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‘Akilisi Pohiva address at UN 70th session

24 September, 2016: Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva at his first address at UN since he became Prime Minister, December, 2014, said that Tonga continuously advocated for the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean and its natural resources.  Tonga attached great importance to Sustainable Development Goal 14 and believed it could be attained through set targets and […]

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Tupou IV Sept 2014

Tonga, General Debate, 69th Session

New York 27 Sep 0204 : Address by His Majesty King Tupou VI, King of the Kingdom of Tonga at the general debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 24-30 September 2014). Summary TUPOU VI, King of Tonga, said that, in order to guarantee a harmonious implementation […]

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International Woman's Day 2012

Pillay: Capitalizing on women’s potential in times of crisis

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on International Women’s Day Geneva, 7 March 2012: Mary Kini, Angela Apa and Agnes Sil belong to three warring tribes in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Tribal laws prohibited them from any interaction with one another. But after years of intertribal violence in their district, […]

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Tonga: Commission on the Status of Women

PERMANENT MISSION OF THE KINGDOM OF TONGA TO THE UNITED NATIONS Commission on the Status of Women Fifty Sixth Session National Statement Delivered by Ms. Polotu Fakafanua – Paunga New York 2 March 2012 Check Against Delivery Madam Chair Rural women in Tonga perform multiple roles as household and subsistence managers, income earners, and as […]

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