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UNDP supports COVID-19 Resilient Health Systems response in Fiji

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji and the Fijian Government, through the Ministries of Economy and Health and Medical Services, have sealed a new partnership to…  


Digital services provide prisoners with access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prisoners have been able to meet their children, spouses, siblings and parents living in Fiji and overseas through the video conferencing facilities. For many of them, they have not been able to see…  


New partnership for Fiji’s security sector governance launched

A new project was signed today between the Government of New Zealand, the Fiji Police Force and UNDP. The Fiji Police Force Support Project is a four-year project of US$ 4.2 million (FJ$ 9.2 million),…  


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…  


UN Secretary-General calls on the global community to expand digital cooperation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres presented today a set of recommended actions for the international community to help ensure all people are connected, respected, and protected in the…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to UNDP.…  


Impact of COVID-19; Lessons in Resilience in the Pacific

The global impacts of COVID-19 are unprecedented and extend beyond the realm of health into the social, economic and psychological aspects of people's lives. Although the number of infections in…  


COVID-19 and Human Development: Assessing the Crisis, Envisioning the Recovery

This report takes a capabilities approach to document the severity of the unfolding human development crisis in this pandemic.  


Local COVID-19 response projects in Fiji and Vanuatu to benefit from UNDP’s support

The Pacific Response: Sustainable Livelihoods Challenge, launched on 24 April 2020, came to a successful conclusion on Friday 22 May 2020, with several innovative social impact projects emerging as…  


Tonga Legislative Assembly organizes first-ever budget briefing for CSOs

In a historical move, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has for the first time organized a budget briefing for representatives of Tonga’s civil society organizations. The briefing was held in…  

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