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LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT ON SDG STILL NEEDED IN SAMOA

Date: 22 July 2016 Suva – Samoa needs a legal framework to facilitate meaningful civil society engagement in the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ensure that no part of Samoan society is left behind. These sentiments were echoed at the Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD) facilitated side event at the UN High…

Pacific civil society calls out Australian Ambassador: “Your Government is undermining our future.”

 An open letter from the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network to the Australian Ambassador for Climate Change, Patrick Suckling.  03/02/2017  SUVA, Fiji Islands  Dear Ambassador,  Time and again, Pacific island leaders have explained that climate change is the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific.  We must…

WEST PAPUA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REVEALS AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HELP FOR INDONESIAN ARMY

Suva – A report on a human rights fact finding mission to West Papua launched this morning reveals human rights violations by Indonesian security forces has not declined. And the economic and social status of Papuans has not improved. The report, authored by the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, titled,…