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  • Asia and the Pacific's First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore
    Nov 15, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business and sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, Non-Government Organisations from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.

  • Solar power drives financial inclusion: MiBank pilots affordable solar loans platform in Papua New Guinea
    Oct 21, 2016

    A new pilot partnership in Papua New Guinea providing affordable green energy has the potential to drive the adoption and usage of financial services among rural low-income Papua New Guineans.

  • Oct 7, 2016

    We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organizers of the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.

  • 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.

  • New partnership enables affordable insurance for low income earners
    Sep 30, 2016

    A simple text message is all it will take Pacific Islanders to sign up to new microinsurance products providing a crucial safety net for families. BIMA Pacific photoBIMA, a world-leading mobile micro-insurance provider, and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) have launched their second major joint initiative that will provide microinsurance products to underserved communities across five Pacific Island Countries.

  • 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.

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