Saturday, August 19, 2017
Authors Posts by PACNEWS/Pasifik


PACNEWS is the regional news agency of the Pacific Islands' News Association.

Regional climate centre proposed for the Pacific

The centre will generate and deliver more regionally-focused high-resolution data and products.

Australia reveals priority areas of engagement with the Pacific-Julie Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia’s priorities are in line with the country’s foreign policy white paper that will be released later this year.

Revised Pacific Islands Meteorological strategy to be tabled at PMC meeting next week

It aims for improved weather services, improved end-to-end Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems, enhanced infrastructure for weather, climate and water..

PSIDS propose a UN Special Representative on Climate Change in UN reforms

Climate change is one of the emerging threats to international peace and security and the UN must address the issue, said Nauru’s Ambassador Marlene Moses.

UNESCO science partnership building bridges in the Pacific

UNITWIN (University Twinning and Networking Program) networks are designed to frame international research and education collaborations between academics.

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively.

Fiji impose 10 cents levy on use of plastic bags

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the launch of the reusable cloth shopping bags.

Climate change meeting taking a toll on SPC finance

SPC Director General Dr Colin Tukuitonga said climate change meeting is draining a lot of money from its budget.

272,459 Vanuatu Population: VNSO

From the overall population, 67,749 people are living in the urban areas while the bulk of the population of 204,710 still live in the rural areas.

Albury Rescue Squad member to train locals in Vanuatu

Albury and Border Rescue Squad secretary and deputy captain Paul Marshall is part of a six-member NSW group bound for Vanuatu in August.