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Trinidad and Tobago’s unique small island situation

Trinidad and Tobago faces a unique situation as one of the world’s more than 50 small island developing states or SIDS according to a senior economist in the country.

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Samoan villagers shelter from tsunamis on higher ground

Villagers on the Pacific island of Samoa, whose homes were destroyed by the tsunami of 2009, are adapting to a new life away from the sea shore.

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Poverty and inequality on the increase in Pacific

Poverty and inequality are on the increase in the Pacific according to a report released by the UN Development Programme, UNDP.

The “State of Human Development in the Pacific” report reveals that one in four people on twelve Pacific Ocean islands are living below the poverty line.

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Samoa welcomes international community to islands conference

An international meeting to chart the future development of small island states is beginning in the Pacific Ocean nation of Samoa.

Over one hundred countries are expected to be represented at the conference which officially opens on Monday.

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Average of 36 people killed daily in eastern Ukraine: UN

On average, thirty-six people are killed every day in eastern Ukraine in the fighting between armed groups and government forces, according to a new UN report.

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Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states

The private sector is being encouraged to play a leading role in promoting the development of small island developing states.

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UN rights chief pleased with “Rights Up Front” legacy

Getting every UN department to commit to advancing the protection of human rights is one of the highlights of Navi Pillay’s tenure.

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Displaced people in South Sudan’s Bentiu town live in “very dire” conditions

People displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and sheltering at a UN base in Bentiu town live in what a senior UN official in the country has described as “very dire” conditions.

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UN Alliance of Civilization forum promoting “culture of peace”

Defusing tensions between the Western and Islamic world remains a top priority for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

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#GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan

The two young American girls behind a widely successful social media campaign promoting education, #GirlWithABook, are helping to build a library in Pakistan.

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