In his latest op-ed piece, President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. writes that environmental health, food security and economic prosperity are the very essence of sustainable development to establish a foundation for the future we want.
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a bold vision for sustainable development, and without doubt the world has the resources and the know-how to make it a reality, but the question remains whether global institutions and sovereign states can rise to the challenge.
PiPP is supporting the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations and other Pacific delegations in the final phase of the intergovernmental negotiations that will define the post-2015 development agenda.
Negotiations on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals resumed in New York this week. Negotiations are well under way to decide what development goals will succeed the MDGs, and this time there has been much broader input.
DP26 - There is a wider understanding of security issues emerging, such as the nexus between peace and development and what ensures ‘human security’ more broadly.
Pacific leaders should embrace the opportunity to recalibrate our regionalism project. Let’s not fool ourselves, the discussions ahead will be difficult, but there is much to hope for if discussions progress ahead of the Sydney meeting.