Pacific Island countries are facing considerable development challenges due to the increasing impacts of climate change and extreme geo-hazard events. Development must be risk informed to reduce vulnerability to climate change and disasters in the region.
Kanni Wignaraja is set to assume her role as Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme, on 1 December 2019.
While women make up 50 percent of global population, they are still not able to take up their rightful place in national parliaments across the region to review and vote on national laws, development priorities and budget allocations.
It’s after 2 o’clock in the afternoon and a group of women from Etil (a village 20 minutes from Port Vila) gather around 54-year-old matriarch, Wakalani Alphonse.
Every year approximately 100,000 Fijians encounter a legal problem and need access to mechanisms that lead to fair resolutions.
Education of the deaf children is crucial to give them the ability to fulfill their full potential.
Traditional Fijian voyaging bridges ancestral wisdom and renewable energy, inspires youth and proves carbon-neutral travel is possible

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9,937,200

Population

31.4

Poverty rate

$2678.2

GNI per capita

0.645

Human Dev. Index

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