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2 hrs ago | AlertNet

Disaster risk and climate change dominate agenda at Small Island ...

Over 2,000 delegates have gathered in the Samoan capital Apia for the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States .

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10 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Uniting nations through the Hokulea

Special guests became a part of Hokulea's special mission, as they boarded the canoe in Apia, Western Samoa Sunday.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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Championing the development aspirations of island ...

As we approach 2015, it is time for a final push to reach the Millennium Development Goals and to set the development agenda that will come next.

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Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands

LONDON, England -- The heads of three regional organisations, together with the Commonwealth, have called for the strengthening of a global partnership to support climate change planning and finance in small island developing states .

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Inter Press Service

Struggling to Find Water in the Vast Pacific

Several Pacific Island states are struggling to provide their far-flung populations with access to fresh water.

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AndhraNews

Aviation's Important Role in Small Island State Economies

As leaders from small island states around the world gather in Samoa for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, a group representing the aviation industry applauded the conference's support for both sustainable tourism strategies and the development of sustainable transport systems in the small island states.

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Newsday

Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

The final Markit's Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index dipped to 50.7 in August, down from 51.8 in July.

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BBC News

UK manufacturing 'at 14-month low'

Growth in the manufacturing sector has slowed, with both new orders and output increasing less rapidly than before, two surveys have suggested.

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NBR Newsroom

Pacific's largest solar array opens in Samoa

It was opened by the New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully and the Prime Minister of Samoa, the Hon.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

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End small islandsa dependency on expensive importe...

UN Under-Secretary-General Gyan Chandra Acharya speaks at yesterday's private sector forum ahead of the SIDS summit in Apia, Samoa.

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NEWS.com.au

Pacific islands leaders in Samoa for talks

AUSTRALIA is set to discuss oceans, disasters, gender equality and economic growth with its tiny Pacific island neighbours at a United Nations conference this week.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

United Nations

SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference

Nukunonu Atoll seaside is one of the regions of the world vulnerable to the impact of the climate change.

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UN conference in Samoa to think about strategies f...

Next week's SIDS conference on climate change in Samoa is critically important for small island states.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Deadline nears for Hokule'a to reach UN delegates

The crews of the Hokule'a and Hikianalia discuss the narrowing window to reach the head of the UN as strong winds hinder leaving the port.

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United Nations

SAMOA: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

Energy Analyst and acting head of the energy unit at the UN Development Programme office in the country.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Airways provides Pacific aviation solutions

At the upcoming International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Airways New Zealand will present to delegates about the safe, successful and sustainable aviation model it has in the Pacific.

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State Department

Press Releases: U.S. Delegation To Attend the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

The U.S. Delegation to the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa, September 1-4, will be led by Assistant to the President for Science and Technology & Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John Holdren, with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International ... (more)

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Samoa News

Lawmaker says Human Trafficking...

Sen. Nua Saoluaga has raised concerns over the effect a human trafficking bill will have on the fa'aSamoa, or Samoan culture, if it's enacted into law, saying that such legislation, if enacted into law, will overcrowd the jail with violators of this measure because people will be charged with human trafficking for failing to pay family members ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Kiwi occupation of German Samoa commemorated

The Kiwi occupation of German Samoa has inspired a New Zealander to lead a pilgrimage to Gallipoli and Turkey in time for the centenary in April 2015.

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NBR Newsroom

US/NZ host international workshop on ocean acidification

Leading international ocean scientists and policy experts are today gathering in Apia, Samoa to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to Pacific Island nations.

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