A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears

While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday.

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UN oceans treaty ‘essential’ to combat ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the world’s seas – UN chief

The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but “half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, addressing the latest gathering of nations which are party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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MSG Secretariat invited to attend the United Nations (UN) Pacific Regional Seminar in Grenada, Caribbean

MSG Secretariat invited to attend the United Nations (UN) Pacific Regional Seminar on the ‘Implementation of the 3rd International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism: towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals in the non-self-governing territories: social, economic and environmental challenges” in Grenada.

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