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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018


Green Climate Fund holds first training in Tonga

The climate change training participants

NUKU’ALOFA – March 28, 2018: 5.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Project Management Unit of the Green Climate Fund Readiness and Preparatory Support Program conducted its first training in Nuku’alofa , Tonga last week.

Fiji donates $50,000 to Tonga

Presenting the cheque of FJD $50,000 by the Roving Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji, H.E Mr. Ratu Tui Cavuilati to MEIDECC’s Director of Corporate Service, Mr. Vatulele Tuputupu, MEIDECC’s head office. Photo: MEIDECC

NUKU’ALOFA-March 28, 2018: 3.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji has given FJD$50,000 to Tonga as her assistance towards the relief work after Cyclone Gita.

Defiance – Minister says his statement stands

DEFIANT - Penisimani Fifita

NUKU’ALOFA-March 28, 2018: 3.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Education and Training Minister Penisimani Fifita has publicly defied Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and says his statement that girls attending Tonga High School are still banned from playing rugby and boxing.

Samoa Businesswoman wins UN Environment award


APIA, Samoa-March 28, 2018: 3.05pm  (SAMOA OBSERVER): A Samoan businesswoman has been awarded US$10,000 (T$25,000) supporting grant from the UN Environment.

Donors pledge over US$15 million to WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies


GENEVA, Switzerland-March 8, 2018: 2.50pm (WHO): Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organisation to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE).

Building resilience critical


BANGKOK, Thailand-March 28: 2.45pm (ESCAP News): Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social protection systems if the region is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a joint report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) at a forum in Bangkok.