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‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Published By   /  October 9, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate change resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, Environment, Featured, Forests, Global, History, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Real climate action, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Published By   /  September 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, Children, Detention Centres, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, Migration, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

Published By   /  August 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Free West Papua, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, justice, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, UN, United Nations, Vanuatu, West Papua, West Papua Action Auckland, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on Plea for PM to be ‘game-changer’ in Pacific support for West Papua

A protest in support of West Papuan self-determination in Apia, Samoa. Image: PRN Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A New Zealand-based West Papua advocacy group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other leaders meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru next week to support Vanuatu’s United Nations initiative. Vanuatu has pledged to take […]

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Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel

Published By   /  August 18, 2018  /  Afghanistan, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Military mandates, Military policy, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peacekeeping, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel

An image from Baniyan, Afghanistan, during former Colonel Richard Hall’s public lecture about the role of peacekeeping. Image: Richard Hall By Rahul Bhattarai Military forces on peacekeeping duties often face dilemmas that are difficult to resolve, says a retired colonel who is now an education consultant. Colonel Richard Hall, who retired from the British Army […]

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PNG needs to ‘pull its weight’ over Bougainville vote, says Momis

Published By   /  July 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville referendum, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations  /  Comments Off on PNG needs to ‘pull its weight’ over Bougainville vote, says Momis

Bougainville President John Momis … considering going to the United Nations for advice. Image: Ramumine By RNZ Pacific The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has raised concerns that the Papua New Guinea Government is not pulling its weight as the region prepares for its referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea next year. […]

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Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

Published By   /  July 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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Tommy Suharto: Indonesians are ‘longing’ for return to Suharto rule

Published By   /  May 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Corruption, Featured, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Party Berkarya, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Security, Suharto, Tommy Suharto, Transparency International, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Tommy Suharto: Indonesians are ‘longing’ for return to Suharto rule

Talk to Al Jazeera in the Field programme features Tommy Suharto. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Suharto political dynasty is being revived in Indonesia, reports Al Jazeera. Twenty years after the fall of the country’s notorious former President Mohamed Suharto, his youngest son is leading a new political party into next year’s elections. Hutomo Mandala […]

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