Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama - whose country holds the Conference of Parties (COP23) presidency - said the need for urgency was obvious.
The main impact of PACER Plus is to reduce tariffs and improve access for Australian and New Zealand exports and investment.
The UN chief stressed that this is not the case today, citing the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Rohingyas and Iraq’s Yazidi, whose men are slaughtered, and women and girls sold into slavery.
The Police Commissioner also highlighted more than a thousand referrals between member countries over the past two years have resulted in the disruption of criminal activities.
Defence spokesman Richard Marles says the genuine benefit of the Pacific nations should be the focus.
Among the 537 people swept up in police raids across eight cities and towns on Saturday was Australian Ronda Amy Harman.
The Australian government has pledged $6 million (US$4.5 million) for “blue carbon” initiatives mostly in small Pacific Island countries.
Between 2000 and 2015, the low- and lower middle-income countries in the region experienced almost 15 times more disaster deaths than the region’s high-income countries.
It shows that the concentration of ozone-depleting substances continues to decrease, leading to an improvement in the layer since the previous assessment carried out in 2014.
Based on the projections and the six hours delay the centre of Cyclone Mona could make landfall in Vanua Levu tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night.