Traditional staple food crops such as yam, pana and taro once commonly found in abundance throughout the Solomon Islands but are slowly overtaken by other crops such as sweet potato and cassava are expected to find their way back into home gardens and on the dinner tables for many Solomon Islanders.
Thirty-two participants, including potential women candidates for Tonga’s national elections in November gathered in Nuku’alofa this week for a one-week training workshop on elections campaigning and leadership.
Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference.
After years of planning, the Vanuatu Government and stakeholders are ready to implement its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Acceleration Framework (MAF) Action Plan following the recent launch of the MAF Action Plan report.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented today a model of international cooperation that helps save a species – tuna – which provides nutrition and livelihoods to poor communities, and is a sought-after global commodity. The successful model of cooperation could be replicated by Small Island Developing States in other parts of the world.
The installation of an automated weather station and rain gauge in the villages of Avuavu and Marau Sound in the Guadalcanal Province will assist in gathering more accurate data on the unpredictable weather patterns in the provinces.
More than 4.5 million tons of tuna are caught each year as part of a $5 billion industry that is an economic lifeline for Pacific island countries. But for how much longer?
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Digicel Tonga signed an agreement yesterday to partner in the Cash For Work Project in Ha’apai, Tonga following Tropical Cyclone Ian in January 2014.
The Government of Solomon Islands, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are partnering to improve corporate functions in the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology, with the long term view of delivering effective and efficient services for a more resilient Solomon Islands.
On the island of Koro, villagers are making use of the abundance of coconut trees and using their copra making skills to produce enough energy to light up their homes and power appliances all year long, making this rural community energy independent and saving on fossil fuel usage.
A delegation of the Executive Board and governing body of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will begin a one-week tour of Fiji and Samoa starting on Tuesday 22 April.
The Government of Tonga and the United Nations Development Programme today signed an agreement for recovery efforts and to strengthen preparedness for future cyclone impacts following Tropical Cyclone Ian which devastated the islands of Ha’apai in January.
Youths make up one-third of Fiji’s population and have the potential to make a difference in the community, improve current living standards and increase access for all in the development process.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Ms Osnat Lubrani, presented her credentials to the Prime Minister of Tonga, His Excellency Lord Tu’ivakano.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Vanuatu signed a two-year project to support the Government of Vanuatu implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Acceleration Framework (MAF) Action Plan.
Fifty-two youth representing Vanuatu’s six provinces are in Port Vila this week participating in the country’s first ever National Youth Parliament which is generating a lot of interest among the youth groups, many of whom for the first time will enter Vanuatu’s Parliament Chambers.