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Stories from Tamana: an island at the forefront of climate change

For the people of Tamana island, in Kiribati, climate change is already an existential reality. Increasing extreme weather events, saltwater intrusion, and droughts affect food security on low-lying…  


Board Meeting for Kiribati Trade Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening Project

As you all may be aware, the UNDP represents the United Nations' global development network that promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations & advocates for change and connects…  


Statement by Achim Steiner at the conclusion of the G20 Meeting

Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and representative of the UN at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Government Governors Meeting held in Venice, Italy, issued the following statement at the…  


Aspiring to a Resilient Pacific: Conveying our optimism for the future

Despite the great challenges of 2020, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji remains undeterred in its mission to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The wide-ranging impacts of the global…  


UNDP Annual Report - Aspiring to a Resilient Pacific

This Annual Report for the UNDP Pacific Office is the first that has been issued since 2016. It just so happens that we have revived this reporting following a most unexpected and very challenging…  


Climate Security in the Pacific

The Climate Security in the Pacific project represents the first multi-country initiative of its kind in the Pacific region and proposes concrete assessment and actions at all levels to tackle…  


Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals and the Role of Parliament

As you would know and hear later, SDGs, or the 2030 agenda, provide a comphrehensive and interlinked set of 17 targets that will make our present and future peaceful and prosperous for our planet.…  


Financing is key for achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Kiribati

Parliamentarians have a unique opportunity and constitutional responsibility to promote and monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Staff and members of Kiribati…  


Why transparency is fundamental to Climate Action

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught people across varying fields many lessons. Access to up-to-date and reliable scientific data helps policy makers make informed decisions, especially in times of…  


COVID procurement under the media microscope

Pacific anti-corruption journalists investigated the mitigation of potential corruption risks in public procurement in response to COVID-19 during their latest knowledge-sharing session on 28 April,…  

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