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Tonga Legislative Assembly organizes first-ever budget briefing for CSOs

In a historical move, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has for the first time organized a budget briefing for representatives of Tonga’s civil society organizations. The briefing was held in…  

Outreach services REACH Ha'apai and Vavaʻu remote communities

The islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u have welcomed the successful Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) pilot outreach programme delivering justice, and government services to remote communities in…  

Concerted effort to strengthen Tonga’s law and justice sector underway

The development of Tonga’s law and justice sector-wide plan has kick-started with the establishing of close partnerships between Tonga’s law and justice institutions and organizations.  

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…  

Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation across Asia and the Pacific. They illustrate how two or more developing countries, from…  

‘REACH’ mobile service delivery – taking stock for future

Seventeen communities in the Kingdom of Tonga have benefited from the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion community outreach program that reaches those farthest behind.  

Multi-Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme: Annual Results Report 2018

HIV prevalence in the 11 Western Pacific countries continues to be low, with overall prevalence estimated at 0.1 percent.1 The cumulative number of persons ever diagnosed with HIV up until November…  

Pacific Regional Women in Politics Project

Women's political empowerement and equal access to leadership positions at all levels are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and a fairer world.  

Pacific-wide rollout of rapid HIV and syphilis test to improve sexual and reproductive health services for the most vulnerable

A new diagnostic test for HIV and syphilis is being rolled out by UNDP across the Western Pacific region, in order to reach the most vulnerable populations with vital sexual and reproductive health…  

New report shows steady progress on Human Development for Pacific Island states

Fiji, Palau, Samoa, and Tonga remain in the High Human Development category of the latest Human Development Index and are joined by the Republic of Marshall Islands which is included in the index for…  

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