Sunday, April 21, 2019

Japan to support self-sustained development in Pacific

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.

Chinese aid funded alleged $1m bribe to former PNG leader, Somare

Fairfax Media has confirmed the alleged bribery was uncovered by PNG authorities and later confirmed by Singaporean anti-corruption investigators.

Pacific regional food security atlas launched

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.

EU and China agree joint statement on climate action

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.

US to provide $300M as security assistance to Indo-Pacific

The funding will cover projects in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, the Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Turnbull, Bishop ‘neglected concerns about China’ in Pacific

The Senator was also unhappy about the way she was treated after she made contentious comments about China's relationship with the Pacific.

Pacific push for climate aid boost

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.

Partners ‘will deliver’ on Commonwealth Blue Charter

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.

Preparing for emergencies help save lives in the Pacific

Pacific Ministries of Health, National Disaster Management Offices and partners have come together to find innovative and practical solutions to localised emergency preparedness.

China angry amid growing tension

“The ridiculous and absurd allegation, filled with Cold War mentality, reflected the senator’s prejudice, arrogance and ignorance,” the Chinese Embassy said.