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US President meets with Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

Posted on 28 September 2023

On Monday, Pacific Island Forum leaders gathered at the White House to meet US President Joe Biden, the second summit of this kind in the past year. At the meeting, Biden provided…
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Lawsuit filed against US Government to address child exploitation in cocoa industry 

Posted on 24 August 2023

Last week, a lawsuit was filed against the US Government by International Rights Advocates (IRA), seeking to protect the lives of children being exploited in the cocoa industry.
The lawsuit is demanding the…
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US announces DRR support for Samoa

Posted on 27 July 2023

US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has announced that USAID will be providing $US2.6 million of funding to support Samoa in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
Emhoff made the announcement of this grant while…
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US seeks to dominate China in Pacific with Task Force establishment

Posted on 15 June 2023

Last week, an Indo-Pacific Task Force was launched by the U.S House Committee on Natural Resources in order to combat China’s increasing presence in the region.
The Task Force was established to examine…
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NZ PM visits Papua New Guinea for US Pacific Summit

Posted on 25 May 2023

Early this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) for the United States-Pacific Summit. The meetings included talks with Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, James Marape,…
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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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US seeks to dominate China in the Pacific with proposed budget increase

Posted on 15 March 2023

In President Biden's proposed federal budget released last week, over US 7.1 billion of funding was allocated for the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau. Although the budget has not yet been approved,…
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