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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…  


Using ‘sensemaking’ to calibrate our response to COVID-19

In February 2020, I was in New York for work and the buzz around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was growing and picking pace. A week after I returned to Fiji, the borders closed. Almost a year…  


Essay Competition: Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

To commemorate International Women’s Day, the Access to Justice Project is carrying out an essay competition to allow individuals to participate in promoting women in leadership.  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

With a focused set of investments towards achieving the SDGs, an additional 146 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty compared to current COVID-19 trends.  


Youth Parliament Engagement and Outreach Activities on International Day of Tolerance

Over the past few years, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji has supported Parliaments of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, the Cook Islands and Fiji in designing and implementing youth parliaments…  


Integrated service delivery as Fiji’s social protection

The tents neatly arranged in the corner of a school ground were filling up with members of the communities from around Savusavu, located on the south coast of Fiji’s second largest island Vanua Levu.  


Climate action builds momentum in the Pacific amidst COVID-19

Many countries across the globe are beginning to resurface from lockdowns and strict social distancing measures, confronting the three-dimensional effects (social, economic, and environmental) of the…  


Solomon Islands Parliament charts course for the COVID-19 'new normal'

Recognising the importance of outlining a clear path towards achieving its goal of better serving Members of Parliament and its electorates, Secretariat staff of the National Parliament of Solomon…  


Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Fiji

The assessment is guided by the UN Secretary General's Framework for the Immediate Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19, analysing actual and potential losses for Fiji's economy and vulnerable groups a…  


Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  

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