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“The pandemic is inflicting a triple shock on young people: destroying their employment, disrupting education and training, and placing major obstacles in the way of those seeking to enter the labor market," the report says.

Targeted Responses Needed to Combat Youth Unemployment Crises: ADB/ILO Report

Young people in the Asia and Pacific region will be hit hardest and likely bear the long-term economic costs of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Pacific QUAD partners, Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States, provided support through aerial surveillance alongside the FFA Aerial Surveillance Programme aircraft, further enhancing the maritime surveillance coverage during the operation.

Coordination and Commitment During Regional Fisheries Surveillance Operation

A fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance operation in the Pacific concludes this week, with excellent cooperation demonstrated between nations despite the challenges of COVID-19 continuing to affect surveillance in the region.
Under these Plans, healthcare providers across the Pacific will receive ventilators, patient monitoring systems and other essential equipment and training.

UK Supports Pacific Countries in Fight Against COVID-19

Solomon Islands stands to benefit from the recently announced covid-19 fund by the United Kingdom.
The PMSP-FFA aircraft during a recent stopover in Honiara.

FFA: Aerial Surveillance Critical For Monitoring of Our EEZs

Fisheries Ministers at their 17th Forum Fisheries Committee meeting on 6-7 August recognized the importance of aerial surveillance, including through the Pacific Maritime Security Program-Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (PMSP/FFA), after noting the increased risk of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Mr. Manning told a media briefing yesterday afternoon that the flight was to have brought in Chinese nationals working for the Ramu Nickel Mine who were alleged to have been subjected to a COVID-19 'vaccination trial.'

Manning: China Flight Cancelled

A flight from China, scheduled to arrive yesterday in Port Moresby, was cancelled by Controller David Manning.