Sea level rise is one of the most severe impacts of climate change, with rising waters threatening to inundate small-island nations and coastal regions by the end of the century. The World Bank estimates that by 2040, sea level rise would lead to a more modest but still large loss of about 5.8 to 10 percent of Fogafale’s (Funafuti) land area and expose a further 10 to 11 percent of land area to occasional inundations.
Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk
New figures released show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a measure that looks beyond income to include access to safe water, education, electricity, food and six other indicators. Now that progress is at risk.
BLOG | Connecting the dots to ensure access to justice and social protections in Fiji’s response to COVID-19
As I drove up from the main corridor connecting Suva to its satellite town of Nasinu, the sun poked gently through deeply charcoaled clouds, creating just a little patch of blue sky while rain fell heavily. Making a site visit to Wainibuku just outside of Nasinu, I arrived to find a village packed onto a muddy hillside, as if threatened by a potential landslide in the rain. Wainibuku is the mission site for the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s REACH Project.
Interested in working for UNDP in the Pacific? Check out our job opportunities in the region.
Talk to us and help us advocate for change.
Be a UN volunteer
Be a UN volunteer
Engage with the United Nations as a volunteer and join the effort in tackling development challenges