WASHINGTON, USA --- The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$5 million for the Second Economic Support Development Policy Operation, which will support the Kingdom of Tonga’s continued economic growth through further strengthening government finances, boosting economic resilience, and improving business conditions.
SEATTLE,US ----- An FBI spokeswoman says a 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy who vanished while visiting his father in Seattle has been found safe on an island in the South Pacific.
NEW YORK, USA --- Spotlighting the “gathering and intensifying threat of global climate change” leaders from Caribbean Islands today warned the United Nations General Assembly that indifference, narrow interests and electoral cowardice threaten to squander “our only real chance to save the planet.”
NEW YORK, USA --- Pacific Indigenous peoples have voiced their united stand against any proposed seabed mining.
NEW YORK, USA ---- Fijian Foreign Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met at the United Nations Headquarter with his Papua New Guinean counterpart, Rimbink Pato.
GEORGETOWN, USA --- Three candidates from Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have been short listed for the post of secretary general of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping.
NEW YORK, USA ---- Taking to the General Assembly podium today, Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Joe Natuman said as a Pacific Small Island Developing State (SIDS), his country was confronted with unique development challenges, which needed to be addressed by the UN and international community.
NEW YORK, USA --- A new initiative announced today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double over the next quarter century.
NEW YORK, USA --- Governments, investors and financial institutions today pledged to mobilize US$200 billion by the end of next year for low-carbon programmes in developing countries, giving a significant boost to the United Nations goal of reaching US$100 billion annually by 2020.
NEW YORK, USA --- From around the country and across the globe, an estimated 400,000 marchers came to New York City for the People's Climate March on Sunday.
NEW YORK, USA ---- We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told world leaders at an “unprecedented and important gathering” that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.
NEW YORK, USA ----The United Nations Security Council called again today for the immediate and unconditional release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers seized late last week by an armed group in the Golan, while the Organization’s top peacekeeping official said the UN is continuing to look at ways to enhance ...
WHEN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS FILED LEGAL action in late April against nine nuclear nations at the International Court of Justice and against the United States in federal district court, it simultaneously stunned the world while sparking an outpouring of media reportage and comment. The filings also surprised almost everyone in ...
Fri 29 Aug 2014 -
NEW YORK, USA ---- Small island developing states in Asia-Pacific are at a development crossroads. Some have achieved middle-income status. The classification is based on several indicators, one being economic. Some are also ranked as medium human development, a measure of achievement in key areas such as health, income and ...
WASHINGTON, USA ---- The U.S federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
Wed 27 Aug 2014 -
NEW YORK, USA ----For decades, small island countries have been warning the world about the consequences of climate change. While many countries have been debating whether climate change is even happening or who is to blame, small islands have just had to deal with its impact, from extreme weather to ...
NEW YORK, US ----Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
NEW YORK, US -----An international conference on small island developing states (SIDS), scheduled to take place in Samoa next week, will bypass a politically sensitive issue: a proposal to create a new category of “environmental refugees” fleeing tiny island nations threatened by rising seas.
NEW YORK, US -----Global attitudes towards small island nations must be overhauled if the UN’s climate summit is to come to a credible conclusion, according to Nauru’s UN Ambassador Marlene Moses.
HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives today on his first visit to Solomon Islands.
NEW YORK, USA ---- Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.”
Wed 06 Aug 2014 -
HONOLULU, Hawaii ----An article, which appeared on the front page of the Fiji Sun, accusing Papua New Guinea of “betrayal” , is an interesting and insightful reaction to the election of Dame Meg Taylor as the Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its ...
WASHINGTON, USA ---- A decision by China to spy on a U.S.-led military exercise could be a positive sign, according to the leader of American forces in the Pacific.
NEW YORK, USA ---- Human trafficking has no place in the modern world, the President of the General Assembly declared today at a special event at United Nations Headquarters ahead of the observance of the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
- Fri 14 Nov - China: China to lift aid to Pacific, sees cooperation with Taiwan allies
- Fri 14 Nov - Australia: U.S and Kiribati sign historic cooperative arrangement to protect vital marine habitat in the Pacific
- Mon 10 Nov - French Polynesia: French justice minister defers Tahiti trip
- Mon 10 Nov - Cook Islands: Relief as Cook Islands budget is passed
- Mon 10 Nov - Fiji: Modi to hold mini summit in Fiji
- Tue 04 Nov - Fiji: Political will needed to revive ailing Fiji tuna industry
- Tue 04 Nov - Australia: Helping Pacific islanders eat more "greens"
- Tue 04 Nov - Fiji: PIDF invited to key regional meetings
- Tue 04 Nov - Guam: FSM leaders unveil post-Compact action plan
- Tue 04 Nov - Fiji: British reinstates military training for RFMF