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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 >>

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 >>