Pacific Women Leaders: Matalena Leaupepe

By Gail Brown. For the next blog post in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Matalena Leaupepe. Matalena Leaupepe is passionate about creating opportunities for Pacific people, and she’s been awfully successful at it. Matalena is one of only five recipients of the 2018 inaugural Te Tohu Tūmatanui o Aotearoa New Zealand Public Service Medal, awarded ...
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New Zealand Waitangi Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 6, 2019. Waitangi Day reminds us of our two nations’ long, deep, and enduring friendship. The first U.S. Consul to New Zealand, James Reddy Clendon, was there to witness Te Tiriti o Waitangi in February 1840. One hundred eighty years since the first U.S. Consul to ...
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President Obama Announces New Policies to Promote Conservation & Build Resilience to Climate Change

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 01, 2016 FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces New Policies to Promote Conservation and Build Resilience to Climate Change, with a focus on Pacific Islands In celebration of today’s opening of the World Conservation Congress, which the United States is hosting for the first time, President Obama ...
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Working together to Address Non-communicable Diseases in the Pacific

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)–heart disease, cancers, lung disease and diabetes–are a major issue for the Pacific. NCDs are the leading cause of death in the Pacific and in some Pacific Island countries life expectancy is declining as a result of NCD-related premature deaths. Developing a sustainable ...
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