NSA whistleblower Snowden says kiwis are ‘being watched’

Article – BusinessDesk Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Fugitive spying whistleblower Edward Snowden put in an appearance via the internet at tonight’s Internet Party Moment of Truth event to back up his claims that mass surveillance of New Zealanders is already taking place …

On eve of major conference, UN chief spurs green investment

Press Release – UN News 31 August 2014 Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides in sustainability.

Pacific Island: Call for Action on Coastal Fisheries

Press Release – Secretariat of The Pacific Community – SPC The fisheries ministers of Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu have urged Pacific Island nations take urgent collective action to address existing and future threats to bche-de-mer and other coastal …

Asia-Pacific forum spotlights need for regional connectivity

Press Release – UN News Asia-Pacific countries will gather in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( ESCAP ), focusing on the role of regional connectivity in supporting economic growth and …

Asia-Pacific Countries Assemble

Press Release – ESCAP-SCAS ESCAPs Annual Session live webcast Bangkok: Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), focusing on the role of regional …

Podesta Leads U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum

Press Release – US Department Of State Counselor to the President John Podesta will lead a high-level U.S. Government delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Post Forum Dialogue (PIF PFD) on August 1 in Koror, Palau, to highlight and build upon our historic relations with the peoples and nations …

Fiji: Five year climate change project reviewed

Press Release – SPREP Regional five year climate change adaptation project reviewed in Fiji this week 28 July 2014, Nadi, Fiji – The wide-ranging impact of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project was highlighted this morning at the opening ceremony of a meeting …