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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 >>

Easing the MPs into their new role

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 2:48 pm | UNDP

16th March 2016 – UN Women and UNDP, in partnership with the Office of the Clerk and Legislative Assembly (OCLA) and other Government Ministries, have prepared a training session for the members of the Cabinet on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable ... More >>

Helen Clark on Death of Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 10:54 am | UNDP

UNDP is deeply saddened by the death of former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali today. Mr. Boutros-Ghali led the United Nations admirably at a challenging time in its history for five years from January 1992. In those turbulent times, the United ... More >>

Tonga celebrates International Day of Democracy

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 8:42 am | UNDP

Nukualofa, Tonga – Tonga citizens will gather on 15 September, 2015 to recognize the International Day of Democracy in a day-long workshop of discussions, presentations, and breakout groups focused on ‘Making Space for Women’ in the country’s democratic ... More >>

Youths to participate in capacity development workshop

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 10:12 am | UNDP

Youth representatives from Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, and Sigatoka areas will gather in Nadi from 9 to 11 September, for the final in a series of four workshops aimed at identifying youth challenges and sharing information and experiences on available opportunities, ... More >>

Tongan youth add voices to Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 9:47 am | UNDP

Over 100 youth from around Nuku’alofa, gathered on August 12 to celebrate International Youth Day in the country’s capital with a day-long activities, including panel discussions on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), art activities, and ... More >>

Meeting of South-South female Legislative Clerks

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:37 pm | UNDP

(Tonga) - Parliamentary Clerks from three Pacific Island nations gathered recently to discuss experiences and share lessons learned from working in the Legislative Assemblies of Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. More >>

Vanuatu: thousands remain in need of water, food, shelter

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:54 am | UNDP

Port Vila, Vanuatu (10 April 2015) – Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and ... More >>

Priority groups for disaster and climate risk financing

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:29 am | UNDP

Thursday 2 April 2015 (Tonga) – Women, people with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other vulnerable groups will be priority considerations in Tonga’s future climate and disaster risk actions. More >>

UNDP announces new ‘5-10-50’ global programme

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:08 pm | UNDP

Sendai, 17 March 2015   – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters. More >>

Government trained to use disaster risk maps

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:55 pm | UNDP

Wednesday 4 March 2015 (Solomon Islands) – To help the Solomon Islands Government make well-informed decisions about disaster risk management, decision-makers are receiving tailored training on how to access, use and create risk maps. More >>

Pathway to greater climate action

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:44 pm | UNDP

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable ... More >>

Seeking justice for peace in eastern Ukraine

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:44 pm | UNDP

Kiev, Ukraine – To better respond to the growing need to record human rights violations in the east of Ukraine, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting a number of civic human rights monitors and investigators to ensure that human rights are ... More >>

Tonga Climate Finance and Risk Governance Assessment

Friday, 6 February 2015, 5:01 pm | UNDP

Tonga Climate Finance and Risk Governance Assessment underway A national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and ... More >>

UNDP analysis in Istanbul

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:14 pm | UNDP

Istanbul, 21 January, 2015 -- Developing and transition economies of Europe and Central Asia show disturbingly high poverty levels, even in some upper middle-income countries, according to research released this week by the UN Development Programme’s ... More >>