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16 countries voice support for Taiwan at WHA meeting -LRB- update -RRB- | Politics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS
Geneva, May 22 (CNA) A total of 16 countries attending the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA), from which Taiwan has been excluded for the second year in a row, have voiced their support for Taipei's participation in WHA related activities during the first two days of the meeting.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:30 PMMany factors prompt people to leave their homes. We meet families who have fled poverty in Venezuela and young men from Kiribati who want to work on the high seas, now that climate change is threatening traditional livelihoods on the Pacific islands.
Abe vows support for Pacific islands to boost maritime security - The Mainichi
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Mainichi)IWAKI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday to support Pacific island countries in enhancing their maritime security capabilities, given their vulnerable coastal security.
Pacific island leaders gather in northeastern Japan for summit - The Mainichi
Kindergarteners greet leaders of countries participating in the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, in front of JR Yumoto Station in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on May 18, 2018. (Mainichi)
PM set to chair PIDF in July - Solomon Star News
Solomon Islands is expected to host leaders of PIDF members namely Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Timor Leste and Palau.
The Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network is now in action
PaCSON opened on April 30 and its first meeting was held in Brisbane on same week. Member nations include Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
CERT NZ honoured to chair new Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network
Those nations include Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
World : 2018 Logistics Cluster Sub-Regional Workshop - Majuro , Republic of The Marshall Islands , Workshop Report
The Logistics Cluster Sub-regional Workshop (Micronesia), took place in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), from 9-13 April 2018. Following the delivery of two regional workshops in Suva (Fiji) and Port Vila (Vanuatu) in 2016 and 2017 respectively, the foundation of thisworkshop was buil
Japan 's Pacific Island Push
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the measures, to be carried out over the next three years, as he hosted the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture on May 18 and 19. The pledge underscored a greater focus at this year’s summit on maintaining a free and open mari
Inside The 2018 Lighthouse International Film Festival
(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- The Lighthouse International Film FestivalÂ(LIFF) has announced the complete lineup for its tenth annual event, which will take placeÂ June 7-10, 2018Â on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The Festival will open withÂ Madeleine Olnekâ€™s acclaimedWild Nights With Emily, a rou
Key UN forum in Asia-Pacific sets its sights on combatting inequality | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management
“The Asia-Pacific region is an engine of global growth, trade and investment and the creation of jobs all over the world,” he said, “but profound transformation is underway, driven by technological innovation and the challenge is to ensure that this transformation is for the better and takes everyon
In case you missed it : 3 big stories from our world
Editor’s note:News about conservation and the environment is made every day, but some of it can fly under the radar.In a recurring feature, Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.
Dominican Republic ends Taiwan ties
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Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $ 160 billion per year by 2030 , UN warns
UNITED NATIONS, April 25 (APP):Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region has warned, urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing.
Asia or the Pacific : where we will source our agricultural labour ? - Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre
What about the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) which provides precisely the short-term stream the NFF is after? The NFF downplays it . NFF spokesperson Ben Rogerssays: “The seasonal worker program is great, but ultimately it is a foreign aid program.” This mystifying remark is expanded on, though ha
Treaties Committee critiques PACER-Plus - Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre
The Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCT) has issued itsfinal reporton thePACER-Plus trade agreement. Although the committee recommends that Parliament should ratify PACER-Plus, the report is a telling critique of the treaty, noting: “the absence of Papua New Guinea and
Political leaders gather at annual UN policy forum in Bangkok to address widening inequalities in Asia-Pacific
"The 74th session is held at a pivotal moment, amid increasing talk of the unravelling of globalization which risks fracturing a shared narrative that has supported prosperity for decades," said UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP Dr. Shamshad Akhtar.
Mercury Rising : Are the Fish We Eat Toxic ?
Newswise — The amount of mercury extracted from the sea by industrial fishing has grown steadily since the 1950s, potentially increasing mercury exposure among the populations of several coastal and island nations to levels that are unsafe for foetal development.These are the findings of a study car
Students travel the world with postcards
"They were wishing us well, thinking of us, and hoping we had a successful year," Burdick said.
Australia Awards Scholarships
description:Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participa