Asia Pacific

At UN, Kyrgyz Minister cites ‘tangible blows’ to country’s economy due to climate change

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Erlan Abdyldavev, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, expressed support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which contain a number of targets that are priorities for his country, including poverty reduction, high-quality education, health care, economic growth and environmental protection.

Philippines’ anti-drug fight ‘grabs headlines for wrong reasons,’ Foreign Secretary tells UN

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Philippines’ Foreign Minister today said that the country’s fight against corruption, illegal drugs and crimes under the new President has been widely misunderstood.

At UN, Tonga shares experiences on preserving marine diversity, tackling non-communicable diseases

As the United Nations General Assembly continued its annual high-level debate today, Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of Tonga, continued his country’s strong advocacy for the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s oceans and their natural resources.

Nepal, at UN, stresses national ownership and international partnership for success of Global Goals

Citing the enormity of global challenges, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, urged world leaders to undertake a solemn commitment to make the world “of tomorrow” better than the world “of today”.

At UN, South-east Asian ministers highlight region’s efforts on Global Goals

Several Southeast Asian nations today took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly to share lessons learned from their development efforts and highlight their visions to overcome the remaining challenges.

Timor-Leste knows ‘all too well’ price of war, Prime Minister says at UN

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste today underlined the concept of mutual dependence, saying that without peace and stability, there is no development, and without development, there is no peace and stability

At UN Assembly, Uzbekistan cites links between 2030 Agenda, climate action

Recalling the progress made by Uzbekistan over the past 25 years, its Minister for Foreign Affairs said today that the country will remain firmly committed to the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter, as well as the country’s national constitution.

Azerbaijan, at UN Assembly, calls for worldwide mutual respect to achieve development goals

Mounting the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov stressed the critical importance of enhancing better understanding among diverse communities and encouraging mutual respect in order to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030.

Citing vulnerability of small islands, Pacific leaders urge early entry into force of Paris climate accord

Addressing the annual debate of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from Pacific Small Island Developing States underlined today the urgency of strong and committed action on the global pledges made for the planet and its people.

Southeast Asian leaders at General Assembly call for a strengthened more democratic UN

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) mounted the podium of the General Assembly today to call for global cooperation in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and United Nations reform in tackling the multiple crises facing the world.