South-South Learning to Boost Secretariat functions of Tonga and Fiji Parliaments
Oct 19, 2017
A south-south learning exchange between the staff of the Fale Alea ‘o Tonga (Parliament of Tonga) and the staff of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji is currently underway with the overall aim to share knowledge that will boost their secretariat roles.
Pacific Integrity Agencies enhance ability to investigate public sector misconduct and corruption
Oct 17, 2017
The United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project, in partnership with the Pacific Integrity Network and the Office of the OmbudsmanTonga, opened a three-day Advanced Investigations Training in Nuku’alofa today.
Partnership launched to develop affordable insurance to build more disaster resilience
Oct 4, 2017
A new partnership between two United Nations programmes is expected to yield innovative and cost-effective insurance solutions for Pacific Islanders and small businesses in the region.
Political Parties Have Important Role to Play in Democratic Societies
Sep 19, 2017
The success of a democracy is measured in the everyday interactions between political institutions and the citizens they represent. Therefore, the participation of citizens in political parties offers unique opportunities for people to participate in a process that affects their lives.
Women Clerks and Deputy Clerks Meeting aims to address Gender Inequalities
Sep 5, 2017
Pacific women that serve as Clerks or Deputy Clerks in their respective countries, are in a unique position to not only promote gender equality in the workplace but also in the work of Parliament.
South-South Cooperation initiative to help countries prepare for climate-related disasters
Sep 4, 2017
The UNDP with support from the Government of India, through the newly established India-UN Development Partnership Fund, launched the Climate Early Warning Systems in Pacific Island Countries Project to enhance the adaptive ability of the Governments of the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and the Kingdom Tonga.
South Pacific Tourism Organisation joins forces with UNDP to promote Green Tourism in the Pacific
Sep 4, 2017
A new partnership has been formed between the South Pacific Tourism Organisation and the United Nations Development Programme to promote green tourism in the region.
Tuvalu’s climate resilience shored up with launch of US$38.9 million adaptation project
Aug 30, 2017
First Green Climate Fund-financed project to launch in the Pacific will focus on reducing coastal vulnerability and building Tuvalu’s long-term capability to fight climate change
Report highlights the level of financial inclusion in Tonga is comparable to other Pacific Islands
Aug 18, 2017
The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Sione Ngongo Kioa and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program released the Financial Services Demand Side Survey Report for Tonga this week.
Fiji Ministry of Education takes up stewardship of Financial Education Programme
Aug 16, 2017
Born out of a regional goal to increase financial competency in the Pacific, the Fiji Financial Education Project has been a global best practice for financial education in schools.