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‘Digital’ And ‘Mobile’ A New Normal For Resilient Public Service Delivery In Tonga

Friday, 23 October 2020, 6:13 am | UNDP

Nukualofa, Tonga - More citizens in Tonga will enjoy efficient and resilient delivery of public services due to the increasing use of digital and mobile devices in government’s operation. This will be a ‘new normal’ as Tonga prepares for potential threats ... More >>

UNDP Launches Webinar Series To Promote Parliamentary Innovation And Response During COVID-19

Saturday, 20 June 2020, 7:05 am | UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji has launched a new webinar series, to highlight and promote parliamentary innovation and response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, some ... More >>

New Partnership For Fiji’s Security Sector Governance Launched

Friday, 19 June 2020, 7:06 am | UNDP

Signing of the police partnership agreement. Photo credit: New Zealand High Commission to Fiji A new project was signed today between the Government of New Zealand, the Fiji Police Force and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Fiji Police ... More >>

Vanuatu MPs Undergo Induction For New Term Of Parliament

Friday, 5 June 2020, 4:47 pm | UNDP

Photo: UNDP/Maurizio Cacucci Port Vila, Vanuatu (05 June 2020) – Newly elected Members of the Vanuatu Parliament are currently undergoing a five-day induction programme aimed at equipping MPs to better understand and effectively perform their role as ... More >>

Pacific Parliaments Overcome Physical Barriers To Support Budget Analysis In Tonga

Monday, 11 May 2020, 6:47 pm | UNDP

(Nuku’alofa, Tonga) 11 May 2020 – In preparation for the tabling of the 2020-2021 national budget, which will also include the appropriation for the COVID-19 stimulus package, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga is benefitting from the remote support ... More >>

CSOs accelerate action for effective access to justice

Saturday, 1 February 2020, 11:35 am | UNDP

(Suva, Fiji) – The key role played by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in supporting people’s ability to effectively access justice in Fiji cannot be overemphasized. The EU and UNDP are providing support to CSOs to strengthen their ability to fulfill ... More >>

Study reveals justice needs and satisfaction in Fiji

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 5:11 pm | UNDP

(Suva, Fiji) - Every year approximately 100,000 Fijians encounter a legal problem and need access to mechanisms that lead to fair resolutions. This was revealed by the Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Fiji Report launched today by the Fiji Access ... More >>

Advancing Climate Resilience in the Pacific

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:15 pm | UNDP

22 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand: The impact of climate change reaches all aspects of human life in the Pacific. Policymakers must select the priority adaptation actions from many options. UNDP and UN Environment are empowering effective climate change ... More >>

Human rights advocates in Asia under attack

Friday, 18 May 2018, 1:48 pm | UNDP

In February, hundreds of Filipino participants in the peace process, environmental activists and human rights defenders were labeled “terrorists” by their own government. The security of the individuals on this list is at stake, and some have fled the ... More >>

New initiative to boost economic growth in Kiribati

Friday, 30 March 2018, 1:09 pm | UNDP

Tarawa, Kiribati – The Government of Kiribati through its Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on an initiative that will seek to foster income generation for ... More >>

“Floating Budget Analysis” to boost Parliaments’ capacity

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2:50 pm | UNDP

Honiara, Solomon Islands – Lessons from the budget analysis model applied by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji has been replicated in the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. The support during the 2018 budget process was facilitated ... More >>

Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 2:15 pm | UNDP

Avarua, Cook Islands - With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body: the legislature. More >>

Regional Parliament Community Unite to Support Tonga

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 5:29 pm | UNDP

joint press release from the Legislative Assembly of Tonga and the United Nations Development Programme More >>

Japan Government Pen Deal to Support Six Pacific Parliaments

Monday, 5 March 2018, 8:20 pm | UNDP

Suva, Fiji - The Government of Japan today signed a USD$5.2m agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which will allow its current parliamentary development work to be scaled up and replicated to support six Pacific Parliaments. More >>

Cook Islands MPs briefed on proposed Ocean Legislation

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 7:38 pm | UNDP

Arorangi, Cook Islands - A two-day capacity building workshop designed for Members of the Cook Islands Parliament, provided the platform for open and robust discussions on the soon to be tabled Maritime Zones Bill and the Marine Resources Bill. More >>

New Zealand and UNDP Strengthen Partnership

Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:38 am | UNDP

Suva, Fiji – Vanuatu has become the fifth country in the Pacific to receive support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through a three-year Parliament strengthening project with funding from the New Zealand Government’s Aid Programme. More >>

South-South Exchange Strengthening Public Account Committees

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 1:52 pm | UNDP

Wellington, New Zealand — Strengthening the functioning of Public Accounts Committees (PAC) is essential for Pacific Parliaments to effectively scrutinize public finances. More >>

Celebrating volunteers’ contribution in humanitarian crises

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 5:08 pm | UNDP

Today, countries in Asia and the Pacific and around the world celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD). International Volunteer Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the contribution of volunteers worldwide in peace and development. This year, under ... More >>

Access to Information for People with Print Disabilities

Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:08 am | UNDP

New Issue Brief Calls for Greater Inclusion And Access to Information for People with Print Disabilities in Asia-Pacific More >>

Parties Have Important Role to Play in Democratic Societies

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:45 am | UNDP

19 September 2017, Momi Bay, Fiji — The success of a democracy is measured in the everyday interactions between political institutions and the citizens they represent. Therefore, the participation of citizens in political parties offers unique opportunities ... More >>