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  • 17 May 2012
    Fiji Government commits to accelerating progress on MDGs

    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.

  • 15 May 2012
    Pacific youth teams ready to make their voices heard

    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.

  • 10 May 2012
    UN and Government teams to visit cash-for-work sites

    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

  • 07 May 2012
    Pacific Youth Voices on Post-2015 Development Agenda

    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.

  • 12 Apr 2012
    Cash for work for early recovery from Fiji floods

    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.

  • 24 Mar 2012
    Equator Prize winners announced, awards will be presented during Rio+20

    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.

  • 01 Mar 2012
    GEF Small Grants Pacific Regional Workshop underway in Fiji

    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.

  • 05 Jul 2011
    First Adaptation Fund financed Project in the Pacific launched in Solomon Islands

    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.

  • 26 May 2011
    UNDP expands presence in the Pacific, opens office in Tonga

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is expanding its reach in the Pacific with the establishment of an office in the Kingdom of Tonga.

  • 04 May 2011
    Orientation Seminar for FSM Congress

    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.

  • 25 Oct 2010
    Fiji marks Day Against Poverty, launches Anti-Poverty Report

    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).

  • 29 Jul 2010
    62 International Election Observers for Solomon Islands elections

    On Election Day 62 international election observers will be deployed in polling stations in more than half the constituencies in the Solomon Islands.

  • 09 Jul 2010
    UN to coordinate International Election Observers in 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.

  • 02 Jul 2010
    Seminar to boost knowledge about the Parliamentary system

    More than 60 persons attended the “Education Stakeholders Parliamentary Seminar” held at Commonwealth Youth Center Thursday this week.

  • 18 Jun 2010
    Drogba and Zidane spot on air in Solomon Islands

    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.

  • 12 Jun 2010
    Workshop assists in designing of project for sources of renewable energy

    Fiji continues to be reliant on imported fossil fuel for the generation of power to homes and businesses as well as for transportation.

  • 08 Jun 2010
    Training marks new opportunities in Nauru

    The newly established Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Project commences first training sessions this week.

  • 04 Jun 2010
    FSM Congress agree to recommendations for UNDP assistance

    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.

  • 02 Jun 2010
    Workshop highlights MDGs in Solomon Islands

    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.

  • 13 May 2010
    Rugby players plant MDG trees

    While the whole world is grappling with issues of poverty, our young rugby players are making their contributions to poverty reduction known.