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.
Strengthening a Nation’s Call for Ocean Protection
May 23, 2017
In preparation for the much-anticipated Conference, the Fiji Government with support from UNDP, gathered for a second National Multi-Stakeholder Consultations for the Oceans Conference on 2 May in Suva, to discuss Fiji’s plan to achieve SDG 14 - conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Solomon Islands Western Province to convene dialogue on Peace and Development
May 18, 2017
The Western Provincial Government in collaboration with Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace with support from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund Project is organizing a dialogue on ‘Sustaining Peace and Accelerating Development in Western Province’ to be held in Gizo from 23 to 24 May 2017.
Youth participation key to peacebuilding and sustainable development in Solomon Islands
May 5, 2017
According to latest national census, seven out ten Solomon Islanders are under the age of 29. However, there is inadequate support for youth participation in economic and political decision making, suggests preliminary findings from State of Youth in Solomon Islands Report 2016, an independent research conducted by Dr. Anouk Ride, commissioned by the UNPBF project.
Solomon Islands Government commits to digitization of 80% of payments by 2020
May 2, 2017
The Solomon Islands Government has today announced its commitment to become a member of the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) and use electronic payment channels for both payments and receipts in a way that improves lives and expands responsible digital financial services.
Innovation Lab gives Pacific youth space to develop creative solutions to corruption
Apr 27, 2017
Youth representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories gathered yesterday for the Pacific Youth Anti-Corruption Innovation Lab in Nadi, Fiji to develop innovative solutions to address corruption challenges in selected policy areas.
Strengthening Kiribati capacity to boost integrity
Apr 24, 2017
Kiribati’s parliamentarians have welcomed the involvement of Kiribati civil society, youth, private sector and other citizens in anti-corruption and are encouraging regular engagement by Parliamentarians and the Select Committee on Anti-Corruption with them.
‘REACH Mobile Service Delivery Buses’ to deliver government’s services to people across Fiji
Apr 13, 2017
Three new custom built buses were commissioned today in Suva that will allow the Government of Fiji to deliver social, economic and legal services to remote communities and raise awareness of Fijians of the rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji.
Members receive in-depth training on the Sustainable Development Goals and Risk Development
Apr 12, 2017
The National Parliament of Solomon Islands in partnership with UNDP and funding support from the Government of New Zealand is hosting a two-day Seminar for Members of the 10th Parliament on the topic: Sustainable Development Goals and Risk Development.
Pacific Parliamentary Seminar to enhance MPs Committee Work
Apr 10, 2017
The seminar was conceived in the wake of extensive consultations with Members of Parliament (MPs) and senior staff of the national parliaments of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and the Cook Islands, which returned repeated calls for professional development opportunities on committee work.