The Global Significance of SIDS Biodiversity and the Importance of Community-Based Partnerships

On 10 November, 2011, UN-OHRLLS convened a Special Event titled: The Global Significance of SIDS Biodiversity and the Importance of Community-based Partnerships; at UN Headquarters in New York. The event was chaired by the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, […]

SIDS Tourism, Biodiversity and Culture Nexus in Context of the Green Economy

  On 27 October, 2011, UN-OHRLLS convened a Special Event titled: The SIDS Tourism, Biodiversity and Culture Nexus in the Context of the Green Economy at UN Headquarters in New York.    The event was chaired by the High Representative […]

Working Party adopts Samoa’s membership package

  On 28 October 2011, the Working Party on Samoa’s accession cleared the path for its WTO membership by approving the accession package which spells out Samoa’s terms of accession. The Working Party agreed to forward Samoa’s accession package to […]

WTO welcomes Vanuatu as a new member

  The General Council today paved the way for Vanuatu’s membership in the WTO by approving its accession package. Vanuatu would have to ratify the deal by 31 December 2011 and would become WTO’s 154th member 30 days after the […]

UN guide aims to help poor states access climate finance

LONDON (AlertNet) – A growing number of developing states are setting up national funds to support their climate change activities, which should help them obtain a larger share of international financing and use it more effectively, according to the author […]