“No one becomes an active citizen by accident. Like everything else, it has to be learned. While young children pick up a certain amount of citizenship learning through their families and communities, it can never be enough to prepare them for their active role as citizens in today’s complex, fast-paced and diverse Fiji society.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) donated $109,589.30 worth of Agro inputs to the Department of Agriculture today.
A recent workshop organized in the island of Vaitupu and Nui, in Tuvalu looked at how representatives from the different island councils and communities could better plan and budget for development funds. Conducted by the Department of Rural Development /Ministry of Home Affairs and Rural Development under the Strengthening Local Governance Programme, the workshop that took place in May involved men, women and youth.
More than 60 persons attended the “Education Stakeholders Parliamentary Seminar” held at Commonwealth Youth Center Thursday this week.
During 23-25 June 30 victims testified in the second regional hearing by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Solomon Islands. By telling their stories, many of the victims express relief and a will to move on in their lives.
A Committee has recently been appointed to manage the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Maringe Lagoon near Buala in Isabel Province (Solomon Islands).
If you ask ten people what poverty is you are likely to get ten different answers. To measure poverty is difficult, and experts are divided on the question of how this is best done.
The upcoming national elections in Solomon Islands provide an opportunity to reflect on the country’s commitment to attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
Bringing banking to the doorsteps of rural villagers in Fiji and combining this with training on saving and investing money has led to improvements in their wellbeing. This was revealed by a United Nations report launched in Suva today.
It looked scary when villagers dressed like traditional warriors rushed towards Ms Ligia Elizondo with spears and bush knives, but it was only part of Horobau’s heartily welcome to UNDP’s Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
Gender inequality still exists across Asia and the Pacific, a report recently released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says.
The impact of the global economic and financial crisis in the Pacific cannot be fully addressed unless gender is integrated in all the responses.
The ongoing economic and financial crisis presents an opportunity to implement social protection programmes in the Pacific that address the needs of the vulnerable, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark in her keynote address at the Pacific Conference on the Human Face of the Global Economic Crisis that started today in Port Vila.
Three high-level United Nations meetings will take place in Vanuatu next week, bringing together top UN officials and leaders from the Pacific to assess the challenges faced by the region and to map out strategies to spur development amid the current global economic crisis.
The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are amongst the most vulnerable to climate change. Responsible for only a miniscule part of the world’s carbon emissions, they are the first to bear the brunt of the effects.
The International Volunteer Day was celebrated in Suva today with several key note addresses, cultural performances and the launching of the “Keep Suva Clean” campaign. The local theme for this year’s celebration in Fiji is “Volunteering for a Safer Environment”, given the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next week.
The United Nations is working closely with other development partners to support efforts by Pacific Island countries to assess and specify how they will each react to the impact of the current global economic crisis and future financial downturns.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it has doubled its resource allocation to 10 Pacific Island Countries for 2008-2010.
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Executive Committee agencies have agreed to jointly expand the presence of the UN in the Pacific.
The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Dr Hafiz Pasha who is in the country for a series of UNDP meetings, officially launch the 2006 Human Development Report in the Pacific.