Cook Islands Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the SDGs focuses on Mental Health
Feb 13, 2018
Following the success of the first Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the Sustainable Development Goals, a second debate, on Thursday 8th February, brought together people to openly discuss issues around mental health in the Cook Islands.
Cook Islands MPs briefed on proposed Ocean Legislation
Feb 7, 2018
A two-day capacity building workshop designed for Members of the Cook Islands Parliament, provided the platform for open and robust discussions on the soon to be tabled Maritime Zones Bill and the Marine Resources Bill.
New Zealand and UNDP Strengthen Partnership in support of Pacific Parliaments
Feb 1, 2018
Vanuatu has become the fifth country in the Pacific to receive support from the United Nations Development Programme through a three-year Parliament strengthening project with funding from the New Zealand Government’s Aid Programme.
Political Participation of men and women key to achieving sustainable development
Dec 19, 2017
A two-day validation workshop convened select male Members of Parliament (MPs), from 10 Pacific Islands countries, to build on existing gender equality activities that makes the participation of women in politics not only a reality but a norm.
Landowners Unlock Potential in Development Minerals
Dec 19, 2017
Representatives of community resource owners from the Central and Western Division of Fiji are currently gathered in Nadi for a five-day, training of the trainers (ToT) workshop on enterprise skills, market analysis, investment promotion and value addition in the Development Minerals sector.
Strengthening Public Accounts Committees Considered at South-South Exchange
Dec 12, 2017
A two-day capacity building seminar for PAC members from the Parliaments of Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa with the aim of building the capacity of the committee leadership and their support staff is currently underway in Wellington, New Zealand.
UNDP Reaffirms Support to Solomon Islands
Dec 11, 2017
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Rick Hou has welcomed a delegation from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to discuss their support to the Government and the People of Solomon Islands in 2018 and beyond.
New Ballot Boxes Boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office
Dec 4, 2017
The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections.
Strengthening health systems to better control HIV and TB in Pacific island countries
Nov 28, 2017
To effectively control HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in the Pacific there is a need to strengthen overall health systems. This includes, equipping medical professionals with the required tools and skills to carry out diagnostic assessments, strengthening procurement, supply and management of drugs for treatment and evidence-based data that better informs policy change and programmes.
Regional Meet Sets Platform for Robust Data Collection on SDG 16
Nov 27, 2017
The complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) itself and the lack of easily gauged data, have been identified as major challenges, particularly for Pacific Island Countries.