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  • Political Participation of men and women key to achieving sustainable development Dec 19, 2017

    A two-day validation workshop convened select male Members of Parliament (MPs), from 10 Pacific Islands countries, to build on existing gender equality activities that makes the participation of women in politics not only a reality but a norm.

  • Landowners Unlock Potential in Development Minerals Dec 19, 2017

    Representatives of community resource owners from the Central and Western Division of Fiji are currently gathered in Nadi for a five-day, training of the trainers (ToT) workshop on enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value addition in the Development Minerals sector.

  • Strengthening Public Accounts Committees Considered at South-South Exchange Dec 12, 2017

    A two-day capacity building seminar for PAC members from the Parliaments of Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa with the aim of building the capacity of the committee leadership and their support staff is currently underway in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu Dec 12, 2017

    Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu. This workshop was hosted by the Vanuatu Energy Department as the local counterpart of the UNDP project, Center of Excellence for Small Island Development States, and funded in collaboration with the Dutch Kingdom.

  • UNDP Reaffirms Support to Solomon Islands Dec 11, 2017

    Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Rick Hou has welcomed a delegation from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to discuss their support to the Government and the People of Solomon Islands in 2018 and beyond.

  • HRADC, UNDP and EU join forces to facilitate and nurture a culture of Human Rights in Fiji Dec 9, 2017

    Over the past week, the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, United Nations Development Programme and European Union organised six events across Fiji to facilitate and nurture the culture of human rights in Fiji and to raise awareness of access to justice reaching out to 516 people, with 85% reached being from outside of Suva.

  • People with disabilities encouraged to become more active through mobile service delivery Dec 7, 2017

    She had stopped going to her farm since she developed her knee pain over the last three years. The pain discouraged her to walk to and from her farm along the unpaved path from her village located on the hill and forced her to stay at home.

  • New Ballot Boxes Boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office Dec 4, 2017

    The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections.

  • Creating a Community of Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice in Fiji Dec 1, 2017

    Engagement and collaboration between the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, the Legal Aid Commission, representatives from non-government organizations, civil society organizations and youth were strengthened during the ‘Community Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice Workshop’.

  • Strengthening health systems to better control HIV and TB in Pacific island countries Nov 28, 2017

    To effectively control HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in the Pacific there is a need to strengthen overall health systems. This includes, equipping medical professionals with the required tools and skills to carry out diagnostic assessments, strengthening procurement, supply and management of drugs for treatment and evidence-based data that better informs policy change and programmes.

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