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Hon. Lord Vaea

MDG 3 in the Pacific – Now and Beyond – Key Achievements and Challenges in Progressing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

The 2013 Pacific Regional MDGs Tracking Report highlighted that important gains have been made in empowering women in the Pacific Region, but showed that progress has been slow and uneven.  In a side event jointly organised by governments of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Australia, Kiribati, New Zealand, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga a […]

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58th Commission on the Status of Women Mar 2014

Kingdom of Tonga Committed to Progressing Gender Equality in the Post-2015 Development Framework

“Our Government has recently adopted several measures to reduce gender inequality, improve women’s livelihoods, protect them from domestic violence and improve their economic empowerment,” strongly conveyed by the Minister for Internal Affairs for Tonga, Hon. Lord Vaea while delivering Tonga’s Country Statement to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women. Tonga’s Statement to the […]

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Peseta Lotu-Iiga

Financial Literacy campaign focuses on Pacific communities

Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss and Pacific Island Affairs Minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga welcomed the launch of the 2014 Talanoa campaign. Talanoa-encourages Pacific communities to ask for help and seek redress when they have problems with loans. “One of the main aims of the campaign is to help Pacific communities to be more proactive when […]

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New Zealand social innovators taking collaborative democracy tool to the world

Wellington-based social enterprise Loomio is today launching an international crowdfunding campaign to make their collaborative decision-making software accessible globally. “Whether you are in business, government or the community sector, we all know that collaboration is key to continuing growth and good social and business outcomes,”said Loomio co-founder Vivien Maidaborn. “So we’re ready to build a […]

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