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  • New phase of Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project launched Aug 11, 2016

    The second phase of the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption was launched today in Suva. It aims to support Pacific Island countries strengthen their national integrity systems in order to promote ‘clean’ governments and to create an enabling environment for trade, business, investment and sustainable development.

  • Efforts underway to strengthen and support State Governance in Palau Aug 5, 2016

    The Government of Palau and the United Nations Development Programme signed a milestone agreement today, in order to strengthen the capacity of local legislators and governance systems at local state levels in Palau.

  • Marshall Islands begins drought-related Post Disaster Needs Assessment Aug 5, 2016

    Severe drought in the Marshall Islands associated with the strong El Nino, led to the call for a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). The assessment is not only the first for the Marshall Islands, it’s also the first for the Northern Pacific and the first assessment of an atoll country worldwide and will involve a lot of learning for the nation, the Pacific and the world.

  • Addressing NCDs through law, trade and sustainable development Aug 4, 2016

    Twenty legal, trade and health department representatives from across the Pacific are in Fiji this week to examine the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) burden in the region and the role of the law in preventing and controlling NCDs, particularly in the context of developing coherence between health, trade and investment laws, policies and sectors.

  • Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council a First for the Pacific Region Aug 2, 2016

    The recent launch of the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council is a concrete step towards meaningfully engaging the private sector in the Government’s disaster emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities.

  • New UN Peacebuilding programme launched in the Solomon Islands Jul 15, 2016

    Today, the Honourable Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare launched the new United Nations Peacebuilding Programme designed to support national efforts towards sustainable peace and stability in the Solomon Islands.

  • Political stability and economic development for Melanesia Jun 27, 2016

    In a two-day conference, representatives from governments, parliaments and civil society from Melanesia discussed how to best promote strong, inclusive and peaceful institutions for sustainable economic growth and development.

  • Melanesian Leaders to discuss reforms for political stability Jun 24, 2016

    In a sign of strong commitment to effectively promote political and parliamentary stability, leaders from Melanesian countries will gather in Nadi next week to discuss critical issues on the link between political stability and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Evidence-based Policies key for Youth Development in the Pacific Jun 22, 2016

    With the enactment of the Sustainable Development Goals now underway, it is crucial for policy makers and young people from across the Pacific to discuss development issues that affect their lives, and how to better incorporate these issues that will have an impact on youth development in the Pacific.

  • Exploring Pacific funding mechanism option to turn the tide on NCDs Jun 22, 2016

    Pacific Island countries and territories at the inaugural Pacific Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Summit have expressed their support for a Pacific funding mechanism to better balance responses to the mammoth burden of NCDs in the region.

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