Regional Archive September 2013

Experts Praise Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project

Experts Praise Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project

Regional experts in land and marine survey and management commended the work of the AusAID-funded Pacific Sea Level Monitoring (PSLM) Project at the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Symposium in Suva last week.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with President Christopher J. Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Ban, President Loeak Discuss Stronger Partnership with Pacific island Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Marshall Islands today discussed ways to strengthen the partnership between the United Nations and the Pacific island nations.
As Foreign Minister, Ms Bishop will lead Australian efforts to strengthen relations with our key partners and drive Australia’s contribution to global and regional forums.

Bishop is Australia's Foreign Minister

The Hon Julie Bishop MP was sworn in as Australia’s 38th Minister for Foreign Affairs this morning at Government House in Canberra.

Fiji: New Constitution Fails to Protect Fundamental Human Rights

Fiji’s proposed new constitution falls far short of international standards of human rights law and is another step backwards in guaranteeing human rights protection for all, Amnesty International said.

SPC EU Support for Coastal Protection in Tongatapu, Tonga

Tonga will begin trialling coastal protection methods to arrest beach erosion and buy more time for communities living near the coast to adapt to climate change.