David Adeang

Nauru presents Voluntary National Review at UN High Level Political Forum

The VNR was presented by David Adeang, Minister for Finance and Sustainable Development.

Since the adoption of the 2030 agenda in 2015, Nauru began the process of reviewing its National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) to ensure that it is responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the Nauruan people.

The revised NSDS is also aligned with relevant global processes such as the SAMOA Pathway and 2030 agenda and provides a useful roadmap. The VNR is aligned to coincide with the review process to avoid duplicating efforts.

Deficits, global uncertainty worsen climate threat

Chair of the 2019 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM), David Adeang, said this during his opening remarks at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji.

Global economic growth for 2019 is expected to be lower than anticipated reflecting a slowdown of the global economy at the end of 2018, ongoing US-China trade tensions and continued uncertainty surrounding BREXIT.

Adeang says any impact on the Pacific will likely be felt through major trading partners, though the outlook remains rather positive for them with economic growth expected at 2.4 percent.