Fifty-two youth representing Vanuatu’s six provinces are in Port Vila this week participating in the country’s first ever National Youth Parliament which is generating a lot of interest among the youth groups, many of whom for the first time will enter Vanuatu’s Parliament Chambers.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.
Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.
The Government of Tuvalu and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today signed an agreement to continue to partner on climate change adaptation work in Tuvalu.
Vanuatu’s newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) today started a three day induction programme aimed at enabling them to better understand and more effectively perform their roles as parliamentarians.
Representatives from government and civil society from Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu as well as development partners will meet in Fiji this week to identify priority interventions for the off-track Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
About 40 professionals working in the area of disaster recovery will gather in Lami for a three day training focusing on disaster recovery planning.
Pacific Islanders will now have a greater voice in climate change decision making and a more direct input in adapting their communities to climate change using a combination of traditional knowledge and technology.
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.