An island or isle is any piece of subcontinental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. Sedimentary islands in the Ganges delta are called chars. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands, such as the Philippines, is referred to as an archipelago. An island may be described as such, despite the presence of an …



WMO: World Meteorological Organisation · 30 November 2023 English

The WMO provisional State of the Global Climate report confirms that 2023 is set to be the warmest year on record. Data until the end of October shows that the …

coastal north Australia, and many of the Pacific Islands. The onset of the West African Monsoon was around par�cularly in Greece (both on the mainland and islands). A fire in north-eastern Greece in late August

MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 28 November 2023 English

The Chinese military’s "evolving capabilities and concepts continue to strengthen the PRC’s ability to ‘fight and win wars’ against a ‘strong enemy’ (a likely euphemism for the United States), counter …

warships to trespass into waters adjacent to Chinese islands in the South China Sea, including the Ren'ai Reef provocations by the Philippines around Chinese islands and reefs in the South China Sea, observers said

RSIS: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies · 25 November 2023

stronger Chinese engagement – following the unexpected security pact between China and the Solomon Islands in 2022 – rattled the US and its regional allies, Australia and New Zealand, into stepping up their longstanding relations with its strategically important Compact of Free Association allies, Marshall Islands, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia, which received the lion’s share of US aid and investments Pacific countries by reopening its embassy in the Solomon Islands after 30 years of absence, established diplomatic relations with the Cook Islands and Niue, and opened a USAID office in Fiji and embassies

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme · 24 November 2023 English

includes case studies on decriminalization in Angola, Mauritius, Singapore, Botswana, India, Cook Islands, Gabon and Antigua and Barbuda, demonstrating that progress is possible across a range of contexts

Legislative Approaches Mauritius Angola Singapore Cook Islands Gabon Case studies of Judicial Approaches Botswana in Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Cook Islands, Gabon, India, Mauritius, and Singapore. These consensual same- sex acts.21–24 In 2023, the Cook Islands and Mauritius joined them, and Venezuela removed countries when looking at 2017 to 2023. † Note: Cook Islands, which is included in all calculations bringing Trinidad and Tobago Singapore Barbados Mauritius Cook Islands Venezuela Bhutan India Botswana Angola Gabon Antigua

IRENA: International Renewable Energy Agency · 24 November 2023 English

Renewable energy

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IRENA: International Renewable Energy Agency · 24 November 2023 English

Renewable energy

planet, including on high mountains and remote islands. Access must be extended also to those who have rural settings; mountain regions; small, isolated islands; and deep forest settlements. • They have a remote COMMUNITIES: A GUIDEBOOK FOR OFF-GRID PROJECTS | 13 Small Islands populations Under the UN charter on small island island nations of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands rely on off-grid solutions using renewable energy connecting homes in remote islands. In Papua New Guinea, home to 600 small islands, the National Electricity

World Bank Group · 23 November 2023 English

Mauritius’s economy has grown dramatically since independence, but its dynamism has waned in recent years. Mauritius’s rapid development has offered a powerful example for developing economies worldwide. However, the economy …

Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Namibia, Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Namibia, St. Lucia, St.  Vincent and Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Namibia, Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian

IFRI: Institut Français des Relations Internationales · 23 November 2023

agreement to address the increasingly numerous and diverse risks and challenges. Certainly, the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) brings together Pacific Island states, fostering oceanic solidarity, but it only marginally

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme · 23 November 2023 English

This energy governance policy paper serves as a strategic framework for UNDP teams and their partners to craft cohesive and impactful responses to foster a just energy transition. It intends …

Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia

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