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Unaisi Bolatolu-Vuniwaqa is the first female Police Commissioner to serve with the UN Mission in South Sudan.

Una is First Female UN Police Commissioner

It is a long way from her home on the beautiful Pacific island of Fiji to the conflict-ridden country of South Sudan.
Speaking on behalf of the Forum chair, Nauru’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Margo Deiye, highlighted that Forum members were ready to do their part to conclude the negotiations by 2020.

BBNJ Treaty Negotiations Open in New York

Any new treaty to improve governance of the high seas must ensure healthy resilient Oceans and seas, promote greater coherence, and complement the relevant existing instruments, frameworks and sectoral bodies.
The world's oldest-known tattooist's kit has tools (pictured) made from human bones, scientists have confirmed. The kit has been confirmed to be 2,700 years old by carbon dating.

2,700 Year Old Tattooing Kit Found in Tonga

The world's oldest-known tattoo kit has been discovered and it includes tools made from human bones, scientists have confirmed.
Earlier this year the Bougainville President John Momis proposed changes to the Mining Act that would greatly increase the royalties for local landowners.

Bougainville Independence Delayed but Looming

The referendum for Papua New Guinea’s eastern region is now set for October but how its outcome will be handled remains unclear.
Mourners paying their respects at a makeshift memorial at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Death Toll Rises Following Mosque Attack

The staggering death toll from the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques has climbed to 50, New Zealand police confirmed Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with the emotional fallout from the atrocity.