29 January 2016 – Aruba hosts conference on Public Private Partnerships

Aruba is organizing a conference on public-private partnerships (PPPs) from the 22nd to 24th of March. The island does this together with the United Nations and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The event was officially announced at the end of […]

10 January 2016 – Co-Facilitators for the LDC Mid-Term Review Announced

The co-facilitators, who will oversee and direct informal inter-governmental consultations for the Mid-Term Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action have been announced.  Bénédicte Frankinet, the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations and Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou, the Permanent Representative […]

1 December 2015 – Survival of small islands hinges on climate negotiations in Paris

Paris, 1 December 2015 – Small island leaders and development partners met this morning in Paris at a side event organized by UN-OHRLLS on the margins of COP21. Heads of state and government and development partners stressed the need for […]

18 November 2015-New UN report cites huge positive policy potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions

A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world was released today by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), revealing a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas […]

1 October 2015 – Unlocking potential of least developed countries must be litmus test of Global Goals – Ban

  1 October 2015 – The world’s poorest nations not only face vast challenges, they represent enormous reservoirs of untapped potential, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated today, adding that unlocking this potential will be the litmus test of the new global […]