350.org Pacific has called on the Australian Government to rapidly cease the extraction and burning of fossil fuels if they genuinely care about the plight of the Pacific Islands affected by climate change, rather than just the offering of flowery language and congratulations.
SPC: Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna – To stem the non-communicable diseases (NCD) crisis in Wallis and Futuna, community leaders have committed to declare public community areas smoke-free and to cultivate gardens to promote consumption of healthy local foods.
SPC: Honolulu, Hawai’i – The world’s largest conservation congress kicks-off today in Hawai’i and the Pacific Community has joined over 8,000 global leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous groups, business and academia, to garner support for stronger action towards a sustainable future.
Auckland, New Zealand – The Pacific Community’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment towards improving Pacific health services and training.
PORT VILA, (RNZI) - Vanuatu's prime minister said the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) must unite to overcome divisions over the question of membership in the group for West Papuans.