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Event explores re-imagining Pacific tourism post-pandemic

Posted on 29 November 2021

Covid has effectively closed Pacific state borders to tourists for nearly two years. What will tourism in the Pacific look like post Covid, and how can New Zealanders be ‘good’…
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Advocacy Report May - Aug 2021

Posted on 24 November 2021

Covid continues to dominate in 2021. Disaster strikes in Haiti and Afghanistan. And there is a further push towards joint international development activities.

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This Advocacy Report collates the general…
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Scientists investigate lower covid infection rates across African continent

Posted on 23 November 2021

Though fewer than 6 percent of Africans are vaccinated and residents of many countries do not wear masks regularly, the World Health Organization has described Africa as "one of the least affected…
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How to prevent a future pandemic

Posted on 23 November 2021

Covid deaths and infection rates may dip below seasonal flu levels by the middle of next year assuming new dangerous variants don’t emerge in the meantime, Bill Gates said in Bloomberg,…
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Unpicking the minister’s speech

Posted on 23 November 2021

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta gave her first major foreign policy speech recently on Aotearoa New Zealand’s policy in the Pacific. Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies…
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Trials and detentions of aid staff increase

Posted on 23 November 2021

The prosecution of aid staff assisting asylum-seekers and refugees in Europe has been adjourned and  the case referred to a higher court.
 
NGOs and human rights advocates are concerned about the trial of 24 aid…
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PNG deadly Covid crisis getting worse

Posted on 23 November 2021

People in Papua New Guinea are not getting enough Covid vaccines due to misinformation. This is causing immense stress and suffering throughout the country, says Quenelda Clegg Chair of CID’s…
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Tuvalu and the 'Future Now Project'

Posted on 16 November 2021

At the end of October, Tuvalu’s Future Now Project (or Te Ataeao Nei Project in Tuvaluan) was launched - a new initiative by the Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs. The project…
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Pacific Corruption barometer launched

Posted on 16 November 2021

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) is the only worldwide public survey on people’s views and experience of corruption; whether they feel corruption is on the rise, and what they…
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Only 1.7% vaccinated as Covid crisis escalates in Papua New Guinea

Posted on 16 November 2021

An overwhelmed health system, low levels of public trust, poor transport infrastructure, and low vaccination rates, are all contributing to the dire Covid situation in Papua New Guinea.
 
Only 1.7% of the…
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