Projects targeting environmental conservation launched in the Marshall Islands
Mar 9, 2018
Over 25 participants gathered in Majuro today to officially launch two national projects as part of the Global Environment Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef programme.
Regional Parliament Community Unite to Support Tonga in Hour of Need
Mar 8, 2018
Parliaments throughout the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have rallied behind the Tonga Legislative Assembly to ensure that the March sitting for Parliament goes ahead as planned.
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
Mar 8, 2018
With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body: the legislature.
Launch of the Fiji Access to Justice Assessment
Mar 6, 2018
The rationale for the Access to Justice Assessment is data collection and analysis across the justice sector, which will serve as the foundation for an evidence-based approach to justice reform and contribute to overall good governance.
Evacuation drill tests preparedness plans for schools in tsunami prone areas
Mar 6, 2018
A tsunami drill in Suva, Fiji, this week provided an opportunity for school management, disaster management officials, government officials and local enforcement agencies to test preparedness and evacuation plans for schools in tsunami prone areas.
Japan Government Pen Deal to Support Six Pacific Parliaments through UNDP
Mar 5, 2018
The Government of Japan today signed a USD$5.2m agreement with the United Nations Development Programme which will allow its current parliamentary development work to be scaled up and replicated to support six Pacific Parliaments.
New study reveals extent of stigma and discrimination confronting people living with HIV in the Pacific
Feb 28, 2018
A new study has found that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Pacific islands are experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination, resulting in social exclusion and hindering access to basic social services including health care.
Training Boosts Role of Parliamentary Committee Chairs and their Deputies
Feb 27, 2018
The Chairpersons and Deputies of the 17 Permanent Committees of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Parliament, are currently engaged in a two-day capacity and knowledge building workshop that aims to enhance their work in Parliament.
Cook Islands Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the SDGs focuses on Mental Health
Feb 13, 2018
Following the success of the first Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the Sustainable Development Goals, a second debate, on Thursday 8th February, brought together people to openly discuss issues around mental health in the Cook Islands.
Solomon Islands holds Development Finance Assessment inception workshop
Feb 12, 2018
Policymakers discussed the preliminary findings and recommendations from the Solomon Islands’ Development finance assessment (DFA) at a workshop held in Honiara this month