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14th FEMM Discusses Maximising Fisheries Returns

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

A report on how Forum island countries (FICs) could maximise sustainable returns from their fisheries resources says revenue to the FICs will increase if the region undertakes more on-shore processing of the resource. Read more »

14th FEMM Officially Opens In Niue

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

The forecast for an estimated 0.5 percent economic growth in the Pacific region in 2010 is good news but a key downside risk is the issue of growth without jobs. Read more »

10th Anniversary Of The Biketawa Declaration

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has expressed the region’s appreciation for the vision and forward-thinking approach of those Pacific Islands Forum Leaders who adopted the Biketawa Declaration ten years ago. Read more »

Authorities Suspected Of Cyber Attacks On NGOs

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

The websites of several NGO groups campaigning for human rights in West Papua have been under a serious DDoS attack for most of this week, forcing them offline as their servers have been overloaded. Read more »

Workshop On Climate Change In The Pacific

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

The Pacific region policy on climate change is focused on strengthening the coping abilities of Forum countries, the natural resilience of communities, their social and economic organisations and governance, and to ensure sustainability. Read more »

Premier Of Niue Calls For Refocusing Of FEMM

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

The Premier of Niue, Hon Toke Talagi and Chair of the 14th Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting which got underway here this morning, says FEMM needs to be re-focused more on economic issues and their impacts on the region’s developments. Read more »

Global Anti-Whaling Day demonstration in Auckland

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Anti-whaling activists are gathering on November 5th to protest the beginning of the Japanese whaling season. Read more »

Fiji Bottom Of Global Budget Transparency List

Press Release – Fiji Democracy Movement.

The organisation, International Budget Partnership, has recommended that Fiji publish budget information on government websites as the country has plummeted to the bottom of a list of 94 countries in its 2010 report. Read more »

Whānau Ora Providers Shows Widening Enthusiasm

Press Release – Te Puni Kokiri

Whānau Ora Providers Shows Widening Enthusiasm for Whānau-Centered Services The Whānau Ora Governance Group today announced 25 provider collectives / stand alone providers selected to develop and deliver whānau-centred services to families around … Read more »

Calls For Lifting US Embargo Against Cuba

Press Release – United Nations

For the 19th straight year, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the decades-old economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba in the aftermath of the Cold War. Read more »

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