Training for regional stakeholders on post-disaster needs assessment and implementing recovery strategies
Apr 10, 2018
Representatives of Pacific Island governments are part of a regional workshop this week learning how to determine the economic and social costs of disasters that can then inform recovery strategies to help rebuild the physical and social structures of disaster affected communities.
New initiative to boost economic growth in Kiribati
Mar 29, 2018
The Government of Kiribati today signed an agreement with UNDP on an initiative that will seek to foster income generation for poor rural households, improve the livelihoods, overall income and employment opportunities for the people of Kiribati.
“Floating Budget Analysis” to boost Parliaments’ capacity to review budget in the Pacific
Mar 27, 2018
Lessons from the budget analysis model applied by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji has been replicated in the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. The support during the 2018 budget process was facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme.
Projects targeting environmental conservation launched in the Marshall Islands
Mar 9, 2018
Over 25 participants gathered in Majuro today to officially launch two national projects as part of the Global Environment Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef programme.
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
Mar 8, 2018
With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body: the legislature.
Regional Parliament Community Unite to Support Tonga in Hour of Need
Mar 8, 2018
Parliaments throughout the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have rallied behind the Tonga Legislative Assembly to ensure that the March sitting for Parliament goes ahead as planned.
Evacuation drill tests preparedness plans for schools in tsunami prone areas
Mar 6, 2018
A tsunami drill in Suva, Fiji, this week provided an opportunity for school management, disaster management officials, government officials and local enforcement agencies to test preparedness and evacuation plans for schools in tsunami prone areas.
Launch of the Fiji Access to Justice Assessment
Mar 6, 2018
The rationale for the Access to Justice Assessment is data collection and analysis across the justice sector, which will serve as the foundation for an evidence-based approach to justice reform and contribute to overall good governance.
Japan Government Pen Deal to Support Six Pacific Parliaments through UNDP
Mar 5, 2018
The Government of Japan today signed a USD$5.2m agreement with the United Nations Development Programme which will allow its current parliamentary development work to be scaled up and replicated to support six Pacific Parliaments.
New study reveals extent of stigma and discrimination confronting people living with HIV in the Pacific
Feb 28, 2018
A new study has found that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Pacific islands are experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination, resulting in social exclusion and hindering access to basic social services including health care.