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Four Pacific students attend Somme events on New Zealand-funded trip to France

A New Zealand-sponsored trip to France has helped Tonga High School student Anna Jane Vea develop a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by New Zealand and Tongan soldiers in World War I. Anna Jane Vea joined three other young people from Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands at the Somme centenary commemorations in France last week […]

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Regional report card shows the way forward for Sustainable Development Goals

In September world leaders adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). According to the 2015 Pacific Regional MDGs Tracking report, Forum island countries made considerable progress towards achieving the goals but challenges remain. A majority of the countries achieved universal primary education and were successful in reducing child mortality. […]

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PIFL in India

Pacific Island countries are a key factor in India’s extended

Speaking on the occasion, the President welcomed them to India. He said even though India is separated from the Pacific Island Countries by oceans and continents, India is proud to have a long tradition of close friendship with them. Government of India attaches great importance to its relations with their friends in the Pacific Island […]

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EU and PIFS signed RIP

Pacific Regional Indicative Programme gets EUR 166 million from European Union

The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) have signed the Pacific Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) funded under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for the period 2014-2020. The Pacific RIP amounts to EUR 166 million. The European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica, and the Secretary General (SG) of […]

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