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  • 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.

  • Strong high-level support for first Pacific NCD Summit Jun 16, 2016

    Testament to the urgency and strong commitment to effectively tackle the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) crisis in the Pacific region, over 120 high-level delegates representing Pacific Island countries and international development partners will gather in Tonga next week for the inaugural Pacific NCD Summit.

  • Nauru Commits to Introduce Best Practice Leadership Code May 30, 2016

    The Parliament of Nauru has fully endorsed the Leadership Code Bill Report for Nauru Parliament's Select Committee, with the Bill to be introduced in the House at its next sitting in June.

  • Chainsaw training helps open access to farmlands in Cyclone-affected Villages of Fiji May 24, 2016

    Three months after Tropical Cyclone Winston, combined efforts of the affected communities, the Government of Fiji and the international community are making positive strides towards restoring food security and farm-based livelihoods and helping move vulnerable Fijian populations on the road to recovery.

  • Vanuatu Continues to Stand Up to Corruption May 4, 2016

    Senior Government Officials met in the capital, Port Vila today to discuss recent anti-corruption measures taken by Vanuatu and efforts that could be taken to further strengthen measures, including having a National Anti-Corruption Policy.

  • Solomon Islands Civil Society Supports Anti-Corruption Efforts May 3, 2016

    Thirty-six local civil society leaders and Government officials met in Honiara to discuss Government’s efforts to prevent and fight corruption as it rolls out its Anti-Corruption Bill and Whistle-blowers Protection Bill.

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