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Testifiers on Hawai‘i County Council resolution promoting world peace demanded inclusion of Gaza cease-fire

Resolution 449 affirms the council’s commitment to seek and promote peace, diplomacy and civil discourse while demonstrating the values of understanding, cooperation and peaceful co-existence with aloha and supports the United Nations’ International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness.

Sister of Honoka‘a community organizer stuck in Gaza amid conflict between Israel, Gaza Strip

Ramona Okumura, a retired prothesis expert who was born and raised in Honoka‘a, frequently travels to Gaza, volunteering to help children who lost their limbs because of violence between Israel and Palestine.

Gov. Green links Lāhainā fires to climate change during UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit

Gov. Josh Green spoke to a UN summit Sunday about the effects of climate change in Hawai’i and the state’s goals toward the organization’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Review finds work still needed to reach Hawaiʻi’s 2030 sustainability goals

The most recent Voluntary Local Review was presented Wednesday by Hawai’i Gov. Josh Green to the United Nations during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Big Island Now Poll No. 16: What’s the biggest issue facing the LGBTQ+ community on the Big Island?

While there have been strides made throughout the United States on inclusion and acceptance of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, plus community since the first Pride march in 1970 in New York City, the fight for equality continues.

2nd annual World Ocean Day event in downtown Hilo on June 10

The 2023 theme for World Ocean Day is “Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing.”

Big Island Now Poll #14: What is your favorite creature that lives in the ocean around Hawaiʻi?

World Ocean Day is June 8. In Big Island Now Poll #14 we ask: What is your favorite creature that lives in the ocean around Hawaiʻi?

Above-average rainfall expected for Hawaiʻi’s wet season, October – April

The state’s overall outlook for the upcoming wet season is for above-average rainfall, but there is a possibility of drought continuing on the leeward areas of the Big Island.

Hawai‘i Delegation Back From UN Climate Week

Hawai‘i representatives from government, business and civil society participated in Climate Week during the UN’s 74th General Assembly in New York City.

Equator Prize Winners Attend NYC Summit

Recognition of Hawaii’s contributions at the international gathering in New York City this week underscores the momentum for a global movement of local success.

Hawaiian Language Takes Center Stage at United Nations

President Maria Espinosa of the General Assembly of the United Nations held a High-Level Meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Rep. Gabbard: Trump Must Act Now to Save Syrian Lives

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called on President Trump to immediately put the Unite States’ full support behind a UN proposal.

World Nations Reach Agreement at COP21

“This is an historic moment – when the international community finally takes responsibility for climate change in a meaningful way,” Senator Brian Schatz said.