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Useful Outsiders Podcast - Climate and the Pacific: Response, Recovery and Resilience

Posted on 21 December 2023

Pacific nations are connected by the threat of climate change, all experiencing acute national disasters which are part of a prolonged, ongoing crisis, and facing growing threats to their infrastructure,…
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UN report reveals 2024 funding requirements to addressing soaring needs

Posted on 14 December 2023

On December 11, the UN launched the 2024 Global Humanitarian Needs Overview, which provides an assessment of the drivers and trends of global needs, and outlines what is required to assist vulnerable populations…
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Looming funding crisis for Ukraine

Posted on 14 December 2023

Following the announcement earlier this month that US funding for Ukraine will likely to run out by the end of 2023, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine met with US President Joe Biden…
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Backlash from Pacific nations as Global Stocktake report released at COP28

Posted on 14 December 2023

On Monday, the draft text of the Global Stocktake was released, and has since come under criticism from the global community for its inaction on progressing towards a fossil free future.
 
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Council for International Development supports UN Resolution calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Posted on 14 December 2023

The Council for International Development (CID) Aotearoa New Zealand supports the resolution adopted at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday 13 December, demanding “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.”

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CID Member and Sector Survey 2022-2023: A Snapshot into Aotearoa New Zealand’s International Development and Humanitarian Aid Sector

Posted on 11 December 2023

The Council for International Development’s (CID) annual membership survey of the international development and humanitarian aid sector is the only survey of its kind for Aotearoa New Zealand and captures…
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Papua New Guinea HIV rates skyrocket, 91% increase since 2020

Posted on 08 December 2023

At the end of 2019, there were 3,300 new cases of HIV in PNG, with a prevalence rate of 0.85% among 15–49-year-olds. New reports reveal in 2022 there was around 6,500 cases. This was…
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7.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines

Posted on 08 December 2023

On December 2, an offshore earthquake measuring 7.4 magnitude hit the Surigao del Sur municipality in the Philippines. A tsunami alert was raised, resulting in immediate evacuation of over 26,000 people residing in the…
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UN Secretary-General invokes rare UN Charter article 

Posted on 08 December 2023

This week António Guterres, for this first time since his appointment as UN Secretary-General in 2017, invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter. In a letter to the Security Council, he emphasised the threat posed by…
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France hosts South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting in New Caledonia  

Posted on 08 December 2023

On Tuesday, the 10th South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting (SPDMM) kicked off in Nouméa, New Calendonia. The meeting brings together Australia, Chile, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tonga plus the US, UK and…
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