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We need men and boys: Shared responsibility for reproductive health

UNFPA in Solomon IslandsHolistic approaches to aspects of population and development issues such as these are therefore critical. A cornerstone to sustainable progress in this area is the genuine and consistent participation of men and boys. There are numerous examples of initiatives involving men and boys in the Pacific but one of the more popular stories have been Continue reading

Food crops being sent to remote islands hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Fast-growing vegetable seeds are being sent to some of the most remote parts of the Solomon Islands, which were badly hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam. The seeds – SBD$3,000 worth of fast-growing Chinese cabbages such as pak choi and tsoi sum –  were this month flown to Lata, Temotu’s capital, then shipped to the remote Tikopia and Anuta islands that were badly impacted by the Cyclone. Continue reading

UN Special Representative on Violence against Children Acknowledges Solomon Islands Government commitment in enacting child protection legislation

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary- General (SRSG) on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais commended the Government for its commitment towards eliminating violence against children in Solomon Islands during a meeting with the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sogavare today. Continue reading

UN Young Professionals Programme 2015 open for nationals of countries including New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

In 2015 the United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates in the fields of Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Public Information, Social Affairs, and Legal Affairs who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. Continue reading

‘Super’ farming project to help island communities become more disaster resilient

Communities in Santa Cruz Island, in the remote Solomon Islands province Temotu, are combining their farming resources to ensure they have enough food during a disaster time. Eight communities with already-established risk-resilient agricultural training and research plots – known as Knowledge Hubs – are joining forces to create a ‘Super’ Knowledge Hub, to better share risk-resilient food crops and information on climate and disaster resilient agriculture. Continue reading

Tonga Climate Finance and Risk Governance Assessment underway

UNDP TongaA national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and policies on climate change and disaster risk reduction, funding sources, expenditure and public financial management, institutional coordination, human capacity, development effectiveness, and gender and social inclusiveness.  Continue reading

UNICEF helps schools recover from disaster with distribution of education kits in the Solomon Islands

The devastating 4th of April flash flood had initially affected over 80 schools in Honiara and Guadalcanal combined, with 52,318 school children affected. 14 of these schools were initially used as evacuation centers but this has now been reduced to two, namely, Mbokonavera and the Pavilion at the Solomon Islands National University, Panatina campus. Continue reading

WHO: Promoting healthy habits among Pacific kids

Schools across the Pacific have been helping kids develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime. World Health Organisation (WHO) supported Health Promoting Schools (HPS) programmes focus on different healthy behaviours including healthy diet. Schools across Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Tonga have focused on promoting healthy diet and increasing access to healthy foods. Continue reading