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  • UN Peacebuilding Fund partners with Youth At Work to train marginalized youth in Honiara Jun 1, 2017

    The United Nations Peace Building Fund and Youth At Work have entered into a partnership to train up to 100 young people from rural settlements around Honiara, especially those who are marginalized with limited opportunities.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launch of the Early Warning System in Tuvalu under GEF NAPA 2 Project Jun 1, 2017

    UNDP recognises the special case for sustainable development and resilience-building of Small Island Developing States in view of their unparalleled vulnerabilities, as outlined in international frameworks such as the SAMOA Pathway, UN Convention on Biodiversity, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and of course the 2030 Agenda. Speaking of oceans and marine resources, these countries are just as much ‘small island’ states, as they are ‘big ocean’ states.

  • Health agencies collaborate to boost response to dual crisis of diabetes and TB in Ebeye May 31, 2017

    With 466 cases identified per 100,000 people, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) prevalence in the world. Despite many decades of efforts to eradicate the devastating disease, it has continued to spread in the overcrowded atoll communities fueled by poor nutrition, high rates of diabetes, substandard housing and poor health seeking behaviours.

  • Strengthening a Nation’s Call for Ocean Protection May 23, 2017

    In preparation for the much-anticipated Conference, the Fiji Government with support from UNDP, gathered for a second National Multi-Stakeholder Consultations for the Oceans Conference on 2 May in Suva, to discuss Fiji’s plan to achieve SDG 14 - conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

  • Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launching of the Fiji Parliament Website and Mobile App May 22, 2017

    Firstly, congratulations to you, Honorable Speaker, and to the entire Fiji Parliament on another landmark in opening up of Parliament’s work with the launch of the new Parliament Website and Mobile App. I have been privileged to witness some of these milestones. This year alone, the Parliament has launched its Handbook, the Gender Toolkit and the Parliamentary Educational Resources for Schools.

  • Solomon Islands Western Province to convene dialogue on Peace and Development May 18, 2017

    The Western Provincial Government in collaboration with Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace with support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Project is organizing a dialogue on ‘Sustaining Peace and Accelerating Development in Western Province’ to be held in Gizo from 23 to 24 May 2017.

  • Youth participation key to peacebuilding and sustainable development in Solomon Islands May 5, 2017

    According to latest national census, seven out ten Solomon Islanders are under the age of 29. However, there is inadequate support for youth participation in economic and political decision making, suggests preliminary findings from State of Youth in Solomon Islands Report 2016, an independent research conducted by Dr. Anouk Ride, commissioned by the UNPBF project.

  • Solomon Islands Government commits to digitization of 80% of payments by 2020 May 2, 2017

    The Solomon Islands Government has today announced its commitment to become a member of the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) and use electronic payment channels for both payments and receipts in a way that improves lives and expands responsible digital financial services.

  • Rural Producer - Market Vendors Eager to Learn and Upscale their Business May 2, 2017

    Local markets in Levuka town on the eastern coast of Ovalau are set up in tents towards the sea side and stretches out in the middle of town. There are around 80 to 100 market vendors operating at the town market who are from Ovalau and Moturiki Island in the Lomaiviti Province. All whom are also producers that bring their produce to the market on Saturdays and a few during the weekdays.

  • Innovation Lab gives Pacific youth space to develop creative solutions to corruption Apr 27, 2017

    Youth representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories gathered yesterday for the Pacific Youth Anti-Corruption Innovation Lab in Nadi, Fiji to develop innovative solutions to address corruption challenges in selected policy areas.

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