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The true scale of Thailand’s tiger selfie tourism

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 12:38 pm | World Animal Protection

International animal charity exposes the suffering behind the trend In the tragic wake of the scandal and closure of Thailand’s Tiger Temple, World Animal Protection exposes the true scale of abuse of captive tigers at the hands of Thailand’s tiger ... More >>

Yemen: Peace talks must prioritize getting aid to civilians

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:41 am | Amnesty International

Restrictions on the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to civilians in Yemen are exacerbating the country’s humanitarian crisis and endangering lives, said Amnesty International calling on all parties to the conflict to allow full and unfettered ... More >>

Installation of Wind Power Generation System Planned

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:37 am | Jica

Signing of the Minutes of Discussion for the Project for Installation of Wind Power Generation System More >>

Milestone PacWaste meeting

Sunday, 24 July 2016, 11:14 pm | PacWaste

22 July, 2016 – Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu: Innovative new approaches to the management of green waste, and the necessity for a coordinated approach to disaster waste were hot topics of conversation at the Fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the PacWaste ... More >>

Mahatma MK Gandi Prize for Nonviolent Peace

Sunday, 24 July 2016, 10:16 pm | HWPL

Gyeonggi, South Korea – Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) was honored with the “Mahatma Gandhi Prize for Non-Violent Peace” on Tuesday July 19th at the Peace Palace in Gyeonggi, Korea. Dr. Prasanna ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Is racial discrimination an issue in Pakistan?

Sunday, 24 July 2016, 10:13 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The extent to which Pakistan has complied with human rights standards set out in the International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), will be assessed by a United Nation’s expert committee in Geneva on August 16-17, ... More >>

Battling with three diseases and still going strong

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:27 pm | CNS

(Based on an exclusive interview given by Nqobile Zungu, and her doctor Dr Samele Madela to CNS – Citizen News Service) More >>

SRI LANKA: Former President’s statement

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

SRI LANKA: Former President’s statement against the Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant attack on rule of law More >>

NZDF Personnel Lead Outreach Activities in Tongan Schools

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

About 40 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel currently leading a multi-national task group undertaking humanitarian projects in Tonga have led outreach activities at schools in one of the main islands in the Ha’apai island group. More >>

"No More Endless War" Protests Planned During DNC

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 12:13 pm | World Can't Wait

Daily Anti-War Truth Displays and a Wednesday Speak-Out will expose and oppose endless war More >>

Fracking America by Walter M Brasch

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:54 am | Greeley and Stone

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101 days to the 101

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:21 am | Hampton Downs

This Thursday, July 21 marks 101 days to the first Hampton Downs 101 at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park. The event, which features cars and drivers from the Australian GT Championship, is also the official opening for the new look Hampton ... More >>

Maori Organisation Recieve Award at World Aids Conference

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:39 am | INA

The Red Ribbon 2016 a joint effort by UNAIDS of 11 UN organisations UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank and as such, this year placed particular emphasis on the organisation's newly approved global ... More >>

Labour Mobility - Additional $10bn for Pacific by 2040

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 4:33 pm | World Bank

SUVA, July 18, 2016 – The full potential of labour mobility between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region remains largely untapped, according to a new report launched today by the World Bank and the Australian National University (ANU) during ... More >>

Fiji Signs Loan Agreement With World Bank, ADB

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 4:31 pm | World Bank

SUVA, July 18, 2016 – The Government of Fiji today signed a US$50 million loan agreement with the World Bank to support their continued recovery needs from Tropical Cyclone Winston and enhance the country’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable. More >>

UNSC Open Debate on Working Methods

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:17 pm | Permanent Mission of NZ to the UN

United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Working Methods: Implementation of the note by the President of the Security Council (S/2010/507) More >>

Focus on Legal and Policy Barriers to HIV Services

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:23 am | International Aids Society

AIDS 2016 Focuses on Impact of Legal And Policy Barriers To HIV Services for Groups at Greatest Risk of Infection More >>

Commercial reforms to boost Pacific state-owned enterprises

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:03 am | University Of The South Pacific

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are a significant drain on Pacific island economies, with the returns from most countries’ SOE portfolios not even meeting their capital costs, according to an upcoming Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. More >>

ADB highlights private sector as driver of growth

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:02 am | University Of The South Pacific

More private sector investment is needed to sustain growth and create jobs in Fiji, Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Mr Bambang Susantono, told participants attending the Pacific Update ... More >>

Conference to bring Pacifc Island countries together

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:01 am | University Of The South Pacific

Forums like the 2016 Pacific Update Conference is critical as it brings together Pacific Island Countries (PICs), said the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the opening of the Conference on 18 July 2016. More >>

New Zealand UNSC Iran Statement as delivered, July 18, 2016

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 9:14 am | New Zealand United Nations Security Council

Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations United Nations Security Council Briefing: Non-proliferation Statement as delivered by Gerard van Bohemen, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, July 18, 2016 We thank Under-Secretary ... More >>

ITF commends SIU of Canada over licence exposé

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 8:22 pm | ITF

The ITF has commended the Seafarers International Union of Canada for its work in revealing abuses of a permit licensing system that risked undermining the nation’s cabotage laws and shipping capability. More >>

IISD Applauds Canadian Industry Support for Carbon Pricing

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:54 pm | IISD

This morning, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced that 23 major Canadian companies are to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. More >>

Poland to report on impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:17 pm | IUCN

Poland to report on impacts of felling in Bialowieza Forest in 2017, as advised by IUCN More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Denmark

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Denmark, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Ghana, Ecuador, Burkina Faso, Argentina More >>

INDIA: Cow worshippers chew up the rule of law

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:10 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A magisterial / judicial order directing the police to register a first information report and investigate a family that lost its provider in a mob lynching would seem impossible for anyone living in a rule of law system. But in the self-designated ... More >>

World Heritage meeting reveals emerging threats to Pirin

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:43 pm | WWF

Istanbul - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee today expressed concern over three sites facing severe pressures from harmful industrial activities, but failed to take bold action to protect them. More >>

Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:40 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

In a press release issued this morning, High Commissioner Zeid rang the alarm about the increasingly desperate situation of at least 200,000 civilians trapped in three towns in Syria where attacking forces have been making significant headway in recent ... More >>

At least 200,000 civilians in dire straits as noose tightens

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:30 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

At least 200,000 civilians in dire straits as noose tightens in three Syrian towns – Zeid More >>

UN Human Rights Chief to visit DRC, 18 – 21 July 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:25 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA/KINSHASA (15 July 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will begin a four-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday, at the invitation of the Government. More >>

Nelson Mandela International Day

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:23 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Let’s mark Mandela Day by adopting a minimum set of human rights for millions of detainees More >>

Travel response to France terror attack

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 4:07 pm | helloworld

Auckland, New Zealand. 15 July, 2016. New Zealand’s largest travel group of companies, helloworld, has responded to the recent terror attack in the popular tourist destination of Nice, as saying that they are “deeply saddened by these attacks.” helloworld ... More >>

John Kerry on the Attack in Nice

Friday, 15 July 2016, 4:37 pm | US Secretary of State

Today's horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. More >>

Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

Friday, 15 July 2016, 4:32 pm | The White House

On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ... More >>

Ali: Human Rights Commission Must Speak Out on Torture

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:38 pm | Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

SUVA (14 July 2016) – The Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (FHRADC) must work with the police force and the military to address the torture and mistreatment of suspects during marijuana farm raids in the Viti Levu highlands, ... More >>

NZDF’s Joint Pacific Fisheries Patrols Continue Success

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Fisheries patrols conducted by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) together with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Pacific Islands countries have continued their run of success, with 34 commercial fishing vessels boarded and 36 breaches ... More >>

Coalition: There must be no impunity for torture

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 12:46 pm | Fiji Women's Rights Movement

The Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights condemns all acts of torture and welcomes the launching of a police investigation into recent allegations. The group was responding to photographs of farmers who were the alleged victims of torture at the hands of ... More >>

Helen Clark CSIS presentation

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 11:31 am | NZUNSC

Rt Hon Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Candidate for United Nations Secretary-General presentation to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies Statesmen’s Forum More >>

ROC government position on the South China Sea arbitration

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 5:03 pm | Taiwan Government

The tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has rendered its award in the arbitration brought by the Philippines under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). More >>

ROC position on the South China Sea Arbitration

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 5:02 pm | Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Republic of China

The award rendered by the tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the South China Sea arbitration is completely unacceptable to the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The tribunal's decisions have no legally binding force on the ... More >>

Niantic Statement on Pokémon Go access to Google accounts

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:38 pm | Niantic

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account. However, Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and ... More >>

Council appoints two board directors

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:15 am | Fiji Crop and Livestock Council

Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC) Chairman, Simon Cole, has welcomed the appointment of two high caliber professionals to its Board of Directors. They are former Chief Executive of the Fiji Development Bank, Tukana Bovoro, and Fiji Country Coordinator ... More >>

We can make Britain a country that works for everyone

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:50 am | Theresa May

Two weeks ago, I launched my candidacy to become the Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. More >>

Exciting opportunities for Catholic volunteers

Monday, 11 July 2016, 1:57 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

From carpenters rebuilding schools in Solomon Islands to nurses helping manage community clinics in Tonga, Catholic volunteers have been making an important contribution to development projects around the Pacific for decades. Formerly known as Mahitahi, ... More >>

Investing in teenage girls for national progress

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:59 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (July 11) – Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do from a personal level as individuals, but it is also fundamentally, smart economics as it ensures a country is benefitting fully from its human resources as ... More >>

Obama on Attacks on Law Enforcement in Dallas, Texas

Monday, 11 July 2016, 9:12 am | The White House

Here's what we know about the attacks on law enforcement in the city of Dallas. More >>

CBCF Statement on This Week’s Shootings in Baton Rouge

Sunday, 10 July 2016, 7:07 pm | CBCF

WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), released the following statement in the aftermath of this week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas that resulted in ... More >>

Saving Māui dolphins: IWC calls for urgent action

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:52 pm | WWF

The world’s leading whale and dolphin scientists are alarmed that the New Zealand Government is not stepping up to save the critically endangered Māui dolphin, saying urgent action is needed, not more research. More >>

UN expert group condemns recent killings

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:35 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2016) – Human rights expert Ricardo A. Sunga III, who currently Chairs the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, issued the following statement after this week’s deaths of Philando Castile in ... More >>

Brazil: Outrage as Indians’ homes bulldozed

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:13 pm | Survival International

A video showing a tribal community’s homes being bulldozed , condemning families to live by the side of a major highway, has caused outrage in Brazil. More >>

Big Jump events celebrate healthy rivers

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:09 pm | WWF

Vienna – WWF is organizing the Big Jump event again this year in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. Thousands of people will run and jump into the Danube and other rivers to show the need for their protection and also to celebrate the ... More >>

NEPAL: State silence on Ganga Maya Adhikari screams murder

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:07 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned about the negligence of the Government of Nepal. The State has shown utter indifference towards Ganga Maya Adhikari, surviving wife of late Nanda Prasad Adhikari and mother to late Krishna Prasad Adhikari. ... More >>

Third illegal instrument to be approved by the EU this year

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:05 pm | Access Now

Brussels, BE —Earlier today, the Article 31 Committee, which represents the EU’s 28 Member States, gave its green light to the Privacy Shield -- a data-transfer arrangement between the EU and the U.S. designed to replace the Safe Harbour mechanism that was ... More >>

UNHRC to confirm nominees of Egyptian-led panel

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:03 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 8, 2016 — A representative of the Egyptian regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has replaced the delegate of Saudi Arabia as chair of the UN Human Rights Council panel which nominates global investigators, which this week will include ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine launches first mission

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:00 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (8 July 2016) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk will undertake his first official mission from 10 to 15 July to gather first-hand information on the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He will ... More >>

18 years since the Biak massacre but suffering still ongoing

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 7:17 pm | Pacific Media Centre

By PMC Editor - http://asiapacificreport.nz/2016/07/06/18-years-since-the-biak-massacre-but-suffering-still-ongoing/ More >>

End relentless repression against human rights lawyers

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:32 pm | Amnesty International

Chinese authorities must end their ruthless assault against human rights lawyers and activists, Amnesty International said ahead of the first anniversary of the start of an unprecedented crackdown. More >>

Obama on Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Friday, 8 July 2016, 1:47 pm | The White House

Today, President Obama posted a message on Facebook on the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. More >>

One of Wellington’s Own In Bastille Day Military Parade

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Warrant Office Class One (WO1) Brett Te Wheoro of 5/7 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, can truly be called one of Wellington’s own when he marches with the 7th Wellington (City of Wellington’s Own) and Hawke’s Bay Battalion ... More >>

NZDF To The Rescue When Flour Runs Out

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) recently tasked a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft on a scheduled flight to the Pacific to deliver over a tonne of flour to Niue in response to a flour shortage in the South Pacific island nation. More >>

 

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