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Kadavu youth standing up for human rights to end violence against women in Fiji

This year’s Human Rights Day focuses on Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. It aims to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range…  


New UNDP Report: Human Development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Human Development Report (HDR), which pioneers a more rounded way to measure countries’ progress beyond just economic growth, says that as the gap in basic standards is narrowing, with an…  


Integrating climate information into the decision-making process

The Fiji National Climate Forum currently underway in Nadi will focus on weather and climate predictions, identifying measures that can be taken by stakeholders to mitigate potentially negative…  


Infrastructure Development Transforms Lives in Rural Communities in Pentecost

A new climate resilient infrastructure development at Bwatnapni, will allow residents in Pentecost in the Penama Province to access markets, safe and clean drinking water and an Evacuation Centre. The…  


UNDP and Stakeholders Validate Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initiative Final Report

Coping with increasing use of single plastic products and managing waste is a growing concern for Honiara city. As this trial shows, changing behavior and raising awareness offers new ways for…  


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…  


New Head of UNDP in Asia Pacific Region ready to support countries accelerate on their sustainable development pathways

Ms. Wignaraja, who is from Sri Lanka, was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of the UNDP by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. She brings to the…  


Risk informed development that is climate sensitive and socially inclusive is sustainable

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…  


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 .  


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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