Bakhodir Burkhanov: Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions for the Pacific Islands
Mar 12, 2018
NDCS are an essential pillar of the global climate action, and our meeting today comes at an important juncture. We have witnessed over the past years, extreme weather events and gradual, long-term effects of climate change, continue to take an increasingly intense toll on humanity and life on earth.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handover event at Tonga’s Legislative Assembly Premises
Mar 8, 2018
This was a show of great solidarity and support from Tonga’s fellow legislatures. UNDP only played a facilitative role by liaising with our partner Parliaments and covering the cost of lifting the equipment, supplies and personnel to Tonga.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Japan–UNDP “Exchange of Notes” Signing Ceremony
Mar 5, 2018
This strengthened collaboration comes at a moment when Parliaments and Legislatures in the Pacific and globally have started acting on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which is also at the very core of UNDP’s action worldwide.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Access to Justice Assessment Launch in Fiji
Mar 1, 2018
The assessment we are embarking upon will seek to analyze whether citizens are actually able to access and use justice institutions to solve their common justice problems, identify factors affecting their ability to do so, and examine what reforms and programs could make justice sector institutions more responsive to citizens’ needs.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launch of Tsunami Drill for the Cluster 1 Schools along the Laucala Bay and Nasese Area, Fiji
Feb 28, 2018
The potential threat of tsunamis in Fiji is considerable. In 2017, 6 tsunami warning messages were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and 4 messages were issued within 2 months so far this year. While fortunately these warnings were no threats to Fiji, knowing how to respond to these messages is important.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: On the appointment of Celebrity Chef Robert Oliver as the UNDP Pacific Office’s Advocate for Food, Sustainable Development and Wellbeing
Nov 24, 2017
Today we celebrate the appointment of Chef Robert Oliver as our Pacific Advocate for Food, Sustainable Development and Wellbeing. Robert is no stranger to UNDP having advised a number of our projects. We know him as someone who is genuinely passionate about human development, and who has deep connections with the Pacific Islands’ people and cultures.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: The Pacific Regional Workshop on Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 16
Nov 21, 2017
The focus of our gathering is Sustainable Development Goal 16, particularly its targets focused on rule of law and access to justice, corruption and transparent and accountable institutions. The very existence of this goal is a remarkable step forward in understanding what constitutes sustainable development.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Vanuatu National Dialogue on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Nov 1, 2017
From regional perspective, we have the Youth CoLab project, empowering young people to be leaders of change. The project’s main objective is to establish a common agenda for Asia-Pacific countries to invest in and empower youth to accelerate progress on the SDGs through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handing over of road works and new climate-proofed building
Oct 31, 2017
Assisting Pacific Island Countries to cope with climate change and disasters is therefore a key focus area of UNDP’s work. UNDP and our partners have been supporting the Vanuatu Government to address these challenges with an overall goal of strengthening the resilience of people and infrastructure.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Training of the Trainers’ Event on Investigative Interviewing
Oct 23, 2017
The initiative to conduct this training on Investigative Interviewing attests to the high level of commitment by the Fiji Police Force to ensuring early access to justice for all Fijians.