This article will elaborate on how the UN works and the role of China as a developing country and permanent member in the 15-Members United Nations Security Council, and its contributions to peace and security. China supported Tonga’s admission to the UN. It is important to note that Tonga is not a member of the Security Council.
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Monday 3 February 2020
Thursday 12 December 2019
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa said the time for climate action is now, during the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) currently underway in Spain.
Saturday 28 September 2019
New York, United States
HM King Tupou VI re-iterated the threat of climate change in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York on September 26. By Finau Fonua.
Monday 23 September 2019
New York, USA
Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on September 21 at UN Headquarters in New York.
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Eradicating hunger, ending food insecurity, and ensuring sustainability are global priorities that call for collective action. We need to strengthen, not weaken, international cooperation. The international community needs to do three things to harness the benefits of trade in food and agriculture products. By Angel Gurría and José Graziano da Silva
Thursday 13 April 2017
A Tongan, Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu has been selected for a UN job, becoming the new United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed. He attended an event celebrating United Nations Day and the launch of Cyber Safety week at Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa.
Friday 30 September 2016
New York, USA
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva received a Certificate of Honour as Honorary International Consultant of Peace from the President of the Federation of World Peace and Love, Dr Hong Tao-Tze on 22 September at a United Nations side event
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Fakaofo ‘a e me’a ‘oku hokoo he ‘oku ‘kehe ‘a e ngutuu mei he tuhuu’ ‘i he fakahoko fatongia ‘a e UN ki he ngaahi fonua memipaa, tautautefito ki he totonu ‘a e tangataa. Tonga, tau ako lelei mei he me’a ni.
Wednesday 6 February 2013
A United Nations review conducted on the state of human rights in Tonga was completed on 25 January 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, when Tonga's Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea was questioned over women’s rights, police violence, establishing a national human rights institution, the living conditions of persons with disabilities and the reasons for Tonga's failure to accede to numerous core international human rights instruments.
Monday 5 September 2011
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived for a two-day visit in Kiribati on Sunday, and attended bilateral meetings before a state dinner in the island's capital, Tarawa, hosted by the President, His Excellency Anote Tong.
Wednesday 19 November 2008
Human rights should not only be enshrined in every country's constitution, but they must be made real in order to safeguard the rights of citizens, said Dr Purna Sen, Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Thursday 6 November 2008
Three Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, that have not yet ratified the United Nations CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women are being encouraged to better understand the treaty, so that they can access the resources and international assistance available to members.
Monday 12 May 2008
With only one year remaining to the May 2009 deadline, Fiji and six other pacific island countries are beginning to feel the pressure to complete their submissions to the United Nations to claim extra ocean space.
Friday 11 January 2008
The Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Iceland formalized their diplomatic relations on December 14, 2007 in New York at the residence of the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, H.E. Mrs. H. W. Hannesson.