International Women’s Day is celebrated every year to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of women around the globe. The UN Development Programme recognizes that women’s full participation and decision-making in political, economic and public life is a pre-requisite of democracy and peace, and essential for achieving the global SDGs by 2030.
Julia (not her real name) has been a widow for over ten years. She lives in Malaita with her daughter. She fondly remembers her husband of 20 years as a caring and loving family man. After the loss of her husband, she devoted all her time to raising their daughter, who has a speech impairment.
A temporary basic income given specifically to hundreds of millions of women in the world’s developing countries could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UNDP report.
Climate change is affecting Pacific Island countries in most real and profound ways. Heat waves, floods, and droughts affect every aspect of life for the people in the Pacific -- from nutrition and health, to safety and income. The costs of corruption in climate action and in climate-related sectors can be huge and devastating for the Pacific .
Palau has initiated its first-ever digital coastal survey exercise using a state-of-the-art remote sensing technology called Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). The data collected through LiDAR will be used for further strengthening disaster risk and climate resilience in the country.
Since the Solomon Islands Government committed to prioritize youth rights and address youth aspirations and well-being, UNDP Solomon Islands, through the Youth Empowerment Project, aims to engage young people across the country in peacebuilding efforts and increase their inclusion in the social and economic life of their communities.

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