UNDP brings people together within nations and around the world, building partnerships and sharing ways to promote participation, accountability and effectiveness at all levels. We partner with and support the Pacific Island countries covered by the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji to assist countries achieve long term economic and social sustainable growth for its people through the strengthening of its governance mechanisms to enable a more equitable distribution of public resources to grassroots communities and the marginalized.
The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji will work towards improving the capacities of parliaments, sub-national government ministries and civil society organizations to ensure improved service delivery, inclusive decision making and promote social cohesion at community level.more
UNDP and Effective Governance
The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion for Rural and Urban Fijians Project travels to the most remote communities to provide government services. .
Vanuatu to Launch Nationwide Civil and Voter Registration
A comprehensive nationwide Civil and Voter Registration initiative will be launched in Vanuatu that will allow its citizens to possess their first ever national identification cards, which will ultimately replace the current voter cards.
Supplementary Budget Analysis Benefits Vanuatu Members of Parliament
Vanuatu members of parliament participated in a briefing on the 2019 Supplementary Budget with the support of researchers from the Parliaments of Samoa, Australia and New Zealand through the development of Sector Budget Briefs.
Fiji PAC Workshop to Enhance Accountability and Transparency
Members of the Fiji Public Accounts Committee participated in a second series of workshops to build their capacity in better understanding their financial oversight role within the legislative process.
Launch of the Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023
The Strategic Plan is a demonstration of Fiji’s and the Judicial Department’s commitment to the improvement of access to justice for all Fijians and particularly vulnerable or marginalized groups.
Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023 Launched
The development and publication of the Judicial Department Strategic Plan 2019-2023 was undertaken by the Judicial Department of Fiji, with support from the Fiji Access to Justice Project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Legislative Assembly of Samoa to receive Independent Analysis of the 2019 – 2020 National Budget
The Legislative Assembly of Samoa is currently benefiting from a regional initiative called the Pacific Floating Budget Office. The initiative sees researchers from sister parliaments in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Federal Parliament (Canberra) of Australia.
Solomon Islands Members of Parliament Complete 3-day Induction Programme
Newly elected Members of the 11th National Parliament of Solomon Islands have just completed a three-day induction programme focusing on their professional development.
‘REACH’ Mobile Service Delivery – Taking Stock for Future
Seventeen communities in the Kingdom of Tonga have benefited from the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion community outreach program that reaches those farthest behind.
United Nations Secretary General Remarks at the Pacific Islands Forum Leader's Meeting
The United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum are close partners across the international agenda, as we support your peacebuilding efforts, your implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and so much else.
New Study Shines Light on Justice Sector
Initial findings from a national survey of access to justice show that citizens commonly rely on traditional authorities to resolve disputes and want stronger links to the formal justice system.
Fiji Parliament Launches Guide to Mainstreaming Global Goals within Parliament Committee work
Building on previous efforts of strengthening the oversight, scrutiny of laws and representation role of the legislature, the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji with its partners, today launched a guidance note that will see the integration of the SDGs across the work of all Fiji Parliament Committees.
Guidance Note Launch for Fiji Parliament to Mainstream Global Goals
I am delighted to see the progress made by the Fiji Parliament in engaging with SDGs. In 2017, you made history by being the first in the world to carry out a self-assessment exercise on the SDGs.