Posts Tagged ‘United Nations and Pacific’

John Momis says UN gender violence report is wrong

Friday, September 27th, 2013

THE PRESIDENT OF Papua New Guinea’s autonomous province of Bougainville, Dr John Momis, is calling on the United Nations to apologise and withdraw a survey on gender violence he says is flawed. The UN Gender Violence Survey was released last week and included assertions that some of the highest rates of sexual violence in the Read more

Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism

Friday, December 9th, 2011

This report, authored by Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin, suggests that with rising Chinese influence in the region, the US appears to doubt that Australia can deliver on South Pacific issues. The Pacific Island members of the United Nations now meet under the rubric of the Pacific Small Islands Developing States that excludes Australia. The Melanesian Read more