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.
Wake up! Youth project to raise awareness on NCDs
Apr 6, 2017
The Pacific Community and the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji are inviting youth in participating Pacific countries and territories to develop and submit proposals for video projects designed to sensitize the youth population on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.
National Climate Funds an Opportunity for Countries to Manage Climate Finance
Apr 5, 2017
Accessing and utilizing global climate financing from sources such as the Green Climate Fund and other multilateral and bilateral funds, provides the opportunity for governments to scale up national climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.
Newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk Legislature undergo in-depth orientation
Mar 29, 2017
A three-day orientation seminar for the newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk State Legislature is currently underway following the State Elections earlier this month. Newly elected members include Chuuk’s first female Senator, Honourable Senator-elect Gardenia Aisek, who is among two new senators and nine representatives that make up the 39 elected members of the Chuuk State Legislature.