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Niue to create large-scale marine protected area

The tiny Pacific island country of Niue is now in the global big leagues of marine conservation. At the Our Ocean Conference in Malta on October 5, the government of Niue announced its decision to…  


Water, Water Everywhere in the Pacific...

Water resources, and the range of services they provide, underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Access to fresh water resources and sanitation facilities is…  


Asia and the Pacific

MDG Reports: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kiribati, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands,…  


2011 Human Development Report: Pacific Islands’ progress jeopardized by inequalities and environmental threats

Despite impressive human development rankings in some of the Pacific Island countries, the region faces a future of rising sea-levels, reduced fresh water sources, and diminishing fish stocks.  

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