Regional Archive May 2023

The anti-corruption policy dialogue brought together youth and representatives from key government and non-government stakeholders in the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands Youth Anti-Corruption Movement Embraced

Relevant Youth authorities, organized anti-corruption consultations and policy dialogue between the anti-corruption institutions, youth and civil society stakeholders in the Cook Islands.
Kilman's replacement marked the first significant change by Kalsakau after just six months in government.

Vanuatu Politician Replaced

Mr. Sato Kilman has been removed as Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Lands by the Nation's Prime Minister, Ishmael Kalsakau.
Despite contributing less than 1.3 per cent to global plastic pollution, Pacific island populations are disproportionately affected by the crisis, with the Pacific Ocean increasingly inundated with the bulk of the world’s transboundary washed away plastics.

Call For Treaty To End Plastic Pollution

Pacific countries continue to call on world leaders to deliver a high-ambition treaty to end plastic pollution, as the clock ticks closer to the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC2) in Paris France.
PNG Prime Minister James Marape and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed the defence cooperation agreement in Port Moresby, PNG.

US, Papua New Guinea Sign Defence Agreement

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a defence cooperation agreement with Papua New Guinea on Monday, which he said would expand the Pacific Island nation's capabilities and make it easier for the U.S. military to train with its forces.
Modi and Biden will stop in Papua New Guinea on the way to Australia for a May 24 summit of the Quad, which also includes Japan and Australia.

U.S President Biden and India's Modi to Meet Pacific Island Leaders

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, will join Pacific Islands leaders next month for a "historic" future-oriented meeting, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape said on Sunday.

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