government is expected to be formed early next week, a week after the island nation voted in...
 

 
Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders encouraged to embrace 'e-agriculture'
23 September 2010 - Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (HOAFS) were encouraged to embrace information and...
 

 
Solomon Islands happy with report of elections
23 September 2010 -Chairman of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission and Speaker of Parliament, Sir Allan Kemakeza, says...
 

 
Tuvalu puts onus on developed countries for MDG progress
23 September 2010 - A Tuvalu diplomat says developed countries must recognise their role in helping the developing world reach the...
 

 
On World Maritime Day, UN official urges tribute to seafarers
23 September 2010 - The head of the United Nations agency mandated to ensure the safety of the shipping industry today urged...
 

 
Samoa PM addresses UN on MDG
22 September 2010 - Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has addressed a plenary session of the United Nations...
 

 
Boat made from plastic bottles completes Pacific voyage 
26 Jul - A boat made from thousands of plastic bottles has sailed into Sydney Harbour, completing a four-month voyage that began...
 

 
UN meteorological agency reports end to El Niño pattern over the Pacific
6 July 2010 - The weather pattern known as El Niño rapidly dissipated in early May, giving way to the development of cool, neutral to...
 

 
Canoes recreate Pacific migration
4 June 2010 - Climate scientists have expressed surprise at findings that many low-lying Pacific islands are growing, not sinking...
 

   
Canoes recreate Pacific migration
18 Apr 2010 - A fleet of traditionally-designed Polynesian canoes has left New Zealand for a journey through the Pacific, re-living...
 

  
AIR PACIFIC ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION OF FLIGHTS  TO KIRITIMATI ISLAND
30 March 2010 - Managing Director & CEO, John Campbell, today announced that subject to government approval, Air Pacific will...
 

  
Taiwan: Help for a Tiny Nation Facing Rising Waters
23 March 2010 - Taiwan pledged Tuesday to rescue Kiribati, a tiny South Pacific ally, from rising sea levels in a move intended to raise...
 

   
RMAT - Volume 10, Issue 12 Friday, 19 March 2010
World's Largest Marine Protected Area establishes Trust

   
AAAS: Coral reefs could disappear by the end of the century
24 February 2010 - The world's coral reefs could dissolve away by the end of the century as oceans become more acidic, research

  
The new wave: Harnessing the power of the ocean 
25 February 2010 - (CNN) -- Producing electricity using the power of the oceans could start a new wave in renewable energy.

  
More than 20 million people in Asia-Pacific could fall into extreme poverty, UN warns 
17 February 2010 - The global economic downturn could push an additional 21 million people in the Asia-Pacific region into

  
SOUTH PACIFIC: 'Poverty Measures Need Support of Rich Nations' 
SUVA, Feb 16, 2010 (IPS) - Social protection programmes could help alleviate poverty in the Pacific Islands region, but without

  
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Draws Attention to Need for Action
Press Statement - 12 February 2010 - Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, today
 
Second cyclone threatens Pacific islands
Fri, 12 Feb 2010, The clean-up has begun on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands group after a cyclone caused widespread damage yesterday,
 

 
Senior UN official calls for increased social protection in Pacific island region
10 February 2010 - The ongoing economic and financial crises are an opportunity to implement social protection programmes in Pacific
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Pacific island nations at UN meeting call on world to fulfil aid commitments  
9 February 2010 - Fourteen island developing nations in the Pacific Ocean wrapped up a United Nations-backed meeting today with