Regional Network to Improve Gender and Protection in the PacificNov 27, 2015Recognising the need to advance gender and protection issues during times of disasters made worse by climate change impacts, a network comprising of government officials from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu has been set up to provide a platform to share information, experiences and best practices.
Boosting women’s political participation as Pacific delegates explore optionsNov 23, 2015The various options Pacific island jurisdictions have taken to increase the numbers of women in parliaments and representative bodies was the topic of discussion at a regional conference held in Port Moresby this week.
Parliamentarians meet at the UNCAC Conference in St. Petersburg to mobilize best practicesNov 10, 2015On November 5, UNODC and UNDP, under the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project, hosted with the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) a special event "6th Forum of Parliamentarians” aimed at mobilizing best practice implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), held during the Sixth Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. There were 1,500 participants in attendance from 164 countries at the Conference.
UNDP to address urgent climate change adaptation needs in Malawi and Maldives through Green Climate Fund supportNov 6, 2015Two UNDP projects, to address urgent climate change adaptation needs in Malawi and Maldives, received $35.9 million funding support from the Green Climate Fund this week.
Fiji Kick Starts Resilient Development at the Divisional LevelNov 5, 2015Heads of Government departments, NGO representatives and the private sector based in Fiji’s Western Division, met in Nadi earlier this week, to strategise ways to effectively streamline climate change and disaster risk management (CCDRM) considerations across all their divisional development plans.
Text messages prepare Vanuatu for drought while recovering from PamOct 30, 2015A text messaging system which helped communities in Vanuatu recover from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam, is also helping communities to prepare for the next potential drought disaster with the impending El Nino
UNDP celebrates Asian women leaders for peaceOct 23, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) honored ten peace advocates from six Asian countries at the N-Peace Awards 2015. Since 2011, the N-Peace Awards have recognized the tireless efforts of women peace activists in Asia as well as male partners who progress gender equality and the inclusion of women in peace processes in their own countries.
Fourth International Conference on National Evaluation CapacitiesOct 19, 2015New York—The Fourth International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) will take place in Bangkok on 26-30 October 2015 and bring together governments, non-State actors and institutional organizations to discuss the importance of national evaluation capacities in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a poverty-free world.
UNDP, SAARC Development Fund announce new partnership on Sustainable Development AgendaOct 19, 2015The United Nations Development Programme in Asia and the Pacific today announced a partnership with the SAARC Development Fund to collaborate on support to eight South Asian countries in attaining the newly adopted Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
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