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January 22, 2021

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons comes into force under the provisions of international law after recently reaching its 50th ratification at the United Nations. Ten Pacific countries including New Zealand were central to the treaty coming into effect.

January 22, 2021

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed the re-entry of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.  With hours of his taking the oath as the 46th US President, Joe Biden issued an executive order for the US to return to the Paris Agreement.

December 11, 2020

Across the globe, sea level rise is threatening island communities. But in the Pacific Ocean, some atolls—ring-shaped islands sitting on coral reefs—are actually expanding over time, posing a perplexing paradox: How can drowning islands also be growing?