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UN launches world’s biggest survey of public opinion on climate change

Today, celebrities and youth activists met with UN officials, governments and civil society to launch Mission 1.5, a campaign that aims to bridge the gap between people and governments on ambitious…  


Enhancing Disaster and Climate Resilience in Palau

In a concerted effort to mitigate and enhance disaster and climate resilience in Palau, representatives and key stakeholders from UNDP, SPC and NEMO have agreed to collaborate more effectively and…  


Traditional salt-making in Vusama Village


So we’re doing experiments and learning from them – but what comes after that?

As the new year gets off to an exciting start, the United Nations Development Programme’s 60 Accelerator Labs across the world are ready to unleash the full force of their intellectual capacity,…  


Can reviving traditional knowledge systems improve climate resilience for coastal villages?

As the Accelerator Lab Pacific continues its exploration of “Climate Security for Low-Lying Coastal Areas/Atolls”, references to cultural identity continued to emerge. Cultural identity for each…  


How to scale impact: thinking big

Achieving impact, even if limited, is not really difficult. There are enough people who donate a loose dollar, euro or franc for a good cause during the Christmas season. Many of these…  


Crucial factors in getting your innovative work to reach the people you are serving

I just returned from a field trip to the north, east and west of Fiji. While on this trip, I had the opportunity to observe and talk with numerous rural farmers. I enjoyed kava with rural villagers…  


Strengthening the role of meteorologists in the Pacific

Meteorologists play an important role in reaching global targets and providing support towards socio-economic development in the Pacific especially in the era of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals…  


Climate-resilient development: the future of financing in the Pacific

UNDP, through the Governance for Resilience (Gov4Res) Project, will work with Pacific island governments to ‘risk-inform’ development financing and planning mechanisms so that countries can better…  


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

The Human Development Report, 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 unprecedented…  

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