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To address Gender Inequalities

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 4:51 pm | United Nations Development Programme

05 September 2017, Suva —Pacific women that serve as Clerks or Deputy Clerks in their respective countries, are in a unique position to not only promote gender equality in the workplace but also in the work of Parliament. More >>

UN to begin Pacific Strategy Consultations in Kiribati

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:16 pm | United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Pacific, Osnat Lubrani heads to Kiribati for Pacific-wide national consultations to inform the development of the new United Nations Pacific Strategy. She will be accompanied by several United Nations (UN) ... More >>

Enhancing Niue’s natural resources

Friday, 22 April 2016, 4:41 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Niue’s unique natural environment and ecosystem provide for food security, drinking water and economic livelihood for the raised atoll’s population of over 1,600 people. The sustainability of the country, and the opportunities for its future generations, ... More >>

EU and UNDP Discuss Global Development Challenges

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:26 am | United Nations Development Programme

Brussels, 27 April 2015 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica jointly opened today in Brussels a high-level policy dialogue between ... More >>

Samoa establishes a National Human Rights Institution

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 4:43 pm | United Nations Development Programme

[Apia – December 10] The United Nations in the Pacific today commended Samoa for establishing a national human rights institution. The institution is part of the Komesina o Sulufaiga (Ombudsman), and has the mandate to protect and promote human ... More >>

"Rise of South" transforming global power balance

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 12:22 pm | United Nations Development Programme

“Rise of South” transforming global power balance, says 2013 Human Development Report Massive poverty reduction, middle-class expansion from major development gains in Africa, Asia, Latin America More >>

Agro-Meteorology Can Boost Food Security - Expert

Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 10:40 am | United Nations Development Programme

[Nadi, Fiji – May 2] “Food production in the Pacific need not decrease as a result of climate change. On the contrary, farmers armed with relevant weather pattern information can plan their food production and increase yields in the face of climate change.” More >>

Priorities Should Determine Access to Climate Finance

Friday, 15 April 2011, 8:15 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Koror, Palau - April 15] Would climate change still be a priority if there were no funds available? The availability of climate funds should not dictate the development agenda of Pacific Island countries. Instead, their national priorities should identify ... More >>

Building a Future of Financially Strong and Competent People

Wednesday, 19 January 2011, 11:20 am | United Nations Development Programme

[Suva, January 18] The next generation of children in Fiji will be equipped with skills to better handle spending, saving and investing money throughout their lives. This will be made possible through the Fiji Financial Education Curriculum Development ... More >>

Violence Against Women - Missing Millennium Development Goal

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 12:00 pm | United Nations Development Programme

"Tackling violence against women would address the gender dimensions of the Development Goals," says UN expert on violence against women The following statement was issued by the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, ... More >>

Drogba to Join Football Greats in Match Against Poverty

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 9:43 am | United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba will join top footballers Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane in the 8th Annual Match Against Poverty on 14 December. The Match, which kicks off at the Karaiskakis Stadium in ... More >>

Climate Change Finance - Adaptation Starts Here

Monday, 6 December 2010, 11:51 am | United Nations Development Programme

At the beginning of this year I visited the Ekipe village in Vanuatu to meet with rural women, men and children. UNDP has helped this community to establish regular access to sources of fresh water, helping the villagers to deal with the problem ... More >>

Asia: Women with HIV face discrimination

Thursday, 2 December 2010, 10:49 am | United Nations Development Programme

HIV-positive women in Papua New Guinea, India and the Philippines face growing stigma and discrimination, and are inadequately protected by legal or social safety nets, according to a series of consultations by the United Nations Development Programme ... More >>

FSM Government Briefed on UNDP’s Human Development Report

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 4:40 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Government officials of the Federated States of Micronesia were today briefed on the 20th Anniversary edition of the Human Development Report (HDR) as a follow up to the global launch that took place early this month. The briefing was held because ... More >>

UN Opens Joint Presence Office In Nauru

Friday, 10 September 2010, 3:20 pm | United Nations Development Programme

YAREN, 09 September 2010 – The Joint Presence of the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund was today launched in Nauru by the President, Honourable Marcus Stephens. More >>

Communities Learn To Prepare For Disasters

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 5:54 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Ambae, Vanuatu, 25 August, 2010) A workshop on Disaster Risk Management was recently held in the Lungei Tagaro Area Council in East Ambae, Vanuatu. More >>

Tuvalu: Empowerment Workshop Held For Communities

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 4:35 pm | United Nations Development Programme

A recent workshop organized in the island of Vaitupu and Nui, in Tuvalu looked at how representatives from the different island councils and communities could better plan and budget for development funds. More >>

“There Are No Spectators,We Are All Players” TV

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 7:00 pm | United Nations Development Programme

To kick-off the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassadors, Didier Drogba and Zinedine Zidane, launched an anti-poverty TV spot appealing for the world to live up to the challenge and join the team that will beat poverty. More >>

Secretary-General On World Press Freedom Day

Saturday, 1 May 2010, 10:47 am | United Nations Development Programme

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But around the world, there are governments and those wielding power who find many ways to obstruct it. More >>

Pacific Peace Builders Gather For Induction

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 5:43 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Representatives from governments, non government organizations, private sector and development partners will gather in Nadi for a ten-day induction workshop on peace building in the Pacific. More >>

 

 

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