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Folklore and fireworks as Tanna island, and the wider Pacific, gear up to mark the coronation
In one pocket of Vanuatu, Prince Philip is a central part of local folklore, and the coronation of his son is a cause for celebration

Bethanie Harriman

04, May, 2023 @1:27 AM

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‘Beginning of a new era’: Pacific islanders hail UN vote on climate justice
Resolution asks ICJ to clarify countries’ obligations to fight climate change and the consequences they should face for inaction

Guardian staff with agencies

30, Mar, 2023 @1:51 AM

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United Nations adopts landmark resolution on climate justice
Resolution hailed as ‘win for climate justice of epic proportions’ should make it easier to hold countries legally accountable for environmental failures

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

29, Mar, 2023 @4:14 PM

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‘We are very vulnerable’: cyclone-hit Vanuatu pins climate hopes on UN vote
Pacific nation is sponsoring resolution that will ask ICJ to rule on consequences for climate inaction

Pete McKenzie in New York

28, Mar, 2023 @12:49 AM

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As Pacific islanders, we are leading the way to end the world’s addiction to fossil fuels | Ralph Regenvanu Seve Paeniu
Today’s IPCC report has given a ‘final warning’ to avert global catastrophe. We call on all world leaders to urgently transition to renewables, write politicians Ralph Regenvanu and Seve Paeniu

Ralph Regenvanu and Seve Paeniu

20, Mar, 2023 @4:49 PM

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Australia joins Vanuatu bid for international court to rule on obligation to prevent climate harm
Pacific island country will put resolution to UN general assembly seeking opinion on international legal obligations that countries have to act on the crisis

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Lost for words: fears of ‘catastrophic’ language loss due to rising seas
Climate crisis could be ‘final nail in the coffin’ for half of all surviving languages, say linguists, as coastal communities are forced to migrate

Karen McVeigh

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Penny Wong says Vanuatu security deal will be made public unlike China-Solomons agreement
Foreign minister ‘deeply proud’ to announce bilateral pact after ‘40 years of cooperation between our security forces’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, Dec, 2022 @5:54 AM

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Coalition must listen ‘carefully to Pacific island nations’, Simon Birmingham says before bipartisan tour
Statement comes despite torrid debates during election campaign over policies towards China and its security deal with Solomon Islands

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Left out of society: Vanuatu’s deaf community push for national sign language
With no official sign language, the deaf community are left unable to communicate widely and vulnerable to natural disasters

Sera Sefeti and Agnes Herbert in Saama

04, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Vanuatu officials turn to phone books and typewriters, one month after cyber attack
Government websites and email still offline, leading to delays in payments and services across the country

Christopher Cottrell in Port Vila

29, Nov, 2022 @1:17 AM

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Pacific leaders celebrate Cop27 victory on loss and damage fund after decades of advocacy
Pacific countries have fought for fund to provide assistance to poor nations hit by climate disasters for three decades

Jon Letman

21, Nov, 2022 @6:18 AM

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