Samoa receives pledges of support for global SIDS conference next year

SUVA, Fiji -Samoa has received pledges of assistance from the United Nations and development partners towards the hosting of the third global conference for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) meeting next year. During the 44th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting [...]

Anti-poverty, development should dominate UN post-2015 development agenda: Chinese deputy FM

UNITED NATIONS – Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui said here on Monday that the UN post-2015 development agenda should concentrate on anti-poverty and development. “In the process of establishing the agenda of global development beyond 2015, the United Nations [...]

Myanmar gets Chinese help to enter U.N. carbon market

BEIJING  - Myanmar this week signed a deal to develop carbon-cutting projects under the U.N. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) with China’s Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group, a technology investment firm, Chinese media reported. Under the agreement, Sunshine Kaidi will assist [...]

Allocate separate funds for post-MDG agenda – Bangladesh urges

Bangladesh has called upon rich nations to allocate a separate fund, along with their official development assistance (ODA), to help least developed countries focus on their post-2015 agenda. Bangladesh officials pushed for the fund during a three-day “Asia workshop on [...]

Small Island Developing States to Draw Attention to Climate Change Vulnerabilities

Addis Ababa — The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also [...]