Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia and the Pacific
Mar 22, 2017
Exclusion of women, ethnic minorities, and people living in remote areas create chronic barriers that have stymied human development progress and led to significant disparities within the Asia and the Pacific region, leaving many behind.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launching of the Fijian Parliamentary Education Resources
Mar 16, 2017
On behalf of UNDP, I would like to congratulate the Honorable Speaker for her leadership in achieving another milestone, which avails another opportunity for the Fijian citizens and these young men and women sitting here today, to learn about Parliament – its role and how it works, to increase their awareness and hopefully their interest in the work of this supreme legislative and oversight body.
Fiji Parliament and Media to exchange views and map way forward
Mar 14, 2017
Discussions are scheduled in Suva later this week between parliamentarians and senior Fiji media executives, including the Fijian Media Association, as part of a programme of support to the Fiji Parliament.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific SIDS Workshop
Mar 13, 2017
First, allow me to welcome you all to this 3 day Workshop and Meeting organised by the Disaster Resilience in the Pacific SIDS or commonly known as the RESPAC project. For the benefit of those that were not with us during the inaugural board meeting in Nadi last year, the RESPAC project is funded under the Trust Fund for Development, a joint partnership by UNDP and the Government of the Russian Federation.
Reaching the Furthest Behind First
Mar 13, 2017
Women and men in eight rural communities in four districts of Fiji’s Western Division became more aware of their rights to legal, social and economic services provided by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, and the Fiji Legal Aid Commission.
Practice Parliament for Women Manual Launched
Mar 7, 2017
UNDP launched its ‘Practice Parliament for Women: Training Manual’ at the opening of the second Practice Parliament for Women of the Cook Islands in Rarotonga today.
Rainwater Harvesting Project Ends Years of Water Shortage
Feb 23, 2017
Community members of Korobebe in Fiji’s Western Division can now access clean and safe drinking water within the comfort of their own homes following the launch of their Rainwater Harvesting Project.
Risk Informed Development a Priority for Fiji’s Western Division
Feb 23, 2017
A recently launched Geographical Information System (GIS) web-interface will allow the Office of the Commissioner Western Division to effectively make development decisions based on the risks that communities face as a result of disasters and climate change.
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.