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ADB report finds Pacific countries ahead of Asia on budgetary support for social protection programmes

Philippines, Sept. 10 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Manila The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says Pacific countries have progressed well in the last four years - allocating adequate resource... Read More


Investing in human capital and social protection key to addressing SDGs for Asia-Pacific region

Philippines, Sept. 9 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Manila The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says investing in human capital and social protection is key to addressing poverty and reducing in... Read More


Tonga make changes for All Blacks Test

New Zealand, Sept. 4 -- Well-travelled former Wallaby Cooper Vuna has been restored to Tonga's wing for their final Rugby World Cup warmup Test against the All Blacks in Hamilton. Vuna shifts from in... Read More


Two new caps in Manu Samoa team to play Wallabies

Australia, Sept. 4 -- Michael Alaalatoa and Scott Malolua will earn their first test caps for the Manu Samoa this weekend against Australia in Sydney. They are both in head coach Vaeluagaomatagi Stev... Read More


High seas treaty negotiation concludes in New York with no consensus

United States, Sept. 1 -- The third round of negotiation to establish a new global treaty to oversee the management and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas concluded in New York Fr... Read More


New Zealand supports PSIDS key BBNJ negotiating positions

United States, Aug. 29 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York New Zealand has come out in support of some of the key negotiating positions of Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) ... Read More


Pacific countries urged to reach out to State Parties with difficult positions and find consensus on BBNJ treaty

United States, Aug. 29 -- One of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) lead negotiators for the high seas biodiversity treaty says State Parties need to start reaching out and be engaged ... Read More


Nauru recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Israel, Aug. 29 -- Nauru has become the first Pacific Island nation to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In an exclusive interview with PACNEWS, Ambassador of Israel to the Pacific Island... Read More


Women preside over negotiations of high seas treaty including Palau's top diplomat at the UN

United States, Aug. 28 -- Palau's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Olai Uludong is one of the facilitators of the four informal working groups negotiating the high seas treat... Read More


State Parties urged to find 'landing zones' and 'bridging areas' as BBNJ negotiation intensifies

United States, Aug. 28 -- State Parties negotiating the new High Seas treaty in New York are being urged to address current gaps in the negotiations and focus on 'landing zones and bridging areas' rat... Read More