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  • Palau Congress Members look to strengthen integrityJan 26, 2016Senators and House Delegates in the Northern Pacific island nation of Palau held a consultation on Anti-corruption to engage more strongly with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

  • Cook Islands MPs commit to UN anti-corruption driveJan 22, 2016Rarotonga, Cook Islands) – Parliamentarians have committed to enhancing their oversight of anti-corruption and engage more strongly with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) during a workshop at the Legislative Assembly Chamber of the Cook Islands Parliament.

  • UNDP Supports Tuvalu Acquire VesselJan 13, 2016The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) recently supported the Government of Tuvalu to procure a 30 meter vessel. The Talamoana is designed to carry up to 15 persons and will be used by the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) 2 Project to transport expert teams as well as essential equipment to the outer islands.

  • People in Yalobi have more sustainable access to waterDec 23, 2015The people of Yalobi village in Yasawa Islands applauded with excitement when clean, fresh water was pumped from a hose connected to a newly set up borehole.

  • Rising as resilient and sustainable farmers with efforts and opportunitiesDec 16, 2015Looking over the farm, which she recently cleared after harvests of eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, corns, and other vegetables several times this year, Faimun Nisha reflected how she and her group members have gone through some challenging moments and braved the sun and rain to get to where they are now.

  • Reviving the coffee industry on Tanna IslandNov 13, 2015Coffee is one of the main sources of livelihood for the people of Tanna Island. Home to one of the Pacific’s few active volcanoes, Yasur, its rich soils, abundant sunshine and rainfall, makes Tanna one of the best places in the Pacific to grow coffee. But the events of 13 March, resulted in the destruction of this delicate plant, as Tropical Cyclone Pam swept across the archipelago.

  • Emergency employment gives hope to communities affected by Cyclone PamNov 12, 2015Lilly Tupas lives in the Etas area with her husband and son, and runs a small shop, which is located near the Buoffa Landfill on the outskirts of Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital. During Tropical Cyclone Pam, her shop was destroyed and she lost everything. Months on she has since rebuilt and restocked her shop and is back in business.

  • Fallen trees to new homes for the people of Tanna IslandOct 20, 2015Christopher Nipo and his young family are slowly rebuilding after having suffered the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015. They lost all their belongings when their home was blown away during the Cyclone, followed by a fire months later to their bush (outdoor) kitchen, which stored cement and the thatched roof for a new home.

  • Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOct 17, 2015A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.

  • Support to Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion for rural and urban Fijians for sustainable developmentOct 16, 2015The importance of building resilient social, economic and governance systems was highlighted as a key enabler for rural and urban Fijians to both contribute to and benefit from sustainable development by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the opening of the Fiji National Women’s Expo on 14 October.