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Empowering women to empower more people

Providing the opportunity for women to have increased knowledge and access to information and services then enables women to support others who need assistance.

UN Ocean Conference could bring ‘next big thing’ in development

THE United Nations Ocean Conference drew to a close with a joint ‘call to action’ issued by member states after a week of back-to-back...

FEATURE: Researchers fight Pacific obesity and NCDs

The research builds on an ambitious international project that empowers teenagers to use scientific evidence, community and cultural knowledge to lift their own and their family’s health.

Remote Pacific Island residents fed up with plastic trash washing up on their beaches

Following news in May that neighbouring Henderson Island had approximately 38 million pieces of trash washed up on its shores.

Paris climate deal: Island nations face extinction from rising sea levels

Islands are also champions of change, striving to find new ways to increase their economic and physical resilience in face of future storms.

Fiji’s commitment to marine managed areas

The Ministry is working to designate the Bligh Waters and Central Viti MMAs, spanning an area of 13,650 square kilometres.

Vanuatu recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

During a recent meeting between Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale and the nation’s honorary consul to Israel, and he signed a document stating Jerusalem should be recognized as Israel’s capital.

UN health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases

Starting in June 2016, the UN health agency began developing a comprehensive response to strategically guide countries and partners to urgently strengthen vector control.

Pacific Island Civil Society organisations respond to Trump pulling out of Paris Agreement

While US President Trump's withdrawal will isolate the US from any ambitious action on climate change, the Pacific has vowed to continue to move forward with commitments to and around the Paris Agreement.

India, Fij to ramp up defence cooperation

The two countries also agreed to deepen cooperation in maritime security sphere.