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Samoa

IFRC calls on governments and international organizations to take concrete actions on commitments made to reduce disaster risks

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa ---As the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States begins in the Samoan capital this week, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent ...

Samoa

Partnerships for Ocean protection: SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation team together

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa ---- The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Foundation have announced a new partnership to promote marine ...

Pacific Update

'It's in our DNA to conserve the ocean' – Cook Islands Prime Minister

01 Sep 2014

PACIFIC ---- Two days before world leaders begin their weeklong conference on sustainable development in this Pacific island nation, mall island developing states have been inspired to follow ...

Samoa

UN chief spurs green investment in small islands

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa ---- Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and ...

Nauru

Nauru Airlines launches freighter service

01 Sep 2014

YAREN, Nauru ----The rebranding of the national airline to Nauru Airlines last month has also welcomed the launch of its freighter service at the Nauru International Airport.

Samoa

Bank report identifies political interference in state companies

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa-----The Asian Development Bank Saturday released a damming report on the poor performance of state owned enterprises in a number of Pacific Island economies, singling out political ...

UNSIDS

Traditional canoes join UN SIDS Conference in Apia

01 Sep 2014

Two traditional canoes have arrived in Apia from Hawaii as part of a campaign to urge world leaders to take greater action to protect our oceans.

Samoa

First meeting of the NZ-Realm country minders

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa ----A historic meeting between leaders of the so-called “NZ-Realm” countries took place for the first time, in Apia.

Samoa

Pacific women, youth and people with disabilities remain vulnerable to rising poverty level – UN report

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa – A new United Nations report released in Apia Saturday has reiterated the vulnerabilities of women, youth, the elderly and people living with disabilities to rising ...

Samoa

Spectacular start to UN Conference on SIDS in Samoa

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa ----Samoa lifted its restrictions on work and cultural activities on Sunday to put on a spectacular cultural show to welcome United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ...

Samoa

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon bestowed Samoan chiefly Tupua title

01 Sep 2014

APIA, Samoa ----The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon was conferred the chiefly title of Tupua at Si’upapa, Saleapaga village in Samoa.

Syria

Why Fijians detained, Al Nusra clarifies

01 Sep 2014

GOLAN, Syria -----Syrian rebels, Al Nusra group has posted a statement, in arabic, on Twitter claiming that the capture of the Fijian soldiers were in retaliation for the ...

Fiji

44 more Fijian soldiers to be deployed to Golan

01 Sep 2014

SUVA,Fiji ---- Fiji's military has started selection of soldiers to replace the 44 Fijian peacekeepers who are captives of Islamist militants in the Golan Heights.

UNSIDS

Spectacular start to UN Conference on SIDS in Samoa

31 Aug 2014

***Samoa lifted its restrictions on work and cultural activities on Sunday to put on a spectacular cultural show to welcome United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and leaders ...

UNSIDS

Partnerships for Ocean protection: SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation team together

31 Aug 2014

***The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Foundation have announced a new partnership to promote marine resource conservation and ...

UNSIDS

'It's in our DNA to conserve the ocean'

31 Aug 2014

**Two days before world leaders begin their weeklong conference on sustainable development in this Pacific island nation, small island developing states have been inspired to follow the lead ...

UNSIDS

Bank report identifies political interference in state companies

[Exclusive] 30 Aug 2014

**The Asian Development Bank today released a damming report on the poor performance of state owned enterprises in a number of Pacific Island economies, singling out political interference ...

UNSIDS

Protect our oceans, urges Samoa minister

29 Aug 2014

Apia, Samoa - Small Island states need to do more to rehabilitate, protect and preserve their threatened marine environment. That advice came from Samoa’s Environment Minister Faamoetauloa-Lealaiauloto Taito ...

UNSIDS

Pacific Resilience – Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP)

29 Aug 2014

On Monday the 1st of September, the Government of Tonga will lead the SIDS side event, Building Pacific Resilience – the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development ...

USA

From Tuvalu to Kiribati, the outlook for Pacific island states is perilous

29 Aug 2014

NEW YORK, USA ---- Small island developing states in Asia-Pacific are at a development crossroads. Some have achieved middle-income status. The classification is based on several indicators, one ...

Samoa

Blue Ocean Film Festival Presented to the People of Samoa by the United Nations

29 Aug 2014

APIA, Samoa ---- As a special gift to the people of Samoa for hosting the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the United Nations is sponsoring ...

Samoa

Student sews for Samoa

29 Aug 2014

APIA, Samoa ---- Kayla Gordine crammed 35 dresses into her luggage when she went on a week-long holiday to Samoa.

Solomon Islands

Child labour,trafficking is common in Pacific

29 Aug 2014

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- labour and trafficking is common in the Pacific Island countries but proper information on the issue was never passed on to people who need ...

Solomon Islands

Pacific Islands operation catches three vessels suspected of IUU

29 Aug 2014

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Legal investigations are underway in Kiribati and Papua New Guinea, after three vessels were found reportedly fishing illegally in Pacific Islands waters.

Papua New Guinea

PNG PM queried over Air Niugini catering using Fijian Made Water

29 Aug 2014

PORT MORESBY, PNG ----Papua New Guinea Prime Minister O’Neill was taken to task to explain why Papua New Guinea’s flag carrier Air Niugini was still serving Fijian made ...