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SPREP and UN Environment partnership launch website in the lead up to the UN Ocean Summit

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The Pacific islands will play a crucial role as the Call for Action Declaration comes into being at the UN Ocean Conference in June this year.  Home to over 10 per cent of the planet’s oceans, the Pacific islands continue to work together to help shape global ocean management, the issue at the helm of the milestone global oceans conference.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:26 Read more...
 

Let’s Make All Tourism Green and Clean

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This is because global tourism is really big business. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), tourist spending swelled from only $2 billion in 1950 to $1.2 trillion in 2015. The number of international tourists has grown by orders of magnitude as well, from 25 million travelled in 1950 to 1.2 billion in 2015.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 08:43 Read more...
 

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

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Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:15 Read more...
 

H.E. SHEIKHA HIND MEETS SENIOR UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS AND EDUCATION INNOVATORS ON U.S. VISIT

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Visit Reflects QF’s Commitment to Innovation in Education


Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), met senior officials from QF’s partner universities during a recent five-day visit to the United States.

 

The visit, which took place last week, served as an opportunity to strengthen international ties in the field of education to help continue building a diversified and sustainable economy in Qatar. The tour included meetings with Cornell University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, HEC Paris, and University College London (UCL).

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2017 08:33 Read more...
 

UN Works to Make Tourism More Sustainable

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2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

 

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The year is an opportunity to look at how tourism is affected by climate change and how emissions from the sector can be curbed, along with finding ways for the industry to better adapt to the inevitable impacts of rising global average temperatures.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:07 Read more...
 
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