Thanks to Pacific Media Watch:
By Michael Sergel and Finian Scott, two AUT University student journalists on the Asia-Pacific Journalism course reporting for the Pacific Media Centre and Pacific Scoop
GOVERNMENT and opposition MPs and NGO representatives from 18 countries made a significant commitment to gender equality and sustainable development last weekend, but the forum received limited coverage from New Zealand and international media.
|Barred West Papuan leader Benny Wenda with |
PMC journalist Henry Yamo.
Image: Del Abcede/PMC
Delegates agreed on the need for greater action around gender equality, climate change and healthcare - but overwhelmingly rejected a push from the World Bank to free up trade conditions and deregulate economies.
NZAid invested $330,000 in the forum - the first of its kind in New Zealand history - but media coverage was scarce.