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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…  


Strengthening Palau’s disaster response and resilience to hazards

The UN Development Programme, in unison with the Government of Japan and the Government of Palau, are forging ahead to achieve long-term disaster and climate resilience for Palau, despite the…  


Five new medical ventilators officially handed over to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health

Five new medical ventilators have been officially handed to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services this morning to strengthen its COVID-19 preparedness.  


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.  


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…  


United Nations announces virtual concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19

The United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work…  


Budget Briefing Workshop for civil society organisations

As the COVID-19 pandemic drives profound societal and organizational shifts throughout the world, the unprecedented crisis also places greater responsibility for all institutions working in the…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries estimates that it would cost from $199 billion per month to provide a time-bound, guaranteed basic…  


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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