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Regional Rule of Law Conference

Access to justice in the Pacific Region is a clear priority on the road to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular SDG 16. Through SDG 16, the global community has identified…  


Concluding Workshop of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Program in Fiji

This workshop is convened with the purpose of reflecting on the programme, on our institutional and personal experiences, lessons learned and ideas that have hopefully been triggered through this…  


Innovation Hub and Co-working Space Launch at the University of the South Pacific

This is indeed the very concept of the Innovation Hub and a Co-Working Space: to bring together individuals from different industries, countries and areas of expertise – people who otherwise wouldn’t…  


Second National Dialogue on Promoting and Sustaining Youth Entrepreneurship through Innovation and an Enabling Ecosystem

As you are aware that, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the important role of youth in achieving the SDGs and calls for action against the challenges faced by young people that…  


Signing Ceremony for Grants for Justice Support Services

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Signing Ceremony for Grants for Justice Support Services, supported by UNDP’s Fiji Access to Justice Project and generously funded by the European Union.  


Training of Trainers for Specialist Investigative Interviewing

The training aims to give investigators a better understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to conduct professional and ethical interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects,…  


Fiji Parliamentarians' Retreat

It is my honor and privilege to be here this morning to speak to the newly elected Parliament of the Republic of Fiji. I would like to start by congratulating all 51 Members on your successful…  


Second Solomon Islands Government Development Partners Joint Dialogue 2018

The Solomon Islands Development Finance Assessment is the first attempt to take stock of all the sources of development finance available to the Solomon Islands – public and private, domestic and…  


Launch of the Fiji Parliament Overview Report

Delivering the 2030 agenda depends on good governance, which includes the responsiveness and accountability of institutions at all levels. Sustainable Development Goal 16 outlines the need for…  


Voluntary National Review Country Capacity Building Workshop for Pacific SIDS

Firstly, I want to congratulate you and your governments for your willingness and enthusiasm to undertake the Voluntary National Review process in 2019. It is a testament to the excellent start that…  

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