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.
In response to the need for new approaches to address social issues, more than 200 young people from across Malaita Province are in Auki to attend the Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum.
Kelera looked up from cutting her grass and climbed up the decaying wooden steps to open the door of her house to welcome the unexpected visitors from the social welfare office.
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.
Sitting in their home in Vunavutu Village in Sigatoka, the Naibuka family were still coming to terms with the sudden death of their son only a week earlier, when they were startled by a beep on his mobile phone.
These ‘south-south’ exchanges are a central part of UNDP’s parliamentary development work in the Pacific with the aim of improving legislative scrutiny and oversight of policies.
More than 20 women representing different communities in Tuvalu are engaged in a five-day capacity building session that aims to increase the interest and the level of participation of women in the upcoming general and local elections.

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9,937,200

Population

31.4

Poverty rate

$2678.2

GNI per capita

0.645

Human Dev. Index

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