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Asia-Pacific to pursue action-oriented financing strategy to transform development

Asia-Pacific policymakers, together with business and civil society representatives from around 40 countries in the region, agreed to a landmark financing strategy to harness the region’s immense financial resources for inclusive and sustainable growth.
Endorsed at a high-level consultation organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the regional action plan on financing for development outlines ways to mobilize new and additional financial resources to transform the regional development landscape. Continue reading

High speed broadband goes live in Tonga

Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, has a Skype call with the hundreds of Tongans celebrating World ICT Day in the Tongan Capital, Nuku'alofa. Thomas Michael Perry / World BankThe World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Tonga Cable Corporation (TCC), media and others joined the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga at a ceremony at the Tonga Cable Limited building to celebrate the arrival of high speed internet in Tonga. At the ceremony, from the station’s control room, Continue reading

Tonga to get its first broadband internet connection

Loluhama Mausia, Teacher, Tailulu CollegeHoko (‘connect’ in Tongan) is the current buzzword on the streets of Nukua’lofa. If there is any year the Kingdom of Tonga would be justifiably excited about internet, 2013 is it. As one of the most remote island nations on the planet, the impending arrival of high-speed, fiber-optic broadband internet – made possible through the World Bank-supported Continue reading