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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Brussels, Belgium
The ITUC has condemned the decision to exclude chrysotile asbestos and the pesticide endosulfan from the list of dangerous products under the Rotterdam Convention, the international agreement which regulates exports of hazardous chemicals.
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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Today the World Bank Director for the Pacific Region, Nigel Roberts, and the Asian Development Bank's Regional Director of the Sydney Office, Eugenue Zhukov, jointly opened the new premises of the World Bank Group, which will also host the ADB development coordinator. These premises symbolize the deepening working relationship by both banks with the Solomon Islands Government and with each other.
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Tuesday 11 November 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's next Parliament will be the most ethnically diverse in its history - with MPs from communities which have never had representation in Parliament, including a television journalist from Korea and a former Fiji citizen. By Lincoln Tan
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Thursday 6 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students who are studying the Japanese language in Tonga have launched a new 'Star Walker' activity that helps improve their conversational Japanese outside of the classroom and also encourages them to learn more about their own Tongan culture.
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Wednesday 5 November 2008
Jakarta, Indonesia
The Indonesian police have arrested five journalists, one of them a foreigner, for attempting at entering the Nusakambangan island where three terrorists responsible for the first Bali bombing are detained.
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Tuesday 4 November 2008
Pago Pago American Samoa
A regional media group, the Pacific Freedom Forum, has called on Fiji's interim government to respect and safeguard the right to freedom of expression as enshrined in the constitution.
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Wednesday 29 October 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
The World Health Organization WHO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community SPC have signed a new four-year Memorandum of Understanding MoU designed to improve collaboration between the two organizations and to seek innovative solutions to assist Pacific Island countries and territories to achieve better health outcomes.
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Saturday 25 October 2008
Rome, Italy
Ministers and officials from over 120 governments will meet in Rome next week to decide whether to add two pesticides - endosulfan and tributyl tin compounds - and the industrial chemical chrysotile asbestos to a trade watch list that already contains 39 hazardous substances.
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Wednesday 22 October 2008
Suva, Fiji
Non Governmental Organisations, social workers, civil society organizations and individuals in Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Nauru are now encouraged to apply for funding for small-scale development grants.
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Tuesday 21 October 2008
Suva, Fiji
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), together with other members of the STI Working Group for the Pacific and the Fiji School of Medicine, are co-facilitating a training of trainers in comprehensive sexually transmitted infections (STIs) case management for 30 health professionals from 10 Pacific Island countries. The training will take place in Suva, Fiji from 20-25 October.
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Saturday 18 October 2008
Manila, Philippines
A new capacity development study for Pacific nations shows that sustained capacity development of people and organizations can lead to better service delivery and increased poverty reduction in the region.
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Monday 13 October 2008
Puerto Varas, Chile
In 2006, the world consumed 110.4 million tonnes of fish, with 51.7 million tonnes of that originating from aquaculture. Production by traditional capture fisheries has reached a plateau, so to meet the projected demand for fish of an expanded world population, in 2030 aquaculture will need to produce an additional 28.8 million tonnes - 80.5 million tonnes overall - each year just to maintain per capita fish consumption at current levels.
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Monday 13 October 2008
Geneva, Switzerland
More than 75% of people suffering from mental disorders in the developing world receive no treatment or care. A new WHO programme launched today, on World Mental Health Day 2008 highlights the huge treatment gap for a number of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. Across Africa for example, nine out of ten people suffering from epilepsy go untreated, unable to access simple and inexpensive anticonvulsant drugs which cost less than US$5 a year per person.
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Monday 13 October 2008
Rome, Italy
Organic farmers in developing countries will have greater access to world markets, thanks to two practical tools launched this week that seek to ease trade in organic agricultural products.
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Wednesday 8 October 2008
Pohnpei, FSM
Chinese Taipei, Japan and the United States of America prevented stronger effective measures from being agreed to halt the overfishing of the Pacific tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Oceans (WCPO).
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Wednesday 8 October 2008
New York,USA
The observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction for 2008 takes place in a year that has seen more than its fair share of natural calamities, and falls on the third anniversary of the earthquake in South Asia.
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Tuesday 7 October 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji Labour Party general secretary Mahendra Pal Chaudhry will file lawsuits against more media organisations tomorrow after filing on today against the National Federation Partu and Fiji Times Ltd.
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Monday 6 October 2008
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
At the Fourth Regular Session of the Technical and Compliance Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), in Pohnpei this week, Tonga pursued its bid to get Taiwanese fishing vessel F/V Chu Huai No.638 prosecuted for illegal fishing in Tongan waters.
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Thursday 2 October 2008
Sydney, Australia
An online database of fishing vessels involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing was launched by Greenpeace International today, Oct 1. The Greenpeace IUU blacklist is the first fully public one-stop, independent record of fishing vessels, support vessels and companies involved in pirate fishing.
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Thursday 2 October 2008
Nadi, Fiji
Digicel Pacific Ltd, the fastest-growing mobile telecommunications operator in the Pacific, today announced that it has launched in Fiji, its fifth market in the Pacific, further strengthening its footprint in the region.
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