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Sea Shepherd Ceo And Founder Paul Watson Back in the U.S.

Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:51 pm | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd CEO And Founder Paul Watson Back in the U.S. After Two Year Absence More >>

Tuvalu uses ridge-to-reef approach to sustain livelihoods

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:17 pm | UNDP

Funafuti, Tuvalu: Coastal fishery stocks have sustained island communities for generations in Tuvalu but is under increasing pressure due to the impacts of climate change and unsustainable fishing practices. More >>

ShelterBox is sending a team to Italy

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:19 pm | ShelterBox

ShelterBox is sending a team to Italy following 6.2 quake southeast of Perugia A severe earthquake at 1:36 am GMT struck south-east of the Italian city of Perugia last night, killing at least 21, with an unknown number trapped beneath rubble in ... More >>

Using data to better address violence against women

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:39 am | United Nations Population Fund

Bangkok - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a program that will help countries in the region to measure violence against women. More >>

Pacific women's network agrees on work plan

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:39 pm | Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

SUVA (24 August 2016) -- The Pacific’s seventh major regional meeting on ending violence against women concluded in Sigatoka, Fiji on Friday (19 August) with participants making commitments and calling for urgent action on specific issues over the next ... More >>

Vishnu Deo Road rehabilitated

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:45 pm | Fulton Hogan Hiways

Motorists and up to 2,000 residents of Vishnu Deo Road in Nakasi can expect improved road conditions once Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) completes rehabilitation of a 170 metre section of the road that has been neglected over a number of years. This road ... More >>

Pacific Civil Society calls for no deal on PACER-Plus

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:10 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

Pacific Trade Ministers have today been presented with a civil society petition calling for them to make no conclusion of the PACER-Plus talks until all the texts have been released and there has been a fully-funded, independent and comprehensive social ... More >>

Sea Shepherd Australia remains committed to defending whales

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 9:58 am | Sea Shepherd Australia

Today's settlement in the US courts with Japan's whaling body, the Institute of Cetacean Research, does not apply to Sea Shepherd Australia. More >>

HWPL to Host “2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit”

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 10:57 am | HWPL

HWPL to Host “2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit” in Seoul, South Korea in September More >>

Experts urge Turkey to adhere to human rights obligations

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:58 pm | United Nations

UN experts urge Turkey to adhere to its human rights obligations even in time of declared emergency More >>

Lack of worker representation at Pacific Labour meeting

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:59 am | SPOCTU

The South Pacific Council of Trade Unions (SPOCTU) welcomes the convening of the inaugural Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting (PLMAM), on 23rd – 24th August 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Labour mobility has the potential to bring substantial ... More >>

APEC Launches Online Regulatory Learning Tool

Monday, 22 August 2016, 11:39 am | APEC

Inefficient and ineffective regulations can take resources away from people, drive up costs for business, and make economies less competitive and productive, APEC officials have warned in the past. Now, a platform is available to address this. More >>

NZ one of only two nations to win four sailing medals in Rio

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 10:04 pm | Yachting New Nealand

It was a momentous day for the NZL Sailing Team in Rio yesterday when four New Zealand crews sailed their Olympic medal races in phenomenal sailing conditions under the spotlight of the world’s sports fans and media. More >>

INDIA: For peace, end impunity in Kashmir

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:53 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has seen curfew for the last 41 days. Sixty-six persons have been killed, as a result of the “actions” of government forces. Most of the channels of communication remain blocked. It is reported that the authorities ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Innocence lost with no respite for children

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:44 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Words fail to express the grief when the victim of a heinous crime is a child who has been a victim of parental greed. Children, who are the future of a nation, form the vulnerable faction of society; children are most prone to being beaten, sexually ... More >>

Just peace advocates welcome opening of formal peace talks

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:42 pm | JustPeacePH

Global platform of just peace advocates welcome opening of formal peace talks in Norway on August 22 More >>

Silver for Alex Maloney and Molly Meech

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:29 pm | Yachting New Nealand

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have won Olympic Silver at their first Games appearance in a thrilling 49erFX medal race showdown which closed out the Rio 2016 Regatta. More >>

Hewitt & Samuels set to take to Rio triathlon course

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:26 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

It is the turn of the women and for New Zealand that means Andrea Hewitt and Nicky Samuels when the women’s triathlon is raced at the Rio Olympic Games tonight (2am NZT). More >>

Yemen: MSF evacuates due to indiscriminate Saudi bombings

Friday, 19 August 2016, 4:55 pm | Medecins Sans Frontieres

Following the 15 August aerial bombing of Abs hospital in Hajjah governorate, which killed 19 people and injured 24, MSF has decided to evacuate its staff from the hospitals it supports in Saada and Hajjah governorates in northern Yemen: Haydan, Razeh, Al ... More >>

Alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific

Friday, 19 August 2016, 4:27 pm | UN ESCAP

New UN ESCAP report highlights alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific countries and broadband concentration in East-Asia More >>

Non-existent Clinton/ISIS video malicious spam bait

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:44 pm | Symantec

Cybercriminals are using clickbait, promising a video showing Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton exchanging money with an ISIS leader, in order to distribute malicious spam emails. More >>

NZ relief aid workers mark World Humanitarian Day

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:12 am | Council for International Development

On August 19 New Zealand’s community of disaster relief workers are marking World Humanitarian Day – a day to recognise the courageous contribution of those individuals providing life-saving assistance at the front lines of the world’s worst natural ... More >>

Feminist basis essential for successful initiatives

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 1:20 pm | Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

SIGATOKA, Fiji (18 August) – Prevention and response programmes on violence against women must be grounded in a rights-based framework and feminist principles and accountable to the women’s movement if they are to be successful and sustainable, participants ... More >>

Historic First Standing Meeting of PIF Foreign Minisiters

Monday, 15 August 2016, 4:29 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Pacific Islands Forum Update 15 August 2016 Historic First Standing Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers in Suva More >>

Nearly half think manufacturers should recycle mobile phones

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:40 pm | Greenpeace

Hong Kong, 15 August 2016 - Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia commissioned across six countries. In all countries surveyed, consumers were most likely to say that ... More >>

Herculean tasks lie ahead for transitional justice bodies

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 10:40 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Nepal’s transitional justice bodies closed registration of complaints on 10 August 2016, with over 60,000 cases registered during the last four months. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared ... More >>

Charity Cookbook Launch Palmerston North

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 10:31 pm | Orphans Aid International

A humble winter soup appeal in Palmerston North has inspired the launch of a fundraising cookbook, which aims to help a New Zealand charity feed thousands of hungry, abandoned and vulnerable children around the world. More >>

NATO Spokesperson's statement on Turkey

Friday, 12 August 2016, 12:01 am | NATO

In view of speculative press reports regarding NATO's stance regarding the failed coup in Turkey and Turkey’s NATO membership, let me stress NATO's very clear position. More >>

State Street Market Commentary on RBNZ Rate Decision

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:32 pm | State Street

SYDNEY, 11 August, 2016 - In light of today’s interest rate decision from the The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Dwyfor Evans, head of APAC macro strategy at State Street Global Markets, offers his views. More >>

Major Pacific meeting on violence against women

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:08 pm | Fiji Women's Crisis Centre

SIGATOKA, Fiji (11 August 2016) - The Pacific's longest-running regional network of activists and organisations working to eliminate violence against women is convening for its four-yearly meeting tomorrow at the Warwick Resort in Sigatoka, Fiji. More >>

London Religious Leaders have a dialogue to find a solution

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:01 pm | HWPL

London Religious Leaders have a dialogue to find a solution to a peaceful world Religious leaders of the Muslim, Sikh, Hare Krishna, Jain and Buddhist faiths gathered in one room to discuss the commonalities within their scriptures in order to spread ... More >>

Immediate solutions needed for Nauru

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 11:23 am | UNHCR

UNHCR is gravely concerned about allegations raised in ‘The Nauru Files’ published today by The Guardian Australia. More >>

Kiwi collaboration sees 20 tonnes of fruit donated

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 4:30 pm | Zespri

Kiwi collaboration sees 20 tonnes of fruit donated to Fiji communities Delivery of 20 tonnes of Zespri Green Kiwifruit began at schools in Fiji today to communities affected by shortages of healthy food due to Cyclone Winston. The donation was the ... More >>

PAKISTAN: UN must probe massacre

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 8:55 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), joins everyone who is shocked and dismayed by the senseless and brutal attack on civilians which according to the Balochistan Bar Association, has killed 97 persons which includes 63 lawyers and injured more ... More >>

Secretary General on Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Monday, 8 August 2016, 4:56 pm | United Nations

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders last year, is predicated on the principle of leaving no one behind in the journey to a world of peace and dignity, opportunity and prosperity. Among those most vulnerable to ... More >>

Sea Shepherd's flagship vessel Steve Irwin sets sail

Friday, 5 August 2016, 8:46 am | Sea Shepherd Australia

Sea Shepherd's flagship vessel Steve Irwin sets sail for Great Australian Bight in opposition to BP's plans to put the Bight at risk More >>

Asia Pacific civil society groups condemn investor rights

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:43 am | AFTINET

Asia Pacific civil society groups condemn investor rights to sue governments in RCEP as Trade Ministers meet More >>

Appalling abuse, neglect of refugees on Nauru

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 9:41 am | Amnesty International

About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru suffer severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. ... More >>

Australia: Appalling abuse, neglect of refugees on Nauru

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 9:34 am | Amnesty International

(Sydney, 3 August, 2016)—About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to the remote Pacific island nation of Nauru suffer severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, Human Rights Watch and ... More >>

Dr. Ashrawi meets with newly appointed NZ Representative

Monday, 1 August 2016, 9:45 am | PLO Dept of Culture and Information

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi met with newly appointed New Zealand Representative to the PA the Hon. Sir Jim McLay today at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah and welcomed him to Palestine. More >>

WSC condemns the violence against Sindhi Hindus

Sunday, 31 July 2016, 2:56 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A Press Releasefrom World Sindhi Congress (WSC) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

PAKISTAN: Nowshera police order transgender to vacate

Sunday, 31 July 2016, 2:46 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The district police of Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkha (KP) province has ordered the externment of the transgender community for an indefinite period. The order will affect more than 1100 transgenders who are scattered throughout the district. More >>

Fiji’s Russian arms deal a wake-up call for NZ

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:07 pm | Massey University

New Zealand and Australian defence forces need to rebuild ties with Fiji in the wake of a Russian arms deal with Fiji that highlights a shift in traditional security dynamics in the region, according to a new report. Titled Principled Engagement: ... More >>

Australia: Guantanamo-style abuse of child prisoners

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:34 am | Amnesty International

Chilling footage showing detained Indigenous children being tear gassed and a child being hooded and strapped to a restraint chair in Australia’s Northern Territory must serve as a wakeup call for the government on the need to urgently change its ... More >>

12 North Korean Waitresses Held Incommunicado in South Korea

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:32 am | NZ DPRK Society

On the 5th April the male manager and 12 female staff left a North Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China and arrived two days later in Seoul. The speed of the journey via Southeast Asia and especially the timing aroused suspicion. This was just a few days ... More >>

Poland hosts the World Youth Day

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:33 pm | Embassy of the Republic of Poland

From 26 to 31 July pilgrims from around the world meet in Krakow, Poland to celebrate together a nearly week-long festival of faith, which bears the name World Youth Day. It will end with Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. More >>

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 >>

 

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