Parliament Plays Central Role in Sustainable Development
Aug 15, 2017
The key functions of Parliament in the scrutiny of legislation, representation and oversight, underscores its central role in the sustainable development agenda.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Fiji Parliamentarians Retreat on Key Development Issues
Aug 15, 2017
Firstly, let me say how pleased we are at UNDP to be working with the Fiji Parliament to support this Retreat on Key Development Issues. As some of you may recall, this is the third Retreat that UNDP in partnership with the Fiji Parliament has supported for the Members of Parliament. All of these have focused on key development issues that matter to Fiji and linked to Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the SDGs.
Fiji Annual Law Reports contribute to greater professionalism in the justice sector
Aug 14, 2017
The new 2007 Fiji Law Reports provide access to legal precedents, supporting a higher level of professionalism in the justice sector, an improvement in the provision of justice services, and an improvement in efficiency.
Fiji Courts plan ahead to further improve service delivery
Aug 14, 2017
Improved service delivery by Fiji’s Judicial Department was a key area considered by twenty-three participants (12 women and 11 men) at the Judicial Department discussion on the Development of the Strategic Plan and Court Help Desks, which was held on 27 and 28 June 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
Engaging the Youth for Greater Awareness on Human Rights in Fiji’s Northern and Western Divisions
Aug 12, 2017
Awareness-raising on human rights and access to justice was the underlying theme for dialogues with youth and non-government organizations in the Western and Northern Divisions of Fiji in July 2017.
Women farmers more empowered by sharing their achievement
Aug 8, 2017
Rita Kawai never thought she could grow vegetables in the backyard of her land in Etas settlement, in the suburb of Port Vila. The soil was too hard and dry and infertile for gardening.
Marriage ceremony on the mobile service delivery bus brings hope to the newlyweds
Aug 7, 2017
It had been longed for and came as a most welcomed surprise to Amani Rakula and Savaira Marama Rakula to be joined in civil union as husband and wife through the ‘REACH mobile service delivery’ that arrived at their remote village in Namosi province.
People enjoyed government services made accessible at remote locations and market places
Aug 7, 2017
Losavati Sovivi found herself passionately engaged in the awareness raising talanoa (talk) and found exactly what she wanted to know to make her family happier. The details of the social pension scheme and the importance of child protection inspired her, especially as she has dedicated herself to caring for her family members, raising her ten children – with the youngest at 11 years old – and she has been looking after her 82 year-old mother-in-law.
Workshop for Judges and Magistrates to upgrade skills and knowledge on Criminal Law
Aug 4, 2017
Strengthening of the rule of law in Fiji and improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the justice sector for all Fijians, is a key objective of a two and a half-day workshop which got underway yesterday on the Coral Coast in Sigatoka, Fiji.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Opening of the Fiji Criminal Law Workshop
Aug 2, 2017
It is a pleasure to be here with you all this morning for the opening of the Criminal Law Workshop. This workshop is part of the Judicial Department’s annual upskilling programme, and I would like to start by acknowledging the Department’s commitment to continuous knowledge and skills enhancement.