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New report shows steady progress on Human Development for Pacific Island states

Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga remain in the High Human Development category of the latest Human Development Index and are joined by the Republic of Marshall Islands which is included in the index for…  


Regional Conference Highlights Role of Political Parties in Democracy

The development of political parties that can represent citizens in an inclusive and accountable manner is one credible pathway to a stable and effective political system.  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Political Parties

Over the years, UNDP in the Pacific has been supporting two key political actors – the Parliaments and electoral management bodies – to develop their capacities in order to uphold countries’…  


Strengthening Vanuatu’s Response to Natural Disasters

The Government of Japan and UNDP provided the Government of Vanuatu with critical equipment today, which can be deployed for rebuilding community infrastructure for people relocating to surrounding…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handover Ceremony of Power Equipment to the Vanuatu Government

Just as humanitarian responses are crucial in saving lives by responding to the most urgent human needs, integrating an early recovery approach within humanitarian operations is crucial to community…  


Secretariat Staff Graduate from first Parliamentary Corporate Management Course hosted in the Pacific

Recognising that well-structured, appropriately staffed and resourced parliaments are essential for vibrant democracies, over 20 participants from nine Pacific parliaments graduated from a Corporate…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Empowering Rural Women in Fiji – Upscaling the Rocket Stove Project Launch

This event marks the official start of the upscaling of the Rocket Stove project, which aims to empower rural women in Fiji. This goal of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of women and…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: Training on Corporate Management for Pacific Parliaments

Globally, UNDP provides parliamentary development support to more than 60 Parliaments around the world in the recognition of the central role that they play in democratic governance, peace and…  


Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum empowers Social Entrepreneurs and Changemakers

The Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum in Auki, Malaita Province aimed at helping young people use innovation to spark change in their communities concluded yesterday.  


Peacebuilding Innovation Forum inspires Malaita Youth to be Social Problem Solvers

In response to the need for new approaches to address social issues, more than 200 young people from across Malaita Province are in Auki to attend the Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum this week.  

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