Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu
Dec 12, 2017
Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu. This workshop was hosted by the Vanuatu Energy Department as the local counterpart of the UNDP project, Center of Excellence for Small Island Development States, and funded in collaboration with the Dutch Kingdom.
Strengthening Public Accounts Committees Considered at South-South Exchange
Dec 12, 2017
A two-day capacity building seminar for PAC members from the Parliaments of Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa with the aim of building the capacity of the committee leadership and their support staff is currently underway in Wellington, New Zealand.
HRADC, UNDP and EU join forces to facilitate and nurture a culture of Human Rights in Fiji
Dec 9, 2017
Over the past week, the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, United Nations Development Programme and European Union organised six events across Fiji to facilitate and nurture the culture of human rights in Fiji and to raise awareness of access to justice reaching out to 516 people, with 85% reached being from outside of Suva.
New Ballot Boxes Boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office
Dec 4, 2017
The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections.
Creating a Community of Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice in Fiji
Dec 1, 2017
Engagement and collaboration between the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Legal Aid Commission, representatives from non-government organizations, civil society organizations and youth were strengthened during the ‘Community Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice Workshop’.
Strengthening health systems to better control HIV and TB in Pacific island countries
Nov 28, 2017
To effectively control HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in the Pacific there is a need to strengthen overall health systems. This includes, equipping medical professionals with the required tools and skills to carry out diagnostic assessments, strengthening procurement, supply and management of drugs for treatment and evidence-based data that better informs policy change and programmes.
South-South Knowledge Exchange between Fiji and South Africa for Fiji’s Legal Aid Commission and Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission
Nov 27, 2017
The objective of this exchange was to accelerate and ultimately scale up the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the legal and human rights sectors between Fiji and South Africa as countries of the global South.
Regional Meet Sets Platform for Robust Data Collection on SDG 16
Nov 27, 2017
The complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) itself and the lack of easily gauged data, have been identified as major challenges, particularly for Pacific Island Countries.
Regaining her strength through awareness of her rights and access to services
Nov 27, 2017
Pranesh Lata was not aware of the social welfare services the Government provides to people in Fiji nor thought she would need it until her husband fell ill. Her husband was a carpenter and built the house where they and their two daughters are living comfortably in the Western part of Fiji. Sadly, one day her husband suffered a stroke while out at sea fishing for the family’s livelihood.
Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem
Nov 24, 2017
The UN based Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) are in the Pacific this week to advocate government ministries in Fiji and the Solomon Islands to transition from cash to digital payments to advance financial inclusion and promote responsible digital finance.