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Understanding Why Women Withdraw Complaints Against Violent Partners

Executive Police Officers from around the Pacific during three days training of Understanding Women Withdraw Complains against violent partners, in Nadi. Photo: FWCC NADI (22 Nov 2017) Executive level Police Officers from around the Pacific spent their third day of training examining some of the rea

THEJETNEWSPAPER.COM - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Time for Australia to forge free compact agreements in the Pacific

What a difference 14 years make. The launch of the Foreign Policy White Paper on Thursday, the first since 2003, marks the strongest commitment by Australia to the Pacific region in recent memory. The last white paper had a section heading 'What Australia can and cannot do to help' in relation to th

PRESSRELEASEPOINT.COM - 2017-11-23 23:59:59

When will UNCAC be Implemented ?

Last year on International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9, Belize signed onto the United Nation's Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) making it the one-hundred-eighty-fourth country to sign the convention. This came after several demands from civil society and a number of non-government organizat

LOVEFM.COM - 2017-11-23 23:59:59

Energy access the key to escape poverty trap

The Commonwealth Secretariat hosted the launch of UNCTAD's The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access yesterday at Marlborough House, London. The report highlights how access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world's poor

PRESSRELEASEPOINT.COM - 2017-11-23 17:48:56

Regional workshop tackles increased crime

ADDRESSING INCREASED TRANSNATIONAL CRIME: Key figures in the regional workshop held this week. Tackling the increasing transnational crime around the Pacific region was at the forefront of a three-day workshop hosted this week by the Ministry of Police. Held at the Sheraton Aggie Grey Hotel this w

SOBSERVER.WS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

LDC - What is a least developed country ?

There are currently 47 countries designated by the United Nations as the least developed countries, entitling them to aid, preferential market access and special technical assistance, among other concessions. The least developed countries are distributed among the following regions: (a) Africa (33):

PRESSRELEASEPOINT.COM - 2017-11-22 22:34:11

Episcopal delegation to COP23 encouraged by talk of taking action on climate change

Episcopalians representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry welcome visitors to their booth in the public zone of the COP23 conference in Bonn, Germany. Photo courtesy of Marc Andrus [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians have returned home after spending two weeks in Bonn, Germany, representing Presi


‎Tuvalu‏ Becomes ICAO 's 192nd Member State

Montreal, 20 November 2017- Tuvalu has now become the 192nd Member State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following its official adherence to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO was advised of the development by the Government of the Unite


Occupied Tskhinvali region closes `` border '' with the rest of Georgia for 2 days

The de-facto authorities of Georgia's Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region (South Ossetia) have announced that the administrative border separating the breakaway area from the rest of Georgia will be closed for two days. The breakaway region's de-facto security committee's press office said that the A


Fiji welcomes Queen 's Baton for first time since 2006

The Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton has arrived in Fiji for two days of celebrations as its tour of Oceania continues. The Baton was welcomed by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, and Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) President Joe Rodan. Traditiona


‎Tuvalu‏ and Vanuatu asked to firm Abkhazia ties

Tuvalu and Vanuatu have been asked to join a parliamentary group to lobby on behalf of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia. President of Georgian breakaway republic of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba and Nauru President Baron Waqa Photo: Government of Abkhazia website The region's president Raul Khajimba


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The Kectil Program was created to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries. There is great enthusiasm for the 2018 Kectil Program from youth in many developing countries! Youth from 40


‎Tuvalu‏ 's international airport to be upgraded

The World Bank is giving Tuvalu $US8.75 million to improve the safety and oversight of its international airport. The money would go towards repairs of the runway at Funafuti Airport, which was being damaged by water infiltration exacerbated by tidal and sea level impacts. Several trial design solut


‎Tuvalu‏ terror of rising seas

Enele Sopoaga The COP23 meeting is working on implementing the cuts in greenhouse gas emissions decided under the Paris climate deal, Radio New Zealand reported. The threat from sea level rise means that Tuvalu will become uninhabitable by 2050, and Kiribati, is expected to be fully submerged by 210


Many small island nations can adapt to climate change with global support

To many people, island nations such as Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands are synonymous with climate catastrophe. But prophesies of doom aren't all that helpful


Old stories with new people

Russia is focused on remaining a significant player in the South Pacific. Olga Krasnyak takes a look at why. At the APEC Ministerial Meeting in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang earlier this month, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met with some of his regional counterparts from the region. In do


A picture for each decade the Queen and Prince Philip have been married

Queen Elizabeth II, 91, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday (November 20) Britain's Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Princess Eliza


Bonn Climate Meeting Agrees On Funding After Long Night Of Talks

BONN (Alliance News) - Top-level talks on climate change in the western German city of Bonn proved fruitful as officials attending the two-week conference agreed on funding after a night of drawn-out negotiations. Officials representing 195 nations, from major industrial powerhouses to tiny island s


Quotes from the COP23-No comment needed

Our Editor-In-Chief was at the COP23 in Bonn and has interviewed those who are at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Here are some bites of the interviews. In 2016, 200 people who spoke out against environmental destruction were killed. 40 % were indigenous."How many more have to be


China fills part of U.S. void on climate without dominating talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by curbing its own greenhouse emissions and it has done so without seeking to dominate the talks, delegates said. Some nations