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Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017
Presenting the Pacific’s kava case in Brussels

Getting kava through Codex final stages

15 July, 2017. By Bob Makin. The regional standards involved in the production of kava as a beverage have been closely studied during the last...
Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund at a demining demonstration in Mammari, Cyprus, in 2015. At the time, she headed the U.N.'s peacekeeping mission in Cyprus. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

The First Woman to Lead a U.N. Peacekeeping Mission

IN 2014, THEN-U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon appointed Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund of Norway to command the U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. This achievement made Lund the highest-ranking...

Pacific’s First Gender & Human Rights Peer Review underway in Nauru

The Human Rights and Gender Peer Review supported by the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, will examine good practices, identify...

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many...

14 JULY 2017| GENEVA | NEW YORK | SUVA – Some three in ten people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily...
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Two million for airport upgrades in American Samoa

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded American Samoa three grants totaling $2,000,000. “This important...

Women Included in Parliament Strategic Plan

12 July, 2017. By Mavis Podokolo for Solomon Women Newspaper. THE recently launched National Parliament Strategic Plan of Solomon Islands (2017 – 2021) has...
Elayne Whyte Gómez, president of the UN conference on nuclear weapons, reacts after the vote. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Treaty banning nuclear weapons approved at UN

7 July, 2017. By Ian Sample Science editor. More than 70 years after the world witnessed the devastating power of nuclear weapons, a global...

Parliament apologises for homosexual convictions

6 July, 2017. By Henry Cooke. Parliament has formally apologised to men convicted under old laws that criminalised homosexuality. The rare apology from the House - rather than...
Minister Anne Ruston stressed the importance of tuna fishing to the Pacific Island Nations. (Photo: Goverment of Australia/aes256 /CC BY 2.1 jp)

Pacific ministers analyse tuna fishery future in Australia

6 July, 2017. Australia - The sustainable management of fisheries in the Pacific, particularly tuna fisheries, has been scheduled as one of the central...

Vietnamese captains say they are victims of human trafficking

6 July, 2017. Vietnam. By Assumpta Buchanan - THE three captains of the blue boats who entered our waters and stole our marine resources...