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Strengthening democracy through inclusive elections

Inclusive democratic development requires that all segments of the society, including disadvantaged groups such as the poor and the most vulnerable, have a meaningful voice in decisions affecting…  


Strengthening people with disabilities right for inclusive and resilient communities

The UN Development Programme Solomon Islands, under the Outstanding Women initiative, has launched a series of dialogues to discuss community priority issues, including women’s empowerment and social…  


Hard-fought progress on TB in Kiribati at risk due to COVID-19

Under the World Health Organization (WHO)’s End Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy, countries around the world have set out ambitious targets to reduce the number of TB cases and deaths, as well as…  


TCAP supporting inclusive, climate-smart development planning for Tuvaluans

To strengthen the integration of climate change and disaster risk concerns in Island Strategic Plans, the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project has been working with local councils and communities,…  


Training courses benefit Fijians impacted by COVID-19

A partnership signed in July 2020 between the UN Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association…  


Legal clinic to boost services for people with disabilities in Solomon Islands

People with disabilities in Solomon Islands will benefit from a revamped legal clinic to facilitate the provision of free legal advice and representation. The legal clinic is operated by the People…  


Sign language as the right to know - the International Day of Sign Languages

Sign language interpretation is now on a regular basis in the daily evening news with two of the key TV news channels in Fiji. It started in April, when Fiji was at the height of addressing the…  


Psychosocial helpline to the vulnerable in the COVID-19 socio-economic crisis

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is far more than just a health crisis: it has shaken societies and economies to their core. Each individual is dealing with their own crises.  


Temporary Basic Income (TBI)

Unconditional emergency cash transfers can mitigate the worst immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis on poor and near-poor households that do not currently have access to social assistance or…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we need to look beyond income to tackle poverty in all its forms.  

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