8 February 2017 – SIDS Private Sector Important Stakeholders for United Nations’ The Ocean Conference

New York, 8 February 2017 – The United Nations is set to convene the The Ocean Conference from 5 – 9 June 2017 to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.  The Conference, to be held at UN headquarters in New […]

December 5 2016 – African Least Developed Countries focus on sustainable energy

Access to finance is vital for Africa’s poorest countries to develop sustainable energy initiatives and build renewable power capacity, which would contribute to ending poverty, empowering women and building resilience. At a two-day meeting of sustainable energy experts, which opened […]

19 October 2016 – Small islands call for innovative solutions to tackle unique challenges of urbanisation

Quito, 19 October 2016 – Small island leaders met in Quito, Ecuador, yesterday to call for greater support and innovative partnerships to ensure the sustainable urbanisation of small island developing States (SIDS).  The event, held on the margins of the […]

13 October 2016 – Sustainable transport key to achieving development goals for the world’s landlocked developing countries

High level officials, upon the invitation of the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, are gathering in Santa Cruz, Bolivia today to assess the progress made by the 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in achieving sustainable transport. The two […]

5 October 2016 – Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

  Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa. It links Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti – a stretch of more than 750km (466 miles). Travelling at 120km/h, […]