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2017 press releases


Innovation Lab gives Pacific youth space to develop creative solutions to corruption

Youth representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries and territories gather for the Pacific Youth Anti-Corruption Innovation Lab in Nadi, Fiji to develop innovative solutions to address corruption…  


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…  


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,…  


Strengthening Public Accounts committees considered at South-South exchange

Strengthening the functioning of Public Accounts Committees (PAC) is essential for Pacific Parliaments to effectively scrutinize public finances.  


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…  


New ballot boxes boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office

The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections. …  


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.  


Effective communications systems increase resilience of vulnerable communities

In the pursuit to improve the flow of disaster-related information that will progress the resilience of vulnerable communities, the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States…  


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.  


Prioritizing community needs after disasters

Community and government representatives from all four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, recently gathered to discuss how to prioritize community recovery issues following a disaster.  

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