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PSIDS and Pacific Islands Forum members push for fair, equitable and effective new global treaty to manage biodiversity beyond national jurisdictions

United States, Aug. 22 -- Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) in New York leading the negotiations on the draft text of a new global agreement to manage marine biodiversity beyond nation ju... Read More


Interview with Dr Manu Tupou Roosen, Director General Forum Fisheries Agency

Tuvalu, Aug. 19 -- At the just concluded Pacific Islands Leaders Forum summit in Tuvalu, Leaders welcomed the adoption of the Regional Longline Strategy from Forum Fisheries Ministers and accepted the... Read More


Vanuatu ready to discuss long standing maritime border treaty Fiji signed with France in 1983

Vanuatu, Aug. 18 -- Vanuatu is ready to meet with Fiji to discuss a long standing maritime border treaty agreement that Fiji signed with France just after Vanuatu gained independence in 1980. Foreign... Read More


Vanuatu did not endorse Tuvalu declaration on climate change and survival of Smaller Island States

Tuvalu, Aug. 15 -- Vanuatu's foreign affairs minister, Ralph Regenvanu confirms his country was also one of the Forum Island Country members that asked for qualification on the Smaller Island States L... Read More


PM Morrison denies being isolated, endorses Forum Leaders communique and climate change declaration

Tuvalu, Aug. 15 -- After almost a 12-hour marathon meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Forum in Funafuti Thursday - a communique and a climate change declaration with qualification was endorsed a... Read More


Interview with Reverend James Bhagwan, Chairman of the regional civil society group

Tuvalu, Aug. 15 -- Regional civil society organisations met with Pacific Islands Forum Leaders in Funafuti Wednesday to present their key regional concerns - and hear responses from them. PACNEWS Edit... Read More


NZ PM touched by the message of the young people of Tuvalu to act for climate change

Tuvalu, Aug. 14 -- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was touched by the pleas of the young children of Tuvalu asking leaders to act for climate change now to secure their future. Since last... Read More


Tongan PM speaks out for West Papua and questions solidarity and regionalism

Tuvalu, Aug. 14 -- Tonga's Prime Minister, Akilisi Pohiva has delivered a stinging attack against regionalism and the Pacific Islands Forum's stance of leaving no one behind, for failing to amicably r... Read More


Smaller Island States leaders issue climate change declaration for the survival of Pacific Small Island Developing States

Tuvalu, Aug. 13 -- In an attempt to push through a strong declaration on climate change that reflects the deep concerns and survival of Small Island nations of the Pacific, Tuvalu has helped produce a... Read More


Tuvalu climate change declaration, an expression of the voices of the peoples of the Pacific

Tuvalu, Aug. 13 -- A senior smaller island states (SIS) government official has defended the Tuvalu climate change declaration for survival of Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) saying it ... Read More