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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 >>

South-South Cooperation initiative

Monday, 4 September 2017, 7:32 pm | UNDP

South-South Cooperation initiative to help countries prepare for climate-related disasters 4 September 2017 Suva, Fiji – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Government of India, through the newly established India-UN ... More >>

Businesses help build more resilient communities

Friday, 14 July 2017, 1:25 pm | UNDP

Businesses help build more resilient communities through combined efforts 13 July 2017, Port Vila, Vanuatu – Tropical Cyclone experiences in Vanuatu have proven the need to have partnerships at all levels in managing the impacts of disasters. More >>

Pacific Dialogue towards climate change risk insurance

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 3:05 pm | UNDP

Pacific Dialogue in Samoa initiates further steps towards critical climate change risk insurance for the region June 26, 2017, Apia – This week in Apia, Samoa , government officials from across the Pacific joined global experts from the private ... More >>

UNDP Releases VR Film 'Ground Beneath Her'

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:34 pm | UNDP

UN Development Programme Releases VR Film 'Ground Beneath Her' United Nations Development Programme PRESS RELEASE More >>

A look back as Koro continues to rebuild post Winston

Sunday, 16 October 2016, 9:08 pm | UNDP

A look back as Koro continues to rebuild post Winston Eight months since Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated the South Pacific Island nation of Fiji, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) recovery efforts in partnership with the Fiji Government ... More >>

Tuvalu uses ridge-to-reef approach to sustain livelihoods

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:17 pm | UNDP

Funafuti, Tuvalu: Coastal fishery stocks have sustained island communities for generations in Tuvalu but is under increasing pressure due to the impacts of climate change and unsustainable fishing practices. More >>



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