Most of the island nations are pro-Japanese and are important partners that exhibit an understanding of Japan’s position at such gatherings as the United Nations.
Fairfax Media has confirmed the alleged bribery was uncovered by PNG authorities and later confirmed by Singaporean anti-corruption investigators.
Accurate and up-to-date data will support informed decisions by affected member countries and communities to prepare for and respond more effectively to a crisis or disaster.
The joint statement, adopted at a summit in Beijing, committed the world’s largest and third largest carbon polluters to driving progress in UN climate talks.
The funding will cover projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
The Senator was also unhappy about the way she was treated after she made contentious comments about China's relationship with the Pacific.
Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga told The Australian that climate change was a ‘weapon of mass destruction’ for his nation, which is experiencing erosion, rising water salinity and crop losses.
The Secretary-General applauded the leadership of Pacific nations and agencies on ocean and climate issues internationally, and Pacific regional agreements on ocean sustainability and governance.
Pacific Ministries of Health, National Disaster Management Offices and partners have come together to find innovative and practical solutions to localised emergency preparedness.
“The ridiculous and absurd allegation, filled with Cold War mentality, reflected the senator’s prejudice, arrogance and ignorance,” the Chinese Embassy said.