UN member states hope to reach agreement on a diverse range of global issues in 2017, from managing the world’s oceans to banning killer robots to stopping tuberculosis, one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is gaining traction as a way to help manage the threats of climate change. But for the policy community to realise EbA's real potential as a viable response for climate vulnerable communities, we need to plug knowledge gaps on how it works, when and why.
A close look at the feminist activities at the regional level in the Pacific region show that there are various feminist initiatives seeking to develop a shared vision and voice for gender equality in the region and beyond.
Two New Zealand men own more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population, according to new research to be released today by Oxfam.
Targetting coastal fish stocks and other marine resources, "Blue Boats," a phantom fleet of marginally registered fishing vessels pose an increasing threat to small island nations and regional authorities.
A surge of security personnel is fanning across Papua New Guinea's Hela Province as a large-scale operation to restore law and order to the province gets underway.
‘Brazil is getting out of control’ warns police investigator after a series of horrific massacres by rival drug gangs sweeps the country’s penitentiaries
About 1000 villagers stranded on their island in Fiji's Rewa River delta say they are running out of food after six days of constant rain and rising floodwaters.
The ongoing health workers strike in Kenya has taken a new dimension with medics adopting social networking sites to air their grievances. In the process they have forged a discussion in the new information spaces, and rallied support for their actions.
Since becoming president of the Philippines in June 2016, Rodrigo Duterte has launched a war on drugs that has resulted in the extrajudicial deaths of thousands of alleged drug dealers and users across the country.