Tag Archives: Cook Islands

Intangible Cultural Heritage Capacity Building Workshop in Sydney

A Workshop on the Ratification and Implementation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Convention was held from 2 – 6 November 2015 in Sydney, Australia. It was organized by the International Training Centre for ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP), Category II Centre focusing on the ICH capacity building, based in Beijing. Continue reading

Medium-Term Expenditure Planning for National Sustainable Development

Analysts and budget planning officers from the Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau and Samoa came together in Nadi, Fiji last week to enhance medium-term expenditure planning as a tool for achieving national sustainable development. Continue reading

World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for the Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand

World Humanitarian Summit pictureThe WHS regional Consultation for the Pacific was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 30 June to 2 July 2015. It was hosted by the Government of New Zealand and co-chaired by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand along with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). In the spirit of the summit’s multi-stakeholder approach, the meeting brought together more than 140 participants from Continue reading

People-centered development goals discussed in Pacific dialogue

UNFPA meeting in Pacific, Solomon Islands representative The Pacific Dialogue on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office, with technical expertise from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Secretariat in New York (USA). The three-day dialogue is attended by representatives of Continue reading

Cook Islands’ record on rights of persons with disabilities faces review by UN Committee

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review Cook Islands on 9 and 10 April in sessions that will be webcast live. Cook Islands is one of the 153 States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and so is required to submit regular reports to the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention.
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UN Gears Up to Fight Corruption in the Pacific

A view of mangrove shoots planted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others on Tarawa, an atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati.   Mr. Ban made an official visit to the area to discuss local people’s concerns about the effects of climate change on this low-lying land. 05 September 2011 Tarawa, KiribatiThe impact of corruption and the challenge of fighting corruption are well known to citizens and observers of the Pacific. In recognizing the importance of fighting corruption, the United Nations has commenced a 4 year USD4.3 million Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project. The Project, funded by the Australian Agency for Continue reading

Pacific community leadership key to climate change action

Integrated action and partnerships with communities is a means to strengthen safety and resilience of vulnerable islanders. Vatukulu in Western Fiji is proud of its early warning system and thanks its various partners.Pacific government ministers said community leadership was the key to success of innovative approaches to integrated climate change and disaster risk reduction action across the region. Ministers challenged themselves, communities and international partners to consistently live up to the Continue reading