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  • First batch of youth peacebuilders celebrate their graduation Jun 22, 2017

    The first ever graduates of UN Peacebuilding supported training in peacebuilding and livelihood skills, in partnership with Coconut Technology Centre were honoured in a graduation ceremony.

  • Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Jun 20, 2017

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.

  • National peace dialogue reaches consensus on sustaining peace Jun 20, 2017

    The Provincial Premiers reiterated their commitment to work closely with the central government on accelerating reforms to develop all Provinces. Honiara should be seen as an asset to develop Solomon Islands, stated Premier of Guadalcanal Province.

  • Solomon Islands PM opens National Peace Dialogue and emphasises importance of Peace Jun 19, 2017

    Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has opened the National Peace Dialogue in Honiara this morning, emphasising the importance of sustainable peace to the social and economic development of the country.

  • Peace and Livelihood Training begin for marginalised youths Jun 13, 2017

    The first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and Weathercoast.

  • Pacific Investigators and Prosecutors enhance ability to investigate and prosecute corruption Jun 12, 2017

    An interactive session designed to discuss specific challenges when investigating and prosecuting corruption in the Pacific, is the main purpose of the gathering of investigators, prosecutors and law enforcement officials from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories.

  • 10 SDG Solutions for Asia-Pacific Jun 4, 2017

    Entitled “10 Solutions to Help Meet the SDGs,” the report describes large-scale projects in ten countries in the region – Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste – that have demonstrably accelerated progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • 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.

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