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New Caledonia and France meet ahead of sovereignty discussion

Posted on 12 April 2023

Delegates from New Caledonia’s Oceanian Awakening party met with Gerald Darmanin, French interior minister, to discuss the issue of the nation’s sovereignty ahead of the upcoming political sequence in France this…
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How the media misrepresents Afghanistan

Ban on females working at UN in Afghanistan an "assault on women"

Posted on 12 April 2023

It has been announced that women will no longer be permitted to work at the UN in Afghanistan, a measure that will be actively enforced by the Taliban.
 
At the end of last…
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Concerns over modern slavery in UK organisations

Posted on 06 April 2023

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) have revealed that only 29% of required UK organisations handed in a modern slavery statement to government last year. The uncertainty in what practices…
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Pacific

The impact of labour mobility schemes on families in home countries

Posted on 06 April 2023

Researchers used their findings from 450 qualitative interviews with employers and workers involved with migrant work in New Zealand and Australia to discover the impact on families back home in Kiribati, Tonga…
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World Bank opens office in Northern Pacific

Posted on 05 April 2023

The World Bank has recently established a new office in the Federated States of Micronesia island Pohnpei.
 
The World Bank has significantly increased its presence in the North Pacific in the last six…
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Yemen: a safe haven

Ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen after eight years of conflict

Posted on 05 April 2023

On the eight year anniversary of the conflict in Yemen, the nation still faces an ongoing humanitarian crisis with a pressing need for aid. The conflict, which began in 2015…
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UN adopts Vanuatu climate change resolution

Posted on 05 April 2023

Last week, the UN general assembly adopted a Vanuatu-led resolution, asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give an advisory opinion on climate change. The resolution raises questions about the role…
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Ukraine

Advocacy spurs amendment to Special Ukraine Policy

Posted on 29 March 2023

On 10 March, an open letter went to the government from humanitarian organisations and Ukrainian community groups in New Zealand requesting targeted humanitarian policy for Ukrainian refugees fleeing to New Zealand. On…
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Kiribati representative speaks to nation's drought at UN Water Conference

Posted on 29 March 2023

The UN Water Conference held in New York last week addressed the global water crisis, as an estimated 2 billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. 

Teburoro Tito, UN Representative for…
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UN's decreasing humanitarian support in Iraq

Posted on 23 March 2023

As it reaches 20 years since the US invaded Iraq, there is a recent shift being seen in the UN’s approach – specifically a decrease in humanitarian support compared to the past…
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