Sign language on board for equal access to services and advocating for the rights
Nov 16, 2017
The inclusion of sign language interpreters provided persons with hearing loss access to social, economic and legal services and highlighted equal access to justice and government services as human rights during a recent outreach at the Nausori market coordinated by the government officers and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience
Nov 15, 2017
Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the United Nations and Pacific regional agencies gathered in Bonn for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), showcased successful examples of new private sector networks in improving coordination of resilience and humanitarian activities in the Pacific region.
Gender and Protection Must be ‘Central’ to Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in the Pacific
Nov 13, 2017
Reducing the risks from climate change and disasters would be futile if it does not reduce the risks to those who are most disproportionately impacted.
UNDP empowers Vanuatu’s young entrepreneurs through the Youth Co:Lab Initiative
Nov 7, 2017
UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Vanuatu Youth Council and the Vanuatu Young Entrepreneurs Council, hosted a three-day National Dialogue on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu.
Urban communities benefited from the evening mobile awareness raising and service delivery
Nov 7, 2017
Women, men and youths from three of Suva’s urban communities, Jittu Estate Veiquwawa, Wailea settlement and Tamavua-i-Wai settlement, actively engaged during evening sessions in the awareness raising and service delivery recently undertaken by the REACH Project.
More Youths Graduate from Peacebuilding and Livelihood Training
Nov 6, 2017
The fourth batch of youths graduated this week in the peacebuilding and livelihood skills training, delivered in close partnership with the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Coconut Technology Center and the UN Peacebuilding Fund project.
Market vendors equipped with skills, services and confidence
Nov 3, 2017
On the main street of Levuka town alongside the ocean, you will find market vendors in small tents selling a variety of products: taro, cassava, tomatoes, cucumbers, coconuts, and more.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Vanuatu National Dialogue on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Nov 1, 2017
From regional perspective, we have the Youth CoLab project, empowering young people to be leaders of change. The project’s main objective is to establish a common agenda for Asia-Pacific countries to invest in and empower youth to accelerate progress on the SDGs through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handing over of road works and new climate-proofed building
Oct 31, 2017
Assisting Pacific Island Countries to cope with climate change and disasters is therefore a key focus area of UNDP’s work. UNDP and our partners have been supporting the Vanuatu Government to address these challenges with an overall goal of strengthening the resilience of people and infrastructure.
Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis
Oct 30, 2017
The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.