APIA, Samoa --- The Third Small Island Developing States Conference has been praised by the Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organization Gilbert Houngbo as a successful accomplishment by the people of Samoa.
APIA, Samoa -- Dedicated and passionate Pacific organic farmers are working hard to combat challenges such as the effects of climate change, degradation of ecosystems due to unsustainable use of both land and marine resources, and the need to generate livelihoods to maintain island populations.
APIA, Samoa ----Small island developing states of the Pacific face a set of difficult and complex challenges in securing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for their citizens – challenges not easily addressed by single communities, organisations or sectors working in isolation. To make progress in the area of safe ...
APIA, Samoa ----Sustainable energy was one of the themes for the Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue that took place at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia yesterday. SIDS are faced with a double challenge: not only do they rely heavily on fossil fuel that is expensive ...
APIA, Samoa -----Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa.
APIA, Samoa -----With US$1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations on Thursday wrapped up its small island developing States conference and kicked off a drum roll of action on climate change.
APIA, Samoa ----Women put back 90 per cent of their earnings into the community compared to 40 per cent with men.
APIA, Samoa ----To some, it will smack of deserting a sinking ship. Young people are leaving their island homes in the Pacific and Caribbean in search of jobs and higher education. Without youthful citizens, small islands will struggle to cope with the effects of rising sea levels.
APIA, Samoa ---- Marshall Islands has joined other Pacific nations in calling on Australia to reconsider its position on climate change.
Fri 05 Sep 2014 -
Apia, Samoa ---- Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres has paid tribute to the leadership role Small Island Developing State (SIDS) members of the UN are playing in the push to adopt a legally-binding global climate change agreement in Paris next year.
Fri 05 Sep 2014 -
APIA, Samoa ---- As the curtain falls on the 3rd Global conference on Small Island Developing States Thursday afternoon, the host government, Samoa and the United Nations celebrated the historical US$1.9 billion in partnership pledges made in the four days of the conference.
Apia, Samoa ---- Environment Ministers of five Pacific Island countries – Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa and Vanuatu – have committed to increase efforts to conserve mangroves, by signing the Pacific Mangroves Charter at a side event of the 3rd United Nations International Conference on Small Islands ...
Apia, Samoa – The sustainability of social and economic development benefits, in whatever sector they may be, will be highly dependent on how much investment is made in those who will be responsible for its success: today’s youth.
A side event at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) called Our Fish, Our Future, with thematic focus on oceans, seas, and biodiversity, was organised by the Government of Nauru with assistance from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Representatives from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), ...
The Ulu o Tokelau got the first bite at beche-de-mer today - that is, at signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ne
The Ulu o Tokelau got the first bite at beche-de-mer today - that is, at signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New Caledonia Government. The MOU is about the sustainable development of the beche-de-mer, or sea cucumber, sector in the Pacific.
APIA, Samoa ----The Pacific will be the first region in the world to fully integrate climate change and disaster risk management in a single regional strategy focused on resilient development.
APIA, Samoa ---- Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General ...
APIA, Samoa ----The United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia includes discussions on a variety of partnerships that contribute to the sustainable economic development of small islands.
APIA, Samoa-----he Ulu o Tokelau got the first bite at beche-de-mer today - that is, at signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New Caledonia Government. The MOU is about the sustainable development of the beche-de-mer, or sea cucumber, sector in the Pacific.
APIA, Samoa ----The commitments made at the international conference on partnering with small island developing states must be prioritized and implemented as soon as possible, urged the top United Nations official on disaster risk reduction.
APIA, Samoa ---- For many Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) members hopes of achieving their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year 2015 are very slim.
From Data to Action at SIDS 2014: Strengthening climate services for resilient and prosperous Pacific communities
The role of Pacific meteorological services in collecting, analysing and sharing ocean data is vital to the growth and resilience of Pacific communities.
IFRC and SPREP sign partnership to improve climate information and reduce disaster risk for Pacific Islanders
Apia, Samoa - Today the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) signed a historic partnership agreement that aims to improve the way in which weather and climate information is delivered, understood and acted on, by communities ...
Thu 04 Sep 2014 -
APIA, Samoa --- Almost a decade after Fiji committed to protecting 30 percent of its total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by 2020, very little progress has been made.
Apia, Samoa --- Greater conservation outcomes for protecting Pacific islands biodiversity and building resilient communities are expected from an updated partnership forged between WWF-Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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