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Build forward-looking consensus to finance sustainable development, UN urges Asia-Pacific States

“No region is better placed than Asia and the Pacific to shape the means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda,” Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) told a high-level meeting on sustainable development financing in Jakarta today. “For too long there has been a great deal of talk, but now we are discussing the specifics of the financing framework, with concrete actions. 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