Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience
Nov 15, 2017
Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the United Nations and Pacific regional agencies gathered in Bonn for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), showcased successful examples of new private sector networks in improving coordination of resilience and humanitarian activities in the Pacific region.
Gender and Protection Must be ‘Central’ to Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in the Pacific
Nov 13, 2017
Reducing the risks from climate change and disasters would be futile if it does not reduce the risks to those who are most disproportionately impacted.
UNDP empowers Vanuatu’s young entrepreneurs through the Youth Co:Lab Initiative
Nov 7, 2017
UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Vanuatu Youth Council and the Vanuatu Young Entrepreneurs Council, hosted a three-day National Dialogue on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu.
More Youths Graduate from Peacebuilding and Livelihood Training
Nov 6, 2017
The fourth batch of youths graduated this week in the peacebuilding and livelihood skills training, delivered in close partnership with the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Coconut Technology Center and the UN Peacebuilding Fund project.
Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis
Oct 30, 2017
The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.
Hansard Training to Boost PNG’s Parliamentary Oversight Role
Oct 25, 2017
The crucial role of Hansard in supporting Parliaments in many countries to undertake their full constitutional mandate in representing the interests of citizens, legislating and providing oversight of the executive branch of government, is an area that is not often publicised.
Investigative Interview Training of the Trainers Course for Fiji Police Force
Oct 24, 2017
Ensuring early access to justice in Fiji, and enhancing the capacity of the Fiji Police Force to deliver such justice to all Fijians, are key objectives of the five-day training-of-trainers for the Fiji Police Force Officers which commenced yesterday.
United Nations in Solomon Islands celebrates 72nd UN Day
Oct 24, 2017
Staff members of all the United Nations (UN) agencies in Solomon Islands came together at the UN Joint Presence Office (UNJPO) located at the ANZ Haus, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the UN.
First Ever ‘Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum’ Inspires More than 250 Youths
Oct 20, 2017
More than 250 young people attended Solomon Islands’ first ever ‘Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum’ held this week at the National Auditorium, Museum grounds in Honiara. The 3-day event has been initiated by young people, supported by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) project, implemented by UNDP and UN Women.
South-South Learning to Boost Secretariat functions of Tonga and Fiji Parliaments
Oct 19, 2017
A south-south learning exchange between the staff of the Fale Alea ‘o Tonga (Parliament of Tonga) and the staff of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji is currently underway with the overall aim to share knowledge that will boost their secretariat roles.