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UN to begin Pacific Strategy Consultations in Kiribati

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:16 pm | United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Pacific, Osnat Lubrani heads to Kiribati for Pacific-wide national consultations to inform the development of the new United Nations Pacific Strategy. She will be accompanied by several United Nations (UN) ... More >>

Air Tahiti Nui Adds Kiwi Canoe King to its Ambassador Ranks

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:58 pm | Air Tahiti Nui

Champion New Zealand paddler Tupuria King has signed on as an Air Tahiti Nui ambassador as he prepares to take on the Polynesians at their own sport ¬– outrigger canoe paddling. More >>

More intimidation of activists as anniversary approaches

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:45 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Media release- 30 June 2016 More intimidation of activists as anniversary of West Papuan independence declaration approaches On the 1st July in 1971, West Papuan Independence was declared by the OPM. More >>

Devastation Of Terror Attack In Turkey

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:30 am | TeRata Rangi Hikairo

And for me, this is PROOF that they are definitely a Terrorist organisation and have NOTHING to do with ANY Religion. More >>

NZ must support vote to suspend Saudi Arabia from UN HRC

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:28 am | Amnesty International

Saudi Arabia has committed “gross and systematic violations of human rights” abroad and at home, and used its position on the UN Human Rights Council to effectively obstruct justice for possible war crimes, Amnesty International and Human Rights ... More >>

Gauteng faith leaders rally together, pray for peace

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:23 am | HWPL

Johannesburg, South Africa – In the midst of a world at war with itself, we often look to religion to restore order within ourselves, our homes and our government. This has been growing trend since antiquity. More >>

Guide To Inaugural Trans BC Powered By Stages Cycling, July

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:21 am | Trans BC

North Vancouver, British Columbia— The Trans BC powered by Stages Cycling will usher in 130 riders to the technical terrain and infamous loam of British Columbia in less than a week, while the rest of the world peers in from their cyber desks, ... More >>

Improved numeracy across Pacific region revealed in survey

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 5:02 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Nadi, Fiji – The latest Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) for primary school children has revealed growth across the region in numeracy and some improvement in literacy compared to the 2012 results. More >>

Maintaining Rural Roads A Priority

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 1:12 pm | Fulton Hogan Hiways

FRA and its contractor Fulton Hogan Hiways continues their commitment to upgrade rural roads around the Central and Northern Divisions to ensure year-around access for villages and communities in rural areas. More >>

UN Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Turkey

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:31 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey. He wishes a speedy recovery ... More >>

Politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:07 pm | Adam Parsons

The intersection of politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis: An interview with Mohammed Mesbahi More >>

NZDF Personnel Join Humanitarian Visit To Timor-Leste

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Nine New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel took part in a number of community engagements during a recent two-week humanitarian visit to Timor-Leste as part of the annual Pacific Partnership. More >>

Congratulations Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:31 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland congratulates the Governments of Vanuatu and Solomon Islands for their statements last week about human rights abuses in West Papua. We believe their principled and courageous stand at the Human Rights Council in Geneva ... More >>

NZ-supported community desperate for food aid

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:29 pm | Child Fund

ChildFund is calling for urgent attention and donations as a New Zealand-supported community in Zambia struggles through its worst drought in decades. Hot and dry El Niño weather, made more extreme by climate change, has disrupted water supplies ... More >>

Mexico: Network Rejects Violence and Repression of Teachers

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 1:30 pm | Chiapas Network for Peace

The member organizations of Network for Peace (Red por la Paz) express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out, through the police forces, against the teachers’ movement and civil society which has expressed its ... More >>

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s children

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 1:06 pm | UNICEF

Download a PDF of the report and multimedia content at: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFFS4KH More >>

Sydney Science Festival 2016 Program Announced

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:01 am | Sydney Science Festival

The Sydney Science Festival 2016 program has been released, boasting a stellar line up of science superstars in events for all ages, staged in venues across Sydney from Thursday 11 to Sunday 21 August, 2016 . More >>

Statements by EU’s Presidents and the High Representative

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 10:03 pm | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom More >>

Freedom of expression experts warn of interference

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:12 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Freedom of expression experts warn of interference with the Brazilian Public Broadcaster and the National Controller’s Office More >>

UN Secretary-General on the 'Brexit' vote

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:07 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General has followed discussions surrounding the referendum in the United Kingdom closely. The vote to leave the European Union came at the end of intensive deliberations and rich discussions, not just in the United Kingdom, but across Europe. More >>

National Black Church Initiative President Clarifies Stance

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:04 pm | National Black Church Initiative

National Black Church Initiative President Rev. Anthony Evans Clarifies Position and Issues Apology to the Black Church, Black Press, and Black Community Concerning HB2 Law in North Carolina More >>

Cyber breaches are not confined to developed markets

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:00 pm | African Press Organisation

Governments and Telecoms Top Targeted Sectors for Cyber Attacks in East Africa- Cyber breaches are not confined to developed markets More >>

World Heritage Committee to meet in Istanbul, Turkey,

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:49 pm | UNESCO

Paris, 24 June—The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session (10 to 20 July), which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion ... More >>

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:41 pm | African Press Organisation

• The centre will leverage GE’s global expertise and will be GE’s innovation and technology transfer centre of excellence in Africa More >>

Repression of teachers in Oaxaca

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:38 pm | SIPAZ

On June 19, elements of the police in the state of Oaxaca violently repressed teachers and organized civil society in opposition of the education reform of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto. Such events caused the death of at least six people, the ... More >>

NEPAL: Torture seen as ‘necessary evil’

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 4:03 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The AHRC translated and published Handbook on Torture in Nepali on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. More >>

Trade agreements: UN rights expert shares warning

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:39 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (24 June 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas today warned that any plan by the European Union to bypass national parliaments to push through controversial trade deals would violate international human rights norms ... More >>

Hindus urge Olympic Games Hindu Room be properly equipped

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:30 pm | AOL

Welcoming the plans to have a Hindu Room at the inter-religious centre at the Rio Olympic Games 2016, Hindus are urging that it be properly equipped. More >>

UN experts urge the Iranian Gov't to free jailed artists

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:25 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

'Artistic expression is not a crime” – UN rights experts urge the Iranian Government to free jailed artists More >>

Three African Renewable Energy Projects Announced as Winners

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 3:19 pm | African Press Organisation

Three African Renewable Energy Projects Announced as Winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility Prize More >>

What NZ Needs Is A Bouncer, Not A Doorman

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 1:00 pm | CAFCA

Land Information NZ released today the independent review of the Overseas Investment Office’s “good character” process in the wake of its 2014 approval of the sale of Onetai Station to buyers who figure in the Panama Papers. More >>

RED DOG: True Blue Teaser Trailer Debut

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:36 pm | Roadshow Film Distributors

Hot off the heels of the teaser poster launch, Roadshow Films and Good Dog Distribution are thrilled to debut the first look teaser trailer for RED DOG: True Blue , a story of family, friendship and adventure, about a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind ... More >>

Humanitarian alert - armed attack of State against civilians

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:49 am | Civil Society of Oaxaca

Today, June 19th, we have been witnesses of the extremely violent actions of the Mexican State repressing the teachers and the organized civil society in resistance in different areas of the State of Oaxaca including the Istmus of Tehuantepec, Nochixtlán ... More >>

Seafood Expo Asia 2016 to Explore Key Trends Driving Growth

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:32 am | Diversified Communications

Seafood Expo Asia 2016 to Explore Key Trends Driving Growth of the Industry in Asia More >>

Study of impact of overseas investment on house prices

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:17 am | BerrySimons

Canadian Government to study impact of overseas investment on house prices - New Zealand Government should do the same More >>

Joint Communique on police attack in Oaxaca

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 4:20 pm | Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Joint Communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the EZLN on the cowardly police attack against the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers and the indigenous community of Nochixtlán , Oaxaca. More >>

International Navy Women Inspire Leadership at Home

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Naval women from New Zealand, the United States, and Australia will come together tomorrow to share experiences and map the way ahead for women in the Navy at The Modern Sailor Conference, presented by Westpac NZ as part of the Royal New Zealand ... More >>

Time is running out for Indian student victims of visa fraud

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:42 am | McClymont and Associates Barristers and Solicitors

Leading New Zealand immigration lawyer Alastair McClymont is calling for more rigorous screening of overseas education agents by New Zealand private education institutions as hundreds of Indian students currently studying here are at risk of imminent deportation. More >>

$50m to Improve Roads, Schools and Buildings in Vanuatu

Monday, 20 June 2016, 1:20 pm | World Bank

WASHINGTON D.C., June 17, 2016 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million to fund further reconstruction and improvements to Vanuatu’s roads, schools and public buildings damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam. More >>

Samoa suicide story shameful – PFF

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:48 am | PFF

Management at the Samoa Observer need to take a good long look at themselves, says the Pacific Freedom Forum, condemning a front page story on the suicide of a transgender woman. More >>

CDS Welcomes State Department Dissent Memo

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:36 am | Syrian Emergency Task Force

CDS WELCOMES STATE DEPARTMENT DISSENT MEMO SIGNED BY 51 U.S. DIPLOMATS CALLING FOR STRIKES AGAINST THE ASSAD REGIME More >>

Fundamentalist intolerance is degrading assembly rights

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:22 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – The phenomenon of fundamentalism is fueling growing intolerance worldwide, which poses a grave threat to the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, United Nations expert Maina Kiai told the Human Rights Council ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur to undertake official country visit

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:18 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake an official visit to the country from 20 June to 1st July 2016. This visit takes place at a key juncture for ... More >>

Burundi: UN experts call for concrete steps to end crisis

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 10:16 am | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

BUJUMBURA/GENEVA (17 June 2016): At the end of their second visit to Burundi, the three human rights experts of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) called for concrete steps to be taken to end the crisis in the country. More >>

Conviction violates freedom of expression

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 7:07 pm | Fortify Rights

(Yangon, June 17, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release four men who were convicted and sentenced on Tuesday for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today. The authorities should ... More >>

Digital technology in education can impair an inherent right

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 7:04 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Digital technology in education can impair the right to education and widen inequalities – New UN report warns More >>

Transgender rights are critical for health and well-being

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 5:52 pm | Being LBGTI in Asia

The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific More >>

World Telecom Labs Unveils Findings

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:47 pm | African Press Organisation

World Telecom Labs Unveils Findings of 2016’s Only Survey about African Universal Service Funds More >>

ASIA: Invest to rebuild judicial independence

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:41 pm | Asian Legal Resource Centre

An Oral Statement to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) More >>

Brazil must move forward on business and human rights

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:38 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 June 2016) – Brazil must move forward on business and human rights, and avoid the risk of sliding backwards, the Working Group on Business and Human Rights said today as it presented to the Human Rights Council the report* on its ... More >>

State-owned enterprises must lead by example

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:25 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

State-owned enterprises must lead by example on business and human rights – New UN report More >>

Demand for the immediate release of DISK General Secretary

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:19 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 17 June 2016 (ITUC OnLine): European and international trade union organisations have expressed their shock and anger at the news that Arzu Çerkezoğlu, General Secretary of their Turkish affiliate DISK, has been arrested at Istanbul airport ... More >>

The new Pacific Climate Change Portal officially launched

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:01 pm | SPREP

17 June 2016, Apia, Samoa - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Griffith University in Australia hosted a launch for the upgraded Pacific Climate Change Portal (PCCP) this afternoon at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in ... More >>

INDONESIA: Lack of genuine policy and rights in Papua

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 12:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

After monitoring 20 months of the human rights situation in Papua and West Papua provinces under President Joko Widodo’s administration, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is dismayed at the utter lack of progress in the protection and ... More >>

APTC partners with FNU

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 12:52 pm | APTC

A new partnership agreement has been signed between the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) and the Fiji National University (FNU) to allow the two institutions to work collaboratively over the next two years (2016-2018) on the delivery of APTC’s ... More >>

Gov't begins repatreation of students studying in PNG

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 12:36 pm | Solomon Islands Government

The Solomon Islands Government is repatriating its students studying in Papua New Guinea due to the ongoing boycott of classes and other disturbances triggered by the PNG national students uprising in the last six weeks. More >>

Ending family violence in Pacific: law is not enough

Friday, 17 June 2016, 4:47 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A respected former Fijian judge has told a human rights forum that legislation is only part of the solution to ending domestic violence in the Pacific region. More >>

The Shooting Of MP Jo Cox - Statement from UK Labour Party

Friday, 17 June 2016, 5:01 am | UK Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party said: “The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today. More >>

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Celebrates

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 3:54 pm | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Celebrates 10 Years! This morning, Governor Ige issued a special proclamation to honor the ten-year anniversary of the establishment of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. In recognition ... More >>

Greenpeace joins Amazon People in battle to save their land

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:21 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, June 16: Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. More >>

 

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