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Asia-Pacific nations at UN call for urgent global approach to mitigate climate change

Vete Sakaio, Deputy Prime Minister of Tuvalu. UN Photo/Devra BerkowitzAsia-Pacific countries, some of them threatened with extinction from rising sea levels, took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for an urgent global approach to mitigate climate change, voicing concern at the lack of progress so far. “Climate change is no longer an environmental or political issue,” Continue reading

Australia and ILO announce new programme of training support in Timor-Leste

A woman from Pune, Timor-Leste, collects water for her home. 11 August 2011 Pune, Timor-LesteThe Training and Employment Support Program (TESP) is a $12.2m, two year program of support that focuses on providing Timorese with the skills they need to find jobs. TESP is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), and focuses on ensuring all Timorese have access to a quality training system that provides Continue reading

Financial Transparency In Extractive Industry Critical to Reducing Potential for Corruption

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Africa Progress Panel, addresses via video conference the Council’s debate on conflict prevention and natural resources. 19 June 2013 United Nations, New YorkThe current of wealth from the world’s abundant natural resources was too often diverted away from populations in need, instead feeding conflicts and corruption, and leading to human rights abuses and environmental damage, warned a number of high-level speakers as they briefed the Security Council. Continue reading

Ban Ki-Moon appoints new Special Adviser for Timor-Leste

ESCAP Executive Secretary and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General to Timor-Leste, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer and H.E. Mr. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of Timor-LesteUN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, announced the appointment of Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and  current  Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia  and  the Pacific (ESCAP), as his Special Adviser for Timor-Leste. Dr. Heyzer will Continue reading