With only two and a half years remaining before the deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Government of Fiji is making a concerted effort to accelerate progress by focusing on the targets and indicators that Fiji is lagging behind.
Four Pacific youth teams from three faculties of the University of the South Pacific are ready to debate what the development agenda should look like for the region once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative, Knut Ostby together with UN colleagues and a government delegation, will visit the areas in Rakiraki that benefitted from a cash-for-work programme following devastating floods last month
Pacific youths’ voices need to be heard on how their islands should be developed once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015.
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.
The Equator Initiative announced yesterday the names of twenty-five local community groups to receive the Equator Prize 2012 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to sustainable development.
The Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programmes, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 14 countries of the region, have empowered communities to take action and protect their environment.
The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) organized an Inception Workshop to launch the implementation of a new climate change adaptation project, “Enhancing resilience of communities to the adverse effects of climate change in agriculture and food security” last week.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is expanding its reach in the Pacific with the establishment of an office in the Kingdom of Tonga.
The Office of the Speaker, in collaboration with the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), today launched a two-day FSM Congress Orientation Seminar for the elected members of the Seventeenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Fiji last week (20 October) marked a series of events to raise awareness about eliminating poverty, launching a new report on the country’s progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
On Election Day 62 international election observers will be deployed in polling stations in more than half the constituencies in the Solomon Islands.
The United Nations (UN) will facilitate the coordination of international election observers during the 2010 National Parliament Election in Solomon Islands. For that purpose an Electoral Observation Coordination Team (EOCT) has recently arrived and started their work in Honiara.
More than 60 persons attended the “Education Stakeholders Parliamentary Seminar” held at Commonwealth Youth Center Thursday this week.
Soccer viewers in Solomon Islands will soon be able to see the international soccer stars Zinedine Zidane and Didier Drogba promoting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on One Television.
Fiji continues to be reliant on imported fossil fuel for the generation of power to homes and businesses as well as for transportation.
The newly established Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Project commences first training sessions this week.
A workshop conducted in May by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Congressmen in the Federated States of Micronesia enabled the national legislators to agree to priority areas for strengthening the Congress’ internal capacity.
Saturday 29 May the workshop “Reporting on the MDGs” was arranged in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The purpose of the workshop was to increase the awareness and visibility of the MDGs in the Solomon media.
While the whole world is grappling with issues of poverty, our young rugby players are making their contributions to poverty reduction known.