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HIV, stigma and discrimination in the Pacific

Friday, 2 March 2018, 9:27 am | UNDP Pacific Centre

A new study has found that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Pacific islands are experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination, resulting in social exclusion and hindering access to basic social services including ... More >>

Text messages prepare Vanuatu for drought

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 4:50 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

October 2015 (Vanuatu) – A text messaging system which helped communities in Vanuatu recover from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam, is also helping communities to prepare for the next potential drought disaster with the impending El Nino. More >>

Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change: Community Level

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 2:40 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

[Nadi – July 10] The integration of climate change and disaster risk management functions is taking place at the national and community level in various ways. Today, at the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change ... More >>

Another Step Towards Sustainable Peace in the Pacific

Friday, 5 July 2013, 4:13 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

5 July, 2013 (Suva, Fiji) - For the past three weeks, over 35 religious and civil society leaders from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (including Bougainville), West Papua, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Nauru, Kiribati, Samoa and American ... More >>

Pacific Youths to Take On Organic Agriculture

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 4:07 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

[Port Vila, Vanuatu – 24 June] The second in a series of workshops to build the skills of youth in organic agriculture concluded in Port Vila last week.  More >>

Consultation to Discuss Women's Empowerment

Monday, 10 June 2013, 6:18 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

[Suva, Fiji – June 10] A meeting later this week in Nadi will consider how culture may be used to help address gender based violence instead of being used as an excuse for perpetrating it. More >>

Pacific: Barriers to Access Climate Change Finance

Friday, 3 May 2013, 4:12 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

[3 May 2013 – [Fiji & Pacific Islands] Community members and specialists in the Pacific are invited to join Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean to share ideas on overcoming challenges being faced by countries keen to utilise global climate ... More >>

First SIDS DOCK Pacific Regional Meeting Being Held In Fiji

Friday, 3 May 2013, 1:22 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

Financing climate change adaptation high on the agenda   Suva, Fiji, Thursday, 2 May 2013:   Pacific  energy and climate change professionals will convene in Nadi, Fiji, at the Tanoa International Hotel, for four days, beginning 6 May, to ... More >>

Pacific Youths' Perception that Farming is No Worthy Career

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 3:32 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

The popularity of a Pacific-wide e-discussion about challenges in engaging Pacific youth in agriculture, forestry and food security, has today prompted a one-week extension. The knowledge-sharing forum Pacific Solution Exchange (PSE) is moderating the e-discussion ... More >>

Solomon Islanders Have Their Say in Post 2015 Consultations

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 11:05 am | UNDP Pacific Centre

Solomon Islanders would like to see quality education linking to job opportunities, better water supply and sanitation for all and sustainable livelihoods in the post-2015 development agenda. More >>

Opportunities for Pacific Islands from South-South Exchange

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 2:22 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

2013 Global Human Development Report Offers Opportunities For Pacific Islands To Gain From The South-South Exchange More >>

Symposium On Managing Pacific Island Extractive Industry

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 11:53 am | UNDP Pacific Centre

Symposium On Managing Extractive Industries In Pacific Island States To Improve Human Development Set To Start More >>

Pacific Solution Exchange Discusses Seaweed Influx in Fiji

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 12:00 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

Community members are concerned about the recurrence of abundant seaweed blooms on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji which are defacing beaches and impacting the environment, probably as a result of climate change. More >>

Pacific Discusses Public Private Partnerships For Growth

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 1:44 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

[Nadi, Fiji – May 30] Partnerships, win-win situations, business opportunities as well as engaged and accountable stakeholders are some of the key elements of a successful Public Private Partnership model. More >>

Pacific to Meet on Public Private Partnerships

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 4:03 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

[Suva – May 24] More than 90 private sector representatives, national and local government officials, development partners and members of the civil society from around the Pacific will gather in Nadi next week for the Regional Roundtable on Promoting ... More >>

Cartoonists from Asia-Pacific win awards on Earth Day

Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 4:09 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

Cartoonists from Asia-Pacific win awards on Earth Day from the UN and Government of France More >>

Creating Local Growth through Public Private Partnerships

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 3:58 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

Creating Local Growth through Public Private Partnerships [By: UNDP Pacific Centre] How can a town council ensure that services like garbage collection, maintenance of town roads and public parks, among other things, are provided efficiently to everyone? ... More >>

Tongan Government commits to Freedom of Information Policy

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 3:03 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

Members of the Tongan Government, public service, civil society and media came together in Nuku’alofa today to discuss the Government’s proposal for a national Freedom of Information (FOI) policy. The policy is a key step in the Government’s push ... More >>

Marshall Islands New Parliament Commits To Promoting Service

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 4:14 pm | UNDP Pacific Centre

25 January 2012 [25 January 2012 - Majuro, Marshall Islands] – Today saw the opening of an Induction Seminar for Senators of the new Nitijela (Parliament) of Marshall Islands. Speaking on behalf of the President at the opening of the Induction Seminar, ... More >>

Pacific States Commended For Combatting Corruption

Monday, 12 December 2011, 9:37 am | UNDP Pacific Centre

Back in 2005, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders called for members to ratify and implement the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In 2011, three more Pacific Island countries acceded to UNCAC – doubling the number of ratifying States parties in ... More >>

 

 

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