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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tonga’s Permanent Representative to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, Hon. ‘Akau’ola has presented his credentials to IRENA Director General, Francesco La Camera, ahead of the upcoming IRENA General Assembly in January 2020 and the World Future Energy Summit.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku‘aho attended the Nairobi Summit ICPD25 as the first Pacific Patron for the United Nations Population Fund in November.
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Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A population of coral reefs is making a remarkable recovery around the newest island on Earth, Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai (HTHH), after it was formed during a volcanic eruption in 2015. A new crater connects the neighbouring islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai.
Friday 6 December 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
A Statement of Partnership between Tonga and New Zealand was signed today, 6 December, by Prime Minister Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa and New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, in New Zealand’s capital Wellington.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors has unanimously elected Masatsugu Asakawa, as president. He will assume the role on 17 January 2020.
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Tuesday 3 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa is experiencing the deadliest epidemic to hit the South Pacific in the 21st century. The nation’s Government today confirmed 55 measles related deaths with at least 48 of the victims being being children under the age of four. A total of 3,881 measles cases have been recorded by Samoa’s Ministry of Health since the outbreak began in October.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles, paid a visit to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) during his first trip to Honiara, Solomon Islands on 25 November.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mrs ‘Amelia Fakahikuo’uiha Liliui’okalani Fonua-Helu has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Apia, Samoa
Measles continues to plague Samoa with 32 deaths now confirmed by the nation’s Government today. Samoa’s Ministry of Health reports the death of two teenagers and 243 measles cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Thursday 21 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
Children in the Pacific region and millions more around the world celebrated World Children’s Day yesterday, 20 November, marking the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC30). A new report released this week addresses age-old and new threats affecting children in the Pacific.
Wednesday 20 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country. The Government of Samoa officially declared a state of emergency on 15 November 2019, four weeks into the continuing measles outbreak with more than 1000 suspected cases so far. The epidemic has claimed the lives of 14 children under-five years old and one adult. Lesser outbreaks are reported in Tonga and Fiji.
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Sunday 17 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mandatory vaccinations, a crackdown on public gatherings and a closure of all schools are now in force in Samoa as the country struggles to contain a measles epidemic, so far reported to have caused the deaths of five infants and one adult.
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Sunday 17 November 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tonga's first Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, HE 'Akau'ola presented his Credentials at the presidential Qasr Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi, on 12 November, 2019.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finetu’ui Ma’ake Moala was appointed as the new Honorary French Consul to Tonga, on November 8 in Nuku'alofa.
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Sunday 10 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An acceptance by the Fijian Parliament of an apology by Prime Minister, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama, for assaulting Hon. Pio Tikoduadua, a member of parliament and the former President of the National Federation Party, remains a controversial political issue in Fiji - because the person who was assaulted got suspended, while the assailant remains in the House.
Friday 8 November 2019

Sydney, Australia
The Asian Development Bank's response to Cyclone Gita was the first test of the Pacific Disaster Resilience (PDR) Program set up to help island states such as Tonga get back on their feet after natural calamities, says a new ADB publication.
Friday 8 November 2019

London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030.
Wednesday 6 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF are calling on Pacific communities to vaccinate against measles in response to recent outbreaks of measles in Tonga and Samoa.
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Dunedin, New Zealand
Researchers in New Zealand who are investigating ways to improve the health of Pacific Islanders are receiving a boost of $2.9 million in the form of “Career Development Awards” offered by New Zealand’s Health Research Council (HRC) – a crown agency of the New Zealand Government.
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Tuesday 29 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pacific Regional Council for Early Childhood Development was formally established during a 23-25 October Forum meeting in Nadi, Fiji.

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