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Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented

The President of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.” Senior government officials, child protection experts and donors from 15 Pacific Island countries have come together with international experts to develop country plans, review and share good practices and ensure data and information on child protection is available, shared and acted upon when they return to their countries. Continue reading

Asia-Pacific countries commit to ending AIDS by 2030

An estimated 6 million people are living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific and only 33 percent of them are receiving treatment, often due to legal and policy barriers in accessing HIV services. Against this backdrop, some 30 countries from the region pledged this week to accelerate the pace of change and committed to ending the AIDS epidemic in the region by 2030 during the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS. Continue reading

Pacific youth to discuss and plan the future they want

Fijian youth with the President of Fiji, His Excellency, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at the opening of the workshopThirty young Pacific islanders aged from 12 to 30 years old gathered in Nadi to discuss issues close to their heart and envision the future they want. The President of Fiji, His Excellency, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, opened the five day workshop supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Continue reading