UNAIDS urges end to gender-based violence in effort to reduce risk of HIV infection

Mon 25 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand --- The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation but also increase the risk of HIV infection.

Fiji President urges Asia, Pacific to empower young

Mon 25 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand --- Asia and Pacific leaders have been asked to adopt Fiji’s approach in ensuring the voice of the youth is heard.

Fiji's Communication Minister calls for support from Asia Pacific region

Thu 21 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand --- Fiji's Attorney-General and Minister for Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has called on the Asia-Pacific Region to understand the unique challenges faced by the different nations of the region in terms of ICT development and national development.

Battle against HIV/AIDS in Asia-Pacific ‘far from over,’ UN agency warns

Wed 20 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand --- Voicing deep concern over high HIV/AIDS infection among children and teenagers in Asia-Pacific, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for accelerated actions to address the specific needs of this vulnerable group and wipe out the pandemic.

Fiji President calls on regional leaders for more action on HIV/AIDS

Wed 20 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand ---- Fijian President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has called for a greater leadership role in the Asia – Pacific region in dealing with HIV & AIDS.

Asia Pacific AIDS epidemic at pivotal stage: UN

Wed 20 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand — A new UN report warns the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a pivotal juncture with little progress in reducing new infections.

UN launches first interactive information superhighway to help bridge digital divide

Tue 19 Nov 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand ---– The United Nations launched today an interactive map of the information superhighway to show policy makers and investors the location of the missing links in the digital divide in the Asia-Pacific region.

Thailand and Fiji join hands to develop agricultural produce

Thu 31 Oct 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand ---Thailand has discussed agricultural cooperation with Fiji to exchange know-how and increase trade of agricultural products with each other.

Surveillance facility eyed for Pacific

Fri 20 Sep 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand –-- The Japan Defense Ministry plans to build a communications intelligence facility on Iwoto Island in the Pacific to improve its ability to conduct surveillance on China and its growing military presence, a government source said Thursday.

Eminent Judges from Asia and the Pacific unite to address HIV, human rights and the law

Wed 05 Jun 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand ---- Some 30 judges from the highest national courts from 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific joined in Bangkok, Thailand from 2-4 June to discuss the role of the judiciary in the AIDS response. They discussed specific actions that can be taken by Judges to create a ...

Thailand seeks raw materials from Pacific

Thu 02 May 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand --- Thailand is trying to build business links and trade pacts with Pacific Island nations to feed its growing industrial sector with raw materials and energy.

PTTEP considers energy investment in Papua New Guinea

Mon 29 Apr 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand --- Thailand’s leading energy explorer is considering an investment plan in Papua New Guinea although the company has conceded that more time is needed before a conclusion is drawn.

PNG to grant gas concessions to Thai firms

Tue 26 Mar 2013 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has agreed to grant natural gas concessions to the Thai private sector during talks with his Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thai PM visits New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

Fri 22 Mar 2013 -

BANGKOK, Thailand ---- Thai premier on Thursday left Bangkok to visit New Zealand and Papua New Guinea during March 21- 25 to strengthen bilateral relations, according to the Thai government's website.