South-South Learning to Boost Secretariat functions of Tonga and Fiji Parliaments
Oct 19, 2017
A south-south learning exchange between the staff of the Fale Alea ‘o Tonga (Parliament of Tonga) and the staff of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji is currently underway with the overall aim to share knowledge that will boost their secretariat roles.
Pacific Integrity Agencies enhance ability to investigate public sector misconduct and corruption
Oct 17, 2017
The United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project, in partnership with the Pacific Integrity Network and the Office of the OmbudsmanTonga, opened a three-day Advanced Investigations Training in Nuku’alofa today.
Partnership launched to develop affordable insurance to build more disaster resilience
Oct 4, 2017
A new partnership between two United Nations programmes is expected to yield innovative and cost-effective insurance solutions for Pacific Islanders and small businesses in the region.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Member of Parliaments Workshop on Parliamentary Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct 2, 2017
In Fiji and elsewhere, these principles of national ownership, inclusive space for debates, and holistic approach to development clearly point to the Parliament as the key actor to ensure the success of Agenda 2030. And this is why UNDP is committed to supporting the Parliaments in engaging with the SDGs.
Political Parties Have Important Role to Play in Democratic Societies
Sep 19, 2017
The success of a democracy is measured in the everyday interactions between political institutions and the citizens they represent. Therefore, the participation of citizens in political parties offers unique opportunities for people to participate in a process that affects their lives.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Pacific Regional Dialogue on Political Parties - Does the Pacific Need Political Parties?
Sep 19, 2017
UNDP is proud to be a partner with political institutions in the Pacific Region. We have been working to support your efforts in Parliament and with electoral management bodies to build sustainable national institutions that reflect your countries’ commitments to democracy.
Dialogues in Fiji strengthen youth and civil society engagement to support good governance and democracy-enabling conditions
Sep 15, 2017
With the wider objective to strengthen engagement, collaboration and empowerment of youths, non-government organizations and civil society organizations in furthering human rights across Fiji, more than 50 youths and civil society representatives from diverse backgrounds came together for the National Human Rights Commission Dialogue held on 30 August 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
Women Clerks and Deputy Clerks Meeting aims to address Gender Inequalities
Sep 5, 2017
Pacific women that serve as Clerks or Deputy Clerks in their respective countries, are in a unique position to not only promote gender equality in the workplace but also in the work of Parliament.
South-South Cooperation initiative to help countries prepare for climate-related disasters
Sep 4, 2017
The UNDP with support from the Government of India, through the newly established India-UN Development Partnership Fund, launched the Climate Early Warning Systems in Pacific Island Countries Project to enhance the adaptive ability of the Governments of the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and the Kingdom Tonga.
South Pacific Tourism Organisation joins forces with UNDP to promote Green Tourism in the Pacific
Sep 4, 2017
A new partnership has been formed between the South Pacific Tourism Organisation and the United Nations Development Programme to promote green tourism in the region.