Celebrating 25 Years of Scoop
Special: Up To 25% Off Scoop Pro Learn More

United Nations Development Programme - Latest News [Page 1]

Phase II Launch – Pacific Civil Society And Illustrators Becoming Public Finance Management Experts

Monday, 11 October 2021, 6:19 pm | United Nations Development Programme

More than 50 civil society organization (CSO) representatives and illustrators from Fiji, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea are on their way to being experts as they proceed into the second phase of the ‘Almost Experts’ mentorship ... More >>

How An Agile Response Transformed Vanuatu’s Civil Register System At A Time Of Crisis

Friday, 23 July 2021, 12:02 pm | United Nations Development Programme

When a pandemic spreads across the world like wildfire causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, remoteness and difficult access due to geographical location can turn into an advantage. This was true for the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu which has ... More >>

Fiji: New Helpline For People In Crisis

Friday, 10 April 2020, 6:58 am | United Nations Development Programme

Prem L. Singh providing tele-counselling via Empower Pacific's 24-Hour helpline. (Photo: Empower Pacific) Lautoka City, usually bustling with people going about their daily routine, and streams of traffic commuting in and out of the city centre, is ... More >>

Governance Clinic to Boost Citizen Engagement

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:34 am | United Nations Development Programme

Aimeliik State, Palau (18 September 2019) – A governance clinic planned for Aimeliik State, the administrative division of the island country of Palau, aims to increase the understanding of local residents on the roles and responsibilities of central ... More >>

Parliament Reporting Handbook for Fiji Journalists Launched

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:52 am | United Nations Development Programme

A handbook, which offers practical guidance and advice for journalists carrying out the important role of writing news reports on parliamentary business and deliberations, was launched at the Fiji Parliament yesterday. More >>

Training for Fiji Journalists to Boost Skills

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 5:13 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Training for Fiji Journalists to Boost Skills on Parliamentary Reporting More >>

FIJI REACH Project Exceeds Community Outreach Target

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:40 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Suva, Fiji (06 December 2018) – The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) for Rural and Urban Fijians Project which set out a target of reaching 4,000 Fijians has managed to reach more than double the targeted figure in facilitating citizen’s ... More >>

Cook Islands Debate on SDGs focuses on mental health

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:14 pm | United Nations Development Programme

Avarua, Cook Islands - Following the success of the first Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a second debate, on Thursday 8th February, brought together people to openly discuss issues around mental health ... More >>

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 >>





Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.