Tonga national elections see increased participation by women
Dec 16, 2014
When Tonga went to the polls last month to elect new Members of Parliament, 16 women candidates representing different constituencies, took up the challenge alongside 90 men to contest for the 17 seats set aside for the People’s Representatives in Parliament.
Fiji’s Democracy: Why Fostering Constructive Discussion is Vital Now
Oct 24, 2014
This year, United Nations (UN) Day will be particularly memorable for me. It will mark almost one year since I took up my role as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative here and almost one month since the world celebrated Fiji’s return to democracy.
Guadalcanal Province gets automated weather station and rain gauge
May 30, 2014
The installation of an automated weather station and rain gauge in the villages of Avuavu and Marau Sound in the Guadalcanal Province will assist in gathering more accurate data on the unpredictable weather patterns in the provinces.
Koro Islands: leading in biofuel energy
May 1, 2014
On the island of Koro, villagers are making use of the abundance of coconut trees and using their copra making skills to produce enough energy to light up their homes and power appliances all year long, making this rural community energy independent and saving on fossil fuel usage.
New farming method and demonstration plots developed in North Malaita to improve food security
Jun 3, 2013
Farmers from four communities in North Malaita now know the best method to plant on hillsides, prevent soil erosion and improve their yields. This has been made possible by the establishment of demonstration plots through a national project aimed at enhancing the resilience of local communities to adapt to climate change and ensure food security.
Two million dollar agreement for renewable energy in the Pacific
May 6, 2013
A major highlight of the opening session of a regional meeting relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Pacific was the signing of a two million dollar agreement.
Australia and UNDP committed to strengthening democratic governance in Tonga
Apr 22, 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today signed an agreement with the Government of Tonga to support governance and promote democracy in Tonga.
Project helps Solomon Islanders improve food security
Apr 17, 2013
Communities which traditionally depended on yams and taro for a staple diet have admitted switching to sweet potatoes and cassava as their farms can no longer grow the former crops.
UN calls for accelerated action with 1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals
Apr 5, 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in the Pacific are today observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening commences formulation of ward profiles and five year Strategic Plans for Provincial Governments
Apr 2, 2013
The Ministry of Provincial and Institutional Strengthening formally launches Ward Profiling and Strategic Planning formulation for nine provincial governments in Solomon Islands in the first week of April 2013.