19 Sep 2019

Dateline Pacific for 19 September 2019

From , 6:06 am on 19 September 2019

The stigma of mental illness in Samoa is contributing to the country's stubbornly high suicide rate, an NGO says; the head of the United Nations Population Fund is in New Zealand this week holding high level meetings on gender equality in the Pacific region; an expert in Pacific fisheries, food security and climate change is touting a proactive way for countries like Vanuatu to rapidly restore their ability to feed themselves after disaster; there are fears that a rare alpine tree in Samoa may have gone extinct.