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  • 23 Nov 2012
    Collaboration crucial for the achievement of the MDGs

    With only three years to go before the 2015 deadline when countries worldwide aimed to have achieved the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), participants attending the Tonga MDG-Media Training Workshop were reminded that if Tonga was to achieve the MDG targets, there must be increased collaboration between the Government and civil society organizations, youth, churches and the community at large.

  • 21 Nov 2012
    Vanuatu Parliamentarians start Induction Programme

    Vanuatu’s newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) today started a three day induction programme aimed at enabling them to better understand and more effectively perform their roles as parliamentarians.

  • 30 Oct 2012
    Nauru launches first MDGs Report

    For one of the world’s smallest countries, beset by many challenges, Nauru has been congratulated for releasing its first Nauru Progress Report 1990-2011. The report documents the progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), highlighting Nauru’s achievements in universal basic education, reducing maternal mortality, providing universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, halting and reversing the spread of tuberculosis, providing access to essential drugs, and making the benefits of new technology more accessible to all.

  • 26 Oct 2012
    Countries map plan to accelerate the MDGs

    As the three-day Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Acceleration Framework Pacific Methodological Workshop came to an end yesterday, participants were reminded there is much more work to be done.

  • 24 Oct 2012
    Uneven progress and gaps slows MDG progress in the Pacific

    Unless focused action is taken, many of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets are expected to be missed in the Pacific by 2015.

  • 18 Oct 2012
    Youths debate on whether human rights and culture should be included the Post 2015 Agenda

    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.

  • 11 Sep 2012
    Cash for Work Programme benefits flood affected victims

    “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.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    Disaster Recovery Planning Workshop emphasises building back better

    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.

  • 04 Sep 2012
    Kiribati Parliamentarians Discuss Parliamentary Privileges and Immunities

    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.

  • 08 Aug 2012
    Livelihoods recovery for flood-affected families in Nadi

    More than 850 women and men will be employed for next two weeks as part of a livelihoods recovery project.

  • 02 Aug 2012
    UNDP urges enhanced impact measurement and sustainability of Pacific Regional Water 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?

  • 22 Jun 2012
    Rio+20 Legacy: World Centre for Sustainable Development launched by Brazil and UNDP

    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.

  • 20 Jun 2012
    Climate Change is degrading marine habitats and threatening fish supplies worldwide

    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.

  • 07 Jun 2012
    Celebrities join UNDP video on sustainable development

    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.

  • 22 May 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas invites people to join the global conversation on Rio+20

    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”.

  • 21 May 2012
    Combining traditional knowledge and technology for community-led climate change adaptation

    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.

  • 17 May 2012
    UNDP Solomon Islands supports Dolphin Assessment and Management Workshop

    A recent survey conducted by marine specialists shows that certain sub species of the dolphin population in the Solomon Islands is under threat. A two-day workshop that started in Honiara today will discuss the findings of this survey and use it to develop a national management plan.

  • 17 May 2012
    Pacific voices should be heard strongly on the Post MDGs Agenda

    The voices of the people from the Pacific must be reflected strongly in the post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda, the United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Director Asia Pacific, Dr Ajay Chhibber said.

  • 11 May 2012
    Post-flood temporary employment sites show recovery progress

    Significant changes can be seen in the flood affected Vaileka town surroundings and some villages, three weeks after the special cash-for-work programme provided to more than 350 men and women in Rakiraki.

  • 11 May 2012
    Kiribati Parliamentarians curbing corruption in the public sector

    Parliamentarians in Kiribati are set to seek amendments to increase powers for an important committee that scrutinises public spending.