Our Stories

  • change through community mobilisation
    Sep 6, 2016

    Many urban communities in Fiji face challenges associated with migration and poverty, including inequalities in access to basic services and opportunities. Efforts of partnerships between policy makers and communities to find creative and sustainable solutions in these situations are required.

  • peaceful and tolerant communities
    Sep 6, 2016

    Rapid urbanization, a growing modern economy and demographic shifts are eroding entrenched ethnic divisions in Fiji today, and inter-ethnic tensions and conflicts over land-use and access to natural resources arise periodically. Promoting dialogue among different sections of the population has become critical for the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

  • building inclusive peaceful communities
    Sep 6, 2016

    Fijian society is at a crossroads between modernisation and traditionalism. Modern lifestyles based on individual freedoms coexist and sometimes collide with centuries of traditional communal social hierarchies and conventions of behavior. In the face of modernisation, people in rural communities request improved public services such as access to clean drinking water, electricity and medical facilities, better roads and transport.

  • Building Inclusive Empowered Communities
    Sep 6, 2016

    Youth suicides and stigma against people with mental illnesses are two serious health-related problems in Fiji. Mental health survivors are a marginalized and vulnerable group, unable to raise their voices against the discrimination and violence they face.

  • Food Bank for Disaster Resilience
    Aug 26, 2016

    The Food Bank initiative which is designed to assist communities prepare for and recover from disasters, was handed over to the Naviti communities in the Yasawa group of islands in a handover ceremony that was held yesterday in Kese village.

  • Fostering Resilience in the Pacific
    May 28, 2014

    This brochure illustrates the work of UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office. The Fiji Multi-Country Office covers 10 countries: the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands (sub-office), Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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