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Fiji's food security and quality suceptible to climate change

ROME, 27 JUNE 2019 (FIJI GOVT) --- Fiji’s food security and its quality’s susceptibility to climate change was highlighted during a side event of the 41st Session FAO Conference in Rome, Italy. While speaking on Fiji’s experience regarding obesity, climate change and the availability of food,...
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East Timor maritime and gas deal set for ratification

DILI, 27 JUNE 2019 (REUTERS) --- East Timor and Australia are set to ratify a maritime border treaty, which regulates how the two countries will share revenue from the offshore Greater Sunrise natural gas field, later this year, East Timor’s foreign minister says. Dionisio Babo Soares told Reuters...
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Former PNG PM Peter O’Neill ready for loan inquiry

PORT MORESBY, 27 JUNE 2019 (THE NATIONAL) --- Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has told Parliament that he will be the first to testify before a Commission of Inquiry into the UBS loan saga. O’Neill welcomed the tabling of the Ombudsman Commission report on the loan by acting...
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Mission accomplished: Retired Fijian Midwives return from Samoa after 10 weeks

A group of ten retired Fijian midwives has recently returned from Samoa after completing ten successful weeks, supporting maternal health during the measles epidemic. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office had deployed ten retired but qualified and currently licensed...
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Women’s empowerment and gender equality programmes supported by the Fiji Women’s Fund in 2019, impacts 8,160 Fijians

In 2019, the Fiji Women’s Fund (the Fund) committed AUD 1,475,104 in grants to 12 women’s groups, networks, and organizations in Fiji, impacting 8,160 Fijians . This figure is representative of 5,600 women, 2,480 men, over 80 LGBTQI and gender-...
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COVID-19 Recovery Must Deliver Universal Health Insurance, Safety Nets and Affordable Internet Access, says UNDP

Governments must dramatically overhaul policies and invest in public health, economic stimulus, and social safety nets, to help countries recover faster from the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new report from the UN Development Programme. The economic report warns that a patchwork of pre-existing...
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COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector: Impact and response in Asia and the Pacific

As a major source of revenue and jobs in the Asia-Pacific region, the COVID-19 induced collapse of the tourism sector is an important factor behind the IMF projections of stalled economic growth for 2020. The impact on the tourism sector in the region was felt from an early stage when the number of...
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First UN75 Update Report

The first UN75 Update Report with preliminary findings is out! Data from 186 countries indicates overwhelming public support for global cooperation - with a significant increase since #COVID19 began spreading around the world. The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great...
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As COVID-19 threatens the Pacific, children’s lives are at stake with many children at risk of missing out on basic vaccines

As the Pacific Islands are responding to the threat of the global pandemic COVID-19, many children are in danger of missing out on life-saving vaccines against measles and other diseases due to the slowing down or disruptions in immunization services. Last year, over 80 people died from a measles...
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‘Keeping ourselves safe from malaria’

How long-lasting insecticidal nets are bringing Vanuatu ever closer to being malaria-free “To protect myself and my family, we keep our yard clean, we make sure there are no tins, or bottles or coconut shells lying around, and cut the grass regularly. And we sleep under a mosquito net,”...