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Submission on the Inquiry into New Zealand's Relationships with South Pacific Countries 2007

Summary

  • New Zealand has a moral obligation to assist its neighbours of the Pacific Island Forum when they are in need.
  • New Zealand must lead the world in dealing with environmental refugees.
  • Caritas would like New Zealand to act with integrity in future deployments of peacekeepers and police in the Pacific.
  • Caritas believes that the areas of focus for New Zealand's aid to the Pacific need to be on health-care, education, governance and livelihood building.

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