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Monday 24 July 2017
Suva, Fiji
Concerns over El Nino impacts in the Pacific region during the planet's warmest half-year year on record between January to June 2016 is leading to better preparedness for coordinating humanitarian responses to disaster affected people in the Pacific.
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Monday 17 July 2017

Princeton, USA
When Americans are asked what percentage of US government spending goes to foreign aid, the median answer is 25%. The correct answer is 1%. No wonder, then, that when President Donald Trump justifies cutting aid on the grounds that other countries need to step up because they are not paying their fair share, many people believe him. By Peter Singer.
Thursday 8 June 2017
Montreal, Canada
“Biodiversity conservation is a pre-condition for achieving sustainable development,” says Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on World Environment Day, 5 June. “We know that human health ultimately depends on the ecosystem products and services – fresh water, food and fuel sources – required for human wellbeing and productive livelihoods.”
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a special prayer service on Sunday, 2 April at the Mango Tree Centre in Houmakelikao organized by Autism Tonga. Families and friends of the 16 autistic children in Tonga will be the guests of honour at the service.
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Friday 10 March 2017
Bonn, Germany
To combat climate change effectively, governments need to ensure that they have access to the best available science in order to make the best policy decisions and to be able to allocate the right resources, policy makers from over 100 countries learned in Bonn, Germany this week.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed. He attended an event celebrating United Nations Day and the launch of Cyber Safety week at Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 20 September 2016
New York, USA
Ministers and parliamentarians from the Commonwealth, including Tonga, spoke at a panel on Migration in the Commonwealth: International Movement and Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities, at the United Nations General Assembly on 18 September in New York.
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Thursday 15 September 2016

Nadi, Fiji
Pacific women and girls can live free from violence - because violence against them is not inevitable and it can be prevented, was the message for more than 40 specialists from across the Pacific meeting in Nadi, Fiji, from 12-15 September. There is a need to change attitudes which condone violence.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
New York, United States
Six Pacific Islands of the 15 overall countries submitted their ratification of the Paris Agreement during a special signing ceremony on 22 April in New York. Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tuvalu submitted their ratifications.
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Tuesday 23 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a first global ranking on how effectively children can use the courts to defend their rights, Tonga was ranked 165 out 197 countries worldwide, a low standing attributed to not having a separate juvenile court or system for children and limited implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the report released on 15 February, war-torn countries like Syria, Serbia and Cameroon were ranked higher than Tonga.
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Friday 29 January 2016
Suva, Fiji
A United Nations initiative to combat ill health and the premature/preventable death of women, children and adolescents worldwide recently gained a Pacific Islands representative with the appointment of Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, to the Every Woman Every Child High Level Advisory Group.
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Friday 23 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, for the first time, planned to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and the 16th anniversary for Tonga’s membership of the United Nations, which it joined in 1999, with an event at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre today. Officially, UN day is 24 October.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has reneged on its commitment to the United Nations of March 9 to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga sat for the first time this year on a 33-member Council of the International Seabed Authority after being elected last year for a four-year term.
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Tuesday 7 October 2014
New York, USA
Pacific Island leaders met the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in New York last month in preparation for the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM7) to be held in May 2015 in Iwaki, Japan.
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Friday 12 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by militants in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border have been released at 14:30 local time, a United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced on September 11.
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Thursday 19 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special program including a peace march will be held on Saturday, September 21 in Nuku‘alofa as Tonga marks the United Nation's International Peace Day, under a theme ‘Education for Peace’.
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Thursday 3 May 2012
Paris, France
World Press Freedom Day (today, May 3) is our opportunity to raise the flag in the fight to advance media freedom. We call on States, professional media and non-governmental organisations everywhere to join forces with the United Nations to promote online and offline freedom of expression in accordance with internationally accepted principles. This is a pillar of individual rights, a foundation for healthy societies and a force for social transformation.
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Saturday 9 February 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Australia's controversial 'Pacific solution' to deal with asylum seekers has effectively ended with today's departure for Brisbane of 21 Sri Lankan refugees from Nauru.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government will have to introduce new legislation and a mechanism in order to check the quality of goods that are imported into Tonga, once a United Nations agreement on the use of genetic engineering takes effect later this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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