With increasing State powers declared in most Pacific Island countries under national states of emergencies and public health emergencies, it is crucial that the processes of enforcement of these emergency measures always adhere to key democratic principles, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Tonga and other Pacific states said yesterday, on the International Day of Democracy. “Responsive, transparent and accountable COVID-19 responses are critical to democracy,” Mr Sanaka Samarasinha said.
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Results for Pacific Island Countries
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Monday 22 June 2015
The Australian Government has removed a cap on its Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) meaning there will be no longer be a limit to the number of workers from participating Pacific Islands countries.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Australia's increased Aid-for-Trade focus is the same wine in different bottles. Aid-for-Trade, and its counterpart PACER-Plus, are really about ensuring that Pacific markets are open to Australian exports and securing Pacific engagement with the global economy on terms that disproportionately benefit the regions big brothers. - Adam Wolfenden.
Saturday 22 March 2014
The Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is urging Pacific Island countries to produce more locally grown non-processed foods instead of relying on unhealthy imported processed foods.