Representatives from government and civil society from Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu as well as development partners will meet in Fiji this week to identify priority interventions for the off-track Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Two student teams from the University of the South Pacific (USP) yesterday debated on whether human rights and culture should be integrated in the post 2015 development agenda.
About 40 professionals working in the area of disaster recovery will gather in Lami for a three day training focusing on disaster recovery planning.
“I urge participants to absorb as much as you can from the cash for work programme, as it would fabricate your capability, your capacity and resilience towards disaster,” said Divisional Planning Office Western, Luke Moroivalu.
Let’s not wait for a disaster to strike, let’s prepare now! Recovery plans should be made by governments before disasters strike and focus on building resilience. This is one of the key outcomes of a three day workshop on disaster recovery training.
Parliamentarians in Kiribati have agreed to have a clearly defined procedure so that members understand the process for addressing issues concerning Parliamentary powers, privileges and immunities.
More than 850 women and men will be employed for next two weeks as part of a livelihoods recovery project.
Will effective management of water resources in the Pacific form part of the region’s response to climate change? Have the needs of girls and women been adequately met through a regional project on water resource management? Are the results of the project translating into policy?
As a major and concrete legacy of the Rio+20 Conference, the Brazilian Government announced the creation of Rio+ Centre, the World Centre for Sustainable Development, at a ceremony this morning attended by Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister for the Environment and Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new publication today on the risks from climate change on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). The volume entitled, “Frontline Observations on Climate Change and the Sustainability of Large Marine Ecosystems” finds that climate change is threatening the livelihoods of billions of people, who are dependent on the $12 trillion generated annually from the LMEs.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a video spot “The Future We Want” which uses voices of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, French actor Lambert Wilson, Brazilian football star Marta Vieira da Silva and Italian actress Laura Morante, to explain what sustainable development is to mainstream audiences.
World renowned Spanish actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”.
Pacific Islanders will now have a greater voice in climate change decision making and a more direct input in adapting their communities to climate change using a combination of traditional knowledge and technology.