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Enabling Violence Survivors to Access Justice

A United Nations Report states that persons with psycho-social disabilities experience more violence compared to persons without disabilities, while persons with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely…  


Science to Service - Weather and Climate Observations

Climate data can also be used by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to investigate the correlation between increased flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks including malaria and dengue.…  


Pacific Government Audit Offices’ Performance Results Analysed

Five audit offices in the Pacific undertook a review of their operations using the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions performance measurement framework .  


Civil society supports effective access to justice for persons with disabilities

His name was called at the doorstep of the Magistrates Court. Tomasi (not his real name) went into the courtroom and stood in front of the judge. There were brief exchanges between the prosecutor,…  


“Changing Minds: Testing Plastic-Free Schools in the Solomon Islands”

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Police Force encourages more women leaders

Empowering women to become future leaders in the Police Force is the focus of a leadership training organized by the Fiji Police Women’s Network. The workshop is conducted by the FPWN with support…  


Under representation of women in Pacific Parliaments a critical issue

While women make up 50 percent of global population, they are still not able to take up their rightful place in national parliaments across the region to review and vote on national laws, development…  


A child’s cry for stronger homes

“When Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February 2016, my family was one of the worst affected. We lost our home and we almost lost all of our belongings,” said 14-year-old Talei…  


Training on ‘Mandela Rules’ and inspections of places of detention in Fiji

The Association for the Prevention of Torture, facilitated a three-day training to members of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission and the Fiji Corrections Service on the United…  


UN works to provide integrated support to the Solomon Islands as it prepares to graduate from Least Developed Country status

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Least Developed Country Graduation, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Government, held a two-day workshop to kick-start the process of preparing for…  

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