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Tuesday 23 June 2015

Tokyo, Japan
Disaster risk reduction will be one of the main themes of the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM7) summit on May 22-23, together with other important issues such as the environment, climate change, sustainable development, people-to-people exchanges and maritime issues, Japan’s Prime Minister said in a statement ahead of the meeting, welcoming Pacific Island leaders to Japan.
Saturday 23 May 2015
Iwakii-Fukushima, Japan
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged 55 billion Yen to 14 Pacific Island Countries to foster resilience against climate change and disaster, this morning 23 May 2015 in Iwaki, Fukoshima. “What will help us achieve this goal well is a community committed to the equality of all before the law, which places importance on democracy and has great regard for the human rights of each individual,” he said. He also raised questions for future pathways to growth.
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Monday 18 May 2015
Nadi, Fiji
The President of Fiji, HE Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.”
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Wednesday 13 May 2015
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Officials from across the region are meeting in Samoa this week to discuss Pacific responses to a changing climate. They meet with a renewed sense of urgency, as they consider shared positions for a global climate deal. That deal, will cement future international action on climate change. A bad deal will place our collective future in peril. – Shirley Laban.
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Tuesday 12 May 2015

Port Moresby, PNG
With 52-days to go before the opening of the 15th Pacific Games on July 4 2015 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s diverse people are passing the baton through many communities, travelling by foot, by horseback, by vehicles and helicopter.
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Saturday 9 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today, 9 May, the European Union is celebrating Europe Day…The European Union has a long standing relationship and friendship with Tonga and other Pacific countries. Our partnership is based on our shared values, on common concerns and on common aspirations. We are keen to work closely with our Pacific partners to tackle global challenges - some challenges are so big that only a global response will suffice to overcome them. – EU Ambassador Andrew Jacobs.
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of Pacific Islanders are currently reviewing the effectiveness of Australia’s development aid assistance to the Pacific Islands.
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Thursday 23 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) and the Caribbean Water Associations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster interregional cooperation.
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Wednesday 22 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA) 19th Annual General Meeting and Trade Show is being held in Nuku’alofa this week with more than 200 telecommunication experts and businesses attending from around the region.
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Wednesday 22 April 2015
Nadi, Fiji
A three days Regional Seminar on Telecommunications Services for Pacific Island countries concluded in Nadi, Fiji today, 22 April.
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Monday 13 April 2015
Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.
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Thursday 9 April 2015

Apia, Samoa
Ulu o Tokelau, Hon Siopili Perez, will attend the American Samoa’s Flag Raising Celebration on 17 April, according to a press statement today from the Office of the Council of the Ongoing Government of Tokelau.
Wednesday 8 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host the regional Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA) 19th Annual General Meeting and Trade Show from 20-27 April 2015 at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa
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Friday 3 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli is named as Tonga’s representative on a new eight member Pacific Islands Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism, announced by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on 1 April.
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been accredited to the Green Climate Fund as a Regional Implementing Entity, one of the first to be approved.
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Saturday 14 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strongest tropical cyclone on record in the South Pacific, Tropical Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 super storm, hit Vanuatu last night causing deaths and destruction. This morning Pam had a central pressure as low as 899hPa and was gusting up to 335km per hour at its centre. It is one of four cyclones unusually affecting the South Pacific at the same time. NASA images.
Friday 13 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A severe Tropical Cyclone Pam that was upgraded to Category 5 early this morning is expected to hit Vanuatu tonight, Friday March 13 and emergency plans have been activated.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Suva, Fiji
Scientists for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are trying to develop a breadfruit (Mae) that is more productive and climate resistant.
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Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A claim that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) has been collecting email, phone and social media communications from Pacific Islands since 2009 and sharing mass data with the “Five Eyes” surveillance alliance of electronic eavesdropping agencies from New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada and Australia, has stirred up a mixed reaction from Pacific leaders today.
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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Forum Fisheries Agency Awareness Workshop on measures to combat illegal fishing is being held for local authorities in Nuku’alofa on March 3-5.
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