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UNDP’s regional response to gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

The UN Development Programme, UN Women and projects partners joined efforts in the first multi-country Livestream event on Facebook on 25 November to mobilize the UN system, government partners, civil…  


Women in Justice Sector agree on coordinated efforts to boost gender equity

Over 60 women representatives from the justice sectors who attended the two-day Women in Justice Forum in Honiara agree that there is a need to promote policies that eliminate gender disparities and…  


Respond, innovate & leave no one behind to 'Orange the World'

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence…  


Part 2: Bridging digital divide key to unlocking Pacific potential

This week’s article looks at the benefits of fostering inclusive digital economies for everyday Solomon Islanders and the wider Pacific region, citing the YouSave LoMobile micro-pension product as a…  


National Youth and Women’s Parliament to boost knowledge and confidence of future leaders

Twenty eight youth living in the Kingdom of Tonga aged between 25 to 34 years with two aged between 14 to 18 years will join 26 women aged 25 and above to take over the parliament. These…  


UNDP Strategic Plan 2022 - 2025

The Strategic Plan is grounded in UNDP’s continued commitment to eradicating poverty, accompanying countries in their pathways towards the SDGs and working towards the Paris Agreement. It envisions…  


Online legal aid services available for gender-based violence survivors in Tonga

An online legal aid services launched in Tonga will enable survivors of domestic violence or gender-based violence to access justice with a more comprehensive legal support. The digital platform was…  


International Women’s Day 2021 – Women and Climate Security in the Pacific

International Women’s Day (March 8) is celebrated every year to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of women around the globe. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) recognizes that women’s…  


UNDP calls for temporary basic income to help world’s poorest women cope with effects of COVID-19 pandemic

A temporary basic income (TBI) given specifically to hundreds of millions of women in the world’s developing countries could prevent rising poverty and widening gender inequalities during the COVID-19…  


Induction for the newly elected and returning members of the Kiribati Parliament

I would like to start by congratulating all 45 Members on your successful election, and wish you a productive term in Parliament. We note that 17 of you are first time members and hope that induction…  

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