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Monday 7 October 2019

Ithaca, New York
Cornell University students are working with the Tongan government on a climate change report for the upcoming United Nation’s Conference of the Parties (COP25), to be held in Santiago, Chile, in December.
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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway - the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS).
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Monday 25 September 2017

New York, USA
King Tupou VI highlighted sustainable development as critical to tackling climate change, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on 22 September.
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Thursday 24 November 2016
Suva, Fiji
In the Pacific, non-communicable diseases account for around 70% of all deaths, in Fiji that number is 80%, and the tragedy is that most of these deaths are preventable, Dr Tim Martyn of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation in Fiji told delegates from Small Island States, meeting in Suva. Delegates looked at a Global Action Plan to respond to the food and nutrition challenges. People are eating food they can afford and that "is what is making them sick,” he said.
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Saturday 3 October 2015

New York, USA
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva Akilisi challenged world leaders to have moral commitment and moral courage to address climate change and global inequalities; and not be distracted by political priorities, when he made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on 29 September. At the same time, he stated that his government was considering removing constraints to sustainable development “such as cultural perceptions and religious dogma.”
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Sunday 27 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s future is not on land but in its marine area on the continental shelf, and “we want to help Tonga tap into the Blue Economy,” said Deodat Maharaj, the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General, during his one-day stop over in Tonga on 15 September. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 5 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
New sustainable energy partnerships were announced by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on September 4 in Apia.
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Thursday 4 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
One in three Pacific children under the age of five are stunted, UNICEF's Olav Kjorven, told the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this week. “Under nutrition early in life contributes directly to a propensity for obesity in adulthood. We need to address both sides of this issue,” he urged.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Many Small Island Developing States SIDS are thought to have economic strength because they enjoy middle income status, and are therefore considered well-positioned to achieve their development goals. However, the reality is often the opposite. By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Durable partnerships between small island states and their developing partners will be a way forward for small island states to achieve sustainable development, adapting to climate change while providing a decent standard of living for all, with lasting economic growth.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Tu‘ivakano has commended the draft outcome of the 3rd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, which started yesterday September 1, in Apia, Samoa.
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Monday 1 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General was made a Samoan Chief yesterday, 31 August.
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Tuesday 25 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Nation’s Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlstrom has praised Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for their efforts in disaster risk-reduction.
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