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.
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.
Vanuatu receives Automated Weather System to improve early warnings of natural disasters
Jul 28, 2017
Five weather stations in Vanuatu are now enjoying the Automated Weather System, a new weather recording unit which will benefit the country. The weather stations have switched to the new automated system from the manual system, to address the issue of data inconsistencies.
Role of Parliament in Sustainable Development Crucial
Jul 26, 2017
While all the SDG targets are important, the seminar focuses on enhancing the members’ understanding of Goal 13 related to Climate Change and Goal 16 related to building of effective and accountable institutions to promote peace and inclusive society.