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  • Strengthening a Nation’s Call for Ocean Protection May 23, 2017

    In preparation for the much-anticipated Conference, the Fiji Government with support from UNDP, gathered for a second National Multi-Stakeholder Consultations for the Oceans Conference on 2 May in Suva, to discuss Fiji’s plan to achieve SDG 14 - conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

  • Solomon Islands Government commits to digitization of 80% of payments by 2020 May 2, 2017

    The Solomon Islands Government has today announced its commitment to become a member of the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) and use electronic payment channels for both payments and receipts in a way that improves lives and expands responsible digital financial services.

  • Innovation Lab gives Pacific youth space to develop creative solutions to corruption Apr 27, 2017

    Youth representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories gathered yesterday for the Pacific Youth Anti-Corruption Innovation Lab in Nadi, Fiji to develop innovative solutions to address corruption challenges in selected policy areas.

  • Strengthening Kiribati capacity to boost integrity Apr 24, 2017

    Kiribati’s parliamentarians have welcomed the involvement of Kiribati civil society, youth, private sector and other citizens in anti-corruption and are encouraging regular engagement by Parliamentarians and the Select Committee on Anti-Corruption with them.

  • ‘REACH Mobile Service Delivery Buses’ to deliver government’s services to people across Fiji Apr 13, 2017

    Three new custom built buses were commissioned today in Suva that will allow the Government of Fiji to deliver social, economic and legal services to remote communities and raise awareness of Fijians of the rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji.

  • Members receive in-depth training on the Sustainable Development Goals and Risk Development Apr 12, 2017

    The National Parliament of Solomon Islands in partnership with UNDP and funding support from the Government of New Zealand is hosting a two-day Seminar for Members of the 10th Parliament on the topic: Sustainable Development Goals and Risk Development.

  • Pacific Parliamentary Seminar to enhance MPs Committee Work Apr 10, 2017

    The seminar was conceived in the wake of extensive consultations with Members of Parliament (MPs) and senior staff of the national parliaments of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and the Cook Islands, which returned repeated calls for professional development opportunities on committee work.

  • Wake up! Youth project to raise awareness on NCDs Apr 6, 2017

    The Pacific Community and the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji are inviting youth in participating Pacific countries and territories to develop and submit proposals for video projects designed to sensitize the youth population on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.

  • National Climate Funds an Opportunity for Countries to Manage Climate Finance Apr 5, 2017

    Accessing and utilizing global climate financing from sources such as the Green Climate Fund and other multilateral and bilateral funds, provides the opportunity for governments to scale up national climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.

  • Newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk Legislature undergo in-depth orientation Mar 29, 2017

    A three-day orientation seminar for the newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk State Legislature is currently underway following the State Elections earlier this month. Newly elected members include Chuuk’s first female Senator, Honourable Senator-elect Gardenia Aisek, who is among two new senators and nine representatives that make up the 39 elected members of the Chuuk State Legislature.