8 Oct, 2014

Youth activists help adolescents beat the odds in remote Vanuatu

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FIJI, South Pacific – When Bobby Shing’s grandmother died in 2001, it was a turning point. The musician from Aneityum, one of the most remote islands of Vanuatu, was just a child at the time, but he had already fallen into substance abuse. The loss of his grandmother made him realize he wanted to do

9 Sep, 2014

Promoting Career Prospects for young people in the Sciences to ensure sustainable island living

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On 2 September 2014, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Seychelles, the Government of the Dominican Republic and UNESCO organized a side event that provided a platform for four young scientists to advocate for improved science education and the promotion of careers in the sciences for young people in SIDS. The meeting was chaired […]

5 Jun, 2014

Message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World Environment Day

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“Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level”   World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all. […]

29 May, 2014

UNFCCC Fellowship Programme for Small Island Developing States 2014

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(UNFCCC) 26 May 2014 — To celebrate the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2014, the UNFCCC secretariat is offering 2 five-months fellowships to young professionals from the region who are interested in contributing to the work on climate change adaptation or on gender and youth related dimensions of climate action. These fellowship awards are made available […]