UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director and Head of Pacific Regional Policy and Programme, Bakhodir Burkhanov: Early Access to Justice - Awareness Raising and Discussion with NGOs and CSOs in Fiji
Feb 17, 2017
Firstly, I would like to express UNDP’s thanks to the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission for bringing us all together this morning. This is an important dialogue that is meant to enable civil society to contribute views, ideas and solutions to strengthening the access to justice in Fiji.
Early Access to Justice Crucial for Suspects and Accused Persons
Feb 16, 2017
Access to justice during the early stages of the criminal justice process is crucial in protecting people at a time when they are most vulnerable. It ensures they are treated with respect and dealt with fairly, and strengthens the criminal justice institutions to be more responsive to the needs of citizens.
Ensuring Early Access to Justice for People in Fiji
Feb 14, 2017
Ensuring early access to justice for people in Fiji, was the overarching theme at a series of two-day training conducted over a week for officers from justice sector institutions at the Coral Coast in Sigatoka.
Documentary Launch on Citizens Engagement in National Development
Jan 26, 2017
A three-year project dedicated to ensuring the active participation of citizens in Fiji’s national development and policy making process, tonight launched a short documentary on its activities.
Upholding People’s Constitutional Right to Access Services
Jan 10, 2017
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. Their capacity is already stretched as they recover from the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston that hit Fiji almost a year ago, while other settlements located further from shore are enduring dry weather.
Protection of human rights should be at the center of climate actions
Jan 6, 2017
The linkages between climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development needs to be strongly emphasized in order to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach to climate action.
UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director, Bakhodir Burkhanov: Address at the Project REACH Bus Commissioning
Dec 15, 2016
Immediately following this pledge by all UN Member States is the recognition ‘…that the dignity of the human person is fundamental’ and that the global goals and targets must be met ‘…for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society’, endeavoring ‘to reach the furthest behind first’.
Providing the remote population of Naitasiri access to social, economic and legal services
Dec 13, 2016
Remote villages in the Naitasiri province, for the longest time, found it difficult to access social, economic and legal services. The people of Matailou and Wanimala District would travel for hours on foot or horseback to the nearby bus stand to get to the city where these services are accessed.
Constitutional Review Committee Training Seminar kicks off in Tuvalu
Dec 9, 2016
A milestone training seminar kicked this week in Funafuti, Tuvalu to advance the country’s Constitutional Review Process. This is the first activity under the multi-year Tuvalu Constitutional Review Project implemented by the UNDP and the Government of Tuvalu to review the country’s Constitution in consideration of the country’s socio-economic and political context.
Shepherd Island continues to rebuild after a devastating cyclone through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative
Dec 8, 2016
Almost two years ago, Vanuatu was devastated by one of the strongest cyclones in the Pacific leaving thousands of people homeless. Through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative under the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam Recovery Project, the people of Shepherd Island in the Shefa Province of Vanuatu continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of TC Pam.