United Nations

In Denmark, UN Chief launches sustainable energy hub, urges commitments on climate financing

Thu 24 Oct 2013 -

COPENHAGEN, United Nations ----The world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting climate financing, in particular new public-private partnerships, increased investment and enhanced market development.

In Copenhagen, UN Chief calls for clean energy transformation for more sustainable future

Wed 23 Oct 2013 -

COPENHAGEN, Denmark --- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a clean energy transformation to help put the world on a more sustainable path, stressing that this will require innovation, investment and collaboration by all partners.

Shaping the Future of Sustainable Energy in Asia and the Pacific

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer
Mon 07 Oct 2013 -

The world is at a critical juncture, with energy consumption rising dramatically. Even allowing for the positive impacts of the policy commitments and plans announced by countries to address global climate change, total primary energy demand in Asia and the Pacific alone is expected to nearly double between 2010 and ...

All high seas vessels to have IDs and trackable, says Global Ocean Commission

Tue 09 Jul 2013 -

Global Ocean Commission has called for all vessels on the high seas to carry identification numbers and be trackable using satellite or other technology. Global Ocean Commission is an independent high-level initiative on the future of the ocean.

April 2013

The ‘dirty secret’ of the region

The United Nations (UN) dirty secret is that West Papua is a trust territory. In 1962, the UN sent a military occupation force to West Papua under the General Assembly Resolution 1752 (XVII), a use of force the General Assembly is allowed under Article 85 and Chapter XII of the ...

Tuilepa wants cruise ship for biggest conference in Samoa

Merita Huch
Fri 05 Apr 2013 -

At least 3000 people will be descending on Samoa’s shores next year, and the sheer number makes it the biggest ever conference that will be hosted in this country.

EU: Pacific could set energy example

Tue 26 Mar 2013 -

AUCKLAND, NZ ---- A European Union Commissioner says moving to renewable energy will give the Pacific Islands a stronger moral mandate to pressure larger countries to follow suit as well as saving them significant amounts of money by reducing dependence on diesel.