6 March 2015 – Ahead of global risk reduction conference, UN review finds vast majority of disasters climate-related

The United Nations office dedicated to disaster risk reduction today appealed to world leaders ahead of a major gathering in northern Japan next week to provide clear, action-oriented guidance to tackle the underlying drivers of risk, such as climate change, […]

27 February 2015 -Seasonal Worker Joint Venture Comes Full Circle

What began as a joint venture between a Kiwi employer and his Pacific Island seasonal worker has entered a new phase with the Vanuatu based JV company exporting merchandise to New Zealand. Tanna Famas’ directors Jono Bushell and Jason Kennard […]

01 March 2015 – Poorest States Seek More Time on Medical Patents, Members Discuss Women & Innovation

GENEVA – The least developed countries proposed extending their deadline for protecting and enforcing pharmaceutical patents and clinical data, and delegates exchanged information on their policies for boosting the role of women in innovation, when World Trade Organization (WTO) members […]

24 February 2015 – Reviewing a big year for small islands

Reviewing a big year for small islands The 2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) celebrated the contribution that these nations have made to the world and highlighted the challenges they face such as climate change and rising […]

18 February 2015 – New UN initiative to boost access to science, technology for world’s least developed countries

The world’s poorest nations are one step closer to gaining access to critical science, technology and innovation (STI) that is vital to their sustainable development, poverty eradication, and changing the lives of millions of people who live in some of […]