Training Boosts Role of Parliamentary Committee Chairs and their Deputies
Feb 27, 2018
The Chairpersons and Deputies of the 17 Permanent Committees of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Parliament, are currently engaged in a two-day capacity and knowledge building workshop that aims to enhance their work in Parliament.
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.
Solomon Islands holds Development Finance Assessment inception workshop
Feb 12, 2018
Policymakers discussed the preliminary findings and recommendations from the Solomon Islands’ Development finance assessment (DFA) at a workshop held in Honiara this month
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.
New partnership looks to create Pacific wide microinsurance solution for coastal fisheries sector
Feb 1, 2018
Many Pacific Islanders depend on coastal fisheries for both food and income but the sector is vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, which can expose them to severe risks.
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.