Press Releases
  • 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.

  • Effective Communications Systems Increase Resilience of Vulnerable Communities Nov 27, 2017

    In the pursuit to improve the flow of disaster-related information that will progress the resilience of vulnerable communities, the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC) Project with the support of the Russian Federation, recently held a regional workshop to map out a solution for its 15 member countries and territories.

  • Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem Nov 24, 2017

    The UN based Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) are in the Pacific this week to advocate government ministries in Fiji and the Solomon Islands to transition from cash to digital payments to advance financial inclusion and promote responsible digital finance.

  • Prioritizing community needs after disasters Nov 24, 2017

    The island country faces a range of disaster threats including typhoons, droughts and storm surges, and the two-day workshop aimed to strengthen the community and government’s understanding of disaster recovery and better prepare for recovery should the worst happen.

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