Carolina and Super Tuesday on My Mind

The fifth of a periodic series on the early primaries and caucuses, this was written before the vote in South Carolina. The other pieces can be found here. Tom Steyer on the campaign trail. Photo by Matthew Stevenson. Wanting to get the lowdown on the primaries, I reached out to an insider, who sent back … Continue reading “Carolina and Super Tuesday on My Mind”

9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States opens in Kenya

London, Dec. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The 9th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States  (ACP Group), opens on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit will look into ways of reducing, preventing and overcoming terrorism and insecurity to enhance development while also taking into consideration socioeconomic … Continue reading “9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States opens in Kenya”

Taiwan’s promotion to APG regular follow-up list confirmed

Taiwan’s promotion to the regular follow-up list maintained by the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering was confirmed after the country’s mutual evaluation report was adopted at the APG’s annual meeting Aug. 18-23 in Canberra, Australia.   The upgrade will become official after the report is published on the group’s website in early October following a … Continue reading “Taiwan’s promotion to APG regular follow-up list confirmed”

Taiwan attends Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement meeting

Taiwan attended the recent Sixth Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement as a participating fisheries entity in Mauritius, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 9.   The engagement shows how Taiwan Can Help SIOFA realize U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 14 while protecting its interests and rights in the … Continue reading “Taiwan attends Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement meeting”

ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”