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2020 Human Development Report to focus on meeting people’s aspirations in balance with the planet

COVID-19 and its unprecedented effects on human development are a wake-up call to the potential consequences for people’s wellbeing from the relentless pressure we are placing on nature and the…  


Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change

If you’ve been following the news related to COVID-19, you will have heard the mantra “testing, testing, testing”. The understanding is, if we don’t know how the virus is spreading, how can we…  


New Regional Solarisation Project to Improve Resilience in the Pacific

A regional initiative signed in Suva will see Solar Photovoltaic systems installed on buildings of national significance. The PIDF, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji and the UN Resident Coordinator, MCO…  


UNDP hands over equipment for Tropical Cyclone Harold recovery in Fiji

UNDP has handed over US$51,000 worth of equipment’s and tools to the Government of Fiji to support disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold, one of the most severe…  


UNDP hands over personal protective equipment boosting Nauru COVID-19 preparations

The Nauru High Commission in Fiji received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment consisting of gloves, sanitizers and masks from UNDP, through the RESPAC project. Among other priorities, the…  


Traditional knowledge, social resilience and women’s empowerment are keys to cultivating sustainable communities

The early morning Fiji sun shimmers. We turn off the Queens highway and drive along a winding dirt road. We are driving to Vusama, located on the South West coast of Fiji’s main Island Viti Levu, to…  


“Climate Tragedy: If We Drown Tuvalu, We Drown the Entire World”

Tuvalu, a dot on the globe, but home to 11,500 people and 1000 km away from the next ATM , face an existential threat. Climate induced hazards such as rising sea levels, cyclones, tsunamis, droughts,…  


Strengthening Palau’s operational capacity and response to disasters

The United Nations Development Programme together with the people of Japan and the Government of Palau are on a solid path to achieving long term climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods for the…  


A Blended Methods Approach: Solutions Safari on Fongafale

The people of Tuvalu generally have a strong connection to their land. The local catch phrase in Tuvalu is that “Tuvalu is sinking, and it is slowly disappearing”. Seen from above; Fongafale - the…  


Strengthening Fiji’s Disaster Response and Preparedness

The Government of Fiji through the NDMO in partnership with the Pacific Humanitarian Team and civil society partners convened to discuss the development of Fiji’s Country Preparedness Package that…  

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