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Fiji urged to end the silence and crackdown on child prostitution

Fiji urged to end the silence and crackdown on child prostitution

Child prostitution and trafficking is rife in the Pacific but it is often hard for youngsters to report abuse as it is culturally taboo to speak negatively against elders, says Iris Low-McKenzie.

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Interview with Francesco Rocca: No one can prepare for nuclear war

Interview with Francesco Rocca: No one can prepare for nuclear war

The incoming president of the IFRC sat down with Al Jazeera to discuss a humanitarian response to nuclear weaponry, the migrant crisis and 'the war on drugs' in the Philippines.

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Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Police have killed dozens of children in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said. The rights group urged the ICC to open an investigation into crimes against humanity in the violent crackdown.

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Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas

Left unchecked, climate change will see Pacific Island countries and territories lose 50-80 per cent of marine species by the end of the 21st century, a new study finds.

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Vast Yukon wilderness protected in ruling for native tribes

Vast Yukon wilderness protected in ruling for native tribes

A Canadian Supreme Court decision spares the Peel Watershed, a large expanse of richly diverse land in Yukon Territory, from development and mining.

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West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy. AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise.

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Opinion: Women’s NGOs are changing the world – and not getting credit for it

Opinion: Women’s NGOs are changing the world – and not getting credit for it

Women’s NGOs play crucial roles in development projects, often mobilizing, organizing and building projects that otherwise would never have launched.

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Fiji’s sovereign green bond

Fiji’s sovereign green bond

Fiji, which just presided over the international climate talks, COP23 in Bonn, is also the first emerging market in the world to launch a sovereign green bond, with the aim of raising FJ$100 million.

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Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says

Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says

An investigation into a potentially harmful denuge vaccine is a hard reminder to organisations and countries to do proper research and consider red flags before launching health programs.

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Eminent speakers a drawcard for 800 international CSO actors

Eminent speakers a drawcard for 800 international CSO actors

Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in the world, International Civil Society Week 2017 is packed out with internationally renowned speakers and regional l...

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