Friday, February 22, 2019

72 States to sign UN compact on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse

The Secretary-General introduced the compact at a meeting on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse held last week in the margins of the UN General Assembly’s annual high-level period.

UN shipping climate talks ‘captured’ by industry lobbyists

Based on analysis of delegate lists, meeting submissions and outcomes, it finds business interests exert an uncommon degree of influence over decisions.

Controlling cancer in the Pacific – research

Now researchers are calling for the challenges faced by the island nations to be facilitated through a regional cancer control partnership.

Pacific dilemma – How to fish world’s biggest ocean when tuna are scarce

In the past decade southern albacore numbers have dropped significantly, making profitability very difficult, especially for Pacific-owned boats.

Scientists warns on Seabed Mining

Rising demand for minerals and metals, including for use in new technology, has sparked renewed interest in seabed mining.

SPTO explores opportunities for collaboration with Japan

The visit is part of the regional organisation’s advocacy role on behalf of its 17 Pacific Island member countries, inclusive of island states in the North Pacific.

Pacific fisheries – leading the fleet

It is expected that well-managed and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture will result in increased economic and food security.

New ‘global mindset’ required to tackle climate change

Victoria climate scientist Professor James Renwick said this reframed mindset is a matter of urgency as research showed global carbon emissions need to be reduced as soon as possible.

Seasonal Worker Programme set for bigger impact

The program continues to deliver significant advantages, not just for Australian farmers, but for the workers, households, and communities of participating Pacific Island countries.

Offshore sector clashes with media over Paradise Papers fallout

The ICIJ insists the Appleby papers were made available via a leak from an insider, which the company denies.