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.
At first glance there is little in common between Tonga and Bhutan. One is a Pacific Island nation of about 110,000 people, while the other is an eastern Himalayan nation of about 708, 000 people.
The next generation of children in Fiji will be equipped with skills to better handle spending, saving and investing money throughout their lives.
At the beginning of this year I visited the Ekipe village in Vanuatu to meet with rural women, men and children. UNDP has helped this community to establish regular access to sources of fresh water, helping the villagers to deal with the problem of increased water salinity due to the rising sea levels.
Government officials of the Federated States of Micronesia were today briefed on the 20th Anniversary edition of the Human Development Report (HDR) as a follow up to the global launch that took place early this month.
Website re-launched for 20th anniversary of Human Development Report with new interactive data tools, 20 years of past reports, expanded statistical resources.
The 2010 Human Development Index (HDI) - a composite national measure of health, education and income for 169 countries.
The 2010 Human Development Report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today, features three innovative new measurements complementing the Report’s traditional Human Development Index (HDI): the Inequality-adjusted HDI, the Gender Inequality Index and the Multidimensional Poverty Index.
20th Anniversary UNDP report finds long-term progress in health, education not determined by income; introduces new indices for gender, poverty, inequality.
An agreement to support the Government of Tuvalu’s Support to Parliament project was today signed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the British High Commission in Fiji.
The Joint Presence of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was today launched in Nauru by the President, Honourable Marcus Stephens.
The fourth and final roundtable of the sixty-third annual DPI/NGO Conference wrapped up today with a show of overwhelming support for what the Chair of the Conference has called “the people’s document”.
With the advantages of pooling efforts to create a unified and effective governance system for global health gaining traction, the DPI/NGO Conference today examined this concept in the context of strengthening an integrated and systems approach to achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals.
Amid broad agreement that profound disparities in health and life expectancy between the citizens of developed and developing nations were wide and entrenched distinguished panel today debated the equity of the Millennium Development Goals for the poorest and most marginalized in society, as the sixty-third annual DPI/NGO Conference entered its second day.
Broad agreement emerged this afternoon during a round table discussion at the Australia DPI/NGO Conference that non-governmental organizations were uniquely positioned to confront the intractable challenges to global health; but while they increasingly filled gaps around the world, they could not fill those alone.
“Advancing global health is essential to the Millennium Development Goals, and you are essential to advancing global health,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via video message, thanking the 1,200 non-governmental organizations representatives in attendance at the sixty-third annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
As planning for the United Nations Sixty-Third DPI/NGO Conference continues apace, registration numbers are presently higher than in previous years and attention is now focused on the programme for this flagship United Nations-non-governmental organization event, which, this time, has set for itself the twin goal of galvanizing support for improving global health and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
A workshop on Disaster Risk Management was recently held in the Lungei Tagaro Area Council in East Ambae, Vanuatu.
Solomon Islands recently became the first country in the Pacific region, and one of four countries in the world, to be invited to secure resources for adaptation to climate change through the recently established United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Adaptation Fund.
“The what? The Millenn… what? Can you repeat the question please? The Millennium Develop.. what? I am sorry. I do not know anything about the Millennium and that..” These quotes are picked up from people on the street in Vanuatu, trying to answer a question of what they know about the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).