A new initiative designed to support marine ecotourism and the Sustainable Development Goal 14 was launched today, marking a new era in marine conservation.
Women’s economic activities using land resources are globally recognized as strong contributors to poverty alleviation and national economic growth.
A new set of national guidelines have been launched and a partnership announced between a local community group - Boutokaan, Inaomataia ao Mauriia Binabinaine Association (BIMBA) and the Ministry of Health, as part of efforts to strengthen the control, prevention and care for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on the island nation.
Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga remain in the High Human Development category of the latest Human Development Index and are joined by Marshall Islands which is included in the index for the first time.
Malaita, the most populous province in Solomon Islands, is blessed with resources. Its islands have reefs teeming with seafood and fertile soil for growing pineapple, cassava and countless other crops.
Savaira and Amani took each other’s hands and exchanged marriage vows.
Helen Clark, former Administrator of UNDP and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, yesterday ended her four-day visit to Solomon Islands. During the visit, Ms. Clark contributed to events focused on youth engagement and women’s political participation.

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9,937,200

Population

31.4

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$2678.2

GNI per capita

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