Overview

What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme 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. 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. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji has three revitalized thematic clusters: Resilience and Sustainable Development; Effective Governance; and Inclusive Growth. The new clusters comprise both regional and country programme portfolios, to promote linkages and improve programme coherence. The new Integrated Results Management Team strengthens the Monitoring and Evaluation, programme quality assurance and communications. The Joint Operations Centre provides business support not only to the UNDP but also to some UN agencies in the Pacific, accelerating effectiveness and efficiency of services by maximizing the economy of scale.

Our Goals

UNDP’s work in the Pacific under the Regional and 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 underpins joint internal annual work planning and review processes in the Samoa Multi-Country Offices and the Pacific Office in Fiji.

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. .

Our Stories

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Community members of Navakacoa Village in Taveuni arrived in numbers to take advantage of the Mobile Service Delivery initiated by the REACH Project (Photo: UNDP/Tomoko Kashiwazaki)

Upholding People’s Constitutional Right to Access Services

Taveuni, Fiji: A number of villages on Taveuni Island are located so far from the island’s town that accessing public services can be such a strain.more 

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National Government representatives at the meeting to form the ProPa network (Photo: UNDP/Jone Raqauqau)

Regional network to raise gender and protection issues in disaster contexts

Suva, Fiji:  A new network of Government officials commits to jointly influence national, regional and global discussions on gender and protection issues in the context ofmore 

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Participants constructing the Fish Aggregate Devise (Photo: UNDP/Donald Wouloseje)

Helping rebuild people’s livelihood on Shepard’s Islands through Fisheries training

Shepard’s Islands, Vanuatu: The offshore islands of Efate extending to the Shepard’s have been part of the hardest hit islands during Tropical Cyclone Pam early lastmore 

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Vika Finau at the Tonga Family Health Association Clinic (Photo: UNDP / Kumar M Tiku)

Sexually Transmitted Infections also a key priority in Tonga's Public Health agenda

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Work on raising awareness about a rising incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV is carried out mainly through Tonga Red Cross Society,more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

    The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme works with Pacific island countries and their people to mainstream the risks they face from climate change and disasters into development planning and processes. Communities can become more resilient to climate change and disaster if routine government, community and other planning process take these risks into account.more 

  • Tonga Governance Strengthening Project

    With the ongoing contributions from the Global Fund, Vanuatu will continue to sustain universal coverage of LLINs throughout the country to continue efforts for the prevention of malaria.more 

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