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Pacific-wide rollout of rapid HIV and syphilis test to improve sexual and reproductive health services for the most vulnerable

A new diagnostic test for HIV and syphilis is being rolled out by UNDP across the Western Pacific region, in order to reach the most vulnerable populations with vital sexual and reproductive health…  


Pacific Telcos Partner to Bring Greater Financial Access to ni-Vanuatu

The mobile money platform allows registered users to use their mobile phone like a bank account or debit card. The new service can be used to access banking services such as sending and receiving…  


VNPF to study micro-pensions for Vanuatu’s informal sector

With its informal sector making up about 80% of the working population, Vanuatu is the latest Pacific Island Country that is looking into the introduction of pension products for ni-Vanuatu working in…  


New report shows steady progress on Human Development for Pacific Island states

Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga remain in the High Human Development category of the latest Human Development Index and are joined by the Republic of Marshall Islands which is included in the index for…  


Regional Conference Highlights Role of Political Parties in Democracy

The development of political parties that can represent citizens in an inclusive and accountable manner is one credible pathway to a stable and effective political system.  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Political Parties

Over the years, UNDP in the Pacific has been supporting two key political actors – the Parliaments and electoral management bodies – to develop their capacities in order to uphold countries’…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handover Ceremony of Power Equipment to the Vanuatu Government

Just as humanitarian responses are crucial in saving lives by responding to the most urgent human needs, integrating an early recovery approach within humanitarian operations is crucial to community…  


Secretariat Staff Graduate from first Parliamentary Corporate Management Course hosted in the Pacific

Recognising that well-structured, appropriately staffed and resourced parliaments are essential for vibrant democracies, over 20 participants from nine Pacific parliaments graduated from a Corporate…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Training on Corporate Management for Pacific Parliaments

Globally, UNDP provides parliamentary development support to more than 60 Parliaments around the world in the recognition of the central role that they play in democratic governance, peace and…  


Training to Benefit Regional Parliaments

The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, in partnership with the UNDP and McGill University of Canada is currently hosting regional participants to a two-week intensive management course specifically…  

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