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Fiji creates history, first Pacific country to host ADB annual meeting

05th May, 2017

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Yokohama, Japan  YOKOHAMA,05 MAY 2017 (PACNEWS) — Fiji will become the first Pacific developing member country (DMC) of the Asian Development Bank to host its 52nd annual meeting in 2019.  While the final decision will be finalised by ADB Governors on Saturday, the President of the multilateral lending agency,...

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Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency

23rd February, 2017

ROME, 23 FEBRUARY 2017 (UN NEWS CENTRE) —Warning that diminishing natural resources and a changing climate have put humankind’s future ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” the United Nations underlined today that while the planet still has the potential to produce enough food, “major transformations” are needed to make production sustainable and to ensure that...

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Business sector essential partner in achieving sustainable development, UN forum concludes

10th February, 2017

DHAKA, 10 FEBRUARY 2017 (UNESCAP) — Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development counts on the Asia-Pacific region developing new forms of partnerships with businesses that go beyond the delivery of traditional government-to-government official development assistance and technical support, according to the head of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the...

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Papua New Guinea must take advantage of growing global coffee consumption, say leading exporters

08th February, 2017

26 Oct 2016 by Kevin McQuillan Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry needs to capitalise on the growing global demand for coffee, industry exporters and promoters tell Business Advantage PNG. They believe production improvements are essential to ensuring consistent quality. This year will be a good year for coffee production, according to Joeri Kalwij, Manager of Monpi Coffee...

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K92 Mining brings Kainantu gold mine in Papua New Guinea back to life

08th February, 2017

After eight years in mothballs, Papua New Guinea’s Kainantu gold mine is preparing to export gold concentrate again. K92 Mining’s Chief Operating Officer, John Lewins, tells Business Advantage PNG the company plans to ramp up to full production around April this year. Kainantu Mine operations  Source: K92 The Canadian company has spent in excess of C$10 million...

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Businesses to play greater role in New Development Era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP at Responsible Business Forum

Businesses to play greater role in New Development Era in Asia-Pacific, says UNDP at Responsible Business Forum

10th March, 2016

At the fifth Responsible Business Forum, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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