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Ferry search resumes at daylight

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand has provided a detailed search area for the P3 Orion crew and local personnel, who will resume searching for the missing Kiribati ferry at daylight. Read more »

PNG: Sick asylum-seeker restrained and force-fed

Press Release – Amnesty International

Responding to news that an asylum-seeker being treated at a hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), for a serious medical condition, has been restrained for three days and is being force-fed by hospital staff after he went on hunger strike … Read more »

UH Talanoa Dialogue, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

Press Release – UNFCCC

UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/un-opens-talanoa-dialogue-portal-aiming-for-higher-climate-ambition Read more »

Fears for Two-Week Old Refugee Baby on Nauru

Press Release – Refugee Action Coalition

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FEARS FOR TWO-WEEK OLD REFUGEE BABY ON NAURU There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. Read more »

Fiji: Government Steps Up Anti-union Repression

Press Release – ITUC

Brussels, 26 January 2018 (ITUC Online): The ITUC has called on the Fiji government to cease their harassment of Fiji Trade Union Congress General Secretary Felix Anthony. In repeated interrogations police have accused him of ‘sabotaging the economy’, a … Read more »

RCCNZ assists search for Kiribati ferry

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

27 January 2018 (8.30am) The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand is assisting the Fiji rescue services in searching for an inter-island ferry overdue in Kiribati with an estimated 50 on-board. Read more »

Fiji: There Must Be No Impunity for Sexual Offences

Press Release – Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights

NGO Coalition on Human Rights Towards a Fiji that respects and protects human rights 26/01/18 There Must Be No Impunity for Sexual Offences The Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights condemns all acts of sexual offences and welcomes the launching of a … Read more »

Kiribati SDG Report Preparation for HLPF 2018 Underway

Press Release – PIANGO

(Tarawa, Kiribati) —–Kiribatis preparation of its SDG Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July should be commended says the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs. PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga … Read more »

West Papua 2017 Year in Review

Article – Australian West Papua Association

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2017. It is by no means exhaustive. In the report AWPA uses the name West Papua to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of … Read more »

Regional stakeholders meet to discuss future of PHAMA

Press Release – PHAMA

Key representatives from government and the private sectors of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are in Nadi this week for the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program* Coordinating Committee meeting. Read more »

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