Overview

What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development organization, advocating for change and connecting the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life since the 1970s. We are on the ground in 10 Pacific Island countries, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

Our Goals

UNDP’s work in the Pacific under the Sub-regional Programme Document for the Pacific seeks to strengthen linkages between country, regional and global interventions that will reinforce programme impact in the sub-region. This programme strategy fortifies the 2013-2017 United Nations Development Assistance Framework in the Pacific, which was developed with 14 governments of the countries and territories, and other development partners, and underpinsjoint internal annual work planning and review processes in the Samoa Multi-Country Offices and the Pacific Office in Fiji. To this end, UNDP will provide support in governance; inclusive growth and poverty reduction; gender equality; climate change, environment, and disaster risk reduction and management.

UNDP in the Pacific

The United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development organization, an advocating for change and connecting the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.more

Our Stories

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Frauline Limen took advantage of the Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Project to improve her livelihoods. Photo Credit: UNDP/Patrick Tuimaleali'ifano.

New jobs bring hope to the people of Nauru

More than 260 Nauruans have been able to increase their income and improve the livelihoods of their families after knocking on the doors of the Enterprisemore 

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Sofiya Bi at her shop with her daughter in Vunayasi settlement. UNDP/Tomoko Kashiwazaki

Bridging recovery to sustainability

"I was about to open my shop, and then the floods came and destroyed everything. I was left with the payment for the groceries I boughtmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • The objective of this project is to increase the protection of livelihoods in coastal areas and island communities from dynamic risks related to climate change and climate variability in all inhabited islands of Tuvalu. more 

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