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.
Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort
Mar 21, 2013
The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.
Recovering and sustaining livelihoods, communities continue on strong after floods
Mar 19, 2013
Flood affected families in Nadi who benefitted from Fiji’s first cash-for-work project to recover from the devastating effects of the twin floods of early 2012, had a first-hand chance to share their stories with Nicholas Rosellini, the UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
2013 Global Human Development Report offers opportunities for Pacific Islands to gain from the South-South Exchange
Mar 18, 2013
The Pacific region can take appropriate actions to advance human development, as outlined in the 2013 Human Development Report—The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.
UNDP provides electoral assistance to the Solomon Islands
Feb 28, 2013
The Solomon Islands Government’s effort to ensure fair elections and improve the effectiveness of Parliament received a boost today, with the signing of a multimillion dollar project.