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.
Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across Asia and the Pacific
Mar 22, 2017
Exclusion of women, ethnic minorities, and people living in remote areas create chronic barriers that have stymied human development progress and led to significant disparities within the Asia and the Pacific region, leaving many behind.
Fiji Parliament and Media to exchange views and map way forward
Mar 14, 2017
Discussions are scheduled in Suva later this week between parliamentarians and senior Fiji media executives, including the Fijian Media Association, as part of a programme of support to the Fiji Parliament.
Practice Parliament for Women Manual Launched
Mar 7, 2017
UNDP launched its ‘Practice Parliament for Women: Training Manual’ at the opening of the second Practice Parliament for Women of the Cook Islands in Rarotonga today.
Rainwater Harvesting Project Ends Years of Water Shortage
Feb 23, 2017
Community members of Korobebe in Fiji’s Western Division can now access clean and safe drinking water within the comfort of their own homes following the launch of their Rainwater Harvesting Project.
Risk Informed Development a Priority for Fiji’s Western Division
Feb 23, 2017
A recently launched Geographical Information System (GIS) web-interface will allow the Office of the Commissioner Western Division to effectively make development decisions based on the risks that communities face as a result of disasters and climate change.
Ensuring Early Access to Justice for People in Fiji
Feb 14, 2017
Ensuring early access to justice for people in Fiji, was the overarching theme at a series of two-day training conducted over a week for officers from justice sector institutions at the Coral Coast in Sigatoka.
Documentary Launch on Citizens Engagement in National Development
Jan 26, 2017
A three-year project dedicated to ensuring the active participation of citizens in Fiji’s national development and policy making process, tonight launched a short documentary on its activities.
Constitutional Review Committee Training Seminar kicks off in Tuvalu
Dec 9, 2016
A milestone training seminar kicked this week in Funafuti, Tuvalu to advance the country’s Constitutional Review Process. This is the first activity under the multi-year Tuvalu Constitutional Review Project implemented by the UNDP and the Government of Tuvalu to review the country’s Constitution in consideration of the country’s socio-economic and political context.
Shepherd Island continues to rebuild after a devastating cyclone through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative
Dec 8, 2016
Almost two years ago, Vanuatu was devastated by one of the strongest cyclones in the Pacific leaving thousands of people homeless. Through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative under the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam Recovery Project, the people of Shepherd Island in the Shefa Province of Vanuatu continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of TC Pam.