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Voyagers Chart the World’s Rising Seas


Fostering Private Sector Partnerships in Small Island Developing States

By Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)

The Business of Climate Change Solutions

The Carbon War Room, founded by Sir Richard Branson, is an international non-governmental organization which aims to tap into the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-based solutions to climate change.

Bringing Disaster Risk Reduction into the Boardroom

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, will moderate a session on creating private sector networks at the SIDS Conference in Apia. Nosh Nalavala, asks Ms. Wahlström more about creating private sector networks in SIDS.

Uniting to Solve Island Challenges

Ronald Jumeau, Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, talks to The Commitment about the importance of partnerships for development and climate changeadaptation.

Connecting Communities in Samoa

The Commitment spoke to Fia’ailetoa Pepe Christan Fruean, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Samoa.

Pacific Islands Continue to Attract Tourism in the Face of Challenges

Ilisoni Vuidreketi, Chief Executive Officer, South Pacific Tourism Organisation talks to The Commitment on the potential of tourist arrivals in the Pacific.

Also in this issue

UN-OHRLLS and iTunes Partner to Showcase Small Island Music

Village Economies in Samoa Partner with Big Business

Supporting Low-income Homes in the Pacific

Tonga fishing picture

Fishing is one of the main sources of food in Nuku’alofa, Tonga – Audrey Pina Liti


THE COMMITMENT is edited and published by Nosh Nalavala at the United Nations in cooperation with the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. He is the International Bureau Chief of MediaGlobal, a non-profit media agency, dedicated to creating awareness on issues of poverty, disease, hunger and the impact of climate change on least developed and small island developing countries.

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