Strengthening Public Accounts Committees Considered at South-South Exchange
Dec 12, 2017
A two-day capacity building seminar for PAC members from the Parliaments of Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa with the aim of building the capacity of the committee leadership and their support staff is currently underway in Wellington, New Zealand.
New Ballot Boxes Boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office
Dec 4, 2017
The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections.
Strengthening health systems to better control HIV and TB in Pacific island countries
Nov 28, 2017
To effectively control HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in the Pacific there is a need to strengthen overall health systems. This includes, equipping medical professionals with the required tools and skills to carry out diagnostic assessments, strengthening procurement, supply and management of drugs for treatment and evidence-based data that better informs policy change and programmes.
Regional Meet Sets Platform for Robust Data Collection on SDG 16
Nov 27, 2017
The complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) itself and the lack of easily gauged data, have been identified as major challenges, particularly for Pacific Island Countries.
Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem
Nov 24, 2017
The UN based Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) are in the Pacific this week to advocate government ministries in Fiji and the Solomon Islands to transition from cash to digital payments to advance financial inclusion and promote responsible digital finance.
Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience
Nov 15, 2017
Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the United Nations and Pacific regional agencies gathered in Bonn for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), showcased successful examples of new private sector networks in improving coordination of resilience and humanitarian activities in the Pacific region.
Gender and Protection Must be ‘Central’ to Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in the Pacific
Nov 13, 2017
Reducing the risks from climate change and disasters would be futile if it does not reduce the risks to those who are most disproportionately impacted.
UNDP empowers Vanuatu’s young entrepreneurs through the Youth Co:Lab Initiative
Nov 7, 2017
UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Vanuatu Youth Council and the Vanuatu Young Entrepreneurs Council, hosted a three-day National Dialogue on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Vanuatu.
More Youths Graduate from Peacebuilding and Livelihood Training
Nov 6, 2017
The fourth batch of youths graduated this week in the peacebuilding and livelihood skills training, delivered in close partnership with the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Coconut Technology Center and the UN Peacebuilding Fund project.
Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis
Oct 30, 2017
The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.