Philippines, Pacific Island nations sign a ‘Climate Justice declaration’ to hold big polluters accountable

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    Port Vila, Vanuatu. 9 June, 2015— The President of Vanuatu joined climate-impacted communities from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Solomon Islands as well as representatives from the Philippines vowing to seek ‘Climate Justice’ and hold big fossil fuel … Continue reading →

Why 2015 is Key for Sustainable Development

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By: Alicia Bárcena (Riviera Maya, Mexico) In the upcoming months, decision-makers and leaders will have unprecedented opportunities to establish, within a multi-lateral framework, a transformational agenda for the future of sustainable development. In a context of global paradigm shifts, the … Continue reading →

2015 – 2016 APLP Fellowship: New Simplified Application!

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The East West Center is pleased to announce a simplified application process for the 2015 – 2016 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP)! As you already know, the APLP is a signature program of the East-West Center.  Each annual class of … Continue reading →

International Delegation Tours Cambodia to Promote Civic Space

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Phnom Penh – International delegates from seven global civil society networks have arrived in Cambodia to meet with local non-profit organizations, international development partners and the government to discuss growing restrictions on civil society activities in the country. At the top … Continue reading →

Strategic Positions for Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) at the UN SIDS Conference

The Pacific Islands Association of Non- Government Organisations (PIANGO) is representing Civil Society and Non-Government Organisations (CSOs/NGOs) of the Pacific Region at the 3rd UN Conference of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa. A PIANGO delegation is now … Continue reading →

European Union will Support Civil Society in Global Processes

    The European Union Delegation to the United Nations, Mr Thibault Devanlay highlighted the critical role that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) play in all UN processes, when opening the Forum of Major Working Groups and other Stakeholders, in Apia, … Continue reading →

Samoan Prime Minister Highlighted progress at Launch of Major Groups at the UN SIDS Conference

“Small islands developing states have rich experiences that they could share with each other and which are aligned to many of the key tenets that support sustainable development of Small Island developing states (SIDS).” This was said by the Prime … Continue reading →