Regional Archive June 2010

SPREP Commends Va'a Crew from Samoa

Press Release - A historical voyage across our Pacific ocean by a fleet of five traditional twin hulled vaka canoes is navigating towards a successful end.

PIPSO Needs Support to Exploit Opportunities

Press Release - 25th June 2010 - Smart business management and decision-making by the private sector, and regional cooperative actions are some of the ways that could assist the private sector in the Pacific region exploit the global economic recovery opportunities.

The World Bank Group Welcomes Tuvalu - its Newest and Smallest Member

Press Release - Washington DC- June 24, 2010 - The World Bank Group today welcomed its newest member, Tuvalu.

Forum Discusses Non-Communicable Diseases in the Region

A forum being held in Nadi, Fiji, is discussing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region and the attempts to halt the increasing trends in premature deaths from NCDs worldwide.

Fiji First in Region to Launch Payment Via Mobile Phone

Fiji, through one of its mobile service providers, will be the first country in the region to launch a mobile phone-based money transfer service.

ADB Holds Forum to Advance Use of Clean Energy Technology in Region

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Hundreds of policymakers, energy experts, project developers and investors from around the world will gather in the Philippines this week to discuss boosting investments and technologies to advance clean energy solutions in the Asia and Pacific region.

CROP Executives Meeting Outcomes

PRESS RELEASE - The Executives of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) have expressed satisfaction at the progress of implementing the set of Pacific Plan priorities (2009 - 2012) endorsed by Forum Leaders in 2009.

No Consensus Towards Cancun, Revised Text Not Balanced, says Negotiators

Press Release - By Makereta Komai for Climate Pasifika in Bonn, Germany

Solomon Islands Prepares to Host a Major UN Meeting for LDC and AOSIS Negotiators

Press Release - By Makereta Komai for Climate Pasifika in Bonn, Germany

AOSIS Lose Fight to get Technical Analysis of the Soc. and Eco. Impact of Climate Change

Press Release - By Makereta Komai for Climate Pasifika in Bonn, Germany

Indigenous People's Launch Global Network on Climate Change

By Makereta Komai for Climate Pasifika in Bonn, Germany

Climate Change - Good for Islands?

According to a report by New Scientist magazine, climate change may be having a positive effect on small islands in that it has helped some of them stay stable in size and some to grow.

$20 Per Year will not Solve Climate Change, People's Voices Must be Heard

Press Release - By Makereta Komai for Climate Pasifika in Bonn, Germany

Pacific Countries Fight to Keep Kyoto Protocol to Safeguard the Adaptation Fund

Press Release - By Makereta Komai for Climate Pasifika in Bonn, Germany

Climate Talks Begin with a Plea to Industrial Nations to Honour $30 Billion Promise

By Makereta Komai in Bonn for Climate Pasifika