Two international organisations, UN-OHRLLS and IRENA, will collaborate on activities to support the building of renewables-based energy systems, in order to close the energy access gaps experienced by least developed countries and small island states. UN-OHRLLS Under-Secretary-General Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu and IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera signed an MOU on 27 September in New York.
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Results for Sustainable Development Goals
Tuesday 1 October 2019
New York, USA
Tuesday 28 May 2019
A new United Nations report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress urges countries to redouble efforts. On its current trajectory, Asia and the Pacific will not achieve any of the 17 SDGs by 2030. Many SDG targets related to the environment and natural resources are registering negative trends. Hazardous waste generation, the reduction in forest areas and the permanent water body extent are the three SDG indicators which are predicted to regress the most by 2030, compared to 2015.
Thursday 27 September 2018
New York, USA
Starting in the late 1940s, an exceptional group of visionaries responded to the devastation of World War II by coming together to build new institutions for a new world. Looking back two decades later, former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson said it was like being “present at the creation.” He was not wrong. The international community had come to a new understanding that prosperity is indivisible and must be shared if it is to be sustained. By Gordon Brown.
Thursday 26 November 2015
Tonga is one of three Pacific Islands countries that has achieved over half of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with only two countries Cook Islands and Niue achieving all of the MDGs, by the end of the first 15 year plan 2000-2015. Now a new plan called the UN 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), forms a “Global Agenda” that will guide Tonga during the next 30 years.