Businesses help build more resilient communities through combined efforts
Jul 12, 2017
Businesses and partners met recently to launch the Vanuatu Business Resilience Committee that will coordinate government and partners to work with the private sectors in helping communities prepare, respond and recover from disasters.
Government of Tuvalu launches new coastal protection project to bolster resilience to climate change
Jul 8, 2017
UNDP-supported, Green Climate Fund financed project will benefit one in three people in one of the world’s most vulnerable Small Island Developing States.
First batch of youth peacebuilders celebrate their graduation
Jun 22, 2017
The first ever graduates of UN Peacebuilding supported training in peacebuilding and livelihood skills, in partnership with Coconut Technology Centre were honoured in a graduation ceremony.
Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
Jun 20, 2017
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.
National peace dialogue reaches consensus on sustaining peace
Jun 20, 2017
The Provincial Premiers reiterated their commitment to work closely with the central government on accelerating reforms to develop all Provinces. Honiara should be seen as an asset to develop Solomon Islands, stated Premier of Guadalcanal Province.
Solomon Islands PM opens National Peace Dialogue and emphasises importance of Peace
Jun 19, 2017
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has opened the National Peace Dialogue in Honiara this morning, emphasising the importance of sustainable peace to the social and economic development of the country.
Peace and Livelihood Training begin for marginalised youths
Jun 13, 2017
The first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and Weathercoast.
Pacific Investigators and Prosecutors enhance ability to investigate and prosecute corruption
Jun 12, 2017
An interactive session designed to discuss specific challenges when investigating and prosecuting corruption in the Pacific, is the main purpose of the gathering of investigators, prosecutors and law enforcement officials from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories.
10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific
Jun 4, 2017
Entitled “10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs,” the report describes large-scale projects in ten countries in the region – Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – that have demonstrably accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UN Peacebuilding Fund partners with Youth At Work to train marginalized youth in Honiara
Jun 1, 2017
The United Nations Peace Building Fund and Youth At Work have entered into a partnership to train up to 100 young people from rural settlements around Honiara, especially those who are marginalized with limited opportunities.