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A reminder on the importance of Dignity

Posted on 29 March 2022

Dignity is fundamental to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the preamble to the Sustainable Development Goals mentions dignity, yet practical ways of addressing and measuring the dignity of…
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Beyond Barriers: climate change case study in Papua New Guinea

Posted on 29 March 2022

Papua New Guinea currently maintains separate governance and institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change. Most stakeholders agree that DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) activities largely…
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Island Nation of Kiribati Affected by Climate Change

Is this the end for Kiribati seafaring?

Posted on 29 March 2022

The Kiribati government closed their international border late in March 2020, to keep their island population of approximately 140,000 people safe from COVID-19. Luckily the system worked. However, Maria Borovnik…
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Accepting refugees, but behind on quotas

Posted on 29 March 2022

New Zealand will now be taking 150 refugees a year for three years from Australian detention centres in the Pacific, after offers reaching back almost ten years. The arrivals will…
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Push back on the term ‘lethal aid’

Push back on the term ‘lethal aid’

Posted on 28 March 2022

Following in the footsteps of the White House and Australia, we have started to see an increase in the use of the term ‘lethal aid’. ‘Lethal aid’ refers to deadly…
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Impacts from Ukraine crisis reverberate

Impacts from Ukraine crisis reverberate

Posted on 28 March 2022

The Horn of Africa is expected to feel the tremors of the intensifying crisis in Ukraine, especially as the prices of food, oil, and fertilizer rise. Parts of the East…
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Measuring global happiness

Posted on 22 March 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Happiness Report, which uses global survey data to report on how people evaluate their own lives in more than 150 countries…
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Pacific food insecurity a growing concern

Posted on 21 March 2022

Food insecurity is a growing challenge for Pacific Island countries in the face of more frequent climate disasters, rising sea levels, and the economic fallout of Covid-19 lockdowns. This was…
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Nuclear contamination an ongoing concern in the Pacific

Posted on 21 March 2022

A new scientific report suggests that the radioactive element strontium 90 is a more significant contamination factor in the northern Marshall Islands than has been acknowledged to date by the…
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TRIPS waiver compromise

Posted on 21 March 2022

Reactions have been mixed about a report that a compromise has been reached on a waiver for vaccine intellectual property rights.
 
Oxfam’s Head of Inequality Policy and co-chair of…
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