COVID-19

Unprecedented is not a reason to be unprepared

With the Oceania region ranked as the greatest disaster risk area worldwide, Peter Layton says countries need to improve their responses to crises and disasters as unprecedented times may call for unprecedented solutions. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 5 May

Violence in Papua New Guinea Authorities and community leaders are working to contain outbreaks of serious violence in PNG. In Alotau, in Milne… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 April

Official results released in Samoa The official results of the general elections in Samoa have now been released. They confirm that the HRPP and FAST… Read More

It is time for gender-responsive climate action

The global theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2021 was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” A key part of… Read More

Coping with COVID-19: The perilous case of vaccine inequality

The Lancet Commission has urged the global community that rapid vaccination on a global scale is essential in tempering and, finally, prevailing over COVID-19. This in… Read More

The Quad gives a boost to India’s vaccine diplomacy

The most notable takeaway from the first-ever “Quad” leaders meeting involving the US, India, Japan and Australia at the weekend was the agreement on expanding… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 March

Cyclone Niran batters New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Niran has caused extensive damage in New Caledonia. The cyclone made landfall during Sunday. Although it was… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #9

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia deports more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals Earlier this week Malaysia deported 1,086… Read More

Vaccine diplomacy and Nepal

In the contemporary world, the notion that knowledge belongs to humanity has significantly faltered. Instead, scientific innovations such as Covid-19 vaccines have been a part… Read More

Conflict zones and COVID-19’s impact on sexual and gender-based violence reporting

COVID-19 has paradoxically made sexual and gender-based violence in the home both more prevalent and more invisible to protection services. At the same time, it’s… Read More

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