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Specialised training for Fiji Police Officers to benefit vulnerable persons

Twenty officers in the Fiji Police Force have completed a week-long ‘Training of Trainers’ in Video Recorded and Investigative Interviewing of vulnerable suspects, victims and witnesses.  


Realities from the ground: Designing financial services around the Wantok culture in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Since opening her first savings account in July 2017, Misa John has been actively saving about 400 kina a month. The 26-year-old mother of two earns a living by selling vegetables, fruits and ice…  


New National HIV and STI guidelines and community-government partnership announced in Kiribati

A new set of national guidelines have been launched and a partnership announced between a local community group - Boutokaan, Inaomataia ao Mauriia Binabinaine Association (BIMBA) and the Ministry of…  


UNDP Support to Vanuatu Government in Strengthening Early Warning Systems to Monitor Ambae Volcano

Camera and transmission equipment have been installed on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu providing real time images of volcanic activities on the nearby island of Ambae.  


Inclusive Participation and Equal Voices in Land Management, A Principle For Sustainable Development

Women cultivate the land, produce food and generate income for families. Women’s economic activities using land resources are globally recognized as strong contributors to poverty alleviation and…  


Recognising Development Minerals For Resilient Development

A recent two-day trade fair has shed light on the Development Minerals industry in Fiji and the importance of a better informed and sustainable practice choices for all stakeholders involved.  


Knowledge sharing crucial to development in Fiji communities

Fiji’s Hidden Paradise was a hive of activity this month, with an inaugural Knowledge Fair and a three-day workshop underpinning the theme of sharing knowledge.  


Empowering the community of people living with HIV in the Pacific

The greater involvement and empowerment of the community of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is critically important to end HIV in the Western Pacific region.  


Insurance helps dairy farmers in time of need

About an hour and thirty-minute drive from Fiji’s capital Suva, lies a 45-acre cattle farmstead, passed through three generations of cattle formers from the Singh family. Lusia Singh, the registered…  


Will you marry me on the REACH bus?

Savaira and Amani took each other’s hands and exchanged marriage vows. Having been declared married, the couple then signed the register, along with their two witnesses and the Registrar.  

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