Regional Archive October 2015

Christopher Nipo with his youngest son, behind them, what remains of their home, destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Fallen Trees to New Homes for the People of Tanna Island

Christopher Nipo and his young family are slowly rebuilding after having suffered the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015. They lost all their belongings when their home was blown away during the Cyclone, followed by a fire months later to their bush (outdoor) kitchen, which stored cement and the thatched roof for a new home.

UNICEF: Clean Hands Save Lives

SUVA, FIJI. 15 October 2015 – Hand washing with soap is a lifesaving but often ignored health measure in the Pacific that can help the region achieve the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development says UNICEF.

Ban Ki-moon says 'PIF Declaration on Climate Change Action rightly emphasized need for global responsibility.'

Remarks at Pacific Islands ForumSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 01 October 2015