The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Parliament of the Marshall Islands opened a two-day high level consultation on key national development issues.
Parliamentarians in Tonga begin a two-day workshop today to build their capacity to advance good governance and boost anti-corruption efforts.
Parliamentary Clerks from three Pacific Island nations gathered recently to discuss experiences and share lessons learned from working in the Legislative Assemblies of Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.
Cyclone Pam affected communities in Port Vila have started clearing rubble and household waste this week, earning much needed income to get back on track after the disaster.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Fiji and of Japan today launched the Fiji REACH Project to support the Fijian Government’s push to improve service delivery to disadvantaged populations, particularly for women, youth, minorities and communities in rural and urban informal settlements.
Stakeholders in the energy sector have gathered in Fiji for a national Renewable Energy Investment Forum. The Forum will provide an opportunity to present new supporting conditions in Fiji for investing in renewable energy and engage with existing and potential independent power producers.
Tropical Cyclone Pam swept through the archipelago of Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, wiping out homes and infrastructure, destroying the electricity network and razing crops in the mainly agricultural country. The Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu, Ms Osnat Lubrani, visited Tafea Province on Saturday to see the effect of the cyclone on a vulnerable population.
The Vanuatu government, along with the UN and other development partners, launched a Flash Appeal today for financial aid to help people and communities devastated by Cyclone Pam.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters.
More than 90 women market vendors in Rakiraki and 25 in Tavua celebrated International Women’s Day, and renewed their knowledge and skills of financial management for their market business through the training sessions, Financial First Steps.
Representatives from the Solomon Islands Government, UN agencies and civil society organizations gathered in Honiara on Wednesday March 11 to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme).
The Fiji Parliament Speaker, Honourable Dr Jiko Luveni, will next week lead a delegation from the Fiji Parliament to the UK.
As the international community commemorated Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, women market vendors based at the Suva municipal market are playing their part by participating in the ‘Orange the Market’ campaign, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UN Women and supported by the Suva City Council.
Market vendors in the Pacific have traded for many years and learnt business skills by trial and error, and have limited opportunity to strengthen their businesses through better financial education, progressive business skills and practices, timely information and access to financial services.
More market vendors across the country in Suva, Nausori, Sigatoka, Nadi, Namaka, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, and Labasa, will now have the opportunity to be trained in financial literacy and business education training, following an agreement signed between Westpac Banking Corporation (Fiji) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Members of the Parliament of Fiji will today continue their induction programme with a focus on the role of MPs in buildings consensus and the outreach and representation role of Parliament and Members of Parliament.
Members of the Fiji Parliament will today start an induction programme to look at key issues of how the legislative process will work in the Parliament and which mechanisms will be available to MPs to provide oversight and hold the Government to account.
On 6 October, the Tonga Legislative Assembly – in partnership with the UNDP Tonga Governance Strengthening Programme (TGSP) launched the Parliament Week under the motto of “Our Parliament”.
When the new Fijian Parliament opens next week after a lapse of over eight years, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Parliament Secretariat staff will get to use some of the latest technology, making it one of the most modern parliaments in the region.
Traditional staple food crops such as yam, pana and taro once commonly found in abundance throughout the Solomon Islands but are slowly overtaken by other crops such as sweet potato and cassava are expected to find their way back into home gardens and on the dinner tables for many Solomon Islanders.