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, […]

27 May 2016 – Global community meet to assess progress of Least Developed Countries at major UN event

High-level officials from around the world have gathered in Antalya, Turkey today to assess the progress of the world’s Least Developed Countries and their path to sustainable development. The event is set to discuss the lessons learnt over the past […]

29 May 2016 – Adopting Declaration, political leaders, representatives reaffirm commitment to Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries

Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries, Plenary – 5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM) ‘NEED TO FOSTER PROGRESS ACROSS ALL SECTORS’ UNDERLINED AT MIDTERM REVIEW   While the world’s poorest 48 countries had made headway […]