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Friday 16 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only one Pacific Islands heritage site – the Taputapuātea Marae on Ra’iatea Island - has been nominated among 35 world-wide sites under consideration for UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2017, after the people of Opoa in French Polynesia worked for many years to win recognition for its important place in Polynesian voyaging history. The nomination by France asserts that the Pacific region is under-represented in the system of World Heritage properties.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Paris, France
Critical times call for critical minds. Today, I call on everyone to sharpen their minds to defend the freedoms that are essential for justice and peace - this is UNESCO’s message for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day. Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2017
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Friday 4 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are all accountable every time every time a woman or girl is a target of violence - and raising awareness is important to ensure equal protection under the law and equitable access to justice, stated a briefing for local journalists on Thursday, 3 March in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 4 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day training programme on gender based violence and trauma awareness for Tongan journalists began today, Wednesday 4 November in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 2 November 2015

Paris, France
Today, 2 November 2015, is the 'International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists'. “Every time the perpetrator of a crime is allowed to escape punishment, this emboldens other criminals and creates a vicious cycle of violence,” states Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, who seeks to advance the human right “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.
Friday 2 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 1500 teachers from throughout Tongatapu marked World Teachers' Day on Friday, 2 October with a theme, ‘Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies’.
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Friday 1 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Let Journalism Thrive! is the theme for the 2015 World Press Freedom Day which will be celebrated on May 3.
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Wednesday 8 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Islanders who are working to safeguard their heritage have shared their knowledge and wisdom in a new book and CD published by UNESCO that includes articles written by five Tongans.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The establishment of a regional media self-regulation model is supported by media industry employees from 11 Pacific Island countries.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Bali, Indonesia
A call for action to include media in the global development agenda was released in a 'Bali Road Map' at the end of a Global Media Forum on August 28 in Indonesia.
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Friday 11 July 2008
Quebec, Canada
New Caledonia's lagoons and reef ecosystems have been added on Monday (Canada time) to the UNESCO's prestigious world heritage list - in the natural environment category, the United Nations Education Science and Culture organisation has confirmed.
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Wednesday 20 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan, Dr Visesio Pongi, became the first Pacific Islander to be named as the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Apia, on Monday July 11.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newsroom of Radio Tonga has been computerised and to celebrate the death of their manual typewriters they went out to the Good Samaritan Friday night barbeque on July 24. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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