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2017 press releases


Landowners Unlock Potential in Development Minerals

Representatives of community resource owners from the Central and Western Division of Fiji are currently gathered in Nadi for a five-day, training of the trainers (ToT) workshop on enterprise skills,…  


Political Participation of men and women key to achieving sustainable development

A two-day validation workshop convened select male Members of Parliament (MPs), from 10 Pacific Islands countries, to build on existing gender equality activities that makes the participation of women…  


Prioritizing community needs after disasters

The island country faces a range of disaster threats including typhoons, droughts and storm surges, and the two-day workshop aimed to strengthen the community and government’s understanding of…  


UNDP Reaffirms Support to Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Rick Hou has welcomed a delegation from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to discuss their support to the Government and the People of Solomon Islands…  


Strengthening Public Accounts Committees Considered at South-South Exchange

A two-day capacity building seminar for PAC members from the Parliaments of Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa with the aim of building the capacity of the committee leadership and…  


Strengthening health systems to better control HIV and TB in Pacific island countries

To effectively control HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in the Pacific there is a need to strengthen overall health systems. This includes, equipping medical professionals with the required tools and skills…  


Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem

The UN based Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) are in the Pacific this week to advocate government ministries in Fiji and the Solomon Islands to transition from cash to digital payments to advance…  


Regional Meet Sets Platform for Robust Data Collection on SDG 16

The complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) itself and the lack of easily gauged data, have been identified as major challenges, particularly for Pacific Island Countries.  


Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience

Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the United Nations and Pacific regional agencies gathered in Bonn for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), showcased successful…  


More Youths Graduate from Peacebuilding and Livelihood Training

The fourth batch of youths graduated this week in the peacebuilding and livelihood skills training, delivered in close partnership with the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace,…  

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