Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launch of the Early Warning System in Tuvalu under GEF NAPA 2 Project
Jun 1, 2017
UNDP recognises the special case for sustainable development and resilience-building of Small Island Developing States in view of their unparalleled vulnerabilities, as outlined in international frameworks such as the SAMOA Pathway, UN Convention on Biodiversity, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and of course the 2030 Agenda. Speaking of oceans and marine resources, these countries are just as much ‘small island’ states, as they are ‘big ocean’ states.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launching of the Fiji Parliament Website and Mobile App
May 22, 2017
Firstly, congratulations to you, Honorable Speaker, and to the entire Fiji Parliament on another landmark in opening up of Parliament’s work with the launch of the new Parliament Website and Mobile App. I have been privileged to witness some of these milestones. This year alone, the Parliament has launched its Handbook, the Gender Toolkit and the Parliamentary Educational Resources for Schools.
Osnat Lubrani: Pacific Parliamentary Seminar on Enhancing the Work of Committees
Apr 10, 2017
UNDP is supporting one in three parliaments around the world in their efforts to build inclusive and participative political institutions, to develop sustainable capacities in legislators and parliamentary staff, and to strengthen dialogue with civil society.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Launching of the Fijian Parliamentary Education Resources
Mar 16, 2017
On behalf of UNDP, I would like to congratulate the Honorable Speaker for her leadership in achieving another milestone, which avails another opportunity for the Fijian citizens and these young men and women sitting here today, to learn about Parliament – its role and how it works, to increase their awareness and hopefully their interest in the work of this supreme legislative and oversight body.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific SIDS Workshop
Mar 13, 2017
First, allow me to welcome you all to this 3 day Workshop and Meeting organised by the Disaster Resilience in the Pacific SIDS or commonly known as the RESPAC project. For the benefit of those that were not with us during the inaugural board meeting in Nadi last year, the RESPAC project is funded under the Trust Fund for Development, a joint partnership by UNDP and the Government of the Russian Federation.
UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director and Head of Pacific Regional Policy and Programme, Bakhodir Burkhanov: Early Access to Justice - Awareness Raising and Discussion with NGOs and CSOs in Fiji
Feb 17, 2017
Firstly, I would like to express UNDP’s thanks to the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission for bringing us all together this morning. This is an important dialogue that is meant to enable civil society to contribute views, ideas and solutions to strengthening the access to justice in Fiji.
UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director, Bakhodir Burkhanov: Address at the Project REACH Bus Commissioning
Dec 15, 2016
Immediately following this pledge by all UN Member States is the recognition ‘…that the dignity of the human person is fundamental’ and that the global goals and targets must be met ‘…for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society’, endeavoring ‘to reach the furthest behind first’.
Address by UNDP Resident Representative, Osnat Lubrani, at the Pacific Regional Dialogue on (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions for the Pacific Islands
Dec 5, 2016
First, I would like to start by congratulating the Government of Fiji for its appointment as the President of COP23 to be held in Bonn, Germany in 2017. This is not only a significant step for Fiji or the Pacific, but for Small Islands Developing states globally. Fiji is not new to leadership roles in the UNFCCC. As we are aware, Fiji was the chair of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation leading up to Paris. UNDP looks forward to supporting Fiji in this new role.
Haoliang Xu: Plenary Address At The Responsible Business Forum
Nov 23, 2016
Thank you Mr. Preston for the introduction, and thank you to Global Initiatives and the Marina Bay Sands for walking the sustainability talk – for making the Responsible Business Forum the first zero-waste zero-emission conference of this scale.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon: Message to the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development
Nov 22, 2016
Your focus on the Sustainable Development Goals is timely and welcome. We must work urgently to turn the global aspirations of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change into reality.