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Three new custom built buses were commissioned today in Suva that will allow the Government of Fiji to deliver social, economic and legal services to remote communities and raise awareness of Fijians of the rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji.
The National Parliament of Solomon Islands in partnership with UNDP and funding support from the Government of New Zealand is hosting a two-day Seminar for Members of the 10th Parliament on the topic: Sustainable Development Goals and Risk Development.
People across Fiji, no matter where they live whether in the rural or urban, are stepping up towards empowerment of women and gender equality and are being encouraged to be bold for change.
Over forty delegates from nine Pacific Parliaments are gathering in Suva this week to take part in the Pacific Parliamentary Seminar on Enhancing Committee Work
The Pacific Community and the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji are inviting youth in participating Pacific countries and territories to develop and submit proposals for video projects designed to sensitize the youth population on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.
Exclusion of women, ethnic minorities, and people living in remote areas create chronic barriers that have stymied human development progress and led to significant disparities within the Asia and the Pacific region, leaving many behind.
Accessing and utilizing global climate financing from sources such as the Green Climate Fund and other multilateral and bilateral funds, provides the opportunity for governments to scale up national climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.
With over 110 populated islands, Fiji is a developing country with very unique challenges. Many of Fiji’s villages and islands are remote, so they have limited access or knowledge of public services. Fiji’s new constitution, introduced in 2013, provided its people with the right to have equal access to government services. But not all of Fiji’s citizens know about their rights or the services available to them.
A three-day orientation seminar for the newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk State Legislature is currently underway following the State Elections earlier this month. Newly elected members include Chuuk’s first female Senator, Honourable Senator-elect Gardenia Aisek, who is among two new senators and nine representatives that make up the 39 elected members of the Chuuk State Legislature.
The short video documentary, Multicultural Youth Engagement, captures youth voices during a series of youth dialogues on multiculturalism and social cohesion under the UNDP Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Fiji Initiative.
Lively discussion followed each presentation. The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, emphasised the participants key role as leaders: “If there is no political leadership, then talking about development has no purpose.”
The Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Fiji Initiative (SCEFI) is a three year initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the European Union. SCEFI aims to strengthen sustainable development in Fiji by enabling the citizens of the country to engage in nation-building through community-based activities and improved service delivery that help build a better future.
The linkages between climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development needs to be strongly emphasized in order to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach to climate action.
While there has been remarkable progress in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Pacific region over the past two decades, the disease remains a major public health problem and a renewed effort is required to end the epidemic, said public health experts who gathered this week in Fiji for a regional TB meeting.
A new pilot partnership in Papua New Guinea providing affordable green energy has the potential to drive the adoption and usage of financial services among rural low-income Papua New Guineans.
A training to increase agricultural productivity and income of market-vendors is helping many who are both farmers and market vendors. The United Nations Development Programme in partnership with Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture is using the training to broaden market vendor-farmers’ knowledge and awareness on how and what effect climate change can have on their farms and ways in which it can be mitigated.
Seventeen women from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered on this week for the start of Tuvalu’s second Women’s Practice Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Maatia Toafa, in his opening remarks spoke on the importance of carving out a space for women in politics.
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