14 July 2016 – Pacific islands nations consider world’s first treaty to ban fossil fuels

Treaty under consideration by 14 countries would ban new coalmines and embraces 1.5C target set at Paris climate talks The world’s first international treaty that bans or phases out fossil fuels is being considered by leaders of developing Pacific islands […]

23 June 2016 – Releasing trade potential in landlocked developing countries vital to future sustainable development

Ministers and senior government officials from the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss how they can best enhance their trading capacity, bring structural transformation and sustainable development. The two-day meeting, running from 23- 24 […]

14 June 2016 – SIDS experts discuss sustainable urban development in light of the upcoming Habitat III Conference

New York – 14 June 2016. An Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Urban Development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) concluded today at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting, organized by the United Nations Office of the High Representative […]

14 June 2016 – Governments should seize the opportunity to come up with a fresh approach to development, experts say

The world’s poorest countries should seize the opportunity offered by a new set of global goals to come up with a fresh approach to development, as a basis for real change, experts told a debate in London this week. The […]

8 June 2016 – Small Island voyagers arrive at United Nations in New York to mark World Oceans Day

Small island world voyagers docked their canoe, Hōkūleʻa, outside the United Nations in New York today, marking World Ocean’s Day and highlighting the importance of small islands and healthy oceans. At an event on the banks of the East River, […]