Fallen trees to new homes for the people of Tanna Island
Oct 20, 2015
Christopher Nipo and his young family are slowly rebuilding after having suffered the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015. They lost all their belongings when their home was blown away during the Cyclone, followed by a fire months later to their bush (outdoor) kitchen, which stored cement and the thatched roof for a new home.
Global Goals for Sustainable Development a Roadmap to Pacific Prosperity
Sep 26, 2015
Today is one for the history books. On this day, 193 world leaders, including all Pacific leaders, have committed to pursue 17 Global Goals, intended to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; address climate change.
Vanuatu │ Aniwa Cooperative reopens to the community and business is booming
Sep 1, 2015
There is a flurry of activity outside the newly renovated Mama’s Cooperative on Aniwa Island in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. Three months after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, the women of Aniwa have taken over the operations of the local cooperative, the first shipment food and household items received, stocked, priced and on sale.
Developing her market business with smile and learning
Aug 25, 2015
Under a blue tarpaulin shade put up at the temporary market space next to the bus terminal in Lautoka, stalls selling vegetables, fruits, root crops, market vendors were slowly starting another busy day.
Strengthening resilience of market vendors through Continuing Market Business Education
Aug 25, 2015
The Nadi market was under water when twin floods devastated the Western part of Fiji in early 2012, followed by the Cyclone Evan hit the same area in December.
Strengthen market vendors to strengthen society
Jun 1, 2015
Litiana’s application for a stall inside the Labasa market has just been approved. She is having her own stall to sell yagona at Labasa municipal market and was so excited when she heard about a training for market vendors from her sister-in-law.
Continued learning allows for market business to expand
May 27, 2015
Experiencing all sorts of ups and down in working at her stall in Suva municipal market for over 25 years, Shobna Verma has acquired skills and knowledge to carry out her poultry business.
Tonga Parliament takes tangible steps in fight against corruption
May 21, 2015
Members of the Parliament of Tonga took a great step forward in the fight against corruption in this Pacific Island nation by launching a local chapter of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and later unanimously voting in Parliament to create a Standing Committee on Anti-Corruption.
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.