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SASC Chairman John McCain On Trump-Putin Meeting

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:22 am | US Senator John McCain

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: More >>

In Gaza, UN envoy urges factions to step back from war

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:11 pm | United Nations

In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’ With a ceasefire largely holding after a day-long flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, the United Nation envoy on ... More >>

Deafening silence from the international community

Monday, 16 July 2018, 10:00 am | The Palestine Liberation Organization

Dr. Ashrawi: “The deafening silence from the international community has emboldened Israel to commit war crimes” More >>

Climate Displacement Recognised in Migration Compact

Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:58 am | PIANGO

Press Release: 15th July 2018 PIANGO Welcomes UN Recognition of Climate Displacement in Final Text of Global Migration Compact More >>

Pakistan: UN strongly condemns terrorist attack

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:18 pm | United Nations

Pakistan: UN strongly condemns terrorist attack that leaves scores dead and wounded at election rally More >>

Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Middle East

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 3:09 pm | Rene Wadlow

In a 26 June 2018 address to the United Nations Security Council, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General, reviewed the conflict situations in the Middle East - its profound divisions, troubling currents and the tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ... More >>

PNG’s APEC Venue on Track for Early Completion

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 1:56 pm | Mountain Plaza

PNG’s APEC Venue on Track for Early Completion PNG’s Star Mountain Plaza, which will host leaders from around the world at the APEC forum, is expected to open ahead of its planned schedule according to developers. More >>

UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 12:31 pm | United Nations

‘Historic moment’ for people on the move, as UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address ... More >>

Asia Pacific Climate Week Galvanizes Regional Climate Action

Saturday, 14 July 2018, 11:54 am | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change Press Release: Asia Pacific Climate Week Galvanizes Regional Climate Action Singapore, 14 July 2018 – Today marks the close of the Asia Pacific Climate Week, which has been showcasing groundbreaking action underway in the region to dramatically ... More >>

SPC signs human rights agreement with UK Government

Friday, 13 July 2018, 1:53 pm | Pacific Community - SPC

SPC signs agreement with UK Government to strengthen human rights in 9 Pacific Commonwealth countries More >>

UN chief pushes for greater benefits from new technology

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:38 am | United Nations

A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted ... More >>

Reviewing legal standing regarding UK strikes on Syria

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:43 am | Euro Med Monitor

At a seminar in UK Parliament Euro-Med Monitor discusses ways to protect civilians in Syria, reviews legal stand regarding UK strikes on Syria More >>

Still Room to Ensure Trade

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:55 pm | APEC Secretariat

Strong Asia-Pacific growth is facing increasing risk due to trade tensions and rising protectionism but there is still maneuvering room to ensure trade before the region’s economies backslide, according to the APEC Policy Support Unit . More >>

UN forum spotlights cities struggle for sustainability

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:19 pm | United Nations

UN forum spotlights cities, where struggle for sustainability ‘will be won or lost’ Although cities are often characterized by stark socioeconomic inequalities and poor environmental conditions, they also offer growth and development potential ... More >>

Migrant Smuggling Networks Outmanoeuvring Law Enforcement

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:57 pm | United Nations

UN: Migrant Smuggling Networks Outmanoeuvring Law Enforcement in the Asia-Pacific Region Bangkok (Thailand), 12 July 2018 – Every country in the Asia-Pacific region is affected by migrant smuggling, and the ability of smuggling networks to adapt ... More >>

Myanmar: Grave concern at charges against journalist

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:03 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (11 July 2018) – UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, ... More >>

Report: UN Ignored Antisemitism for Decade

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:53 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 11, 2018 — UN agencies, officials and experts tasked with combating racism have failed over the past decade to act or even speak out against global hatred, incitement and violence against Jews, according to a major new report submitted today ... More >>

UN experts call for protection of migrants’ rights

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:18 am | UNHCHR

Global Compact for Migration: UN experts call on States to ensure protection of migrants’ rights More >>

Kenya: UN experts urge upholding human rights

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:17 am | UNHCHR

Kenya: UN experts urge government and business to uphold human rights GENEVA/NAIROBI (11 July 2018) – The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights is urging the authorities in Kenya to turn ideals set out in the 2010 national constitution ... More >>

Push for Pacific coalition on climate displacement

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:16 pm | PIANGO

THE time is right for the establishment of a grand coalition of Pacific leaders to address climatea induced migration and displacement, a conference on the issue was told this week. More >>

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:10 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to rescue a team of 12 young ... More >>

PIANGO Appeals "Pacific Predicament"of Climate Displacement

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:40 pm | PIANGO

PIANGO Appeals on "Pacific Predicament"of Climate Displacement at UN Global Migration Compact Negotiations 11th July 2018 (For Immediate Release) More >>

‘Sick joke’, threats cited in Asia-Pacific media summit

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:23 pm | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/global-sick-joke-threats-cited-asia-pacific-media-freedom-summit-10188 More >>

Europe’s Iron Curtain: The Refugee Crisis is about to Worsen

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:52 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Europe’s Iron Curtain: The Refugee Crisis is about to Worsen By Ramzy Baroud A recent European Council summit in Brussels was meant to articulate a united policy on the burgeoning refugees and migrant crisis. Instead, it served to highlight the ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief welcomes release of Liu Xia

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:29 pm | UNHCHR

10 July 2018 (GENEVA) -- Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the granting of permission for Liu Xia to leave China for Germany: More >>

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:28 pm | UNFCCC

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week Set to Galvanize Regional Climate Action Read online: In English https://unfccc.int/news/latin-america-and-caribbean-climate-week-set-to-galvanize-regional-climate-action In Spanish https://unfccc.int/es/news/la-semana-del-clima-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe-2018-impulsara-la-accion-climatica-en-la-region ... More >>

Hundreds dead as Europe strikes deal

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:26 pm | Euro-Med Monitor

Libya - The number of drowned individuals grows rapidly as waves of migrants and refugees attempt to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe, warn the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor and the International Humanitarian Law Center. More >>

Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel's blockade

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:31 am | Mike Treen

Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. More >>

Senate Must Reject Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:22 am | American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | July 10, 2018 - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) calls on the United States Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. ... More >>

North Korea: UN expert says it’s time to end isolation

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:14 pm | UNHCHR

North Korea: UN expert says it’s time to end isolation and talk human rights GENEVA (10 July 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, has urged ... More >>

PNG PM delivers public lecture on Pacific Regionalism

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 4:25 pm | University Of South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus hosted a public lecture on Pacific Regionalism by Honourable Peter Paire O’Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 9 ... More >>

Taking Pacific kava quality to new heights

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:43 pm | PHAMA

Taking Pacific kava quality to new heights A kava bar in the United States, a nakamal in Vanuatu and that “baby mix” any day of the week in Fiji all share one thing in common: kava. Not just any kava, what’s in demand is quality kava. More >>

Soft Brexits and Hard Realities: The Tory Revolt

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:42 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Soft Brexits and Hard Realities: The Tory Revolt It was meant to be an away day at Chequers in total hermetic isolation, an effort on the part of UK Prime Minister Theresa May to sketch some common ground in a cabinet that has struggled to agree ... More >>

Trump to Nominate Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:30 pm | The White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States More >>

Samoa pulls MMR vaccine following two deaths

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:10 pm | Science Media Centre

The Samoan Government has seized supplies of the MMR vaccine following the deaths of two children. More >>

Pacific experts press for sustainable deep-sea mining

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:24 pm | Pacific Community - SPC

Nadi, Fiji – Pacific Island Countries and Territories have committed to long-term sustainable management of Deep-Sea Minerals (DSM) and ocean governance through the refinement of a draft regional agreement in Fiji. More >>

Global Business Certification for Gender Equality

Monday, 9 July 2018, 1:44 pm | IFC

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, July 9, 2018 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has helped Papua New Guinea’s largest catering and camp management company, NCS, become the first company in the Pacific to be awarded the leading global assessment ... More >>

Activists in Fiji ‘flood’ beach to protest Citibank

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 3:56 pm | Greenpeace

Pacific Island Represent activists in Fiji ‘flood’ beach to protest Citibank’s funding of deadly tar sands pipelines in Canada More >>

Forests ‘essential’ for the future

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 1:20 pm | United Nations

Forests ‘essential’ for the future, UN agriculture chief spells out in new report Time is running out for the world’s forests, warns a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency, urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit ... More >>

Now or never: Sturgeons in need of European cooperation

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 12:58 pm | World Wildlife Fund

Vienna - The dramatic state of the 8 European sturgeon species brings together high level experts from the European Union and neighbouring countries in a conference, hosted in the frame of the Austrian EU Presidency and the International Commission ... More >>

Sovereign Wealth Fund One Planet Summit - Elysee Statement

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 10:34 am | Soverign Wealth Funds Group

President Macron, we the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds thank you for hosting us today and for both having conceived of this initiative and championing it every step of the way. More >>

Vanuatu opens two Provincial Emergency Operation Centres

Friday, 6 July 2018, 4:11 pm | Joint Press Release

Port Villa, Vanuatu- This week, Vanuatu Prime Minister Hon, Charlot Tabimasmas officially opened two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres (PEOC’s) in Malampa and in Sanma. The PEOC’s were funded by the EU through the Building Safety and Resilience in ... More >>

Rescues, Caves and Celebrity Salvation

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:44 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It all risks becoming pornographic, looped and re-run with an obsessive eye for updates and detail about despair and hope. The twenty-four hour news cycle tends to encourage this sort of thing, ever desperate for snippets, obsessively chasing the update. ... More >>

Australia’s reptiles threatened by invasive species

Friday, 6 July 2018, 10:32 am | IUCN

Gland, Switzerland, 5 July 2018 (IUCN) – Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and climate change, with 7% of them threatened with extinction, reveals the latest update of The IUCN ... More >>

Leaders must take steps to end child migration detention

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:50 am | Amnesty International

UN: Next week, world leaders must take steps to end child migration detention for good More >>

Rule of law threatened in Nauru

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Law Society

Legislation recently passed in Nauru shows the country is sliding towards authoritarianism, with the rule of law threatened, the New Zealand Law Society says. More >>

eSwatini: Four Trade Unionists Severely Injured by Police

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:15 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 4 July 2018 (ITUC OnLine): More than 500 protestors at a peaceful march organised by the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) last week were brutally dispersed by the police with rubber bullets and stun grenades, simply for raising ... More >>

Continuing persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar - Zeid

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:03 am | United Nations

Newly arrived refugees interviewed by the UN Human Rights Office describe continuing violence, persecution and human rights violations, including killings and the burning of Rohingya homes, as well as the erosion of their legal personality and rights. ... More >>

Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:56 am | World Trade Organisation

The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restrictive measures from G20 economies have doubled compared to the previous ... More >>

India: hundreds of “fake encounter” killings

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:49 am | United Nations

India: UN experts call for urgent progress in investigation of hundreds of “fake encounter” killings More >>

China: UN experts worried about Liu Xia’s health

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:46 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 July 2018) – UN human rights experts* are deeply concerned over the mental health of human rights defender Liu Xia, and are renewing their call for her release. More >>

2018 Article IV Consultation with New Zealand

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 1:29 pm | International Monetary Fund

Since 2011, New Zealand has enjoyed an economic expansion with notable momentum. Reconstruction spending after the 2011 and 2016 earthquakes was an important catalyst, but the expansion has also been supported by accommodative monetary policy, a net ... More >>

Macron and Italy’s dep. PM urged to stop misuse of “leprosy"

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 9:37 am | UN Human Rights Council

France’s Macron and Italy’s deputy PM urged to stop misuse of “leprosy” in political exchanges More >>

Pacific attends UNWTO Regional Seminar

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 5:19 pm | South Pacific Tourism Organisation

3 July 2018, Suva, FIJI – Pacific delegates from SPTO member countries of Fiji, New Caledonia, PNG, Samoa, Timor Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, China and SPTO attended the UNWTO Regional Seminar on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism ... More >>

States illegally use immigration laws to justify racism

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:23 am | United Nations Human Rights Council

GENEVA (2 July 2018) - Racist and xenophobic ideologies based on ethno-nationalism regularly combine with national security fears and economic anxieties to violate the human rights of non-citizens, indigenous peoples and minorities, said the UN ... More >>

Russia initiates WTO dispute complaint against US duties

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:45 am | World Trade Organisation

The Russian Federation has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 2 July. More >>

U.S. Special Forces Search For 13 Lost Thais in Cave

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:44 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

U.S. Special Forces Search For 13 Lost Thais in Cave By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- A U.S. Pacific Command search and rescue team, plus units from Britain, Australia, China and Thai Navy SEALs were unable on July 1 to find 12 Thai boys and ... More >>

Almost 100 people in Papua unlawfully killed

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:50 pm | Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Indonesia: Police and military unlawfully kill almost 100 people in Papua in eight years with near total impunity Indonesian security forces have unlawfully killed at least 95 people in little more than eight years ... More >>

UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:04 pm | United Nations

UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees in need 1 July 2018 Migrants and Refugees United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya ... More >>

Almost Three in Four Rohingya Children at Risk

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:46 pm | Save The Children

Almost Three in Four Rohingya Children at Risk of Becoming Lost Generation Warns Save the Children Save the Children is calling for an urgent and significant scale up of education programming for Rohingya children living in Bangladesh’s overcrowded ... More >>