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  • Fiji to host second Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum
    Oct 16, 2016

    Pacific island meteorologists and disaster management experts are gathering on the cusp of the Tropical Cyclone season for the Pacific to discuss the seasonal climate forecast ahead and the best way to prepare for any adverse weather. Known as the Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum 2, this two-day event will discuss opportunities for integrating climate information into disaster risk reduction and disaster management.

  • A look back as Koro continues to rebuild post Winston
    Oct 16, 2016

    Eight months since Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated the South Pacific Island nation of Fiji, UNDP's recovery efforts in partnership with the Fiji Government have been progressively underway to rebuild people’s livelihoods.

  • Launch of Pacific Ridge to Reef programme
    Oct 11, 2016

    Over 50 delegates across the Pacific Island region convened in Nadi today to officially launch the Global Environment Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef programme aimed at improving the livelihoods and opportunities of Pacific Islanders through local actions to conserve and rehabilitate their environments.

  • Climate smart farming techniques help local market vendor-farmers
    Oct 6, 2016

    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.

  • Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
    Sep 26, 2016

    Women’s empowerment and political participation are a matter of human rights. While the right to vote and contest elections is now widely available to women all over the world, the goal of gender balance in political institutions is still far from being achieved.

  • New Framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific Islands
    Sep 16, 2016

    Pacific Leaders’ endorsement of the The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP), the world’s first integrated regional framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters, has been applauded by Pacific regional and international organisations.

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