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Innovative hotspot approach aims to bring TB under control in Kiribati

Kiribati, a small island nation in the Western Pacific Ocean, has the unenviable recognition of having the highest incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) among its neighbouring Pacific island countries, with…  


Justice and compassion for rape survivors

One in three women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. But in in Fiji, according to the UN, that figure rises to two…  


Strengthening the role of meteorologists in the Pacific

Meteorologists play an important role in reaching global targets and providing support towards socio-economic development in the Pacific especially in the era of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals…  


Enabling violence survivors to access justice

A United Nations Report states that persons with psycho-social disabilities experience more violence compared to persons without disabilities, while persons with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely…  


Science to Service - Weather and Climate Observations

Climate data can also be used by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to investigate the correlation between increased flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks including malaria and dengue.…  


Strengthened Oversight of Public Finance Management System by Parliaments Crucial

The capacity development support for Members of Parliament and representatives of SAIs is an integral in supporting the human development needs as well as the aspirations of meeting the Sustainable…  


Pacific Government Audit Offices’ Performance Results Analysed

Five audit offices in the Pacific undertook a review of their operations using the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions performance measurement framework .  


Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities

His name was called at the doorstep of the Magistrates Court. Tomasi (not his real name) went into the courtroom and stood in front of the judge. There were brief exchanges between the prosecutor,…  


Changing minds: Testing plastic-free schools in the Solomon Islands

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Police Force encourages more women leaders

Empowering women to become future leaders in the Police Force is the focus of a leadership training organized by the Fiji Police Women’s Network. The workshop is conducted by the FPWN with support…  

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