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Forum Fisheries Ministers sign off on key climate report

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 04:44 PM
HONIARA, 26 June 2019 – Fisheries Ministers attending the 16th Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, last week signed off on a key report – the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable ... Read more...

Clearing the road ahead to reach Zero Hunger

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 02:14 PM
25/06/2019 Rome – Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger has slowed in Asia and the Pacific, despite strong economic advances, and highlighting the need for concerted policy actions to tackle the increasingly complex nature of ... Read more...

Sharing Pacific Perspectives on Climate Change

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 02:06 PM
Sigatoka, Fiji - Climate change and disaster risk finance is crucial to addressing climate change, the greatest single threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the Pacific. As such, a gathering on climate change and disaster risk finance ... Read more...

New Zealand: Staff Concluding Statement of Art IV Mission

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 12:59 PM
A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article ... Read more...

New UN report on families in a puts women first

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:49 AM
While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, according to a flagship study released on Tuesday, from the UN’s gender empowerment agency. Read more...

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:45 AM
GENEVA (25 June 2019) — Victims of torture have a right to redress, including compensation and rehabilitation, the UN anti-torture mechanisms* said today ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26. These mechanisms exist to help ensure ... Read more...

Failure to protect biodiversity a human rights violation

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:43 AM
GENEVA (25 June 2019) A group of UN experts* has warned the erosion of nature, the extinction of species and the loss of biological diversity at unprecedented rates severely threatens human rights for present and future generations. Read more...

3rd Sports and Leisure Expo to run alongside Book Fair

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:41 AM
HONG KONG, June 25, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Following two successful editions, the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo returns this summer, running from 17 to 23 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) alongside the HKTDC ... Read more...

30th Hong Kong Book Fair opens next month

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:40 AM
HONG KONG, June 25, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - The 30th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held from 17 to 23 July (Wednesday to Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than ... Read more...

UN condemns failure to address impact of climate on poorest

Published: Wed 26 Jun 2019 08:33 AM
GENEVA (25 June 2019) - Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights, according to a UN expert. “Even if current targets are met, tens of millions will be impoverished, leading ... Read more...
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