Community Social Good Summit in Sigatoka focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals Sep 28, 2015To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme in Fiji partnered with Sigatoka Town Council to hold the Community Social Good Summit featuring the Continuing Market Business Education for market vendors as part of the Markets for Change project.
Global Goals for Sustainable Development a Roadmap to Pacific ProsperitySep 26, 2015Today is one for the history books. On this day, 193 world leaders, including all Pacific leaders, have committed to pursue 17 Global Goals, intended to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; address climate change.
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development GoalsSep 26, 2015I welcome this momentous decision by Member States to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals which will guide development for the next fifteen years, offering a chance to meet the global citizenry's aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous, and sustainable future.
Youth participation crucial for developmentSep 10, 2015The participation of young people in formal decision-making processes are key to the prosperity and stability of any nation, and young people must be given every opportunity to have their voices heard in national decision-making.
Tonga to celebrate International Day of Democracy - Making Space for WomenSep 10, 2015Tonga 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 institutions, particularly in local representative positions.
Vanuatu │ Aniwa Cooperative reopens to the community and business is booming Sep 1, 2015There is a flurry of activity outside the newly renovated Mama’s Cooperative on Aniwa Island in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. Three months after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, the women of Aniwa have taken over the operations of the local cooperative, the first shipment food and household items received, stocked, priced and on sale.
Public consultation on Tonga's final status on the Millennium Development GoalsSep 1, 2015http://www.fj.undp.org/content/fiji/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/09/01/public-consultation-on-tonga-s-final-status-on-the-millennium-development-goals/
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
New Members of Parliament in Tuvalu undergo Induction SeminarAug 27, 2015Newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) are currently undergoing a week-long Induction Seminar in the country’s capital, Funafuti. The induction seminar is aimed at enabling MPs to better understand and more effectively perform their roles as MPs.
Developing her market business with smile and learningAug 25, 2015Under a blue tarpaulin shade put up at the temporary market space next to the bus terminal in Lautoka, stalls selling vegetables, fruits, root crops, market vendors were slowly starting another busy day.