Saturday, November 25, 2017

More than 600 delegates to meet in Suva for International Civil Society Week

The event is held every 18 months, and it will be the first time - in its 25-year history – for it to be held in the Pacific region.

Campaign to focus on sexual harassment in the workplace

November 25 will mark the beginning of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Cyclone season starts with increased Insurance

The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company was able to secure a coverage limit of US$45 million for five participating island countries, including Vanuatu.

Why women withdraw complaints against violence

Participants include Police from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Australia.

Illicit drug trade increasing: Oceania Customs Organisation

Head Secretariat, Seve Paeniu says that suspects are also using smarter methods to import and export drugs in the Asia-Pacific region.

‘Be bold, be ambitious’ Secretary-General poses the climate action challenge to young people

Youth climate leaders from over 20 Commonwealth countries attended the Commonwealth Intergenerational Climate Dialogue event, organised by the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH).

Concern over critical seed trade and invasive pests

According to the International Seed Federation, the value of the global seed industry in 2014 was USD 23.1 billion, while the value of the Asia-Pacific seed industry reaching USD 2.15 billion.

In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from...

Pollution has significant negative impacts on human health and ecosystems, according to UNEP's most comprehensive assessment ever, which urges political leadership at all levels, high-level champions and commitments to achieve a pollution-free planet.

COP23: High-level speakers pledge support for developing countries — but is it enough?

The U.N. chief called for more ambition in five specific areas: emissions, adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change, finance, partnerships, and leadership.

COP23: Emmanuel Macron warns ‘point of no return’ for climate impacts has been crossed

Macron reiterated his determination to redouble efforts to tackle climate change from both France and the wider EU, in a speech which starkly set out the environmental challenge ahead and urged countries to “accelerate the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement”.