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U.S seeking further block on compensation for climate damage

Spain, Dec. 12 -- The U.S government is pushing to ensure it can never be held accountable for the damage caused by climate change in vulnerable countries. In 2015, countries agreed that references t... Read More


Ian Foster confirmed as new All Blacks coach on a two-year deal

New Zealand, Dec. 11 -- Ian Foster is the All Blacks' new head coach. New Zealand Rugby confirmed the 54-year-old Foster's appointment, after eight years as assistant under Steve Hansen. In making t... Read More


Momis: People feel 'liberated'

Papua, Dec. 11 -- The people of Bougainville now feel psychologically "liberated", says Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) President Dr John Momis. "I am very happy. It is one of the biggest ac... Read More


Time for a permanent Australian step-up in Pacific labour mobility

Australia, Dec. 11 -- By Stephen Howes The best thing to come out of the Pacific Step-up so far has been the promotion of labour mobility. This is the part of the Step-up that most directly addresses... Read More


Nauru 19 found guilty of rioting and unlawful assembly in retrial, defendant says

Nauru, Dec. 11 -- A group of anti-government protestors known as the Nauru 19 has reportedly been found guilty in a retrial, four and half years after they were first charged with rioting and disturbi... Read More


Digital agriculture transforms farmers' lives in Papua New Guinea

Papua, Dec. 11 -- By Ashish Narayan (ITU) & Gerard Sylvester (FAO) John Tai is a citrus farmer, who also raises and sells pigs for a living. Gertrude Andreas runs a technical training institution and... Read More


ACP renamed as the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States

Kenya, Dec. 11 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Nairobi, Kenya The 9th Summit of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Head of States and Government Tuesday approved the renaming of the group to be now called th... Read More


Nairobi Nguvu ya Pamoja declaration endorsed by ACP leaders

Kenya, Dec. 11 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Nairobi, Kenya The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Head of States and Government Tuesday approved and adopted resolutions of the Nairobi summit dubbed the "N... Read More


Fiji called for ACP Secretariat to be an accredited entity of Green Climate Fund

Kenya, Dec. 11 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Nairobi, Kenya Fiji's Foreign and Defence Minister has called on the African, Carribean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of States and Government to make the ACP Secretar... Read More


EU outlines priority areas for a successor Agreement to Cotonou

Kenya, Dec. 11 -- By Pita Ligaiula in Nairobi, Kenya The European Union (EU)has outlined the basic outlines of the proposed new Agreement between Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)to succeed Cotonou... Read More