Pacific Investigators and Prosecutors enhance ability to investigate and prosecute corruption
Jun 12, 2017
An interactive session designed to discuss specific challenges when investigating and prosecuting corruption in the Pacific, is the main purpose of the gathering of investigators, prosecutors and law enforcement officials from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories.
Youths in Moturiki District recognized Constitutional values and rights
Jun 9, 2017
In Navuti village, Elenoa Naidoleca, a single mother of 5 and 9-year-old boys was among the others who met with the mobile service delivery team at the village hall. It was her first time to meet the officers and discuss her living situation.
10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific
Jun 4, 2017
Entitled “10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs,” the report describes large-scale projects in ten countries in the region – Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – that have demonstrably accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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.