Australia and New Zealand have been using their sway in the region to effectively ban World Bank and Asian Development Bank lending to Fiji since the 2006 coup, according to a blog post by Stephen Howes at the Development Policy Centre.
Posted by CID sourced from UN News on 14 June 2013
Despite progress to protect children living in war-affected countries, the evolving character and tactics of conflict are creating unprecedented threats for children, particularly in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic, a top United Nations envoy today said.
A group of organic practitioners from Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Palau and Vanuatu were trained to facilitate the development of organic participatory guarantee systems (PGS) to provide a credible organic guarantee to consumers seeking organic produce.
Posted by CID sourced from The Guardian on 12 June 2013
Starvation is a symptom of a larger problem involving land, health, power and ecological damage, say experts. An eminent panel of doctors and academics working for the Lancet published findings that showed the existing research on child mortality had got it wrong.