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Wednesday 9 November 2022
Tupou VI

Sharm El-Sheikh, Eqypt
Climate change is the single greatest threat that will determine the future of Small Island Developing States like the Kingdom of Tonga, said King Tupou VI at COP27 this week. “We no longer have the luxury of time,” and our task is to agree to ambitious goals and act together before the impacts become irreversible for us all.
Thursday 9 February 2017
As the world faces uncertain times, Small Island States must remain open and connected to global networks in order to survive and thrive, urged Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan as he addressed Ministers and senior officials from 14 Pacific Island States and Timor-Leste, including Tonga’s Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, on a High Level Study Visit in Singapore.
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Thursday 24 November 2016
Suva, Fiji
In the Pacific, non-communicable diseases account for around 70% of all deaths, in Fiji that number is 80%, and the tragedy is that most of these deaths are preventable, Dr Tim Martyn of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation in Fiji told delegates from Small Island States, meeting in Suva. Delegates looked at a Global Action Plan to respond to the food and nutrition challenges. People are eating food they can afford and that "is what is making them sick,” he said.
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Wednesday 15 June 2016

Sione Talanoa Fifita says: "I admire the PM for acknowleding his sympathy with the flood victims and at least he was honest with his response, despite the fact he is not proactive enough. The global most concern now is climate change and he should have been forecasted that such natural disaster would occur and be proactive to put aside a proportion of the budget for such occurrence." Read 21 other comments on lack of funding for flooding...
Wednesday 27 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of four Pacific island countries chosen by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London for a study of small island states that looks at governance and levels of vulnerability and resilience to external shocks. Visiting Nuku’alofa this week a team of three researchers were building up a profile of Tonga’s strengths and weaknesses in its ability to govern itself and respond to challenges.
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