New project to build long-term resilience to climate changeJun 18, 2015Vanuatu government committed to increased efforts to recovery from cyclone Pam and building long-term resilience to climate change.
Tonga Parliament takes tangible steps in fight against corruption May 21, 2015Members of the Parliament of Tonga took a great step forward in the fight against corruption in this Pacific Island nation by launching a local chapter of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and later unanimously voting in Parliament to create a Standing Committee on Anti-Corruption.
SDGs: Marshall Islands, UNDP convene forum for human development in the post-2015 AgendaMay 13, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Parliament of the Marshall Islands opened a two-day high level consultation on key national development issues.
Tonga Parliament aim to boost anti-corruption effortsMay 12, 2015Parliamentarians in Tonga begin a two-day workshop today to build their capacity to advance good governance and boost anti-corruption efforts.
Opening Speech by Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for UNDP Asia-Pacific Bureau for High Level Forum on Governance for Sustainable Human Development for Marshall IslandsMay 12, 2015We congratulate Marshall Islands for successfully completing its National Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 which will guide the national development aspirations of the country.
Meeting of South-South female Legislative Clerks an opportunity to build on shared experiencesApr 23, 2015Parliamentary 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.
Vanuatu: UNDP Launches Cash-for-Work Programme to Build Back BetterApr 21, 2015Cyclone Pam affected communities in Port Vila have started clearing rubble and household waste this week, earning much needed income to get back on track after the disaster.
Better access to justice and services for people of FijiApr 20, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Fiji and of Japan today launched the Fiji REACH Project to support the Fijian Government’s push to improve service delivery to disadvantaged populations, particularly for women, youth, minorities and communities in rural and urban informal settlements.
Stakeholders gather in Fiji for first ever national renewable energy investment forumApr 9, 2015Stakeholders in the energy sector have gathered in Fiji for a national Renewable Energy Investment Forum. The Forum will provide an opportunity to present new supporting conditions in Fiji for investing in renewable energy and engage with existing and potential independent power producers.
Vanuatu: Humanitarian Coordinator warns of secondary emergencyMar 31, 2015Tropical Cyclone Pam swept through the archipelago of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, wiping out homes and infrastructure, destroying the electricity network and razing crops in the mainly agricultural country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu, Ms Osnat Lubrani, visited Tafea Province on Saturday to see the effect of the cyclone on a vulnerable population.