Regional Archive July 2020

PNG's Prime Minister James Marape announced on Sunday that the capital Port Moresby will be on lockdown following confirmation of 23 more cases of the coronavirus.

Covid-19 Cases in PNG Spikes: PM Orders Lockdown

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape says the capital Port Moresby will go into lockdown for a two-week period in a bid to contain community transmission of Covid-19.
Efforts to respond to the pandemic have revealed how many people in our societies live precariously close to poverty and hunger, without access to essential services. Between 90 million and 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific may be pushed back into poverty, living on less than $3.20 a day.

A Determined Path to the SDGs in 2030 Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear—a return to business as usual is unimaginable in a region that was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Royal New Zealand Air Force arriving at Honiara International Airport, Monday 13 July 2020 to begin the three days of aerial surveillance over the Solomon Islands EEZ.

FFA Coordinates Maritime Surveillance of Solomon Islands Fisheries with NZDF Assistance

A Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft is currently conducting three days of aerial surveillance over Solomon Islands’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a task coordinated by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).