The people of Palau have a sustainable land management (SLM) policy in place that guides sustainable development in Palau.
Market vendors, whose livelihoods have been washed away by the floods in Fiji earlier this month, will be employed in a special “cash-for-work” programme to assist them in rebuilding their livelihoods as well as enabling them to contribute to recovery efforts in their communities.
Land management is important to many economic sectors in Fiji and Pacific island countries are well positioned to advocate sustainable land management needs at the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June.
The Solomon Islands will soon be able to better monitor climate change and land use.
Many Tuvaluans over the years have seen the Public Accounts Committee as an extension of the Opposition group in Parliament.
Back in 2005, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders called for members to ratify and implement the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The contribution and impact of millions of volunteers around the globe has been acknowledged in the first-ever State of the World’s Volunteerism Report launched today on the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteerism.
What are the key roles of a Member of Parliament? How can Members use parliamentary process to more effectively discharge their constitutional roles?
Members of the public can now access financial data on the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) development activities for the most recent fiscal period, thanks to a new open data portal.
The remarkable progress in human development over recent decades cannot continue without bold global steps to reduce environmental risks and inequality argues the 2011 Human Development Report (HDR).
Despite impressive human development rankings in some of the Pacific Island countries, the region faces a future of rising sea-levels, reduced fresh water sources, and diminishing fish stocks.
Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the United Nations Development Programme continue to provide coordinated assistance for much-needed water to the drought-stricken people of Tuvalu.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism is leading efforts by the Government of Vanuatu towards capitalizing benefits for the country from its participation in the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-related Technical assistance for Least Developed Countries (EIF).
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is on track to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on universal primary education (MDG 2), ensuring environmental sustainability (MDG 7), and strengthened global partnership for development by 2015 (MDG 8).
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was briefed on the Pacific’s first Adaptation Fund project during his visit to the Solomon Islands.
Tuvalu is on track to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on universal primary education (MDG 2), reduction in child and maternal mortality (MDGs 4 and 5), and strengthened global partnership for development by 2015 (MDG 8).
On 12 July 2011, Vanuatu acceded to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), becoming the fourth Pacific island country to become a State party to this ground-breaking international treaty.
The last six years, Solomon Islands did better in providing primary education for all and in reducing children’s and mothers’ deaths at or around childbirth.
Youth are not just the future, but are very much a part of the present, and because of this Pacific leaders should pay greater attention to the concerns of young people.
Would climate change still be a priority if there were no funds available? The availability of climate funds should not dictate the development agenda of Pacific Island countries. Instead, their national priorities should identify the development path they want to take.