Pacific calls for immediate ratification of Highseas Treaty

As the global community embrace the adoption of the new Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty, the Pacific are calling on the international community to seize this milestone momentum and rally

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First steps agreed on plastics treaty after breakthrough at Paris talks

Nation-state representatives have taken the first concrete step toward a legally binding treaty to regulate plastic, described as the most important green deal since the 2015 international climate agreement. The banging

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New Caledonia’s FLNKS wants ICJ advice on contested vote

A New Caledonian pro-independence leader says the advice of the International Court of Justice is being sought over the contested 2021 referendum on independence from France. Roch Wamytan, who is the president of New

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Samoa sends first team of UN Peacekeepers since COVID lockdown

A 10 member team of Samoan police officers leaves today for training in Jakarta, Indonesia before deployment under the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission. It is the first team sent for peace keeping duties since the

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Tongan Foreign Minister ‘Utoikamanu accepts Chair of the ESCAP 79th Session

Tongan Foreign Minister Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu is the new chair of the ESCAP 79th Session underway in Bangkok, Thailand this week. In her acceptance speech, ‘Utoikamanu said the deliberations of the

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UN resolution a victory for Pacific youth

The United Nations’ adoption of a resolution calling for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the obligations of States on climate change, is a victory for the Pacific, and for a group

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WHO dismisses Fijian senior official after sexual misconduct accusations

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed Dr Temo Waqanivalu, a senior official accused of three separate instances of sexual misconduct over five years. “Dr Temo Waqanivalu has been dismissed from WHO

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Current climate policies ‘a death sentence’ for the world: UN Chief

If governments continue with the same environmental policies currently in place, the world will become 2.8°C hotter by the end of the century, which would be “a death sentence”, warned the UN chief on Thursday.

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UN court gets request for advisory opinion on climate change

The United Nations’ highest court confirmed Wednesday that the General Assembly has asked for it to issue an advisory opinion on “the obligations of States in respect of climate change.” UN nations led by the

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How Vanuatu’s climate campaign could save the world

The tiny island country has pushed the UN and the International Court of Justice to take unprecedented action that could help avert planetary catastrophe. A small miracle happened in New York on 29 March. A humble

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Cop28 host UAE tried to weaken global shipping climate ambition

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) tried to weaken global shipping’s climate target last week, sparking fears that it will lack ambition as host of the Cop28 climate summit. According to four sources in the room, the UAE

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Deep-sea mining meeting closes without consensus

As meetings to oversee deep-sea mining on the high seas draw to a close, it remains unclear whether regulators will allow it to commence in the near future. At the 07-31 March meetings in Kingston, Jamaica, of the

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