Opening Remarks at the Extended Continental Shelf Software (ECS) Training for Fiji Government 28 March 2022, Suva Fiji

Acknowledging the presence of Mr Manasa Lesuma, the Permanent Secretary of Defence, Policing and National Security; His Excellency, Dr Brian Jones, British High Commissioner to Fiji; Members of the Fiji Maritime Affairs Coordination Committee; colleagues…

Report: Women hold the key to unlocking the potential of sustainable energy in the Pacific

The countries and territories of the Pacific share some common energy challenges, but their success in meeting them has been uneven, particularly in rural areas. Addressing the shortfalls will require a renewed focus on women at every stage, as key and…

The Food Systems Summit 2021

The Summit The UN Food Systems Summit will serve as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development…

Pacific contributes to UN Food System Summit

Pacific contributes to UN Food System Summit The Pacific makes an important, but under-recognized contribution to the global food system.  Despite this contribution, Pacific countries continue to face a complex set of challenges in realizing equitable…

International Mother Language Day

Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society International Mother Language Day recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes…

High-level political forum on sustainable development

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76)

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) will open on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

Child rights in the Pacific: UN body concludes historic session in Samoa

In an historic extraordinary outreach session, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child met government officials, UN agencies, civil society and children to discuss the situation of children’s rights in the Pacific. “For many years, we spoke and…

84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child comes to Pacific providing important regional awareness opportunity

In a historic first, Samoa will host the 84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child from 2-6 March, proving a unique outreach and awareness opportunity for Committee to highlight its important work to the Pacific.  It…

Authorised Justices equipped to clamp down on domestic violence in Malaita communities

14 Authorised Justices around Malaita province have completed training that will enable them to effectively carry out their roles laid out in the Family Protection Act- to issue Interim Protection Orders for survivors of domestic violence in their…
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