Hekia Parata meeting community leaders

New Zealand’s Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Hon Hekia Parata, will meet with invited Pacific community leaders in Auckland later this week to discuss  government priorities and her aspirations for both the Pacific and education portfolios, according to MPIA sources. This is the first of a series of meetings the Minister will hold with community […]

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Tonga’s new Attorney General kicks off second round of Universal Periodic Review process

Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, 17 February 2012: This workshop and the follow up meetings will help Tonga identify any problems that Tonga sees, or the International community sees in the human rights aspects of Tonga’s governmental system and society,” says Tonga’s new Attorney General, Mr Neil Adsett in opening a four day preparatory workshop towards Tonga’s second […]

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Pacific Islands Forum, Commonwealth join efforts to enhance regional governance

SUVA, Fiji 20 February 2012: The Suva-based Pacific Islands Forum said here Monday that it will hold a regional workshop jointly with the Commonwealth on democratic institutions on Feb. 27-29 in Brisbane, Australia. Over 40 participants from the Pacific region will attend the workshop, the forum’s Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade said in a press […]

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