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Monday 20 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific is on the global frontlines of the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases and the time has come for action with deadlines to reverse the crisis without delay, regional leaders heard at the opening of the Pacific Non-Communicable Diseases Summit in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, this morning.
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Monday 20 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark arrived in Tonga on Saturday and will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Pacific Non Communicable Diseases Summit in Nuku'alofa this morning. The NCD Summit (20-22 June) will be opened by King Tupou VI.
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Friday 17 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Pacific Island countries can’t manage their current level of debts, the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) reveals in a new report. In a low key statement, PASAI said yesterday that debt in Pacific Island countries is currently “at unsustainable levels” and that they need to improve their debt management strategies.
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Thursday 16 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The Government of Nauru has reinforced its commitment to children’s rights by passing the Child Protection and Welfare Act on 10 June. This means legal provisions for the welfare, care and protection of all children in Nauru under the age of 18.
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Thursday 16 June 2016
Nadi, Fiji
Leading spokespersons for the Forum Island Countries on PACER Plus have come out slamming a PANG assessment they say is a "lopsided and inaccurate view" on PACER Plus, that was commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
PACER-Plus trade talks may lead to serious implications for Pacific island countries with a range of concerns raised on gender, health, food and national sovereignty, states a report commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG).
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The new Pacific Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change project (PEBACC) has set up an office in Suva, Fiji.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Noumea, New Caledonia
In a first for the Pacific islands, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, was elected as President of the upcoming 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Beijing, China
In 2015 there were 151 Tongan nationals studying in the People’s Republic of China according to the country’s Department of North American & Oceanian Affairs. Of the 151 students in China, 99 were scholarship students.
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Monday 13 June 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
A new United States Government fishing regulation that went into effect late last month, violates a conservation measure for high seas fishing in the Western and Central Pacific, “This is a superpower abusing a measure agreed to in December 2015," said Dr Transform Aqorau today, 13 May.
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Saturday 11 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Up to 250 Tongans who applied to the New Zealand government’s Pacific Access Category Quota for a chance to obtain residence visas, had applications drawn out on Friday.
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Thursday 9 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Donors have committed over NZD$1 billion for sustainable energy projects in the Pacific after a Pacific Energy Conference completed in Auckland on 7 June.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Apia, Samoa
Pacific people are urged to be part of the Wave for Change social media campaign and commit to activities to protect the ocean from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as part of World Oceans Day today, 8 June. SPREP says the ocean needs to be protected from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as it plays a vital role covering 98% of the Pacific region that consists of only 2% of land area.
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Friday 3 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Secretary-General of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Octovianus Mote has been refused entry to Papua New Guinea and says no reason was given.
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Friday 3 June 2016

Yaren, Nauru
Nauru has abolished its death penalty and decriminalised homosexuality after recently amending its criminal code. Tonga and Papua New Guinea remain the only two countries in the Pacific to retain the death penalty for crimes such as murder, while six Pacific countries still criminalize homosexuality, including Tonga.
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Saturday 28 May 2016
Hagatna, Guam
Pacific Ministers for Culture have declared to meet every two-years instead of every four years, in their call for ongoing support to the region’s cultural sector during their Third Meeting in Guam this week.
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Saturday 28 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
Statisticians from governments and development partners throughout the Pacific will meet in Lautoka, Fiji, next week to discuss major statistical projects that will inform government policy and decision making, supporting sustainable development in the region.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Fe’ao Vakata the Minister for Internal Affairs is representing Tonga at the 27th Council of Pacific Arts and Third Pacific Ministers of Culture meetings held this week in Guam.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
A new academic programme that will teach Pacific Islands students about climate change adaptation and sustainable energy, is being developed by 15 countries in the region, including Tonga, who are meeting in Nadi this week, with assistance from the European Union.
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