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Solevaka – A virtual community for SDG Partnerships

In this contemporary society, online platforms are fast emerging to create and add value to the globalized and complex world of information.  


Advocating for sign language to be recognized as an official language

In a busy hotel lobby, among the guests and visitors conversing in different languages was Leona Tamainai, who was briefing her colleagues in sign language. Leona represents the Fiji Association of…  


Governance Clinic to Boost Citizen Engagement in Local Governance

A governance clinic planned for Aimeliik State, the administrative division of the island country of Palau, aims to increase the understanding of local residents on the roles and responsibilities of…  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


Kiribati Audit Office undergoes first performance assessment

In a first of its kind for Kiribati, a review team from the Pacific Supreme Audit Institution have assessed the relative importance and performance dimension of the Kiribati Audit Office.  


Next Generation of Innovation: The youth building businesses and peace in Solomon Islands

In the Langalanga Lagoon of Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, home is on the water. The sea is everything to communities that line the lagoon. It harbours mangroves and is a source of fish and shells…  


New report takes stock of RMI's development finance

The Marshall Islands Government in partnership with UNDP launched a Development Finance Assessment Report that maps a broad range of past, current, and anticipated sources of development finance…  


Strengthening Disaster Risk Management in RMI

UNDP along with the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands conducted its inaugural project inception and Board meeting in Majuro, on 30 August 2019 for the Disaster Risk Management project,…  


Integrating SDGs into the work of Parliament key to meeting aspirations of people

The Sustainable Development Goals, as a representation of needs and aspirations of people, requires the full engagement and commitment of Parliaments.  


Enabling marginalized and remote communities to access legal aid in the Pacific

Improved access to legal aid and justice services for remote populations in the Pacific will be a key issue to be addressed at the Pacific Regional Legal Aid Conference currently underway at the Coral…  

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