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Empowering domestic violence survivors to access justice in the remote islands

The Kadavu archipelago with its plunging volcanic rainforest slopes, protected by one of the world’s largest and healthiest coral reefs, is home to a population of over 10,000, located south of Fiji’s…  


An integrated approach to community health service delivery in Samoa

An integrated approach to deliver health services in Samoa is proving to be an effective and sustainable way to respond to health care challenges and reach vulnerable communities. The approach is now…  


Supporting today’s youth is the best way to build a sustaining peace in the future

An electrician by profession, and youth rights advocate by vocation, Giftson Semi’s journey as an activist has already begun. In 2018, Semi was nominated at the Youth Forum from Western and Choiseul…  


UNDP supports Government and National Youth Council set up Guadalcanal Youth Council executive

The National Youth Congress, Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and Guadalcanal Provincial Government with support from UNDP through the Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources…  


Using satellite imagery to support civil and electoral registries validation

UNOSAT and UNDP, longstanding partners, are cooperating on a new satellite imagery analysis application, through the production of maps used in the validation of the civil and electoral registries in…  


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.  


Sign language as the right to know - the International Day of Sign Languages

Sign language interpretation is now on a regular basis in the daily evening news with two of the key TV news channels in Fiji. It started in April, when Fiji was at the height of addressing the…  


Strengthening the capacity of health workers to end TB in Nauru

Considerable progress has been made on tuberculosis in the Western Pacific region over the past few decades, but more work is needed to meet targets set out in global strategies aimed at bringing an…  


Young Fijians engage in rights-based development

The democratic process for sustainable development relies on the engagement of everyone, young and old, with shared goals. Meaningful engagement of young people can build a more inclusive, equal…  


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.  

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