On Friday 28 of April, the Director of the United Nations Information Centre, Mr Christopher Woodthorpe, gave a presentation to students from Bomaderry High School at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The presentation focused on the history of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. The event was organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who also spoke about the SDGs and how the Australian government is contributing to their achievements.
Responding to the Fiji Government’s call for strengthened support from the private sector and with support of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) has facilitated an innovative partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture and Fiji’s telecommunications companies to use text messaging service to inform mobile phone users in affected areas. Continue reading
The 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. Roy Trivedy, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative noted, “each Pacific country will approach this issue in their own way, but I am hopeful that this conference will allow different countries to learn from each other to ensure that women increasingly take their rightful places in Pacific parliaments.” Continue reading