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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.  


Pacific-wide rollout of rapid HIV and syphilis test to improve sexual and reproductive health services for the most vulnerable

A new diagnostic test for HIV and syphilis is being rolled out by UNDP across the Western Pacific region, in order to reach the most vulnerable populations with vital sexual and reproductive health…  


Solomon Islands youth tackle social issues with innovation and entrepreneurship

Malaita, the most populous province in Solomon Islands, is blessed with resources. Its islands have reefs teeming with seafood and fertile soil for growing pineapple, cassava and countless other…  

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