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Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week

Posted on 06 September 2022

This year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga - Tonga Language Week - is: Ke Tu'uloa 'a e lea faka-Tonga 'i Aotearoa, which means Sustaining the Tonga Language in…
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Kiribati drought at critical stage

Posted on 06 September 2022

Fears of malnutrition and other illnesses are mounting in Kiribati as the country grapples with an ongoing drought.

The Kiribati government in June declared a state of disaster after the discovery…
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Pacific leaders to attend summit in the US

Posted on 06 September 2022

US President Joe Biden will host leaders of Pacific Island nations in Washington on September 28-29.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement the summit “will demonstrate the United States’…
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Findings from the 2022 PNG election

Posted on 29 August 2022

This year’s election in PNG undoubtedly had its shortcomings in the form of violence, an out-of-date electoral role, stolen ballot boxes, and a missed deadline. Despite these shortcomings, DevPolicyBlog has…
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Marshall Islands praised for ‘unprecedented’ Covid response

Posted on 29 August 2022

US-based doctors have praised the Marshall Islands for their response to its first Covid outbreak. Positive case numbers have declined dramatically this week following the record-setting first two weeks and…
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ABD and USAID partner to help Pacific strengthen community resilience

Posted on 29 August 2022

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a joint agreement to help the Pacific better adapt and respond to climate and…
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Egyptian NGOs feel shut out of COP27

Posted on 29 August 2022

A group of Egyptian civil society organisations have been prevented from attending the COP27 climate summit by a covert registration process that filtered out groups critical of the Egyptian government.

Egypt’s…
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Death of New Zealand soldier in Ukraine

Posted on 29 August 2022

The death of New Zealander Dominic Abelen (an off-duty NZDF soldier) fighting in eastern Ukraine last week has raised a number of legal questions for many. Under International Humanitarian Law…
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Fifth anniversary of the Rohingya crisis

Posted on 29 August 2022

On 25 August 2017, the greatest tragedy in Rohingya’s history began to unfold in the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Five years on, the Rohingya are more than ever in…
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Floods in Pakistan

Posted on 26 August 2022

Pakistan has declared “a serious climate catastrophe” and “a climate dystopia at our doorstep” as deaths from widespread flooding pass 1,000 since mid-June. The massive floods have affected around 30 million people,…
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