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.
New farming method and demonstration plots developed in North Malaita to improve food securityJun 3, 2013Farmers from four communities in North Malaita now know the best method to plant on hillsides, prevent soil erosion and improve their yields. This has been made possible by the establishment of demonstration plots through a national project aimed at enhancing the resilience of local communities to adapt to climate change and ensure food security.
Two million dollar agreement for renewable energy in the PacificMay 6, 2013A major highlight of the opening session of a regional meeting relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Pacific was the signing of a two million dollar agreement.
Australia and UNDP committed to strengthening democratic governance in TongaApr 22, 2013The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today signed an agreement with the Government of Tonga to support governance and promote democracy in Tonga.
Project helps Solomon Islanders improve food securityApr 17, 2013Communities which traditionally depended on yams and taro for a staple diet have admitted switching to sweet potatoes and cassava as their farms can no longer grow the former crops.
UN calls for accelerated action with 1,000 days to go on Millennium Development GoalsApr 5, 2013The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in the Pacific are today observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening commences formulation of ward profiles and five year Strategic Plans for Provincial GovernmentsApr 2, 2013The Ministry of Provincial and Institutional Strengthening formally launches Ward Profiling and Strategic Planning formulation for nine provincial governments in Solomon Islands in the first week of April 2013.
Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effortMar 21, 2013The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.
Recovering and sustaining livelihoods, communities continue on strong after floodsMar 19, 2013Flood affected families in Nadi who benefitted from Fiji’s first cash-for-work project to recover from the devastating effects of the twin floods of early 2012, had a first-hand chance to share their stories with Nicholas Rosellini, the UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
2013 Global Human Development Report offers opportunities for Pacific Islands to gain from the South-South ExchangeMar 18, 2013The Pacific region can take appropriate actions to advance human development, as outlined in the 2013 Human Development Report—The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.